Chief Medical Adviser

Chief Medical Adviser:
Location: Carrickfergus
Ref; HRCMA0816
Salary: £78,275
(In certain circumstances, a recruitment and retention allowance
in the range of £25,000 - £40,000 may also be available on
appointment in addition to basic salary, where the applicant has
demonstrated exceptionally relevant skills or experience)

Closing Date 6th January 2017 at 3.00pm

The Chief Medical Adviser is the most senior and expert adviser on
health and well-being matters in the Police Service of Northern
Ireland and is responsible for the provision of professional advice to
the Chief Constable, police and police staff on matters relating to
occupational health issues.

The Chief Medical Adviser will play a pivotal role in ensuring first
line managers and senior leaders receive accurate, comprehensive
and timely advice in respect of officers and staff who are either
absent through sickness or in duty adjusted roles. This post is
critical in managing the impact of sickness absence for all officers
and staff within the service.

The Chief Medical Adviser must have the capacity to contribute to
and influence the Senior Management Team (SMT), engage with
partner organisations including other emergency and police services
nationally, have strong leadership qualities and the ability to
motivate a multi-disciplinary team of around 40 staff. The role holder
must also have the ability to manage and control financial resources
in the region of £3 million annually.

This is a role for an experienced occupational health practitioner
with a valid General Medical Council registration, and is an
accredited specialist in the field of occupational health. The Chief
Medical Adviser will act as clinical lead for a multi-disciplinary team,
maintaining a high standard of service delivery against a reducing
budget. The role requires the regular application of good judgment
based on a high level of professional clinical knowledge and
expertise, a broad knowledge of medico-legal issues and experience
of the delivery of several healthcare disciplines within the
occupational health setting, including reasonable adjustment,
rehabilitation, and ill-health-retirement.

The Police Service of Northern
Ireland is committed to the
principles of appointments based
on merit with independent
assessment, openness and
transparency of process. The
Police Service is also committed
to equality of opportunity and
welcomes applications from all
suitably qualified applicants
irrespective of religious belief,
disability, ethnic origin, political
opinion, age, gender, marital
status, sexual orientation or
whether or not they have
In aiming to have a workforce
representative of the community
we serve, applications from
Females, Roman Catholics and
members of ethnic minority
communities are particularly