Occupational Health and Well-being Advisor

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Salary:£34,728.00 - £39,880.00 OHA (Grade 9)

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Employment Type:Fixed Term  

Location:Gloucestershire County Council Shire Hall Westgate Street - GL1 2TG 

Closing date:24 January 2021 at midnight 

Occupational Health and Wellbeing Advisor (Grade 9 - £34,728 - £39,880)

Part-Time - 1, 2 or 3 days per week.

Fixed-Term (6 month contract)

At Gloucestershire County Council, we are constantly challenging ourselves to improve the services we provide in keeping the County moving forward. We pride ourselves on finding the most effective was of improving he lives of the people of Gloucestershire. For all the good that we do, none of it would be possible without the dedication of the 3500+ staff helping us truly make a difference – and that’s where we need you!

The exceptional staff in our Occupational Health team protect the health and wellbeing of our employees. They promote the prevention of work-related illness and injury – ultimately helping the council deliver services effectively to the people of Gloucestershire.

We currently have an Advisor opportunity with remote case management. This includes the full breadth of an OH & Wellbeing Advisor role but in this instance you will be focussing on remote management referral case management clinics (working from home). 

How you’ll help make a difference…

As an Occupational Health & Wellbeing Advisor, you’ll be relied upon to conduct health assessments for new starters as well as health surveillance activities for our customers including the Fire and Rescue service. We will need you to provide specialist advice to members of staff and their line managers including detailed medical reports and recommending courses of action in line with professional best practice. You will play a vital part in care pathway decisions and rehabilitation programmes, while having the ability to appropriately triage coming through internal referral system. You’ll work with the wider Occupational Health team in support of the achievement of the SEQOHS quality standards.

What we need from you…

First and foremost, we will rely on your dedication to the care and wellbeing of others to serve our diverse client base. You’ll bring your excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively liaise with clients, customers, managers and other stakeholders. We also need your ability to plan your work, remain organised under pressure and your integrity will be relied upon to ensure confidentiality and data protection at all times. Your caring and compassionate nature will be crucial in both providing basic counselling services and the ability to listen, ask questions and understand issues to support employees and managers alike. You’ll be motivated to actively participate in  service development and growth in support of  the wider Occupational Health team.

What you’ll get in return…

All GCC employees benefit from the knowledge that the work they do can directly improve the lives of the people of Gloucestershire; and we believe that by doing so they deserve to be rewarded. All employees start with 24.5 (rising to 29.5 with 5 years’ service) or 30 days annual leave; with the opportunity to buy and extra 10 days in our Holiday Purchase Scheme. Most employees also benefit from the Council’s flexible working policy and everyone has the opportunity to join the very attractive Local Government Pension Scheme.

Application Information

What’s next?...

If you feel you have the skill, desire and experience required to make an impact as part of our friendly and dynamic team; we would love to have you on-board.

Please continue in submitting an application before the closing date of 31st January. 

Short-listed candidate will be contacted by e-mail and invited to interview.

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