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Occupational Health Advisor

The Role 

You will be an integral part of a small friendly team providing essential support to staff across Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS). Working closely together, you will provide proactive health education whilst also giving advice and guidance to managers and staff members to manage sickness absence and assist staff in returning to the workplace. You will play a key role in recognising and driving improvements to the services offered by the Occupational Health Unit.

It is an exciting time to join the team as we transition across to the Service’s brand new, purpose-built training centre and fire station at St John’s Park, north of Huntingdon.

Salary: £39,148 - £45,450 pa

Hours: Full time (Part time hours will be considered)

Contract: Permanent

Location: Huntingdon

(We offer an agile working pattern where you can work remotely subject to you being available to work from other Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service locations around Cambridgeshire and from home.)

About You

We are looking for a personable and experienced Occupational Health Advisor to join our team. You will be dynamic, working with managers across the Service, to ensure we provide a first class occupational health service. You will have the drive and determination to recognise areas for improvement and implement change, bringing the team with you on the journey.

We would also like to see that you have the following:

  • Part 1 of the NMC Register and hold a qualification within Occupational Health to post graduate Diploma or Degree level.
  • Experience in managing an Occupational Health Department/Unit.
  • Experience of managing case work - giving appropriate medical opinion/advice in the rehabilitation of individuals during and/or following sickness absence so that appropriate action can be taken to facilitate an early return to work.
  • Knowledge of General Data Protection Regulations.
  • Excellent listening and communication skills, orally and in writing. This will include experience of giving appropriate medical evidenced advice in individual cases and providing clear and precise reports for management.
  • Experience of working unsupervised in an advisory role.

About us

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service is one of the best fire and rescue services in the country. In our last inspection by Her Majesty's Inspectorate for Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) we were noted as good, specifically around promoting the right values and culture, getting the right people with the right skills, ensuring fairness, promoting diversity, managing performance, and developing leaders.

Our vision is to put people at the centre of everything we do for our community and our colleagues. Without our welcoming, friendly, and supportive environment we would not be the Service we are today.

Why work for CFRS?

We promote the right values and an inclusive culture by:

  • ensuring fairness, promoting diversity, and developing staff to achieve their potential
  • being Disability Confident employer
  • providing health and wellbeing support
  • offering agile and hybrid working
  • having ambassadors and network groups for protected characteristics

Our offer:

  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to private cashback health care
  • A competitive pension scheme
  • Access to Blue Light Discount at 100s of stores and events
  • Family friendly policies – including flexible working
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities
  • 28 days annual leave each year plus bank holidays, increasing with length of service
  • Car parking (site specific)
  • Hybrid working

To find out more about working for us visit our Careers section.

How to Apply

To apply for this opportunity please review the recruitment pack, complete this short form and send your CV to recruitment@cambsfire.gov.uk.

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We have the right to close this advert at any time.