Vacancy details

Bodmin, Cornwall, England

Kepak is an Irish owned food company, serving international markets, restaurants and household food service names with prime cuts of meat, on trend food service solutions and ready-for-market convenience foods.

With over 50 years’ expertise in the meat craft, we are still leading the way with bespoke innovations and highly successful, international food brands.

Kepak Bodmin is currently seeking enthusiastic individuals to join our friendly team as an Occupational Health Advisor  

Purpose of the role: 

Responsible for providing day to day onsite support with regards to attendance, fitness for work, pre-employment medicals, health surveillance programs, mental health awareness and employee wellbeing programs.

The role requires the ability to provide expert advice in respect of legislative requirements and best practice relating to Occupational Health and support HR and Managers with employee case management and interventions.

Support the HR Manager and H&S Manager with internal investigations and provide factual based reports and information.

Qualification and training:  

  • 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


Main Responsibilities:

  • Pre employment medical assessments
  • Developing disease prevention programs, such as smoking cessation, exercise, and healthy eating programs
  • Documenting all employee injuries and illnesses within the workplace related to workplace activities.
  • Observing and assessing the work environment for potential dangers and hazards that may impact on employee’s health and wellbeing.
  • Advising on injuries and illnesses to employees, including follow-ups, referrals, and reports.
  • Supporting the implementation of emergency and disaster preparedness programs and planning with key site members.
  • Serving as a gatekeeper for healthcare services, including rehabilitation and disability matters
  • Counselling employees on physical and mental health issues and guiding them toward community resources and/or employee assistance programs.
  • Monitoring the health status of employees
  • Conducting research and collecting data on the effects of hazardous work conditions or workplace exposures, reporting findings to the employer, using approved codes of practice and recommended HSE tools to assess workplace activities that could affect a person’s health and have an impact on tasks
  • Managing the annual Employee Wellbeing Program, delivering government support initiatives, planning internal wellbeing and health campaigns and working with charities and governing bodies to secure resources to support the campaigns. Working with HR to deliver programs, update communication boards and provide employee briefing documents
  • Holding employee open door sessions to support wellbeing
  • Writing to GP’s requesting detailed reports relating to an employees condition, ability to work, ascertaining the need for restrictive duties or phased returns and preparing a summary report for HR Manager and Departmental Managers with supported recommendations.
  • Musculoskeletal questionnaire/assessment
  • Skin health check
  • Respiratory health check
  • Audiometry health check
  • Blood pressure
  • Vision (Keystone test)
  • Vibration health check
  • Colour vision (Ishihara)
  • Urinalysis
  • Mental health/workplace stress assessment
  • Developing and implementing health and safety programs
  • Risk assessment of vulnerable persons (Young, pregnant etc)
  • Audiometry
  • Spirometry
  • Skin assessment
  • HAV Assessment
  • Respiratory Mask fit
  • DSE / Workplace ergonomics
  • Mobile Plant Medicals (Forklift Truck etc.)
  • Bandsaw assessments
  • Night Risk Assessments
  • Workplace assessments for musculoskeletal, spiro HAVS (hand arm vibrations), WRULD’s (work related upper limb disorders) and RSI (repetitive strain injuries).

Demonstrable behaviours:

Awareness – Lead by example
Seeing what’s around us is important. But situational awareness — understanding the bigger picture — is even more significant since it leads to better decision making. Understand the overall aims and interests of the business. Consider other people’s perspectives in order to help reach agreement.

Meet commitments and deadlines together as a team. Belief in own and each other’s’ ability, embrace diversity, and trust one another.

Willing to Challenge things as they are — the status quo — and work collaboratively to transform the business. Know your own limits and how to seek appropriate support.

Spend time getting to know each other. Realises the importance of effective communication and active listening.

Time keeping, attendance, managing own time. Work to clear and measurable goals, gives direction to the team, and provide support when needed.

Team members are open and honest with each other. Create an environment where people are comfortable to speak openly. Give and receive constructive feedback as part of normal day-to-day work. Such feedback should be evidence-based and delivered in an appropriate manner.


A positive outlook and approach to teamwork.

Taking responsibility for own workload and actions. Manage performance in an appropriate and fair manner.

Positive thinking is quite possibly the most important behaviour of the high-performance team. It’s about having a can-do attitude.

Shows enthusiasm in their role and inspires others.

Additional Information

Monday to Friday 

0830 -1700 hours (Potential to flexible working)

Free on-site parking 

28 days annual leave rising to 31 after a successful probation period 

Subsidised canteen 

Cycle to work Scheme 

For more information please contact site on 01208 78155