HOUSING, HEALTH AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Fixed Term Contract – up to 20 months
Based at Castle House and working in the Newark and Sherwood District
£156.06 per week (increasing to minimum wage for your age after 12 months)
Do you want to have a positive impact on people’s lives?
Do you have an interest in health and wellbeing?
Do you enjoy working with diverse groups of people?
If you can answer yes to the above questions, then our new apprenticeship may be for you!
Our new role of Health Improvement Apprentice is an excellent chance to take your first steps into a rewarding career. The ideal candidate will have a friendly, engaging personality and enjoy working in the community with a wide range of people. You will understand the importance of making healthy choices and be comfortable talking about health related topics, which can occasionally be sensitive, with the individuals and groups you are supporting.
This is a varied role and will involve working with the Health Improvement Officer in their delivery of a range of public health initiatives such as ‘Healthy Options Takeaway’ and ‘Breast Feeding Friendly’ as well as supporting the wellbeing@work programme both at the Council and in local businesses. In addition to this, you will also provide administrative support to the Health Improvement and Community Relations team.
As well as gaining valuable experience and vocational skills, as this is an apprenticeship position, you will also work towards a Level 3 Business Administration Standard alongside a Level 2 Certificate in Promoting Community Health and Wellbeing as well as undertaking a range of specific health related training.
This role will provide vital support to the team and allow the Council to deliver on the objectives of its Community Plan particularly in relation to improving the health and wellbeing of local residents and narrowing the gap in healthy life expectancy and other health outcomes.
Applicants will need to hold a GCSE at 9-4 (C or above), or equivalent, in English and Maths or be willing to undertake functional skills. You will also have a genuine interest in working in a health-related role, have excellent communication skills and be comfortable working both with groups out in the community as well as with your colleagues in the office.
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Helen Ellison on 01636 655990.
Veterans/family of forces/ex-forces, those in care/care leavers, and candidates who declare a disability (as defined under the Equality Act 2010) will be guaranteed an interview provided they have demonstrated that they meet the essential criteria of the post as detailed in the Person Specification on their application form.
Closing date: 9am, Monday 20 January 2020
Interview: Date to be confirmed