Health Improvement Coordinator

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: Range 3 (£20,001 - £25,775) per annum
Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR
Contract: Contract
Working Pattern: Part Time
Hours: 22.2 hours per week. 12 month contract.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 13/09/2019 at 23:55 PM
Reference: PUBH023AL

We are currently recruiting for two Health Improvement Coordinators on a fixed term, part-time basis.

The purpose of this role is to provide valuable health improvement interventions for people living or working in Medway. The post holder will be required to deliver specialist support to smokers wanting to quit smoking using the variety of facilities currently offered as part of the Medway Stop Smoking Service, including face to face, online, telephone or through a dedicated texting service. The role will also demand delivery of NHS Health Checks to eligible residents of Medway across a wide range of settings. This includes taking a client’s height and weight, waist measurement, cholesterol (finger prick blood sample) and blood pressure. Full training, including Level 2 Stop Smoking Advisor and NHS Health Checks, as well as ongoing clinical supervision will be provided.

This health improvement role is targeted, and the post holder will be expected to meet targets on a quarterly basis, in line with national objectives. In order to achieve this, the post holder must be able to collect; record and maintain accurate data.

It is vital that the post holder is an excellent team player and is flexible to be able to cover team member’s clinics on occasions such as, annual leave or sickness absence. This role will require the post holder to work from the Smokefree Advice Centre (SAC) throughout the week and cover the weekend clinic on a rota basis, in addition to working regular evenings each week (generally no later than 8pm) and on Saturdays, according to the service needs.

The post holder will be expected to promote both the Medway Stop Smoking Service and NHS Health Checks through a variety of channels including at face to face promotional events and through social media.

As both Stop Smoking services and NHS Health Check clinics are run at various locations in Medway, the ability to drive and own a car is essential.  

Essential Qualifications  

Degree level study or equivalent evidence of continual professional development 

In return we offer you: 

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • Assisted car purchase scheme 

Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London. 

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in. 

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call Jemima Dudgeon on 01634 334096.

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email. 

Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.    

How to apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS

If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.



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