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2023-11-30 00:00:00




Rail Safety and Standards Board

Rail Safety and Standards Board, Occupational Health Principal Strategy Implementation Manager

Location: London with flexible working
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Competitive
Directorate: System Safety and Health 
Reports to: Professional Head of Public Safety, Health and Wellbeing
Closing date: 30/11/2023

The Rail Safety and Standards Board is the independent safety, standards and research body for Great Britain’s rail network. They help to make an evolving railway safer, more efficient and more sustainable. The Rail Safety and Standards Board manage a research programme; collect, collate and analyse data; and develop standards for the railway across Great Britain. They deliver standards, information and guidance for all aspects of railway operations, as well as health and wellbeing, sustainability, infrastructure and rolling stock asset integrity, customer satisfaction, performance, and safety. Through their Affiliation programme, they also make some of that information and guidance available to overseas organisations and other industries.

The role: 
As the Occupational Health Principal Strategy Implementation Manager you will be responsible for the delivery of RSSB’s biomedical workstreams (occupational health, occupational hygiene and public health). You will use your expertise to assess and prioritise the industry’s needs, collaboratively refine roadmaps for these areas, help secure resourcing for solutions, and oversee all projects from inception through to implementation and evaluation. You will work closely with their Principal Health and Wellbeing Specialist to deliver a joined up biopsychosocial programme. You will need to work jointly whilst being able to hold a position of authority and autonomy. You will provide technical supervision and line manage a team.

The most challenging part of the job is to establish effective ways of working with industry partners, building collaboration, overcoming barriers to help mitigate risks in health and safety and realisation of the Industry’s Health and Safety strategy. The biomedical workstreams will reflect your vision and the vision of the RWA, and it must be part of a cohesive wider health and wellbeing programme. You will need to be able to influence from top-down and bottom-up.

The purpose of this role is to provide technical expertise and leadership on the prevention and management of ill-health at a population and individual level, through developing guidance, research projects and contributing to diverse communication channels.

-Hold an occupational health qualification, for example certificate, diploma, or degree.
-Current NMC/GMC registration with extensive post-registration practice experience.
-Active registration to the Society of Occupational Medicine.
-Proven strategic experience of leadership in occupational or public health and partnership working in a large multi-disciplinary organisation.
-Experience of health promotion and health and safety at work.
-Established experience of and ability to influence and motivate senior leaders and organisations to contribute to evidence-based approaches to improving workforce and public health.
-Experience of delivering a health communications strategy.
-Communicate effectively and share thoughts and ideas through methods appropriate to the audience.
-Adapt and respond effectively when embracing new opportunities, change and in navigating uncertainty.
-Actively contribute as part of a team and work towards achieving team goals and outcomes.
-Take responsibility and demonstrate accountability in completing tasks and achieving objectives, actively seeking to resolve problems and identify opportunities.
-Committed to customer service and placing customer satisfaction at the heart of their success to ensure they deliver against their shared goals.
-Incorporate an inclusive leadership style, developing and retaining talent and constructively challenging habits and assumptions whilst remaining inclusive and ensuring everyone is heard.
-Act and make decisions based on a good understanding of the current and future needs of the organisation to perform to a high standard and focus on delivering outcomes.
-Positively communicates and delivers with impact and influence.

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Closing Date: 2023-11-30 00:00:00