South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

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Senior Occupational Health Nurse

Contract: Permanent

Salary: Grade 10 (£43,516 - £46,549) plus market supplement*

Hours: Full Time - 37 Hours per week (Flexi Time)

Work Pattern: Monday - Friday with occasional weekend working

Location: Command Headquarters, Eyre Street, Sheffield

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our occupational health and wellbeing team for a Senior Occupational Health nurse, based at our headquarters in central Sheffield.

The overall purpose of the role will be to provide senior clinical management for the day to day clinical work of the team, provide occupational health nursing, clinical supervision and advise on occupational health matters across the service.

To be considered for this role you will have significant occupational health nursing experience, post qualification, in a large and diverse organisation, ideally in the public sector.  You will have effectively managed and developed a small team and can evidence significant contribution to the effective management of sickness absence. You will be organised, able to prioritise and to make rational and independent decisions when dealing with complex health cases.  You will need excellent communication skills and the ability to work calmly within a sensitive field of work where emotional pressure is often inevitable.

You must be trained/qualified to RGN standard and have an Occupational Health Certificate or Diploma.

You must hold and continue to hold a current and valid driving licence as the role requires efficient travel around the South Yorkshire area.  You will have extensive knowledge of the legislation relating to occupational health, in particular the provisions of the Equality Act.

The key duties will include overseeing and performing full occupational health clinical duties including management referrals, pre-employment and periodic medical assessments; providing advice on a wide range of occupational health & sickness absence management matters to managers and employees; leading on the design, delivery and evaluation of health initiatives for staff.

For more information about the role contact Sue Kelsey, Head of People & OD, on 07766781812 or email

To apply for the post, please submit your CV along with a covering letter to

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.

If you would prefer to submit an application form, please contact recruitment at .

Closing date for applications is 09:00am Hours on Tuesday 7th February 2023.

New starters will commence on the bottom of the salary grade and will receive increases to the top of the grade on an incremental basis. We offer 27 (increasing to 28 on from April 2023) days annual leave (pro-rata) plus bank holidays.  Annual leave increases after 5 years’ service to 32 days, followed by an extra day a year up to a maximum of 37 days.  We also operate a generous flexi time attendance scheme.

Other benefits include; a cycle to work scheme, a free on site gym, enhanced maternity and paternity schemes and the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

All applications will be given equal consideration and we particularly welcome applications from individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds, women, those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Other (LGBT+) or are 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.

Applications from job share candidates will be considered and all applications will be given equal consideration.

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.

If you require any of our recruitment documents in larger print please contact our recruitment team as above.

*Market supplement information: there may be times when the grading of a post results in an inability to successfully recruit staff in particular posts due to market factors. In such cases it may be appropriate to pay a market supplement in addition to the salary to ensure that such a post is filled. The agreed market supplement to be paid will be a minimum of 2% and a maximum of 10% of the top point of the respective grade.  Market supplements are not permanent additions to salaries and are designed to address particular circumstances that may relate to recruitment difficulties or occupations where there is a market shortage.

This content was last updated on February 02nd, 2023