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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/02/2022.

Head of Occupational Health Service

Job Reference: 163-0658E-01-22

Employer:
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Occupational Health
Location:
Barnsley
Salary:
£47,126 to £53,219

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a ‘Good’ rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a ‘we can do this’ attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

As an employee of Barnsley Hospital, you will find that we are committed to the fair treatment of our staff, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. We actively promote equality of opportunity for all, welcome applications from a wide range of candidates and select interviewees based on their skills, qualifications, and experience.

We take equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff really seriously, this could include flexible working, part-time, job share and remote working from home. Please talk to us during the interview process to discuss any flexibility that you may require.

We hope that you will choose to join us.


HEAD OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

£47,126 - £53,219 per annum/pro rata (AfC Band 8a)

30 hours per week - PERMANENT

 

Throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, health and social care workers have done a phenomenal job to care for and protect those most at risk from COVID-19. 

From 1 April 2022, subject to Parliamentary approval, it will become law that frontline health and social care workers in patient facing roles must provide evidence of a complete course of an authorised COVID-19 vaccine, unless they are exempt. 

Please note that it became law in November 2021 for anyone entering a care home to provide evidence of a complete course of an authorised COVID-19 vaccine, unless that they are exempt.

Applicants for roles within the scope of the regulations will be asked to evidence their vaccination status, or valid exemption, as part of the recruitment process.

An excellent opportunity has arisen, following the planned retirement of our current postholder, for an experienced and qualified occupational health nurse to join our team. To manage, and strategically and operationally lead our SEQOHS accredited multi-disciplinary nurse led service based at Barnsley hospital.

Our new 5-year strategy for the Trust sets out our local People Plan priorities and ambition to make our Trust the best place to work. At the heart of this, given the increasing pressure on staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, is the Trust’s recognition and commitment that we need to do more to look after our staff’s physical and mental health needs and wellbeing at work. The Occupational Health Team, in collaboration with our Inclusion & Wellbeing Team, is pivotal in helping us to achieve this.

Your expert knowledge, clinical judgement, leadership skills, and passion for delivery of high-quality services and patient care will be evident. As well as your clinical practice experience to evaluate, plan, and deliver service developments.

If you would like to find out more information, or arrange a visit to meet the team, please contact the current postholder, Sally Bladen on 01226 434393 or sally.bladen@nhs.net or Emma Lavery, Deputy Director of Workforce on 01226 432031 or emmalavery@nhs.net

We look forward to hearing from you.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

PLEASE NOTE: all correspondence regarding this vacancy and the interview process will be sent by e-mail. Therefore, you are advised to check your emails/NHS Jobs account regularly following the closing date.  

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

Please note that these charges are not applicable for roles band 5 and below.

 

Standard Check: £23.00 + Administration cost of £3.69 = deduction from salary as a one off payment.

Enhanced Check: £40.00 + administration cost of £3.69 = £13.69 deduction from 1st months’ salary, £10.00 deduction from salary over following 3 months.

Closing date for applications: Monday 7th February 2022

Interview to be held on: Tuesday 15th February 2022

If you wish to apply for this post, please visit NHS Jobs website and quote Ref No: 163-0658E-01-22

 

Please refer to the attached additional document when completing your application, this will inform you about Values Based Recruitment at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.




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.

For further advice, please visit Applying from overseas.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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