Health and Wellbeing Manager

In the Crick's Safety Health & Sustainability Team.

Part of Crick Operations.

Key information

Job reference
From £49,179 subject to skills and experience, with benefits
Application close date
23 January 2022, 23:59 GMT
Hours per week
36 (full time)
Posted 06 January 2022

Health & Wellbeing Manager

Reports to:

Director of Safety, Health & Sustainability

Contact term:

This is a full-time, permanent position on Crick terms and conditions of employment.

Project summary:

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of our staff at The Francis Crick Institute. The post holder will manage the strategic, operational and coordination areas on all health and wellbeing activities across the organisation. They will be guided by the Health and Wellbeing Steering Group and its chair - the Head of COO Office. The individual will be placed within the Safety, Health and Sustainability team and work in a matrix style with People (HR) and Occupational Health. The main areas of responsibility are to:

  • Deliver the health and wellbeing vision.
  • Work alongside the Safety, Health and Sustainability (SHS), People (HR) and Occupational Health teams and the Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) to provide support for our staff. 
  • Take the lead for all health and wellbeing advice and activities.
  • Take the lead in supporting the delivery of an effective occupational health service and health risk reduction programme.
  • Take the lead in successfully delivering wellbeing projects and workshops. 
  • Use health and wellbeing knowledge to contribute towards the creation of evidence-based policy and guidelines.

This role may be of interest for:

  • Occupational Health practitioners who are interested in broadening and developing their skills in organisational wellbeing  
  • Established wellbeing practitioners looking to move into a broader wellbeing function

Key responsibilities

These include but are not limited to:

  • Lead the development and implementation of health and wellbeing initiatives and projects within the Crick, working with HR, Occupational Health and SHS.
  • Liaise with external bodies and suppliers to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of projects and best practice.
  • Manage the outputs and initiatives driven from the health and wellbeing steering group and sub groups.
  • Lead on the coordination and delivery of annual wellbeing and benefits events working with the reward and benefits team and occupational health.
  • Lead the Crick MHFA team, delivering training, coordinating activity and communication to ensure the group is enabled, supported and trained.
  • Lead on support for occupational health service delivery, and with the OHS deliver a health risk reduction programme.
  • Lead on the development and provision of wellbeing training and development for colleagues at the Crick.
  • Manage the wellbeing budget and service provision, with regular progress meetings and supplier management.
  • Provide occupational health and wellbeing management information and reports on a monthly and quarterly basis to the Exec, and health and wellbeing steering group.
  • Ownership and delivery of a wellbeing calendar and organising the relevant activities or providing advice in line with government guidance.

Key experience and competencies

The post holder should embody and demonstrate our core Crick values: bold, imaginative, open, dynamic and collegial, in addition to the following:


Qualifications, experience and competencies:  

  • Relevant qualification clinical, physical or mental health area or equivalent experience. Proven delivery of health and wellbeing strategies or action plans.
  • Experience of developing and maintaining effective relationships both internally and externally with other business areas/ organisations.
  • Ability to give wellbeing advice and sign post colleagues to Crick initiatives or external bodies.
  • A strong background in supporting people to improve their general health and wellbeing.
  • Well-developed skills and expertise in the field of health and wellbeing (or related fields such as organisational development / human resources). 
  • Proven experience in successful project management data analysis and research, and evidence-based policy creation.
  • Proven ability to work with autonomy at fast pace in an energising role, managing own projects and workload.
  • Demonstrate high levels of initiative and problem-solving skills.
  • Computer literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing skills with proven experience of having worked closely with senior leaders / board members through to staff, contractors and suppliers.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ethical and accountable behaviour.
  • Excellent problem solving, judgement and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team. 
  • Be self-motivated, organised, flexible and caring.
  • Be self-starter and able to adapt to demands of the organisation.


Qualifications, experience and competencies:

  • Experience within the autism specialist, learning disability, or mental health sector.
  • Understanding or previous experience of working with occupational health services.
  • Have certification in relevant courses to provide accurate advice (e.g smoking cessation, weight loss management, mental health 1st aider etc). 
  • Experience of working with Occupational Health Services.