Tier 1 and 2 Weight Management Service Project Lead

Salary: £26,000- £29,000

Hours: 18.75 hours per week

Location: Bolton

Closing Date: 28th August 2023

Please quote job reference: ABL 442

Your Health Bolton overview

ABL Health delivers the Tier 1 and Tier 2 Weight Management Service, Your Health Bolton, commissioned by Bolton Council. The service will support Bolton residents to improve their health literacy and understanding of health and behaviour change whilst also supporting them to lose weight. The service will also offer information and proactively support service users access to local organisations.

Role Purpose:

You will lead Your Health Bolton, the Tier 1 and Tier 2 Weight Management Service, commissioned by Bolton Council, day-to-day operations to provide an outstanding service to people who wish to lose weight, move and improve their health literacy. The service will be easily accessible and provide high-quality, evidence-based support, information and advice to individuals, communities, and broader system partners. Engagement with the local community leaders, health professionals, and key system stakeholders will form a significant part of the role, enabling the health inequality messages to be heard and allowing priority groups to benefit from the community and system-level service.

The successful candidate will work alongside the Obesity Professional Lead, Weight Management and Wellbeing services Quality and Improvement Lead, and your line manager.

You will be a motivated, passionate, organised, and proactive leader with significant experience in public health, and managing delivery teams. ABL takes a strength-focused asset-based approach to community delivery, looking to innovate, partner, and enhance local delivery. The role will require dynamic leadership which embraces the vision and values we wish to establish for each Service around system partnership working, community engagement, behaviour change, and reducing health inequalities.

This is a demanding job, but you will not be alone. ABL’s highly experienced, friendly multi-disciplinary team of Health and Social Care Professionals, Business Intelligence, Service Development, Governance, Finance, Communication and Marketing, Business Development, and existing experienced delivery teams will be on hand to support you to drive the service forward.

Skills and Competencies Required

  • Experience in delivering an excellent integrated lifestyle and behaviour change service and understanding of the public health, health and care system.
  • Skilled in project management and accustomed to using tools and processes to identify project goals, set and manage the schedule, anticipate, and identify issues, remove obstacles, delineate responsibility, track task completion, and communicate progress
  • Experience in evolving and developing serviceswithin a complex health system.
  • A positive and proactive leader who can motivate, engage and support teams to achieve the highest standards and outcomes.
  • A strategic thinker, able to foresee and take action to deal with problems and opportunities.
  • An adept communicator who adapts the message to fit the needs of the audience
  • Results orientated, naturally seeking quantitative goals and actively seeking to outperform them.

The desire to make a difference…

We want to change lives and improve the well-being of the people in Bolton.

Some of the essential criteria for the role:

  • Degree (or equivalent experience) in the health-related field: e.g. Nutrition, Dietetics, Nursing, Public Health
  • Delivery/management experience e.g., weight management behaviour change.
  • Demonstrable experience in working with external boards, and steering groups to improve lifestyle / behaviour change outcomes for the population
  • Experience in contract and performance management
  • Experience in using data (service data, population health data) to inform service development to improve outcomes
  • Experience in working with commissioners.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills.
  • Ability to influence others to increase motivation and performance
  • Ability to work under high pressure and in a fast-paced environment
  • Understanding of clinical and operational governance
  • Problem-solving and solution-focused approach
  • Work flexibly and adapt to suit service needs including some evening and weekend work.
  • Willingness to travel across the service footprint.

The desire to make a difference…

We want to change lives and improve the well-being of the people in Bolton.

Employee Benefits:

  • Birthday Day off
  • Flexible Annual Leave scheme
  • Employee Referral scheme
  • 37.5 hours working week
  • Flu jabs
  • Blue Light Card
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Leadership and staff away days
  • Training and Development

If you have any questions about the role or would like to discuss the post further, please contact the HR department on 01204 584069 or email recruitment@ablhealth.co.uk.

CVs will not be accepted.