Occupational Health Practitioner

Home Based

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Job Category
Operations | Management
Home Based
£26,271 - £31,525
Closing date
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Total hours per week

Occupational Health Practitioner

We are recruiting for Occupational Health Practitioners who will deliver holistic health assessments to our participants accessing our employability services, enabling them to access appropriate support which will improve their ability to gain employment through better self-management of their physical and/or mental health and wellbeing needs.

As an Occupational Health Practitioner at Shaw Trust you will conduct health specific biopsychosocial assessments with participants remotely to identify specific health barriers for participants who are accessing our employability services to support them to find employment. You will manage your own caseload, deciding on priorities based on participant needs.

You will share your own knowledge and experience and contribute to programmes of learning, developing the professional knowledge and skills of other professionals within the Health Assessment Team and beyond in relation to clinical services and wellbeing issues.

Essential requirements:

  • You will have an allied health or nursing background or an equivalent qualification in behavioural or health sciences, with a post-graduate qualification in occupational health, as recognised by an appropriate professional body:
  • A physiotherapist, registered with HCPC
  • An accredited Occupational Psychologist
  • Nurse registered with NMC
  • Post graduate studies in occupational health, employability or disability management
  • Experience of working in a participant-focussed Occupational Health environment
  • Knowledgeable in mental health and wellbeing with the ability to articulate in both clinical and employment-related contexts the role of employment in improving mental and emotional wellbeing

This is a great time to join Shaw Trust as we grow our Health and Wellbeing services. We have full and part time opportunities, please outline in your supporting statement if you are seeking a part time position. Download the Job Description for full details.


Home based

Salary: £26,271.00 to £31,525.00 (FTE)

Successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Please note that we will be shortlisting candidates during the advertising period. 

Employee Benefits

As well as helping to make a positive difference to people’s lives our employee benefits include:

  • 25 days annual leave per year (plus bank holidays), with incremental increases post 3 years’ service up to 28 days, and the option to purchase additional holiday
  • 2 days paid volunteering leave each year
  • An enhanced pension scheme after 6 months
  • Life Assurance at 3 times your annual salary rate
  • Access to a suite of learning and development opportunities including paid for apprenticeship and masters’ levels qualifications, and management development programmes
  • Opportunities to connect with our employee diversity networks (LGBTQ+ Support Network, Racial Equality Network, Disability Equality Network, Women’s Network)
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives including internal support, employee assistance programme and health cash plan

Our Strategy

To find out more about Shaw Trusts aims in our 2030 Strategic Directive available here: https://www.shawtrust.org.uk/content/uploads/2020/09/Vision-2030-Strategic-Directive-5-9.pdf 

Join a diverse and inclusive organisation

Shaw Trust is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment, where every employee, regardless of their background or lived experience, feels that they belong and can progress in their career:

  • We are proud to be certified as an employer who meets the National Equality Standard, the accepted standard for inclusiveness in business across the UK.
  • We are Disability Confident Leaders, support the guaranteed interview scheme and use of the government’s Access to Work scheme. 
  • Living our values, we are keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within our organisation.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community including from people with lived experience and/or knowledge of disability or social exclusion.

If you have accessibility requirements and would like information in a different format, email: resourcing@shaw-trust.org.uk to make alternative arrangements. 

Shaw Trust reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that screening and interviews will take place upon receipt of suitable applications, so please do not delay in applying and being considered for this position.