Occupational Health Advisor, Manchester/Leeds/Birmingham

Birmingham - Outbased, Leeds - Outbased, Manchester - Outbased
Full Time
Upto £38,747.33 (Inclusive of Market Supplement)

The British Transport Police are looking for a dynamic Occupational Health Advisor on a permanent basis to fulfil an exciting multi-activity role with some travel.

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.

This position is a full time post however compressed hours or 4 days per week will also be considered.

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.

There are significant physical and psychological health issues associated with BTP Officer and staff roles, and Occupational Health in themselves look to provide leading evidence based provision to the varied health challenges posed.

As an Occupational Health Advisor you must be a qualified Registered Nurse, ideally with a specialist qualification in Occupation Health.

Individuals without an OH qualification or those looking to move into Occupational Health may be considered and could expect an appropriate tailored training and mentoring programme. In such a case the salary banding would be reduced for those without a formal OH qualification to reflect clinical experience.

As an Occupational Health Advisor you will be required to:

  • Manage a varied and exciting case load.
  • Provide occupational health advice on department cases to Area/FHQ management teams in accordance with the OH service delivery specification and agreed standards of work.
  • Support the development of evidence based practice and appropriate clinical standards.
  • Complete occupational health assessments on ill health, TDR and return to duty.
  • Provide site based fitness for task medicals and lifestyle assessments in accordance BTP and national standards.
  • Help manage critical cases and operational health risks within a team of dedicated OH and safety professionals.
  • Support the health response to major incident events.
  • Liaise with external agencies as required to exchange information in support of a proactive and timely approach to case management.
  • Maintain up to date, accurate, confidential written and computer records on all contacts, including actions and referrals in line with BTP OH record-keeping standards and legislative requirements.
  • Use evidence based practice to enhance management of case load.

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 with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Hold a recognised OH qualification at certificate, diploma and ideally degree level.
  • Proficient in producing clear, legible concise and accurate records, letters and reports on OH issues.
  • Capable of delivering face to face fitness for task and lifestyle risk management assessments.
  • Professional, persuasive and influential. Able to command the confidence of senior operational managers, employees, trade unions, external partners and other stakeholders.
  • Participate in ongoing training and practice supervision toward effective management of a wide range of occupational / operational health risks and requirements.
  • Existing experience within Occupational Health. 


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:

  • Up to £38,747.33 (Inclusive of Market Supplement)
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Final salary pension
  • Various salary sacrifice schemes (cycle to work/childcare) and retail discounts 
  • Ongoing training and CPD.
  • A dynamic and supportive team environment.


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.