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City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Occupational Health Manager £48,474 – 51,575 plus £3K market supplement and relocation allowance

Occupational Health Adviser £35,745 - £43,421 plus relocation allowance

Welcome letter

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in learning more about City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (“Bradford Council”) and our exciting new roles for an Occupational Health Manager and an Occupational Health Adviser.

Here in Bradford, great things happen. A vibrant community, innovative businesses and institutions make up our large, young and diverse city.  The district combines a thriving urban community with an award-winning public realm, with beautiful landscapes and open spaces on its doorstep. I am proud to live and work here.

As the Health Safety and Wellbeing Manager I am also proud to be part of a team which is hard working, collegiate and supportive. Our special team are looking forward to the next phase in our growth journey – and this is where you come in. In order to elevate the profile of the multidisciplinary Employee Health and Wellbeing service, we are looking for candidates who are willing to challenge the norm and seek out opportunities for development - I am looking for talented, motivated and dynamic occupational health experts who will inspire others, and bring energy and enthusiasm to the table, confidently taking ownership of health and wellbeing.

As Occupational Health Manager this role provides the opportunity to manage our multidisciplinary occupational health professionals at the same time as looking to shape the service as it continues to develop and grow; you will seek out commercial opportunities and look to make a lasting impact. We are quite unique in that our team also includes a Resolutions Co-Ordinator who provides critical additional HR support, enabling you to devote your expertise to both the managerial and strategic aspects of the role as you seek to transform and develop the service. We are one of only 2 local authorities who have this additional resource available. As Occupational Health Advisor you will work closely with like minded occupational health professionals, ensuring our service is delivered efficiently and effectively.

I am looking for Occupational Health professionals with a proven track record of working in this industry sector, preferably in a large and diverse organisation, and the ability to build strong proactive relationships with others. Working within relatively small teams, you will have autonomy and will be well supported in terms of practice knowledge and development to ensure that you are the very best at what you do. Please note that it is important that you are registered with the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) and more details can be found in the job descriptions for each role.

If you would like to help lead this important service, I would love to hear from you. You will find that the opportunities will provide you with the kind of professional challenge and complexity you will naturally aspire to and that you will be welcomed by an experienced and hardworking team.

If you are interested in joining our team and are inspired to help lead the next phase of our journey, we look forward to your application. In the meantime, following an initial conversation with our recruitment partners at The Resourcing Solution I would be delighted to discuss this opportunity with those who might wish to learn a little more.

Chris Hardaker
Health Safety and Wellbeing Manager

About the roles

Occupational Health Manager

Salary: £48,474 – 51,575 plus £3K market supplement and relocation allowance

Location: Bradford/hybrid

In this role you will have responsibility for:

  • Working in conjunction with the Health Safety and Wellbeing Manager to develop a strategy for the most efficient and effective delivery of an occupational health and wellbeing service, ensuring plans are coordinated and that best practice methods are being used to develop proactive ways of improving the health, safety, and wellbeing of staff.
  • Supporting and promoting a strong and positive employee health and wellbeing culture in line with organisational and national strategies and policies, by guiding and advising the organisation on issues which are linked to the employee health and wellbeing agenda on a national and local level. Ensuring the service is proactive and continuously improves in its delivery and performance as integral part of the HR service.
  • Operationally managing a multi-disciplinary employee health and wellbeing service, by monitoring, auditing, and evaluating all occupational health practices and interventions being carried out within the team and develop opportunities for improvement.
  • Providing professional guidance on the development of Human Resource policies, strategies and procedures to meet Council objectives and agendas that link to occupational health and wellbeing and people management issues; working flexibly across the HR Service on HR issues and projects to meet priority needs.
  • Reviewing service procedures and processes and implement changes as necessary, including producing records, statistics, and other information on a regular basis to demonstrate the contribution of the service to the organisation.
  • Ensuring effective case management of sickness absence referrals, ensuring these are undertaken in a timely and proactive manner, to assist the organisation in a key corporate priority in relation to attendance management in line with the Council’s policies and procedures.
  • Promoting and assisting with the development of and compliance with the Council’s equality, diversity, fairness and inclusion policies and plans.
  • Representing Human Resources and the Council as appropriate at local and regional meetings, to ensure effective development of occupational health strategies and interventions, as well as inputting into occupational safety initiatives and legislative requirements.
  • Writing reports and present at meeting forums, specific information to enable the organisation to make informed decisions linked to occupational health and wellbeing.
  • Discharging all duties in a professional manner.
Occupational Health Adviser

Salary: £35,745 - £43,421 plus relocation allowance

Location: Bradford/hybrid

In this role you will have responsibility for:

  • Assisting the Occupational Health Manager to deliver and provide an efficient and effective Employee Health and Wellbeing Service to Departments of the Council, Line Managers, Schools, and other beneficiaries of the service.
  • Providing a case management service in relation to sickness absence providing professional expertise in determining the need to refer employees for interventions, providing information and advice on fitness for work, adaptations, and reasonable adjustments in a timely manner.
  • Guiding and advising the organisation on issues which are linked to the Employee Health and Wellbeing agenda on a national and local level, ensuring that the service is proactive and continuously improves in its delivery and performance.
  • Representing the Human Resources Department and the Council as appropriate at local and regional meetings, to ensure effective development of occupational health strategies and interventions.
  • Writing reports and presenting at forums, specific information to enable the organisation to make an informed decision linked to employee health and wellbeing.
  • Carrying out health surveillance or statutory medical in line with health and safety legislation.
  • Monitoring, auditing and evaluating occupational health practices and interventions and developping options for improvement where necessary.
  • Actively working with external occupational health partners to ensure that an effective and efficient service is provided to the organisation.
  • Discharging all duties in a professional manner.
  • Producing records and other information on a regular basis to demonstrate the contribution of the service of occupational health and wellbeing.

About City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Why join Team Bradford at Bradford Council

If you care about making a difference and believe in the work you do (or the work you want to do), then we want to hear from you. Our workforce changes lives, so whatever the job might be, if you want to do it to the best of your ability and are passionate about the district then we want you in Team Bradford. Bradford Council is a great place to work and here are just a few of the reasons why!


As the leading employer in the district, we care about creating a great place to work. We want every employee to be able to say they love their job, whatever that might be. We provide support to help that happen, from recently improved performance management systems to a wide range of training and development opportunities.

The colleagues around you can make or break how you feel about work. Having positive workmates, with a can-do attitude, who want to help and who care about getting things right, can make a massive difference. Our Bradford Behaviours provide guidance about what is expected of all employees, to help make Bradford Council a great place to work for everyone.

What we Offer

At Bradford Council, we value our employees. Here is what you can expect when joining our team:

  • Onboarding and mentoring: Are fully inducted, mentored, and supported by experienced colleagues.
  • Growth & Development: We provide an environment that nurtures personal and professional growth, with opportunities for career progression and upskilling.
  • Diversity & Inclusion: We champion diversity and inclusion, ensuring our workplace is one in which all can thrive.


  • Work-Life Balance: We respect and promote a healthy work-life balance with flexible working arrangements whenever possible.
  • Robust Benefits Package: We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including a competitive pension scheme, generous annual leave, and access to our employee benefits and shopping discounts scheme ‘Vivup’
  • Contribution to Community: Your work will have real-world impact on our community, making Bradford a better place to live, work, and play.

Are you ready to make a difference? Join our team and be part of something special. Bradford Council - A great place to work and make a difference.

What can you expect from Bradford Council as an employer?

  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working (including hybrid working)
  • 29 days annual leave plus bank holidays, rising to 32 days plus bank holidays
  • Annual Travel Card and Discounted Car Parking
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Service Excellence Awards Learning and Development
  • The induction process, mentoring, and support of experienced colleagues.
  • Metrofit Card and Club Active
  • Bradford Credit Union
  • Our recently introduced employee benefits and shopping discounts scheme ‘Vivup’

The platform gives you access to:

  • Exclusive shopping discounts
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme (EAP)
  • Free will writing

About Bradford

Big, young and diverse, we are home to more than half a million people, vibrant communities, innovative businesses and institutions. The District is alive with energy, enterprise and goodwill and represents unrivalled potential, a growing pipeline of talent and exceptional quality of life at the heart of the north. Urban, bustling, streetwise, with an award-winning public realm, yet two- thirds rural with beautiful landscapes, and open spaces on the doorstep. The District offers leisure and lifestyle opportunities to suit everyone. A dynamic cultural sector is at the heart of Bradford’s vision for social and economic inclusion. The District has a proud cultural heritage and an eye-catching and fertile contemporary offer, with world class exponents of literature, film, music, art and cuisine.

Bradford District has more to offer than you might think
A local economy that’s valued at £12 billion. 10 million visitors a year. A compelling blend of the city and stunning countryside. The youngest district in the UK with nearly a third of the population aged under 20. And identified as the most improved city in the PriceWaterhouseCooper’s Good Growth 2019 Index. And it’s diverse – ethnic minorities form a third of the population with more than 150 languages spoken within the district. Geographically, our district includes the city of Bradford itself, the large town of Keighley and a number of smaller towns and villages many with their own strong and distinctive identities. From a cultural urban centre, to sweeping landscapes and stunning heritage towns – we have something for everyone across approximately 141 square miles, stretching across Airedale, Wharfedale and the Worth Valley. those moving to the area could choose Bradford city and the towns of Bingley, Ilkley, Keighley and Shipley or one of many other communities including Addingham, Baildon, Burley in Wharfedale, Cullingworth, Denholme, Eastburn, Eccleshill, Haworth, Menston, Oxenhope, Queensbury, Silsden, Steeton and Thornton.

Bradford is the UK City of Culture 2025
The year is set to deliver more than 1000 new performances and events including 365 artist commissions, a series of major arts festivals as well as exciting national and international collaborations. Its themes will be rooted in the unique heritage and character of Bradford and will reveal the magic of the district that is held in its people, its ambition, and above all, its potential. For more information about Bradford please see Welcome to Bradford - Bradford (

Key Documents

Please see the following links below:
Occupational Health Manager Job Description
Occupational Health Adviser Job Description
Bradford Council Plan 2021 to 2025
Better health, better lives | Bradford Council

Key dates
Closing: Midnight Sunday 10 March 2024
Shortlisting: Tuesday 12 March 2024
Interview : - w/c Monday 18 March 2024 in person at the offices of City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Contact us and apply now

For an informal confidential discussion either of these opportunities, please contact Sarah Hunter on 07816 251271 / or Leanne Auton 07815 028 548 / our recruitment partners - The Resourcing Solution.
After an initial conversation, we can arrange a further conversation with Chris Hardaker.

To apply please send your CV including a supporting statement in one Microsoft Word document. Applications should be emailed to Please state in your email header which role you wish to apply for.

It is important that your CV includes: your full contact details (telephone, email, address), full employment history (name of employer, job titles, dates of employment and salary), full education history (qualification, grade, dates and place of study), explanation of any gaps in employment and the contact details of at least two referees including your current / most recent employer indicating whether you consent to us contacting each referee prior to interview. Please also provide details of your current salary and notice period.

Your supporting statement should outline your motivation for applying and how you meet the criteria for the role.

We believe in the importance of inclusion, which is why we are always working towards being a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive employer. We welcome applications from people of colour and ethnic minority groups to join and strengthen our team.

Please note that the Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers, Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 requires that Councils ensure that all candidates applying for customer facing posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English. The criteria under special knowledge and experience on the job profiles outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate. Therefore, it is essential that you provide examples in your application.

DBS Requirements An enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service will be undertaken for this post.

We will not accept applications from agencies.

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