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Senior Occupational Health Advisor

OH Medical are recruiting for a Senior Occupational Health Advisor in permanent Full Time position for an established In House Occupational Health department in Gloucester


The Remit:

As the Senior Occupational Health Advisor, you will be managing a multidisciplinary team to deliver a first-class Occupational Health Service that protects the health and wellbeing of employees whilst promoting the prevention of work-related illness and injury and encouraging good health and wellbeing practices . Your duties will include:

  • Provide advice, guidance and support on managing sickness absence and rehabilitation

  • Undertake and oversee referrals, ensuring appropriate and efficient use of resources, and monitoring cases until completion.

  • Responsible for delivery of fitness for role assessments and provide advice on an individual’s fitness for work and any work place adjustments required.

  • Lead clinical advice on the requirements for health surveillance, supervising the provision of assessments and advise managers of any additional control measures required.

  • Lead responsibility for workplace assessments of individuals with specific health issues affecting work, advise on suitable adjustments and refer to specialist agencies as required

  • Lead the delivery of employee wellbeing and health promotion initiatives

  • Lead a clinical multidisciplinary team, facilitating input from other key stakeholders to deliver a comprehensive wellbeing service.

  • Oversee the provision of physiotherapy services

  • Provide supervision, performance management and mentoring as required for the clinical practice of the multidisciplinary team.

  • Responsible for the maintenance of medical equipment and annual calibration of equipment is carried out and accurate records kept as well as distribution of equipment amongst the department

  • Work with the administrative team to ensure that all necessary health records are maintained, in accordance with legislative and clinical practice requirements and best practice.

  • Along with the administrative lead maintain and develop occupational health systems, including provision of statistical analysis and reporting.

  • Maintain and develop occupational health policies and procedures in line with legislative requirements and clinical best practice, including standards and practice notes.

  • Achieve and maintain SEQOHS accreditations in liaison with the wider OH Team.

  • Be responsible for the delivery of an effective annual staff flu vaccination programme.

  • Log comments received and investigate any complaints arising from the core OH nursing / clinical services and escalate as appropriate.

Skills Required

  • NMC Registered Nurse.

  • Qualified to degree / diploma level in Occupational Health

  • Experience managing a Multidisciplinary OH Team

  • Experience of case management, health surveillance, fitness for role assessments and health promotion.

  • Excellent knowledge of occupational health and employment legislation

  • Experience of Clinical Supervision and Governance

  • Dealing with and resolving complex health management issues

  • Basic counselling skills and problem-solving techniques

  • COSHH, Manual Handling and VDU training and assessment

  • Good IT Literacy - including use of databases and OH software packages, for data analysis and reporting.

  • Strong written and Verbal Communication Skills

  • Self motivated with good time management and organisational skills

  • Able to work autonomously and as part of a wider team


Salary & Benefits

  • Up to £51,000 PA Depending on experience (including Market Supplement)

  • Contributory pension scheme

  • Starting on 24.5 days annual leave plus bank holidays which increases with length of service

  • Flexible working policy including hybrid working

  • Plus more


For more information on this fantastic opportunity and to discuss in confidence please call Ellen or The Team on 01582 235 500 or email your CV to

OH Medical is a leading recruitment consultancy within the Occupational Health sector. We recruit agency and permanent Occupational Health staff nationwide