Tier 1 and 2 Weight Management Service Healthy Lifestyle Advisor x2

Salary: £21,756- £24,000

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Bolton

Closing Date: 28th August 2023

Please quote job reference: ABL 443

Your Health Bolton service 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 be a Healthy Lifestyle Advisor focusing on the delivery of Weight Management & Physical Activity for

Skills and Competencies Required

  • Be an experienced health coach in a community health environment, assisting and delivering on interventions such as physical activity, healthy eating, weight management, alcohol reduction and smoking cessation, behaviour change, well-being and health promotion activities.
  • Experience of implementing and delivering behaviour change interventions
  • Positive and proactive in your delivery approach with the ability to motivate, engage and support individuals to achieve their targets and positive health outcomes.
  • Adept in communication; A strong communicator who understands the needs of specific groups in the community and adapts the message to fit the needs of the target audiences with excellent listening skills and a non-judgmental and positive approach.
  • Build strong relationships; Foster trust and cooperation among service users, colleagues, stakeholders and community leaders.
  • Value and remain open to new ideas and perspectives.

Some of the essential criteria for the role:

  • Educated to degree level or demonstrable relevant equivalent experience.
  • Experience in delivering groups and/or one-to-one behaviour change for adults.
  • REPS qualified Level 2 Gym instructor/Group exercise award or equivalent (or willingness to obtain within 2 months of starting in the post).
  • Experience working with hard-to-reach groups and tackling health inequalities.
  • Good understanding of health and care pathways and population health management.
  • Excellent written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills, with the ability to build rapport quickly with people.
  • IT literate, efficient using Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Ability to manage stressful situations and cope in a fast-paced work environment.
  • To be able to work as part of a team and independently as required.
  • The ability to travel to meet with the team as and when required on rare occasions such as team building days/extremely important team/service events
  • Work flexibly and adapt to suit service need including evening and weekend work as required.

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.