Occupational Health Technician - West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service

West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service
Full time
Fire Service Headquarters, Birkenshaw, BD11 2DY
£24,054 to £24,948 per annum

Kirklees Council are advertising this role on behalf of West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service.

Can you deliver health screening and surveillance programmes?

Are you a great communicator able to work with people at all levels of an organisation? 

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Health Technician, to support the maintenance and development of West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service’s Occupational Health Unit.  You’ll join one of the country’s leading fire and rescue services; to become part of a team where everyone plays their part in making West Yorkshire Safer.

Working within the Occupational Health Team, you will deliver health screening and surveillance programmes as well as carrying out regulatory and statutory health related assessments for operational fire fighters and support staff.  This includes undertaking baseline and periodic health assessments on vision, lung function, hearing, height, weight, urine etc., and giving advice where needed.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who has completed an Occupational Health Technician course or is able to complete this within 3 months of employment.

You should have good knowledge of the principles of infection control and the code of conduct for confidentiality.  You will be experienced and confident to work under your own initiative. You’ll need a good level of Literacy and Numeracy, alongside IT and admin skills.

You will work with a wide range of people across the organisation so good communication skills and a positive attitude is a must!

The post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Check and the possession of current valid driving licence.

We offer an excellent package, including Local Government Pension Scheme, free parking, 37 hour flexible working week, an employee assistance programme, training and development, sports and social clubs with free use of gym. Job share applicants welcome.

For further details of this and all our vacancies and to apply online please visit Careers | West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (wyfs.co.uk).

Closing date for all applications is Friday 30 December 2022, with interviews planned for Tuesday 17 January and/or Wednesday 18 January 2023.

We are an equal opportunities employer; we value and celebrate equality, diversity & neurodiversity and inclusion. We particularly welcome candidates from communities that are currently under-represented at WYFRS, including women, Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic applicants and applicants with disabilities. We can offer support and adjustments for candidates and staff who experience barriers to work that result from health conditions or Specific Learning Differences, such as dyslexia.

WYFRS is a ‘Real Living Wage’ employer and have been rated ‘good’ by HMICFRS in all areas of our service.

30 December 2022, 11:55 PM

Important Information

This vacancy is closed to applications.