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£38,376 to £41,718 Per year
13 May 2022 16:13:00
Closing Date:
26 May 2022 17:00:00


Location:               HQ Health Services (People, Standards & Development Command)

Salary:                   Grade - Principal Officer 1 £38,376 to £41,718 – with a market forces supplement up to Principal Officer 2 £42,783 - £45,996 for 3 years subject to review based on full time hours of 37 per week.

                              Exact salary will be determined by previous Police Occupational Health experience.

Starting salary will be based on qualifications and experience.

Hours:                   37 Hours per week

Job Type:              Permanent

Closing Date:         5pm Thursday 26 May 2022

About the role:

We are looking for a highly motivated, experienced, and qualified Occupational Health Advisor to work as part of our friendly, small occupational health team.

You will be required to deliver the full remit of Occupational Health within a challenging and busy environment. Although not exhaustive, this role includes primarily - providing expert, evidence-based case management services for referrals relating to attendance and fitness for work and providing professional, comprehensive and evidence based written reports.  Providing expert advice in respect of legislative requirements and best practice relating to Occupational Health. Undertaking of medicals and evaluation of clinical results, health screening and surveillance and the provision of other services such as pre-employment screening, health assessments and health promotion.

The Occupational Health team consists of a Health Services Manager, one full time and one part time Occupational Health Advisors, two full time Health Services’ Assistants, one full time Occupational Health Technician, and a contractual Occupational Health Physician.

Within the role of Occupational Health Advisor, you will be required to do occasional off site working within County Durham and Darlington. 

It is anticipated that applicants should have at least 5 years professional experience as a Registered General Nurse in Occupational Health and have attained a post graduate Diploma/Degree in Occupational Health.

In order to succeed in this role you will require excellent communication skills, both oral and written, high levels of emotional resilience, a flexible approach and be confident in decision making.  High personal integrity is a must, as is a sensitive and discreet approach to both the needs of the individual and the organisation. 

Durham Constabulary is an equal opportunities employer and boasts generous terms and conditions of employment which include a generous annual leave entitlement, a flexible approach to work/life balance issues and a competitive pension plan.



Durham Constabulary has a strict vetting requirement and any offer of employment will be subject to appropriate vetting levels which will be maintained / updated throughout the period of service.  In addition, applicants should have been a UK resident for at least 3 years prior to the date of application. However in the event that applicants have not been resident in the UK for at least 3 years  and can provide a VERIFIABLE certificate from the Police of any country where they have taken temporary residence to indicate that they have not been convicted of any offence whilst in that country or involved in any investigation by a Law Enforcement Agency which includes being interviewed, arrested, issued with any penalty notice, charged or cautioned irrespective of whether that offence is an offence within the United Kingdom, then this will be considered as part of the recruitment vetting process. Individuals who are not able to meet this criteria will be subject to appropriate risk assessment by the Force Counter Corruption & Vetting Unit.


Applicable to all staff (officers, staff and volunteers) engaged in public facing roles and is effective from 12/04/2016. This requirement is intended to ensure that Constabulary staff in public facing roles present a professional corporate image to everyone. The Constabulary does not seek to discriminate against anyone who has tattoos and recognises the prevalence of body art in modern society and the right of each individual to make their own choices about their appearance.

The Force vision aspires to the provision of an excellent policing service which inspires confidence in all victims and communities. With that in mind this policy seeks to minimise, as far as is reasonably possible, any negative perception or misconception which could be drawn by the communities we serve based on appearance, which would serve to diminish confidence in the Constabulary as a whole.   

Any tattoo anywhere on the body that is:

  • obscene,
  • or advocates sexual, racial, ethnic, or religious discrimination, by written word or design

is prohibited. The presence of such a tattoo would preclude an applicant from passing the recruitment process for employment with the Constabulary. 

Tattoos which are visible on the face, scalp, ears, neck and hands are not considered appropriate for those who are in public facing roles. ‘Public facing’ also extends to include those employees who engage with partner agencies. 

The practical effect of this policy, in respect of applicants for any public facing role in the Constabulary, may be to preclude any such applicant in circumstances where visible tattoos on the face, scalp, ears, neck or hands.

However, in rare circumstances, the Constabulary may consider the merits of any individual application to be exempted from elements of this policy in relation to tattoos.  Decisions in regarding such exemptions will be made via a panel comprising the Chief Constable, Deputy Chief Constable/Chief of Staff for the OPVC, Head of People, Standards and Development Command and the Strategic Resource Manager. 

Where recognised cultural factors pertain, the Constabulary undertakes to give specific consideration to the merits of any individual application to be exempted from elements of this policy.

Positive Action

Our force takes part in Positive Action which aims to increase recruitment applications from all underrepresented groups. People with language skills, different cultures and backgrounds are encouraged to apply our organisation. We are committed to building our relationships with minority communities and encouraging them to join our policing family.

We value people from all diverse areas of the community and work closely with internal and external support groups to ensure our staff have access to the most appropriate support and career development needs possible to be able to positively contribute to the policing of our communities.

Please note that all formal applications made to Durham Constabulary for employment will be based on merit.

In support of Durham Constabulary’s commitment to recruiting a police service which is representative of our communities, our aim is to support and inform potential candidates from all protected characteristic groups, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background. For more information in relation to recruitment opportunities, please contact:

Qualifications / Experience Test

Qualifications: Registered General Nurse (Part 1 NMC Register) and Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Part 3 NMC Register).

If you possess an equivalent qualification you must clearly outline this on your application.  Failure to do say may result in your application not being progressed.

Further information regarding the relevancy of equivalent qualifications is available from the OfQual website at

                              Successful candidates will be required to provide copies of all relevant qualifications.



How to apply

To Apply

Durham Constabulary welcome applications from everyone, but as members of ethnic minority groups are currently under-represented, we would encourage applications from these groups. Appointment will be based on merit.

For further information please view the Job Description and Person Specification

To apply please complete the Pers 198 Police Staff Application Form.

Completed application forms should be returned to

Hard copy applications will not be accepted.

Please note that Curriculum Vitaes (CVs) will not be accepted.

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