Occupational Health Advisor

Premier Foods
Based over 2 sites; 3 days at Carlton, 2 days at Worksop
Competitive Package
10 Aug 2018
10 Sep 2018
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type


At Premier Foods, our purpose is to create the food our nation loves most for modern life. And we’ve been doing it for a long time - many of our much-loved brands have been part of UK life for more than a century.

Occupational Health Advisor

Full time, permanent

Based over 2 sites; 3 days at Carlton, 2 days at Worksop


To provide a quality service that protects, promotes and enhances the health of all employees – an integral part of the business at the leading edge in Occupational Health. The role is a full time position split between our Carlton and Worksop site.


Health Surveillance and Promotion

  • Manage health surveillance and screening for the whole site at pre-employment, for routine health screens, (on return to work after absence – where applicable) and for agency workers (where applicable)
  • Provide medical advice regarding employees’ capability and fitness to perform their job role through the management referral process
  • Update, maintain, review and audit medical records
  • To ensure strict confidentiality standards are maintained
  • Advise and introduce best practice and keep up-to-date with Occupational Health activitieS
  • Be available to provide consultation and treatment if required on site for minor illnesses and injuries at work without requiring an appointment
  • Develop, manage and deliver health promotional activities
  • Assess fitness to work on pre-employment, post sickness absence and post accident
  • Provide a referral service for employees to seek advice from physiotherapist and counsellor where required

Occupational Health Management

  • Manage absence and advise on observed specific trends from this data, liaising closely with Operations and HR.
  • Provide monthly reporting on absence and health surveillance to head office and site
  • Working in partnership with the line managers to ensure smooth transition into workplace after period of absence.
  • Advise on adjustments needed for jobs to ensure that employees can work safely and without risks to health
  • Conduct home visits where required
  • Ensure compliance with health legislation



  • At least two years’ experience in providing Occupational Health services with retail/manufacturing
  • Registered General Nurse
  • Degree in Occupational Health or equivalent
  • Health surveillance/ screening
  • Clinical competence (diagnosis, treatment and first aid)
  • Health promotion (planning, practice and evaluation)
  • Health assessment (pre-employment and post-sickness)
  • Rehabilitation and re-settlement
  • Identification of the OH needs of the site
  • Data collection and trend identification
  • Time management
  • Co-operation and team-working
  • Report-writing
  • IT literate – be proficient in the use of MS Office applications – Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
  • People management
  • Business awareness


  • Counselling and listening skills
  • Vaccination administration
  • Presentation skills
  • Knowledge of health and safety legislation

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