Occupational Health Advisor - Manchester/Leeds/Birmingham
An Occupational Health Advisor is required on a permanent contract paying up to £38,747.33 (including Market Supplement) with British Transport Police (BTP). The post can be based from Manchester, Leeds or Birmingham, but there will be an expectation to travel between the locations undertaking both fitness for task and lifestyle risk management medicals and some case management. An element of remote working will also be possible with agreement.
BTP is the national police Force for Britain’s rail network. Every day we ensure the safety and security of over six million passengers and railway staff throughout England, Scotland and Wales. As an Occupational Health Advisor with BTP you will be a qualified RGN with a specialist qualification in Occupation Health. The purpose of this post is to provide evidence based occupational health services to BTP officers and staff in a caring and respectful manner while preserving their dignity, making sure there is complete adherence to clinical compliance and regulatory / governance in accordance to all relevant OH/HR/BTP policies, service standards, guidelines and statutory requirements.
As an Occupational Health Advisor you will be required to:
- Provide comprehensive, confidential advice to managers, HR and employees and make recommendations on fitness for work/task. Advise managers regarding reasonable adjustments for officers/staff as appropriate and provide access to disability support services where appropriate in accordance with the OH service delivery specification and agreed standards of work.
- To carry and manage a caseload dealing with complex cases when necessary, where the nature of the work can be rapid and unpredictable, utilising time limited evidenced based interventions for a wide range of mental and physical health difficulties. To be responsible for providing an informed opinion and taking part in case conferences
- To undertake occupational screening / health surveillance in accordance with health and safety legislation and interpret results and advise accordingly. To refer on for advice and diagnosis from an Occupational Physician if required.
- To communicate and work collaboratively with the OH Manager, Seniors/OH Advisers, HR professionals and liaise with external agencies as required to exchange information in support of a proactive and timely approach to case management and health and wellbeing initiatives.
- Produce an update report on all cases as determined by the service delivery specification.
- Make observations and recommendations relating to BTP OH service and practices to the OH Manager so that BTP OH can continuously improve its service and respond to the needs of BTP.
Further information about this vacancy can be found in the attached job description.
The successful Occupational Health Advisor will be required to have the following qualifications and evidence the following skills:
- Registered General Nurse having a degree level (or equivalent) post registration qualification in Occupational Health (currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Parts 1 & 3 (SCPHN OH).
- Able to demonstrate a good track record of giving occupational health advice, guidance and support to managers and employees including complex cases.
- Expert knowledge for advising employees who are off work due to ill-health or returning to work following ill-health.
- Professional, persuasive and influential. Able to command the confidence of senior operational managers, employees, trade unions, external partners and other stakeholders.
- Proficient in producing clear, legible concise and accurate case notes, letters and reports on OH issues, ensuring compliance with confidentiality, professional standards and data protection legislation.
If you are interested in applying to this Occupational Health Advisor role then please do not delay as interviews will be held as soon as appropriate candidates are highlighted. In return for your experience, we can offer you:
- Upto £38,747.33 (including Market Supplement)
- 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
- Final salary pension
- Various salary sacrifice schemes (cycle to work) and retail discounts
We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves and welcome applications from everyone. You must have both the permanent right to live and work in the UK and have been permanently resident in the UK for at least the previous three years. Any cautions or convictions including those deemed ‘spent’ must be declared at the point of application but will not necessarily exclude you from employment.
We kindly ask agencies not to send CVs. If CVs are received BTP reserve the right to engage with the candidate directly and without a fee being paid under any circumstances.
This opportunity is closed to applications.