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Lead Occupational Health Advisor - Birmingham

Lead Occupational Health Advisor - Birmingham

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Senior Occupational Health Advisor

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £40,000 - £44,000 + Fantastic Benefits Package

  • Contact:

    James Baron

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    01582 235500

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  • Published:

    6 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    30 Jul 00:00

​OH Medical is currently seeking a Lead Occupational Health Advisor based in the Birmingham region. You will be joining a very well established in-house Occupational Health department. This role will be home based with travel to various sites as and when needed. the role will lead the service OH design, development, implementation and health project management initiatives, providing solutions and options for change. Deliver operational OH support and enhancements related to policy, pathways and best practice interventions aligned with legal/statutory and national standards in liaison with OH/Senior Managers. Contribute to measurable improvements in OH workforce health and wellbeing, health risk management and service user experience across the organisation, enhancing profile and effectiveness of OH service and delivery.


People/Team Leadership

  • Share relevant Team objectives in line with the OH transformation plan and strategic priorities and work to identify/ deliver measurable value adding service benefits that support workplace/workforce health risk management and improved service provision.

  • Facilitate the Team in identifying opportunities for reducing internal costs, system and process inefficiencies enabling people development and service delivery improvements.

  • Lead, support and encourage the development of the OH Technicians in liaison with the Technician Lead, to maximise role contributions and undertake wider range of clinical activities by ensuring appropriate training, updates and monitoring of relevant training programmes.

  • Consult, coach and engage the OH Technician team to drive outstanding outputs in delivery of care and documentation. Align with appropriate regular appraisals, ensuring training and development needs are identified and met.

  • Demonstrate commitment to business values and empower team members by collaborating on joint ideas, encouraging others to view change as a positive process.

  • Play a leadership role in cross-functional project teams, and work as a key partner with other teams and divisions across the business including HR, Communications, Construction, RMDK, and H&S support service teams.

  • Support the Group Occupational Health Manager with assessment and monitoring of clinical, people and operational performance, including activity management, data metrics and consolidated reports

  • Engage in all areas of OH function, its goals, purpose and ethos with leadership style to positively influence others.

  • Promote a culture of collaboration and build strong, credible relationships with a wide range of internal and external partners to facilitate the successful delivery of OH and wellbeing management initiatives.

  • Play an active role all healthcare management internal activities, proactively engaging with colleagues to help drive a high-performing team and deliver shared team objectives.

  • Build effective relationships and liaise with subject matter experts to support the development of new propositions and innovative approaches to OH service pathways.

  • Promote equality of opportunity and provide an environment in which the dignity of individuals is respected and free from workplace harassment and bullying.


  • Responsible for ensuring all monitoring of sector-related activity within defined geographical regions – in liaison with the Group OHM and Lead Technician.

  • Production of monthly and quarterly activity reports.

  • Ad hoc reports as requested by the Group OHM

General Duties

To carry out such other duties as may reasonably be required including, but not restricted to:

  • Agreeing targets, reporting and monitoring arrangements and participating in regular briefing meetings, as required by the Group OHM

  • Promoting corporate values to staff, customers and suppliers;

  • Attending meetings and training courses as required, including regular supervision meetings and annual appraisal with the Group OHM.

  • Undertake from time to time such other tasks as may be required including administrative duties in connection with the post

  • Uphold and implement the policies and procedures of the company throughout all aspects of work.

Knowledge skills & experience


  • Qualified Registered NMC Part 1/accredited nurse with post-graduate OH qualification to degree/diploma level.

  • Previous experience and knowledge post qualification in multi-industry sector with ability to translate business needs into OH solutions.

  • Knowledge and experience of health risk management and current wellbeing issues

  • Experience in building successful, collaborative relations with relevant stakeholders

  • Experience in project planning, design and leading approaches in OH related activities

  • Evidence of innovation and managing change, applying business judgement and strategy

  • Good understanding of H&S and QA processes.

  • Technical competency in undertaking health surveillance interpretation, record analysis and activity (including spirometry, audiometry, hand arm vibration, skin,), fitness for role and safety critical health assessments.

  • Experience of attendance management consultations/pre-placement/initial health assessments, triaging, report writing, including face to face and remote telephone consultations.

  • Experience of conducting ergonomic/display screen equipment assessments.

  • Knowledge and Experience of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power point and Outlook. 

  • Designing and implementing Health and Wellbeing approaches to improve workforce health


  • Experience of working within the Construction and Facilities management industry.

  • Previous experience in leadership role/team management.

  • Previous experience in the SEQOSH accreditation process would be beneficial.

  • NEBOSH/CMIOHS qualification and data analytics.

Person Specification


  • Qualified Registered NMC registered/accredited nurse with OH qualification to degree/diploma level

  • Substantial OH & Wellbeing knowledge including up to date knowledge of applicable legislation, best practice principles and regulatory requirements.

  • Ability to work autonomously and within cross functional teams.

  • Effective communication, interpersonal, networking and organisation skills.

  • Presentation skills and ability to undertake training sessions.

  • Ability to travel on a regular basis with overnight stays if required.

  • Good time management skills and capable of meeting deadlines.

  • Professional, multi-skilled, practitioner with self-motivated, proactive, empathetic, non-defensive approach.

  • Ability to exercise initiative and flexibility

  • Can distil clarity from complex situations

  • Resourceful, able to think rationally under pressure.

  • Credible, self-directed. willing to take responsibility and be accountable.

Please contact Ben Higgins or James Baron to discuss further 01582 235500