Health and Wellbeing Practitioner - Occupational Health

Salary £32,236 - £35,548 (pro-rata)

Hours 17.5

Location: McDonald Road, Edinburgh

Closing Date: Sunday, 7 January 2018



Recruitment Information Pack


The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has a Health and Wellbeing Department providing occupational health and fitness services to over 8000 staff. Our workforce profile covers a range of staff groups including operational Firefighters, Control and Support staff, each of them having distinct health and wellbeing requirements to support them in safely carrying out their roles.

This is an exciting time to join our team to ensure we offer the best possible provision to all staff regardless of their geographical location across Scotland.

We are looking for dynamic Health and Wellbeing Practitioner (Occupational Health) to work with us. We have a part-time vacancy (17.5 hours per week) located in Edinburgh with travel across the East of Scotland. There is flexibility on which days of the week clinics are delivered. Candidates are advised that while this post is currently based at McDonald Road Fire Station, it will move to SFRS East SDA HQ, Newbridge.

If successful, you will support the Lead Health and Wellbeing Practitioner (OH) in meeting SFRS objectives in particular our commitment to enhance firefighter safety. As part of a multidisciplinary team consisting of both occupational health and fitness professionals, you would have responsibilities for delivering a range of our clinical activities.

We are looking for registered nurses who either hold or are working towards the Diploma/Degree in Occupational Health/Public Health (Registered Specialist Community Public Health Practitioner).

We also welcome applications from registered nurses with post registration experience, who are looking for an opportunity to move into an Occupational Health environment. We will support the development of appropriately experienced nurses through the Diploma/Degree in Occupational Health/Public Health (Registered Specialist Community Public Health Practitioner), therefore candidates must be willing to commit to this development programme.

If you have the relevant skills, experience and you are willing to travel/relocate, please complete your application. Please be advised that travel/relocation costs will not be provided.

Full details of the role and our recruitment process can be found in the attached information pack. 

Salary on appointment will normally be at the lower salary point, with progression subject to regular review - in line with the SFRS performance appraisal arrangements. A higher salary placing will be considered in exceptional circumstances subject to experience demonstrated.

These posts are subject to the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exemptions) Scotland Order 2003. Therefore the successful candidate's will be subject to a Standard Disclosure record check through Disclosure Scotland.

If you are a team player and possess the necessary skills you are invited to apply. In return you will be offered:

A competitive salary and benefits package including:

-  Commitment to support your professional development

-  26 days annual leave per year rising to 32 after 5 years’ service plus 6 public holidays (pro-rata)

-  An opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

-  Group Life Assurance (contributory)

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all sectors of the community. In addition, we are committed to being a “Disability Confident Employer” and will ensure that all applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the role are invited for interview.

If you would like to apply in a different format, please telephone Steven Arnott on 01698 402567 or email