OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH ADVISER (OHA) Job at Surrey Police & Sussex Police Collaboration – in Surrey

Job Description

This role is within a unit where Surrey Police and Sussex Police work in collaboration, whilst continuing to be two separate legal entities/employers with different terms and conditions. Both Surrey Police staff and Sussex Police staff are employed in this unit on their own force terms and conditions. Successful candidates may be appointed on the terms and conditions of employment of either Surrey Police or Sussex Police, depending on organisational requirements. A discussion will be held with the successful candidate to confirm the details of location, salary, allowance and hours. Division / Department – Forcewide Status – Full Time and Part Time Available Contract Type – Bank staff Grade – Nurse Salary Grade Range – See Advert The starting salary for this role will usually be at the bottom of the salary range.

The Role

As this role is a Bank position, the salary will be £29 per hour with a working day of 7.5 hours.

To work as an OHA in the occupational health, fitness and wellbeing service (OH&WS) delivering a professional occupational health service for employees, and working with the wider OH team in meeting this expectation. Ensuring that service user needs are met, targets achieved and that the highest standard of clinical care and service are provided as a case manager undertaking health assessments

Key Responsibilities

  • To undertake face to face and telephone clinics as required to support KPIs and ensure smooth service provision. To undertake case management, health assessments/surveillance and immunisations providing evidence based advice and providing clear concise reports within the set KPIs
  • To build and foster positive relationships with key stakeholders in the collaboration, including the wider OH team and maintain good communications making recommendations for service improvements where appropriate to the Clinical Lead and Head of Service
  • To assist with provision of robust processes to ensure that health assessments and health surveillance are provided and that effective recall processes are in place
  • To maintain a good knowledge of the latest legislative requirements and occupational health guidelines and changes in practice in line with the recognised professional bodies and maintain competencies in all tasks undertaken
  • To, if required, give presentations, within the department and to the services at large where a need is identified. To assist in the development of presentations for this purpose
  • To support and participate in training and share knowledge with other OH staff when required
  • To pro-actively support health and wellbeing initiatives as required in liaison with the Wellbeing Lead
  • To attend meetings, groups and forums as required and liaise with managers on Case Management to support and advise services to achieve their sickness absence targets and organisational goals
  • To effectively input and recall data from the database management system in use (Cohort)
  • Undertake other duties appropriate to the grade and character of work as may be reasonably required, including specific duties of a similar or lesser graded post

Skills & Experience


QUALIFICATIONS: (A minimum qualification must be included in the essential section-this must not be left blank)

  • Registered Nurse with evidence of further study and ongoing professional development. Specialist OH Qualification and SCPHN registration


  • Participates in relevant training and maintains and develops own OH practice, taking responsibility for personal and professional development and competency
  • Highest standards of OH clinical work and report writing
  • Competency in pre-placement health assessments and advice on fitness for work
  • Excellent understanding of current OH issues and practice
  • Independent practitioner who is confident and competent in practice
  • Willing to travel and be confident working on their own in varying locations
  • Demonstrable knowledge of good working practices and administrative procedures with good attention to detail and accuracy


QUALIFICATIONS: (A minimum qualification must be included in the essential section-this must not be left blank)

  • Specialist OH Qualification and SCPHN registration is preferred but relevant experience will be considered


  • OH experience in a safety critical environment. Experience in the Police or Fire and Rescue Services
  • Vaccination, immunisation and venepuncture competency and experience
  • Previous experience and competency of health surveillance and fitness for work assessments


  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, in order to deal courteously and effectively using sensitivity and tact with confidential issues and with the ability to convey ideas and advice in a clear and meaningful way.
  • The ability to work calmly under pressure, and respond flexibly to changing and sometimes challenging demands
  • Team worker who supports others and promotes the departmental goals alongside colleagues.
  • Willingness to assist with the induction of other new colleagues and support their training and introduction to the service

Further Information

For further information on the role please contact either Louise Waghorn Clinical Lead on either [email protected] or 07783 804466. Additionally you can contact Dan Gillard Head of Service on [email protected] or 07977 425529.

We recognise that our people are balancing demanding careers with commitments and interests outside of work. We welcome applications and discussion with candidates who want to work full-time or part-time/flexible hours.

We would welcome remote working for this role.

Additional Information

Surrey Police and Sussex Police work together in collaboration for this role, however they remain two different employers, with differing pay scales, allowances and terms and conditions including hours of employment.

This post is being advertised in parallel with Force redeployment processes. Any redeployees who are identified will be given preference. This may result in the post being withdrawn at any point during the recruitment process.

If you are an internal candidate looking to apply for this role, it is really important that you inform and seek support from your line manager of your intention to submit an application for this role as this allows for sufficient resource planning. Failure to inform your line manager may result in a delay in a release dates being agreed.

If you are conditionally offered the role your attendance record and any reasonable adjustments already in place will be discussed with yourself and your current line manager. If you are successful in your application, you may be required to resign and transfer your employment, taking on the Terms & Conditions and pay scales of the Lead Force (if this is not your existing Home Force).

Surrey Police and Sussex Police Special Constables, Volunteers and Agency Staff (excluding self employed workers) covered under the Agency Worker Regulations (AWR) are eligible to apply for internal advertised posts.

Diversity Statement

We are only as good as our people. It’s really important to us that our officers and staff can be themselves in the workplace and we believe that as an organisation we’ll benefit from the variety of thinking, approach and skills that diversity can bring; all of which helps us to deliver a better policing service.

We have worked really hard to create a safe, open and inclusive culture. We have a range of staff networking groups to provide specific support and advice and we are proud to be members of Stonewall and Disability Confident, and to be aligned with the Armed Forces Covenant and the HeForShe movement.

We value the differences that people bring from all backgrounds and communities so, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, disability, social status or religious beliefs, we would love to hear from you.


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