Occupational Health & Wellbeing Specialist

  • Job Reference: 55458
  • Date Posted: 1 July 2024
  • Employer: National Grid
  • Website: https://careers.nationalgrid.com
  • Location: United Kingdom (UK1), United Kingdom
  • Salary: £43,000 to £55,000
  • Sector: Health, Safety, Environment & Quality
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

About The Role



The UK has set out its ambition to be net zero by 2050 and the energy industry is responding – together we are building a cleaner, greener Britain.



National Grid Strategic Infrastructure (SI) is seeking a highly skilled Occupational Health and Wellbeing Specialist to join our team in an exciting new role. As the Occupational Health and Wellbeing Specialist, you will play a vital role in promoting and enhancing the health and wellbeing of our colleagues, and collaborating with our contractors to share best practices, ensuring a comprehensive approach to occupational health and wellbeing throughout SI and our 17 major infrastructure construction projects.


This role can be located anywhere in the UK with offices located in many area’s for team assemblies. These offices include Warwick, Birmingham, Chesterfield, Leeds, Bury St Edmunds and London. 
The role reports into a manager who resides in Cardiff. 


We continue to offer true hybrid working from office and home. 
We are open to full time and part time applicants, as well as flexible working arrangements. 



About You



What we do isn’t just important – it’s essential. That’s why we look to recruit experts in their field. In this case, we’re looking for someone who has:



•    Knowledge in occupational health, health and safety, or other relevant health-related disciplines
•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively engage employees, contractors, and stakeholders at all levels in relation to health & wellbeing (how do we encourage usage of tools) 
•    Experience in researching, designing, and implementing occupational health and wellbeing strategies & initiatives
•    Experience of working with the HSE’s Management Standards and implementing strategies for minimising workplace stress  
•    Strong knowledge of occupational health and wellbeing best practices, regulations, and industry standards
•    Knowledge of work-related health & wellbeing hazards and exposures within the construction industry
•    A passion for presenting to colleagues & stakeholders at all levels 



Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At National Grid, we’re committed to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace for everyone. So if you’re excited about this role but your experience or qualifications don’t match the job description exactly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You might just be the right person for our growing business in this role or another one. 



What You'll Do



•    You’ll  develop and implement comprehensive strategies to promote occupational health and wellbeing (H&W) among National Grid Strategic Infrastructure colleagues working on or supporting major infrastructure construction projects, ensuring alignment with the Group-wide strategy
•    Developing and implementing occupational health & wellbeing related procedures, you will provide guidance within our SI SHES Management System
•    Collecting, analysing, and maintaining accurate and up-to-date data on the health and wellbeing of employees, you will enable identification of improvement areas and the development of targeted risk-based initiatives
•    Collaborating with the SHES Data & Performance Developer, you will help to establish health & wellbeing related metrics, dashboards, and insights for Strategic Infrastructure colleagues and projects, to enable them to monitor and evaluate health & wellbeing
•    You will prepare reports and presentations on occupational health and wellbeing initiatives, progress, and outcomes for senior management 
•    Additionally you’ll engage with H&W champions to help maintain a string culture, conduct regular continuous improvement activities, assisting with health and wellbeing matters, including topics such as noise, vibration, chemicals, dusts, etc.
•    You’ll stay on top of industry trends, research, and regulations related to occupational health and wellbeing, integrating relevant findings into program development as necessary

What You'll Get



A competitive starting salary between £43,000 – £55,000 – dependent on capability plus new hybrid or fully electric car for company and personal use. 
Home start contract, enabling travel expenses for mileage from a home base. 
As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus based on personal and company performance and a competitive contributory pension scheme where we will double match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%. You will also have access to a number of flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few.


More Information



This role closes on July 19th at 23:59, however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not wait until the published closing date as this can vary. Interviews will be held w/c 29th July
We work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office. 
We're committed to building a workforce that represents the communities we serve, and a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.


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