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Occupational Health Advisor, Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue Service (REF: ONA/TWFRS)

Listed 04 October 2021

Occupational Health Advisor

  • 6 Months Fixed Term Contract
  • Salary £30,451 + benefits
About Us

Having been rated as “Good” across all Home Office Inspection criteria in 2019 we consider ourselves to be a high performing and innovative organisation. We are well regarded by both the communities we serve and the partner agencies with which we do business in the North East of England.

The Service values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce that represents the communities we serve.

We welcome applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and enthusiastic Occupational Health Advisor with the confidence and ambition to deliver excellent Occupational Health Services. If you can meet the challenge of working in a fast paced, dynamic organisation during a period of organisational change, we would love to hear from you.

This role is essential to enable the Service to achieve and maintain the health and wellbeing of our employees through the promotion and delivery of a proactive health and wellness strategy.

Reporting to the Occupational Health Manager, you will work with other members of the team to deliver a quality service to help us achieve our strategic vision. You will actively assist in providing comprehensive occupational health services to maximise the health and wellbeing of the Service’s employees.

Please note that the OHU Department is currently undertaking a review, and the function may be subject to TUPE once a procurement process is confirmed.

The role will require the following skills and experience:

  • Registered General Nurse on Part 1 of the NMC register
  • Minimum of 2 years working as a qualified nurse
  • Comprehensive and contemporary work experience of phlebotomy, vaccinations, spirometry and audiometry
  • Ability to work as an autonomous practitioner and as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own workload
  • Ability to assess clinical situations and act appropriately
  • Closing date for applications is 14 October 2021 at midday
What we can offer you

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters are based in a purpose build office in Washington, with ample free parking and easy access from the A1 and A19.

On site facilities include catering facilities and an onsite gym. The role also benefits from an attractive package, including up to 22 days holiday and public holidays, Local Government Pension Scheme and access to a range of social and volunteering opportunities.

About the Selection Process
  • Set out below are the key dates relating to this selection process:
  • Stage Timeline Advert closes 14 October 2021 at midday
  • Notification of Shortlist Week commencing 18th Oct 2021
  • Interview (face to face) Week commencing 25th Oct 2021
  • Please note the dates detailed may be subject to change due to COVID impact.
Interested in applying? Further details can be found in the accompanying job description and person specification. More information about our Service can be found by visiting and our various social media channels.

For further information regarding the role please contact Vivien Bryson, OHU Manager via email at Thank you and good luck

Closing date: 14 October 2021

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