A career with BHSF occupational health

Making a difference

At BHSF Occupational Health, we provide a range of occupational health support services including:

  • New-starter health screenings
  • Role-specific medicals
  • Immunisations and vaccinations
  • Health surveillance
  • Sickness absence referrals.
  • We also offer additional services, including ergonomic, physiotherapy, mental health support and health and wellbeing initiatives.

 Our clients are from a real variety of sectors such as:

  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Engineering (Public sector such as councils, NHS Trusts)

We are reaccredited with Safe, Effective, Quality Occupational Health Service (SEQOHS). SEQOHS represents a quality mark demonstrating that accredited OH services provide safe, effective, quality OH care for workers in both the public and private sectors. Managed by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) it provides independent and impartial recognition that an occupational health service provider has objectively demonstrated their competence to a team of trained assessors.

We are a nationwide provider of occupational health services and have clinics positioned throughout the UK & Ireland including Birmingham, Belfast, Liverpool, London Newcastle & Dublin. 

Established in 1873, we are one of the oldest names in healthcare serving over 5,000 public and private sector businesses across the UK. This translates into support for over 1.7million individuals through our occupational health solutions plus BHSF health insurance and employee benefits policies.

We have extensive experience in helping to build better workplaces for leading brands and businesses. We create robust partnerships with our clients, based on the specific needs of their teams and operational structures. Many of these services can now be delivered contact-free and remotely, as we’ve tailored our support in response to the specific constraints of the COVID-era. So what better place to start your own career in OH.

Join our team

Our current OH opportunities

  • Part-time OHT Role Fixed site in Ashbourne (3 days)
  • Full-time Peripatetic OHT role in Belfast
  • Full-time OH Manager role can be Hybrid or 100% home working
  • Full-time hybrid OHA role in Milton Keynes – 3 days remote, 2 days at customer site
  • Part-time hybrid OHA role in Newbury 2 days per month onsite, rest of the time remote

BHSF feels like a family, and in the time that I have been with the company I have felt supported and appreciated and would recommend this company to anyone who is wishing to pursue a career in occupational health.

For Occupational Health Advisors (OHAs) looking to take the next steps in a career in health management, then BHSF could be just the right environment for you.


  • You’ll need a diploma/Degree in Occupational Health (you will need to be registered on part 1 of the NMC register) with 2 + years amount of experience and be able to demonstrate a range of clinical skills thanks to this experience of working as an Occupational Health Adviser.
  • We’re looking for customer focused individuals who can work well independently, as well as part of a team. Good organisational skills and excellent interpersonal skills are essential to the role.

Thanks to our heritage and breadth of experience, you’ll be exposed to a wide variety of OH services, delivering health assessments and screening across a variety of workplace settings.

I have worked in many different environments and jobs, but occupational health is definitely my ‘best fit’, I love the fact that you can make a difference to peoples’ lives, and I have a good work-life balance. I am always learning new things in the job and the interaction with others is rewarding, plus the scope to offer advice and input is limitless.

We are a caring and supportive company, understanding our customers’ needs and offering insightful solutions that come from a place of knowledge and expertise. We value trust and opportunity, providing an agile workplace where our people can achieve and fulfil their potential. A team environment is essential to success which is why we empower people by listening to them and giving them the freedom to be creative and express themselves.

Flexibility is also key which is why our roles are available with adaptable working options which work around an individual’s lifestyle. Our roles vary with full-time homeworking, part-time homeworking or full-time site-based opportunities available.

This flexibility is also complemented with a fantastic package of training and support.

  • Competitive salary and benchmarked in the industry
  • Yearly NMC subscription paid
  • Access to our products – BHSF RISE and Connect
  • Competitive contributory pension
  • Option to buy additional annual leave
Join our team

If you are interested in joining us, we would love to hear from you. Simply fill out your details below:

    Enjoying the difference

    But what makes us different is that we are a not-for-profit organisation so all our profits get invested back into the business where we invest in our staff to ensure they reach their full potential. We will ensure that your competencies are up to date and will put you forward for internal and external training. We encourage you to reach for stars and any senior position we always look to promote from within first before going external.

    We want our staff to make a career with us and actively encourage those who want to progress.

    We know that BHSF is a great place to work, but why not hear from some of those who are working within our OH team as we speak:

    The trainee academy was the chance for me to finally start my career journey in Occupational Health, a goal of mine since I started as a RGN. I’m thankful for the trainee academy’s support through this steep learning curve. My mentors and fellow colleagues have been fantastic, very supportive and I feel like I’ve made friends for life.

    Laura AlexanderTrainee Occupational Health Advisor

    I have now worked for BHSF for 2 years and 7 months and I have to say I absolutely love working for the company. I started on the trainee programme and was keen to start my degree immediately but was advised that working for a year, prior to the start of the degree programme would be more beneficial, and this has proved to be the case.

    Belinda KennedyOccupational Health Advisor

    We have a great team of nurses and doctors who are always on-hand to give speedy advice and support via our instant-messaging channels. Initial concerns over travelling to different sites to deliver assessments and screenings, were short-lived, as BHSF ensures teams have the facilities and equipment needed.

    Richard PowellOccupational Health Advisor

    I have worked in my current role as an Occupational Health Adviser with BHSF for 19 years. Prior to this I was with the NHS and some big well-known industrial and retail organisations, so moving to a private company wasn’t without change. That need to adapt has been key as things have evolved so much in those years. Technology has moved forward rapidly and my role as a nurse has developed beyond recognition, bringing with it much more responsibility and independent decision-making. But I have felt supported every step of the way.

    Experienced occupational health advisor

    I find BHSF to be an extremely supportive organisation, I have a great manager who encourages me to step out of my comfort zone, while at the same time providing excellent advice and guidance. I mainly work in two factories which allows me to develop a relationship and an understanding of the business needs, however sometimes I am required to provide OH services to other companies, which can come with challenges, but also provides a refreshing change.

    Occupational health advisor

    There’s no being thrown in at the deep end; support is always on hand thanks to a fantastic administrative team who go above and beyond to ensure everything that needs to be in place, is. I enjoy the independent working, but never feel isolated or alone. Technology helps to bring together our national network of colleagues, to share experiences, update knowledge and have fun!

    Experienced occupational health advisor

    BHSF provides an extra 20 days study leave each year for the degree programme. The degree requires a lot of extra learning and input; however, it is extremely enjoyable and made easier by the fact that it is a subject I enjoy.

    Occupational health advisor