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Trainee Health and Wellbeing Adviser

  • Employer: Horsham District Council
  • Reference: CS1566
  • Published: Mon 23/01/2023, 8:36 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 06/02/2023, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £23,194 - £25,409 pa
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Horsham, West Sussex

Horsham District Council are looking for a Trainee Health and Wellbeing Adviser to join our established Health and Wellbeing Team to support the delivery of the Wellbeing Hub across the Horsham District. This is a new opportunity to embed yourself into the team, learn the essential elements that enable the team to succeed and gain experience and qualifications in health and lifestyle interventions.

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.

This post requires some flexibility, as occasional weekend and evening work may be required.

As Health and Trainee Wellbeing Adviser, you will:

  • Work with Wellbeing Advisors and undertake training to gain skills, knowledge, and experience within the different service areas including general lifestyle interventions, NHS Health Checks and Smoking Cessation
  • Act as first point of contact for members of the public (face to face at reception, telephone and via email), health professionals and other organisations
  • Monitor and maintain the Wellbeing Service inbox, triaging, replying to and assigning to other team members as appropriate
  • Assess eligibility for in-house services such as Weight Management and Physical Activity, liaising with external services where appropriate
  • Monitor and maintain the Wellbeing Service databases and support the production of quarterly monitoring reports for Public Health
  • Liaise with internal and external partners to book venues, coordinate group sessions and promote the service
  • Assist with organising events to promote the Wellbeing Service and to identify new opportunities for promotion
  • Facilitate the creation and payment of invoices through the Council’s finance system

To succeed as Health and Trainee Wellbeing Adviser, you will have:

  • An interest in health and wellbeing issues
  • Knowledge of the benefits of healthy eating, weight management, physical activity and stress reduction on health and wellbeing
  • An awareness of nutrition and healthy lifestyle interventions
  • Customer service experience with good interpersonal and communication skills
  • A passion for promoting health and wellbeing
  • Highly motivated with excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Good IT skills and ability to use basic Microsoft packages effectively
  • The ability to work within a team and under own initiative

For an informal discussion about this role please call Tess Davison, Health and Wellbeing Manager on 01403 215265.

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’ (199.8 hours) 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 circa 20% of pensionable salary. The Council also provides reimbursement for professional subscriptions and access to a car lease scheme. Most of our office-based roles have the potential for hybrid working, we are currently trialling a 50/50 home/office working model, subject to review.

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.

Internal applicants, if you would like to apply for the role, please submit an expression of interest to HR@horsham.gov.uk explaining clearly how you meet the criteria and what you feel you can bring to the role.

  • Employer: Horsham District Council
  • Reference: CS1566
  • Published: Mon 23/01/2023, 8:36 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 06/02/2023, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £23,194 - £25,409 pa
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Horsham, West Sussex

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