Occupational Health Advisor - London, Leeds or Cardiff (Part-Time, 20 hours per week)

Part Time
20 = 0.54
£46,066.25 (£24,900.68 pro-rata) per annum
£4598.00 (£2485.41 pro-rata) per annum

An Occupational Health Advisor is required for a permanent, part-time (20 hours per week) role paying £46,066.25 (£24,900.68 pro-rata) plus £4598.00 Market Supplement (£2485.41 pro-rata) per annum with the British Transport Police (BTP) based in either our London, Leeds or Cardiff hub. London-based candidates will be eligible to receive £3033.56 London Allowance (£1639.76 pro-rata) per annum in addition to the basic salary and market supplement outlined above.

BTP is the national police force for the rail network throughout Great Britain, including London Underground, across which we ensure the safety and security of nearly 3 billion passenger journeys and over 100 million tons of freight every year. The world in which we work is fast-paced, operationally and commercially demanding, and constantly changing.

As an Occupational Health Advisor with BTP, you will deliver a full range of Occupational Health services required by the BTP including case management, fitness for task medicals, health surveillance and supporting our Wellbeing services across regional sites. 

As an Occupational Health Advisor, you will be required to:

  • Work across BTP medical centres, divisional sites or remotely to deliver case management, health assessment and health surveillance activities and using evidence-based knowledge, interpret results in order to provide expert opinion on fitness for work and where necessary, identifying recommendations and adjustments taking into account organisational capability, medical standards and relevant legislation.
  • Provide expert advice; on an individual or group basis such as at sickness absence meetings by providing impartial, professional and expert occupational health advice and guidance to managers and employees in relation to fitness for work/tasks, sickness absence, workplace and environment risk assessment and availability of OH or 3rd party support.
  • Direct and educate managers in meeting their responsibilities in respect of employee wellbeing through attendance at sub-divisional Health and Safety meetings.
  • Represent BTP at relevant specialist networks and groups such as Occupational Health Nurse Advisors to the Police Service (OHNAPS) and to undertake and participate in network learning and information sharing to improve performance related clinical process and activities.
  • Regularly attend BTP locations as required. There will also be an opportunity for some remote working.

Further information about this vacancy can be found in the attached job description.

The successful Occupational Health Advisors will be required to evidence the following:

  • Registered Nurse with Nursing and Midwifery Council.
  • Must be on Part 3 of NMC Register.
  • Degree, Diploma or Certificate in Occupational Health.
  • Proven Occupational Health experience and medical assessment skills relevant to case management, pre-employment and fitness for task assessments.
  • Experience of complex case management and medical assessment skills; management of medical information, confidentiality and provision of advice and recommendation .
  • Demonstrates an understanding of Occupational Health and Health & Safety best practice and legislative requirements in clinical OH practice.
  • Competency in undertaking safety critical medicals including medical history taking and assessment, screening of blood pressure recordings, hearing, vision/colour vision and lung function capabilities and advising on fitness for task of our employees.
  • Acts in a professional and knowledgeable manner and can command the confidence of line and operational managers, employees, trade unions, external partners and other stakeholders.

If you are interested in applying to this Occupational Health Advisor role, then please submit your CV using the "Apply" button below.

In return for your experience, we can offer you:

  • £46,066.25 (£24,900.68 pro-rata) plus £4598.00 Market Supplement (£2485.41 pro-rata) per annum
  • £3033.56 London Allowance (£1639.76 pro-rata) per annum - payable to London-based candidates only
  • Yearly base salary increments (subject to satisfactory performance in last PDR year)
  • Working from home allowance available to purchase suitable equipment for blended & home working
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Family friendly policies including up to 26 weeks paid maternity and adoption leave
  • Bespoke benefits platform and access to Blue Light Card
  • Development opportunities including fully funded apprenticeships
  • Employee assistance programme and dedicated wellbeing hub
  • Excellent pension scheme

BTP is an employer who cares about the impact we have on the environment and the wider challenges of climate change, and as such we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and achieving Net Zero Carbon (NZC) through offsetting by 2035.

At BTP we are proud guardians of the railway and it is crucial that we represent the diverse communities we serve and protect. As ‘One BTP’ across the UK, we know that diversity, inclusion and belonging help us improve our decision making, foster creativity and drive innovation so all our people can thrive.

Our vacancies are open to everyone and all appointments are made based on merit. So that we can become more diverse we encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds, women, people who have a disability, those who are neurodiverse and persons who identify as LGBTQI+. We use positive action to encourage potential candidates from underrepresented groups through targeted workshops or advice sessions.  If you have the skills, experience and values that here in BTP we pride ourselves on then we would welcome you to apply.

For more information on Positive Action please click here or email the team on PART-Recruitment@btp.police.uk

If you have any questions about the application process, please email our friendly and helpful team where we will be happy to help you:  RecruitmentTeam@btp.police.uk. If your question related to equality or diversity then you can also contact our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team directly at: PART-Recruitment@btp.police.uk To reassure you, anything you ask us will be in the strictest confidence and will not form part of your application.

In order to apply, you must have the permanent right to live and work in the UK and have been resident in the UK for the previous 3 years. You will be asked these and other questions to determine your eligibility to work for British Transport Police when you start your application and you must answer honestly.

BTP GPP Police Staff Pension Scheme is administered by Royal London and this is a group personal pension plan which is available to all police staff. It’s a defined contribution scheme, offering employees the flexibility to vary their pension contributions from 4.4% to 12% of their salary. For more information, visit the Royal London dedicated pension page or email us at Pension-Queries@btp.police.uk .Please note if you are an existing member of Police Staff in the RPS your pension will not be affected. 

Internal candidates must have completed their probation for their current substantive posting and can only apply in tenure if Head of Department approval is emailed to Recruitmentteam@btp.police.uk prior to the vacancy closing. Internal candidates must confirm that they are not subject to formal action plans for sickness/complaints/discipline or poor performance and that all mandatory training courses have been attended and are in ticket/up to date. A minimum rating of 3 (performing) or a rating of U (no rating) must have been achieved on the last reporting year PDR.

This opportunity is closed to applications.