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Head of Occupational Health and Staff Wellbeing

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Full Time
Lead our Occupational Health and Staff Wellbeing programme and develop our strategy for supporting our staff in the years to come. Work as part of, and manage a supportive multi-disciplinary team. Build on established and well recognised services whilst developing and leading exciting new initiatives to improve the wellbeing and safety of our Trust. Develop new business and commercial opportunities to ensure our Occupational Health Team has a diverse range of activities that utilise and develop their skills.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about Occupational Health and Staff Wellbeing Services in supporting the health and wellbeing of staff. The successful candidate will work alongside internal and external stakeholders including, Staff Physiotherapy, Infection Prevention and Control, Human Resource, Staff Side Representatives, Commercial customers, and System Partners to lead, monitor, develop, devise, deliver and evaluate a comprehensive programme of support for our diverse workforce and the customers we serve.

For more information/informal conversation about this post please contact:

Natalie Burbidge

Main duties of the job

The Occupational Health and Wellbeing Lead will work with the Medical, Administrative and Staff Wellbeing Leads and the Assistant Director of People to provide professional leadership and management across the Occupational Health and Wellbeing Services being responsible for the Occupational Health Nursing, Administrative Team and the Wellbeing Team.

The post holder will be accountable for the efficient and effective operational management of the workforce, guaranteeing provision of high quality evidence based practice which will be delivered within a hospital, community and outreach setting. The post holder will be a strong clinical leader, and look to modernise services and ensure the active involvement of service users and partners in the way Occupational Health and Staff Wellbeing services are developed, delivered and evaluated.

The post holder will promote, maintain and improve the physical and psychological wellbeing of all employees of the Trust and other NHS and non-NHS staff for which the departments provide services. They will provide specialist Occupational Health and Staff Wellbeing advice to the employer organisation in respect of the interpretation of legal requirements and government policy.

The post holder will act as the lead for Occupational Health and Staff Wellbeing requirements for strategic working within the health community and across strategic partnerships.

The post holder will work flexibly across the Trusts sites.

About us

Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) is one of the biggest and busiest NHS Trusts in the country. We are, a large, complex, person-centred organisation withan excellent national and international reputation for the quality of patient care, research, education and innovation. For more information about the Trust, visit ourwebsite.

The Occupational Health and Staff Wellbeing Services are part of the Corporate HR department and are comprised of a multi disciplinary team. They deliver a wide range of services and initiatives. The Occupational Health team provide services across the NHS and other public and private sector organisations. Our services include:

Pre-employment screening, statutory medicals, post employment checks for staff, immunity and vaccination.

Advice on work placement, sickness absence and adjustments

Access to support services including in house counselling service, Employee Assistance Programme

Advice on the work environment and health and safety issues including monitoring

Health promotion events and advise on healthy lifestyles

A variety of mental health initiatives

Training and support courses

Some of the benefits of working for our organisation include:

Flexible working

Opportunities for to be innovative/creative in the workplace

Friendly and supportive work colleagues within the team

Salary sacrifice schemes

Cycle to work and travel passes

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached the Job Description and Person Specification for a full outline of theduties and responsibilities

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • oQualified Nurse Practitioner Registered with appropriate regulatory body
  • oRegistered Specialist Practitioner Community Public Health Nurse (Part 3 NMC) or equivalent
  • oMasters degree or equivalent experience and training
  • oAdditional management training or equivalent level of experience



  • oExperience of leading and delivering programmes of change within an Occupational Health and Wellbeing Service.
  • oLine management experience


  • oExperience of working with private contractors
  • oExperience of working in Occupational Health in the NHS

Communication and relationship skills


  • oAbility to work in partnership and influence others developing credible relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • oAbility to influence and motivate staff to deliver challenging targets

Analytical and planning


  • oExcellent problem solving skills using team when appropriate
  • oAble to manage capacity and demand to meet service targets
  • oLead trust wide projects and keep projects on plan.


  • oService Re-design knowledge and skills

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


City Hospital Campus

Hucknall Road



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