Horsham District Council are looking for a Health and Wellbeing Adviser (Projects & Groups) to join our established Health and Wellbeing Team to support the delivery of the Wellbeing Hub across the Horsham District. The Wellbeing service is part of a county-wide programme in West Sussex to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent ill-health within our local communities. The service provides information, advice and signposts local people to services for help and support.
As Health and Wellbeing Adviser (Projects & Groups) you will be responsible for and lead on the delivery of the Horsham weight management programme and support the delivery of other programmes such as pre diabetes courses and workplace health. The post holder will also provide support on a one to one and group basis using motivational interviewing techniques to identify and to advise on lifestyle behaviour change which will prevent future ill health.
To succeed as Health and Wellbeing Adviser (Projects & Groups), you will be highly motivated with a good understanding of healthy lifestyles and wellbeing issues. Ideally you will have experience of delivering health and wellbeing advice and support using brief interventions and/or motivational interviewing techniques working with both individuals and groups. You will have excellent organisation skills and be able to manage conflicting priorities, have good interpersonal and communication skills, be reliable and be able to work independently as well as part of a team. You will be able to work proactively and on your own initiative.
This post requires flexibility, as some weekend and evening work will be required. You must have a full driving licence and have access to a car.
Horsham District Council encourages and supports their employees to have a healthy work life balance by supporting their professional development as well as offering 27 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata), a generous benefits package and an online platform offering discounts from online retailers. Staff are eligible to join a contributory pension scheme where the Council contributes 20% of pensionable salary. The Council also provides reimbursement for professional subscriptions and access to a car lease scheme.
If you would like to apply for the role, we highly recommend you show clearly within the ‘Experience Section’ of the application form how you meet the essential criteria detailed within the Role Profile when applying. If you do not make this clear, it is unlikely you will be shortlisted for interview.