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Workplace health is something we take very seriously at Oxfam. With more than 4,000 employees around the world, it’s critical to the well being of the organisation that we have an effective forward-thinking staff health service that pro-actively advises and supports managers and staff, not only in the UK but internationally. Your experience and knowledge will go a long way in helping us in the fight against poverty and suffering.
The Staff Health Service is a non-clinical nurse-led unit. You’ll be part of a small team with two main functions – to take care of the occupational health needs of staff in our UK offices and provide health advice and support to those employees travelling on Oxfam business, as well as those employees based abroad.
You’ll work closely with managers, and in particular HR, to deliver an occupational health strategy and health education advice that aims to promote a healthy lifestyle and reduce health-related absence from work. That means everything from ergonomics to helping people return to work after a long term illness, to providing first-line counselling. You’ll also help with our travel and relocation needs, advising each of our people on what they need to know and do when travelling to specific countries. This work in particular is of crucial importance during the scale-up to emergency responses. In effect, you’ll profoundly influence our occupational health strategy and vision and so enable employees to achieve and sustain a good level of health and wellbeing.
What we’re looking for
You’ll need to be a qualified nurse, with proven clinical experience, and currently on the NMC register. An interest in occupational health is essential, as is the ability to work independently, as well as part of a team. You’ll also need to be flexible and able to manage a busy, demanding and varied workload.
Experience of advising on travel health requirements would be a real advantage as would strong counselling skills and an awareness of other cultural values. Excellent interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy are a must, as are good administrative skills.
A simple, inescapable truth underlines everything we do at Oxfam. There’s enough wealth in this world to go around. It’s not unfortunate that people live in poverty. It’s unjustifiable. It’s not just their problem. It’s ours too. And with the right support, we can beat poverty and injustice. Thousands of people already commit their time and talents to our campaigning, humanitarian and long-term development projects. Now we’re looking for yours.
How to apply
To find out more about this role and to apply, visit www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs and quote ref: CHR216.
Closing date: 30th July 2012
Interview date: 6th August 2012.