Vacancy details

Merthyr Tydfil, Wales

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Occupational Health Adviser




HR Manager Merthyr Site


Department Supervisor


Job Purpose:


As part of the HR team, is responsible for providing day to day onsite support with regards to attendance, fitness for work, pre-employment medicals and health surveillance. The role requires the ability to provide expert advice in respect of legislative requirements and best practice relating to Occupational Health.


Job Facts and Figures:


This is a standalone role, however there may be times where there is a requirement for increased attendance at a site e.g. volume recruitment / medicals. 


There are approximately 760 permanent staff across site plus high volumes of agency during peak times therefore there is a significant requirement for proactive planning to ensure a balance between day to day reviews plus annual/ bi-annual activities.


The majority of the role is expected to be reviews, referrals, health screening however will require some case management activities. The role requires the individual to carry out their own administration.


Principle Accountabilities and Activities:




To provide onsite support with pre-employment fitness medical checks for all successful permanent and agency applicants


To carry out assessments and reviews for any medical concerns arising through sporadic or long-term sickness. Liaise with HR Advisor and H&S on long term absence case management.


To provide expert, comprehensive and evidence-based case management reports for referrals including fitness for work, attendance, reasonable adjustments and other requests for OH advice


To provide expert advice in relation to legislative requirements and best practice


To evaluate the results of medicals, surveillance and reviews and provide advice and/or escalate as necessary


To observe activities in the production (and other) areas and advise with regards to best practice, support and adjustments within the working environment


To communicate with external parties as appropriate e.g. GPs, Specialists etc.


Review and advise on relevant Risk assessments


Reporting of trend analysis.


Monthly Reporting on key assessments.


Work with and advise the H&S Manager where necessary e.g. procedure changes that may affect employees medically, potential adjustments / equipment, accidents / incidents etc.


To proactively plan all company medical requirements including:

o   Audiometry

o   Spirometry

o   Skin assessment

o   HAV Assessment

o   Respiratory Mask fit

o   DSE / Workplace ergonomics

o   Mobile Plant Medicals (Fork Lift Truck etc.)

o   Bandsaw assessments

o   Night Risk Assessments


Research and consideration of employee welfare activities, benefits and business improvements to support a healthy working environment




Any duties that are reasonably requested by your line manager from time to time.





Behaviours / Personal Characteristics




This role requires a significant amount of organisational skills in order to ensure that all activities are carried out on site.


The individual must be professional, yet able to work well with both management and employees in order to ensure that any advice given is appropriate to support both the welfare of the employee plus attends to the requirements of the business.


A drive to achieve both personally and professionally and to work with the teams in order to support a safe and healthy working environment.



Qualifications, skills or level of experience required for the job role




·        OH Qualified



·        Significant Case Management experience



·        Excellent report writing skills




·        Excellent communication skills at all levels of a business



·        Ability to work independently



·        Experience of Health screening / surveillance



·        IT literate



·        To be able to demonstrate a proactive and self-motivated approach to work



·        Ability to work flexibly in line with the needs of the business



·        Have the ability to maintain and / or to manage confidentiality appropriately and professionally






·        Experience in a similar environment



·        Knowledge of / experience in supporting employee welfare activities / benefits