South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

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Occupational Health Advisor


Contract: Permanent

Salary: Grade 8 (£32,910 to £35,745)


Hours: 37 hours per Week

Work Pattern: Monday - Friday (Occasional weekend working)


Location: SYFR Headquarters, 197 Eyre Street, Sheffield, S1 3FG


An opportunity has arisen for an OH Advisor to work full time within our small, yet busy team.

As an RGN with a recognised Occupational Health Qualification and a full Driving Licence, you will provide a comprehensive occupational health service anticipating and responding to the changing needs of the service.

With the freedom to travel to all our facilities around the whole of South Yorkshire, you will carry out health assessments and health screening on employees and recruits, undertake case management to determine suitability for, and continuance in, their main role, and any associated SYFR roles for which employed.

You will have the ability to speak easily and confidently to management at all levels, advising and directing in your speciality.  You will need experience in making presentations on health promotion aligned with our Health and Wellbeing Manager’s programme.

With a very good working knowledge of the legislation relating to Occupational Health, and Health and Safety, you will be expected to research, draft and contribute to the implementation of occupational health policies, protocols and procedures.  The skill to liaise professionally with GP’s, Physiotherapists, Consultants and other health professionals, will be amongst your attributes.

To apply for the post, please submit your CV along with a covering letter to recruitment@syfire.gov.uk.

Your covering letter should explain how your knowledge and experience meet the criteria within the person specification.  If you do not include this information, your application may not meet the requirements within the shortlisting criteria.  Please limit your covering letter to a maximum of two A4 pages.

Closing date for applications is 08:00 hours on Monday 27 September 2021. 

Interviews will be held commencing week commencing Monday 11 October 2021.

All applications will be given equal consideration and we particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black or Minority Ethnic backgrounds (BME), women, those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) or are registered as disabled as these groups are currently underrepresented within our workforce. SYFR also offer a guaranteed interview scheme in relation to disability and further details of this can be found on our website.

Please note the appointment is subject to successful pre-employment screening i.e. asylum and immigration check, references, medical screening, substance misuse testing and Disclosure Scotland Criminal Records Check or Enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB) if applicable.

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This content was last updated on September 14th, 2021