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Occupational Health Advisor

Posted 29 March by Leeds City Council Easy Apply Featured Ended
Leeds City Council is one of the largest employers in West Yorkshire, with around 33,000 employees based over multiple sites. Reed Recruitment are delighted to be working in partnership with Leeds City Council providing them with all of their temporary staffing needs.

Currently Leeds City Council are recruiting for an Occupational Health Advisor.

The role will include, delivering a range of occupational health services to the highest standard, provide expert information and advice to managers and colleagues across the business to protect and promote the health and well-being of all employees.


To deliver a range of occupational health and well-being services and advice to meet the needs of the organisation, its employees and other organisations and partners. These services will include: pre-employment health screening; statutory medicals; management referrals; pro-active health and well-being interventions; workplace assessments

To deliver and expand the existing health surveillance programme.

To work as an integral part of the HR service by facilitating the function of those policies which relate to the health and well-being of all employees, including the Improving Attendance Policy ensuring best practice in all health and well-being issues

To maintain effective communication and good working relationships with key stakeholders across the organisation

To keep up to date with developments in relevant legislation e.g. health and safety legislation, disability discrimination, data protection; good occupational health practices; and changes within Local Government as part of a process of continuous professional and management development.

Skills & experience:


• Thorough knowledge of all legislation, guidance and codes of practice relevant to Occupational Health

• Experience of report writing both in the context of management referrals, where the post holder will be expected to complete their own written advisory reports within a specified timescale

• An up to date practitioner with the ability to deliver a full range of occupational health services, commensurate with the qualifications demanded for this role

• The ability to effectively use a client record system and operate within confidentiality guidelines

• Understanding of Health & Safety policy / management including managers’ responsibility in relation to employment and service delivery


• Registered General Nurse with a recognised Occupational Health Specialist Practitioner qualification, ideally with experience / qualifications in Mental Health

Membership of an appropriate professional body.

Working as a temporary member of staff through Reed you will be paid weekly (a week in arrears), receive holiday pay in addition to your hourly rate, have access to a rewards scheme and pensions scheme, free eye test vouchers, and more.

Once placed into a temporary job with the Council through Reed, you may have the opportunity to apply for suitable permanent vacancies advertised internally.

If the above sounds appealing, and you have the experience required for the position, we look forward to receiving your application.

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

Reference: 34399135

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