Occupational Health Advisor

  • Salary: £35k - £38k
  • Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Job Status: Permanent
  • Industry: Manufacturing & Production
  • Job ID: J888235


The Client
Our client is quite simply a world leader in engineering, development and service to the Defence and Aerospace industries. With a presence in over 200 countries around the globe and nearly 50,000 employees worldwide they are at the leading edge of technology in their fields.
Job Description
This is a generic occupational health role which is carried out within a complex and dynamic environment with a wide range of potential hazards, requiring the post holder to gain and maintain appropriate knowledge. The Company is technologically innovative and this requires adaptability and flexibility in its occupational health provision. The role will be at our Edinburgh site and the applicant will be required to work as part of an existing OH team reporting to the Senior Occupational Health Adviser.
Purpose of the Role: To provide an Occupational Health Service in a customer and quality focused manner whilst supporting the overall business objectives to meet the legislative and policy requirements of the Company’s operations.
Key Responsibility Areas
Provide a proactive, responsive and timely service to the client group by:
Developing effective working relationships with senior managers, managers, SHE and human resources, sustaining a culture, which promotes health in the workplace.
Ensure aims, objectives and standards are met by:
Contributing to effective clinical nursing practices within occupational health, developing own and others’ knowledge and practice across professional and organisational boundaries. Provide an advisory service to clients including input into workplace risk assessment and health promotion by:
Providing advice on occupational health issues such as: sickness absence, injury absence, business travel health, pregnant workers, and substances hazardous to health.
Undertaking workplace ergonomic and environmental assessments.
Providing health promotion activities to promote wellbeing / minimise risk whether in one to one, group activities or training as required to maximise self-care in all our employees
Interpreting employment, health and safety legislation as it affects OH and advising on appropriate health surveillance or policies. Providing advice on occupational health issues such as: sickness
absence, injury absence, business travel health, pregnant workers, and substances hazardous to health.
Provide a responsive and timely service to all customers requesting care or advice on those referred on health grounds by:
Providing clinical support as part of the day to day needs of the client population
Carrying out fitness assessments against company criteria e.g. travel health assessments,
Advising managers in verbal or written formats as necessary, on fitness to carry out the job role, future attendance and performance of any member of staff referred to OH.
Advising on rehabilitation plans, reasonable adjustments to the role or workplace to facilitate and support a return to work of employees following illness or injury.
Utilising knowledge and skills required for care of emotional health in the workplace
Liaising with the multidisciplinary team and external agencies to facilitate a healthy workforce.
Coordinating and exercising the emergency first aid responses within the company.
Provide health surveillance services to clients by;
Providing ongoing health surveillance programmes including health questionnaires, audiometry, lung function, skin surveillance and any other health surveillance as required by current legislation and policies. Using professional judgement and discretion to interpret health surveillance results.
Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required
RN qualification Level 1 of the Nursing & Midwifery Council [NMC]
Occupational Health Training (Certificate / Diploma / Degree)
Experience of health surveillance (including spirometry, audiometry)
Ergonomic assessments
Overseas health travel experience or qualification.
The job holder must be self-motivated with excellent communication and interpersonal skill to ensure the optimum standard of service is delivered to the Company. It is expected that the post holder would work within the scope of NMC accountability standards and the company supports the practice and development requirements for re-validation / registration. The post holder will have accountability for taking healthcare decisions and to be responsible for outcome thereof.
Commitment from the post holder is required to undertake further education and training appropriate to extending and updating skills / knowledge necessary to fulfill the role and to ensure that professional knowledge is up to date.
The post holder will be required to maintain the highest standard of confidentiality and motivation skills.
Intrinsic Factors
Role requires flexibility and speedy thinking in a demanding and fast paced office environment. Some infrequent overnight travel is required, as is light manual handling, some irritant chemical exposure, DSE work and public facing role.
Is This You?

If the above describes you, then we want to speak with you. Send your CV to us and if you fit the bill then we will be in touch within 24 hours to discuss the role and our client in more detail.


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