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Occupational Health Specialist (SCPHN)

Date Posted: 23-Mar-2018
Closing Date: 03-Jun-2018
Location: Buxton, Derbyshire
Salary: Minimum - £37,758.00, Maximum - £44,111.00 per Annum
The Health and Safety Executive is an independent regulator. Our work touches virtually every sector of Great Britainâs industries and the constantly evolving nature of work and technology. Combining experts from numerous fields, our employees strive to keep people and their working environments safe. We dont just inspect workplaces and enforce the law, we campaign for better H&S practice, we shape and review guidance and regulations, we provide specialist products and services both here and overseas, and we produce crucial research and statistics, all towards our goal #HelpGBWorkWell.
This exciting opportunity will be based in the Science Division (SD) of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) at our state of the art research laboratory, the Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) in Buxton, Derbyshire.

The scope of our work requires a diversity of talented individuals. The Science Division employs around 480 people including scientists, engineers, economists, doctors, psychologists, social scientists, health professionals and technical specialists. Our capabilities encompass a wide range of topics including: occupational and environmental health; risk assessment; work environment; fire, explosion, process safety and engineering; specialist photographic and analytical services. This breadth of expertise underpins our particular strength in creating multidisciplinary teams to solve health and safety problems.

Facilities at Buxton include; analytical laboratories for chemical, microbiological, occupational health, occupational hygiene and fire and explosion work, an anechoic chamber for noise and vibration work, a biomechanics laboratory and a customised suite for human volunteer studies. We also have extensive trials areas on the Buxton site where we are able to undertake large-scale experiments, particularly in the areas of fires and explosion safety. The facilities include the biggest impact track in Europe; one of the largest open air test ranges; two large tunnels for studies of explosions and fires; a bespoke jet fire facility; drop weight facilities and wire rope fatigue testing equipment. These world class facilities enable HSE's Science Division to be at the forefront of research in work-related accidents and ill health.

HSE is the independent regulator for work-related health and safety in Great Britain. We act in the public interest to reduce work-related illness, death and serious injury across a range of industry sectors. Our regulatory responsibilities cover a wide range of industries across Great Britain from the smallest microbusiness right up to major global companies who manage high hazard facilities. HSE is an executive non-departmental public body and is part of the civil service.
Further information about the work of HSE and HSL can be found on our websites: and

Overall Purpose:
You will be based in the SD Health Groups, Centre for Workplace Health (CWH), working with multi-disciplinary teams, focusing on contributing directly to improving the lives of people in their workplaces.
Great Britain’s health and safety record is the envy of much of the world.
Work-related ill health is a problem for every section of society, with conditions ranging from cancer and other long latency diseases to stress and musculoskeletal disorders. Greater awareness of the harm, costs and preventability of work-related ill health should drive collective action to improve health outcomes. You will be at the heart of this.

We are looking to recruit an Occupational Health Specialist to help with the Centre's already considerable contribution to HSE's Health and Work Priorities. The Centre currently employs both Occupational and Disease Specialist Doctors, Nurses and Health Scientists, and has a fantastic track record of delivering research, training and various aspects of occupational health testing, including a significant area of work around Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome.

The CWH has four main pillars of activity, including workplace based research, occupational health training, occupational health delivery and regulatory support for inspectors. Our work over the years has involved us in very high profile internal and external research projects and the development of national standards. Increasingly we are working with policy colleagues to ensure that current scientific evidence is used where appropriate when formulating new policy.

About the role:
As an Occupational Health specialist within CWH you will contribute to our Health at Work priorities. The post is seen as being key to supporting our current medical staff (regulatory and research), health (and other) researchers, front-line inspectors and in providing expert guidance to various parts of Engagement & Policy Division.

The post holder will be expected to maintain current levels of capability, and to enhance and develop further the activities of CWH. Depending on experience, a flexible approach will be adopted to design a bespoke plan for continued personal and professional development.

Specifically, it is anticipated that the work will involve all aspects of workplace based research, from ethical and other governance issues, through to carrying out data collection, analysis report writing and compilation of papers for peer reviewed publication. Appropriate support and encouragement will be provided for those who wish to develop these skills further. In addition, the post holder will manage the internal SD research volunteer pool; this entails undertaking regular health assessment of individual volunteers, to ascertain their suitability to take part in research studies.

It is anticipated that this post will develop strong links with, and work closely with, the existing medical, nursing and regulatory expertise, and also assist in the development of external income by liaising with other Divisions in HSE, SD portfolios (e.g. training) and duty holders to develop commercial opportunities.

The role will support the following activities:
• Support to CWH regulatory medical capabilities
• Research and develop opportunities that support HSE’s science and evidence base
• Manage and the support the PPE Volunteer Pool
• Supporting the development of external opportunities.

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Pay and benefits

We invest in our people with:

• Competitive rates of pay, reviewed each year with performance-related awards

• Access to the highly competitive Civil Service Pension Scheme to which HSE contributes around 21%, far more than in the private sector

• Family friendly policies and working hours to help balance your home life and career

• Up to 30 days annual holiday, plus bank holidays and Civil Service privilege leave

• As a Civil Servant, you can receive at least five days of learning and development each year to increase your skills and help further your career

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