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  • Advert number: 351117-0
  • Posted Date: 17/02/14
  • Closing Date: 07/03/14



SALARY RANGE £75,249 - £84,667 PER ANNUM

With the ability to earn up to £101,451


An opportunity to Job Share will be considered for this role

A challenging and exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a GMC Registered Specialist Occupational Physician in a well established and busy Occupational Health environment. The Occupational Health Unit provides a comprehensive service to the employees of Cardiff Council (CC) and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS).

This is a joint appointment where the duties will be split 50/50 between both organisations.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our Occupational Health Team. The purpose of the physician role is to:

  • Enhance and maintain the health of people at work, ensuring they operate safely
  • Improve organisational effectiveness by providing expert medical advice to senior management, in line with organisational objectives
  • To liaise, as necessary, with relevant public sector bodies and local authorities to enhance collaborative working arrangements in line with Welsh Government guidance

Duties will involve working at strategic level with the relevant Heads of Department within CC and SWFRS to provide a cost effective service to both organisations. The post will also involve supporting the management of sickness absence across both organisations.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills at all levels, be client focused and an effective team player. Excellent communication and relationship/networking skills will be key to working with partner organisations on collaborative undertakings and for advising Authority Members at a strategic level.

Applications from candidates who are within 6 months of achieving Specialist Registration will be considered.

Progress through the salary range should normally take no more than 5 years depending on experience, qualifications and responsibilities.

A consultant within this band who demonstrates a significant contribution to the development of Occupational Health Services for both CC and SWFRS can earn up to £101,451.

Informal meetings to discuss the role can be arranged between Tuesday, 18th February and Friday, 7th March 2014. To make the necessary arrangements, please contact Nicola Davies, PA to the Head of HR, SWFRS, on the following number: 01443 232135.

Closing date for receipt of applications is midday on Friday, 7th March 2014.

Application Packs are available as follows:
download from the website:
or by emailing
or by telephoning 01443 232200.

It is anticipated that the selection process will take place during the week commencing Monday, 24th March 2014.

CC and SWFRS believe in the real value of having a diverse workforce and proactively encourage applicants from all sectors of the community to apply.