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Senior Occupational Health Advisor

Job Reference: 449-CP994

Solent NHS Trust
Occupational Health
£40,057 - £45,839 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Job Specific Location/Base- Home or site based

Hours per week- Flexible

Confirmed Interview Date: 7th October

Job Summary

  • Are you an experienced Occupational Health Advisor with a qualification in Occupational Health?
  • Are you excited by new challenges?
  • Are you a team player who can work independently?
  • Would you like the chance to join our multi-disciplinary, dynamic, and fast-growing service?
  • Does the opportunity of working flexibly appeal to you? (hours/home based/site based)

Please read on to find out more!

You will act as a specialist resource for clients, management, and human resources (People Services) on Occupational Health issues

As a senior clinician you will provide a comprehensive Occupational Health service. You will have the opportunity to manage your own clinical caseload applying your specialist knowledge when providing OH and wellbeing advice to our own staff and designated external clients.

As a senior clinician you will have the opportunity to support and develop junior colleagues and our trainee Occupational Health Advisors, ensuring we strive to provide a motivated , high quality service.

You will be joining our department at a very exciting time, you will not only have the opportunity to shape our OH service, but also to work with other Trusts to shape OH provision in the NHS.

Service Summary

Our Solent NHS Trust OH service specialises in the care and well-being of people at work and here at Solent NHS Trust we pride ourselves on providing a high quality SEQOHS accredited Occupational Health & Wellbeing service for staff working in a range of public and private sector organisations.

You will be providing Occupational Health advice, support and recommendations to Solent staff and employees of clients who we provide an Occupational Health and Wellbeing service to.

Our team have played a pivotal role in supporting our staff during the pandemic, we continue to be at the centre of developing health and wellbeing advice and support to staff and managers.

As part of a multidisciplinary team you will be working closely with Occupational Health Physicians, Advisors, Practice Nurses, physiotherapists, mental health practitioners, wellbeing practitioners, covid support team and administration team offering a wide range of services, resources and activities. We are proud to have built a Health & Wellbeing Champions and Mental Health First Aider network across Solent supporting our OH offer, our cutting edge OH provision and Solent’s wellbeing vision.

- in addition to the OH team you will have links with Infection Prevention, Respiratory Health, Sexual Health, Pharmacy and Procurement.

Job Responsibilities

To include, but not limited to:

  • Managing caseload, making clinical, ethical decisions based on specialist knowledge, evidence based best practice and clinical reasoning
  • Clinically assessing and providing advice regarding pre placement health assessment
  • Providing professional and clinical leadership
  • Ensuring data is accurately and comprehensively recorded in line with your code of practice
  • Participating in Audit and development of Policies and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Working within SEQOHS standards and the Trusts policies

Personal Skills/Qualities

You will be confident, organised, able to work autonomously, have excellent interpersonal skills and effectively integrate as a member of our highly skilled multidisciplinary team. You will be able to demonstrate an empathetic, client centred approach, encompassing staffs physical, psychological and social health.


For more information on the post, please contact Sarah Baker via email or phone


We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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