Occupational Health Specialist

  • Job Reference: 29576
  • Date Posted: 27 April 2022
  • Employer: UK Resourcing
  • Website: https://careers.nationalgrid.com
  • Location: Warwick (CV34 6DA), United Kingdom
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Health, Safety, Environment & Quality
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Occupational Health Specialist. As part of our hybrid working approach, this role offers a mix of office working in Warwick and home working.


The Occupational Health Specialist will work within Gas Transmission's Safety and Health team with our Asset department.

The Occupational Health Specialist will take ownership of all associated processes and polices along with playing a role as subject matter expert to gain continuous improvement across GT with occupational health risks. You will be expected to provide strategic guidance and expertise to ensure implementation of solutions to proactively manage occupational health risk and provide reliable and objective overview on status and performance across GT. The role will also be accountable for GT’s health surveillance (HS) programme and compliance with relevant health legislation for our growing operational work force along with supporting businesses in ensuring they manage outcomes of the HS effectively. 



Key Accountabilities

  • Responsible for ensuring all occupational health risks within GT are well understood, assessed, and managed. This will include risks from our operational workforce, control rooms and office staff. 
  • Develop and deliver the strategy for management of occupational health risks across GT
  • Developing technical content for GT standards and polices and issue specific improvement frames where gaps are identified across GT. 
  • Owning planning, implementation, and monitoring of GT’s health surveillance programme through the occupational health service provider and help identify and deliver new and innovative approaches to the management of employee’s occupational health risks and wellbeing in the workplace.
  • Establish relevant occupational hygiene monitoring programme for specific on-site hazards across GT. 
  • Interpret and feedback to GT all data outputs from our occupational health provider for health surveillance and case management  
  • Actively identify and interpret emerging requirements which may impact on the business 
  • Support in the delivery of a sustained culture change programme for wellbeing by working in partnership with wider health and wellbeing teams, external organisations, and other organisations to improve the way occupational health issued are addressed within National Grid.
  • Work with wider teams to develop a clear direction and effective programmes for helping to identify and manage work related or work impacting health issues through risk assessment, training and support. 
  • Support with development of relevant training for employees/management on occupational health risks.  
  • Provide information and advice to key stakeholders.
  • Represent GT’s Health and Wellbeing Team at internal and external events as required
About You

We are looking for somebody who.....

  • Experience in occupational health/safety for large multi-disciplinary organisation 
  • 3 years’ experience of delivering occupational health programmes, ideally within a corporate setting
  • Experience working in operational settings managing occupational health risks     
  • Experience with engaging and influencing senior management, line managers, employee representatives and other specialist to support in designing and adopting new OH policies and procedures 
  • Evaluating, analysing, and reviewing the effectiveness of occupational health programmes.
  • Evaluating, analysing, and reviewing business occupational health risks to deliver a risk-based approach.



Essential Qualifications Required:

  • Registered General Nurse (RGN) or a relevant Occupational Health and Wellbeing undergraduate or master’s degree 
  • Member of relevant society (BOHS, IOSH etc) 
  • NEBOSH Certificate in Health and Wellbeing or NEBOSH National Certificate in Health and Safety and/or BOHS


Desirable Qualifications:

  • NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
  • BOHS Occupational Hygiene Qualifications (W501, W502, W503, W504, W505, W506, W507) 
What You'll Get
  • A competitive salary between £38,900 - £49,249 dependent on capability.
  • Paid approved Overtime
  • 25 days holiday (increasing to 26 days following 2 years of employment) plus 8 statutory days - option available to buy extra holiday days.
  • Annual performance bonus of up to 6% of your salary.
  • A generous pension scheme where we double match your contribution up to 6% (maximum Company contribution of 12%) of your salary each month i.e. for every £1 you contribute, we'll put another £2 (you can contribute more un-matched if you want to).
  • Paid expenses for any business travel and accommodation excluding travel to your base location/office.
  • You will also have access to several other flexible benefits such as a salary sacrifice car and technology schemes.
  • Access to employee support, care and assistance helplines.
  • Access to Employer Matched charity giving.
About us

Gas plays a critical role in the UK’s energy mix. It produces more than half of our energy needs and more than 8 out of 10 homes rely on us for heat, and it’s the primary fuel for power generation, providing a stable baseload of electricity. We’re also fully behind the drive to net-zero; alongside renewable energy, gas has played a key role in largely removing coal from the energy mix over the past eight years. None of that is going to change overnight. In fact, the UK can’t reach net zero by 2050 without natural gas and hydrogen playing a part in decarbonising transport, power, heat and industry.

Alongside that, the amount of work needed on the gas national transmission system (NTS) is bigger than ever for our current regulatory period, RIIO-2. The programme will improve the current network, reducing emissions, and pave the way towards decarbonising future infrastructure. There’s a lot for us to deliver over the next five years, putting our business in a great position to grow. In March 2021, National Grid announced its intention to sell a majority stake in National Grid Gas plc. We expect that the gas business will become a separate company in the first half of 2022.



Closing Date

Closing Date: Tuesday 26th April 2022