DBS4910 Health and Wellbeing Trainer (Health checks)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
21/08/2022 23:59
£25,927 to £27,514 pa
Hours per week:
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Employment Location:
Any location within North Tyneside
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Closing date:
21 Aug
Further Information

The Sport and Leisure Service is looking to recruit a Health and Wellbeing Trainer to deliver community and workplace health checks in North Tyneside. This is a brand-new post who will also work alongside colleagues to deliver our Active North Tyneside programmes.

You will be responsible for developing relationships with a wide range of partners including GPs and voluntary organisations. You will work alongside them, coordinating and delivering health checks in their local communities and offering relevant advice and signposting to further services. There will be a focus in areas where residents have poorer health and are experiencing inequalities. You will already have experience working towards a common goal with partners to achieve positive outcomes.

The health checks could include checking blood pressure and atrial fibrillation as well understanding lifestyles and offering needs led lifestyle advice. This post is important to our prevention strategy; if we can identify a risk factor now; we can hopefully prevent something worse in the future. You will also be responsible for planning and delivering other lifestyle interventions related to physical activity and healthy weight. These would be in target areas, again focussing on residents who have poorer health.

You will also focus on workforce health; delivering health checks for staff and giving advice and training in the workplace to support our Make Every Contact Count (Healthy Conversations) programme.

You will be engaging and influential. Building rapport with groups and individuals will come naturally to you and you will support people in a way which is right for them. Encouraging lifestyle change is a big part of the role and you will have the confidence, tenacity and sensitivity to have those, sometimes trickier, conversations.

You will have experience of delivering individual lifestyle interventions alongside experience of delivering group activities. You will have demonstrable experience of how you have supported people through change. You will also be able to demonstrate how you can forward plan and juggle tasks in the short and medium term. Strong organisation skills are essential, and you will have excellent IT skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office Programmes.

Experience of working as part of a team is also essential.

A good general school education, (GCSE English and Maths grade C / 4) is essential as and you must have experience in delivering health / physical activity interventions with both groups and individuals. Additional qualifications in nutrition and physical activity and qualified to degree level would also be desirable alongside previous experience of delivering health checks.

The post is full time, 37 hours per week and flexible working arrangements apply.

Please ensure you reference your skill set in relation to the job description and person specification for the post in your application. Only candidates who evidence the essential criteria will be considered for interview. If there are a high volume of applicants, the desirable criteria may also be used to shortlist potential candidates.

The post holder will be expected to work evenings and weekends to support business needs.

If you require any further details, please contact:
Gillian Adam – Operational Manager – e-mail: gillian.adam@northtyneside.gov.uk.

Please be advised that this position will require an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

North Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

In addition, staff and volunteers are expected to familiarise themselves with all relevant policies, procedures and guidance in relation to safeguarding children and safe practice with vulnerable adults. Within North Tyneside, safeguarding is everybody’s business.