OH & Wellbeing Manager

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
£66,718 to £76,271 per annum inc HCAS
Closing date
21 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Looking after each other and ourselves is one of the four key commitments of our People Plan. To develop and deliver the health and wellbeing of all our staff, we are seeking to appoint a dynamic and credible Occupational Health and Wellbeing Manager to work closely with our Deputy Director and Director of Workforce.

As a high performing, vibrant and clinically-led organisation, this is an exciting role that combines strategic leadership and operational management for the provision of a comprehensive and high quality occupational health service to the Trust as well as collaboration with the wider health community across South West London.

We are looking for an experienced Manager with a clinical (Nurse) background who has a strong and demonstrable track record of achievement in the NHS. To be successful in this role, you will need to be an expert OH practitioner with experience of leading policy and practice changes to meet evolving service requirements, have a track record of delivering against agreed objectives, a team player with a positive 'can do attitude' and have a creative approach to problem-solving within a complex environment. This role requires excellent leadership skills in developing and nurturing the team.

Based at Chelsea, London (and must be able to work cross-site at Sutton and travel to meet external contract holders as required)

Main duties of the job

Our strategic ambition for health and wellbeing is 'to champion the emotional, mental and physical health and wellbeing of every member of staff. Our responsibility for health and wellbeing extends far beyond a core responsibility to provide a safe working environment. We strive to become a world-class employer within the NHS and this requires a commitment to championing the physical and mental health wellbeing of all our staff'.

The Occupational Health and Wellbeing Manager will lead the OHW team to develop a comprehensive and high quality service to the Trust and other external contracts. The service is nurse-led and the postholder will work closely with the Consultant Occupational Physician to ensure that services provided reflect creative, innovative and evidenced-based occupational health practice and are responsive to the changing needs of the organisation.

The postholder will provide clinical leadership, effective clinical governance and development of the Occupational Health and Wellbeing service. The role will involve leading service provision to consistently deliver against the department's objectives/ Trust priorities, staff management, operational business planning, marketing and promotion of the service internally and to external contract holders.

About us

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 4,500 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals - one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey - as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital.

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits, learning and development opportunities and clear career pathways. There are opportunities to work flexibly across a range of areas and specialities and we welcome flexible working requests from point of hire to support employees work life balance. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.
  • Provide leadership and line management support to the Occupational Health and Wellbeing Team, in partnership with Consultant Occupational Physician.
  • Lead the development of OHW protocols and policies to reflect creative, innovative and evidence-based occupational health practice.
  • Contribute to the development or refresh of the workforce strategy, and ensure that this adequately reflects health and wellbeing priorities.
  • Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of service delivery, ensuring there are clear KPIs for the OHW department and external contracts.
  • Lead on initiation of health and wellbeing activities to support the engagement with our staff, improving wellbeing and maintaining attendance at work.
  • In collaboration with the Chief Nurse, HR and Infection Control, ensure that there is a robust approach to the annual flu campaign, and meeting health and wellbeing CQIN targets set by commissioners.
  • Participate, when required, in all aspects of the clinical occupational health remit, to ensure comprehensive knowledge and application of service standards. This includes, but is not limited to, health screening, health surveillance, and immunisation and risk assessment.
  • Provide specialist advice in complex cases or risk assessments.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Post graduate qualification in OH
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development


  • Management or leadership training



  • Previous experience of leading an OH team in the NHS
  • Evidence of being able to deliver service standards/ KPIs in the NHS
  • Experience of policy development
  • Evidence of developing OH practice to improve service for managers and staff
  • Experience of delivering training for managers or staff
  • Knowledge of health and wellbeing agenda in the NHS or other large complex organisations
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc


  • Experience of budget management
  • Experience of managing external contracts



  • Evidence of leadership skills
  • Evidence of persuasive and influencing skills
  • Evidence of effective team working
  • Evidence of an innovative and creative approach
  • Ability to write reports and present information reports in a simple and easy to understand manner for a variety of audiences
  • Positive 'can do' attitude
  • Evidence of being able to foster good working relationships across multiple teams
  • Flexible working style
  • Commitment to Trust and NHS values


  • Evidence of working in complex situations

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust


The Royal Marsden Hospital Cheslea



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