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Band 8b- Head of Occupational Health & Wellbeing- Occupational Health

Band 8b

Main area
Occupational Health
Grade
Band 8b
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
360-E-9754
Department name
West Herts - General Staffing
Site
Watford General Hospital
Town
Watford
Salary
£54,959 - £63,792 pa inc HCA
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
20/04/2021 23:59

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust!

Major redevelopment works are due for completion by 2025 or soon after. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

There are also plans for a digital transformation, new models of care and a multi-storey car park. As well as this, the trust – which won the UK Best Employer Award (Nursing Times 2019) – is applying for teaching hospital status in recognition of its wide and well-renowned role in educating doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

 

Job overview

Here at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, we are passionate about our staff and their health and wellbeing.

We are excited to be recruiting a New Head of Occupational Health and Wellbeing to set a clear vision and strategy for the management of health and wellbeing now and in the future. The post holder will be advising the Chief People Officer on the strategic direction for Occupational and Wellbeing services and will be responsible for ensuring that national guidance, policies and legislation that relates to or impacts Occupational Health and Wellbeing services are analysed, interpreted and actioned and to ensure it is in the position to attain SEQOHS accreditation in the near future.

Main duties of the job

For this role you will have proven leadership skills and the ability to work collaboratively at all levels across the Trust.

You will be required to hold a relevant health professional related qualification and be able to demonstrate extensive experience/competence in the delivery and management of Occupational health and health risk related services in a large and complex organisation.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has energy and enthusiasm for change and new ways of working, and ability to inspire and lead a team to a common objective. If you meet the essential components of the role, and are looking to boost your career in a truly forward-thinking, supportive Trust, we would be very interested in hearing from you.

Working for our organisation

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are due for completion by 2025 or soon after. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

There are also plans for a digital transformation, new models of care and a multi-storey car park. As well as this, the trust – which won the UK Best Employer Award (Nursing Times 2019) – is applying for teaching hospital status in recognition of its wide and well-renowned role in educating doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities if you need help please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be directly responsible for the strategic planning and operational management of the Occupational Health and Wellbeing Service.

Responsible for the effective delivery of a quality, progressive Occupational Health and Wellbeing Service to the Trust and for overseeing the commercial activity and financial performance of the service.

Please see attached job description for more information.

Person specification

Your application will be shortlisting against the person specification

Essential criteria
  • Please see attached Job Description
Committed to being an Inclusive EmployerApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Kate Gibbs
Job title
Interim Occupational Health Manager
Telephone number
07341527571

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
Watford Hospital
Vicarage Road
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD18 0HB
Telephone
01923 217508
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