Occupational Health Advisor

37677.00 - 39705.00 GBP Annual + GBP37677 - GBP39705/annum
18 Jul 2019
15 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Occupational Health Advisor
Rugby, Warwickshire
Full Time

The closing date for this post is 12 noon on Thursday 1st August 2019

Those currently eligible on the redeployment register will be given prior consideration.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 14th August 2019

The main purpose of the role is to provide Occupational Health services and advice on health, attendance and disability issues and ensure compliance with statutory requirements relating to Occupational Health.

Main Responsibilities:
To provide advice and guidance to line managers and HR colleagues in the management of complex cases, including representing Occupational Health at local and force attendance management meetings.

Implement and operate effective health screening procedures within statutory and organisational guidelines and policies including health assessments and surveillance programmes.

To identify and appraise the Occupational Health Manager of developing poor health trends and to promote health at work through the delivery of health campaigns.

Conduct assessments of medical and disability issues at pre-employment stages, and support managers in addressing the associated outcomes (e.g. advice on reasonable adjustments).

To conduct risk assessments via accurate examination of risks involved and appropriate implementation of risk control measures.

Conduct occupational health assessments, discuss options for assistance and instigate appropriate course of action in line with legislative and organisational requirements.

To recognise symptoms of workplace injury and ill health, and seek to identify their causes.

Manage a portfolio of Occupational Health cases in accordance with force policy and procedure including health assessments, reports to line managers, maintenance of case files and referral to other health professionals as required.

Assess the welfare needs of individuals and refer to counselling support or advice in accordance with recognised professional codes of practice


Registered General Nurse

Diploma in Occupational Health

Sound knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Legislation, including the Equality Act, Medical Reports Act, Data Protection Act and Health and Safety at Work Act
Significant post qualification experience in a clinical setting

The proven ability to practically apply medical knowledge and experience in order to effectively deal with complex cases of workplace injury and ill-health

Experience of providing Occupational Health services within a complex organisation with multiple sites and specialist requirements

Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to research and prepare management reports

Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to influence senior leaders, resolve conflict and deal with sensitive issues

Ability to research and prepare medical management reports

Competent in the use of IT systems including Microsoft Office

Special Conditions:

Travel within Warwickshire force area.

We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

You will be required as part of Warwickshire Police recruitment process to successfully complete vetting and credit checks