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About The Role

Job Title: Talk Community Health & Wellbeing Trainer
Contract: Fixed Term until end of March 2025
Location: Hereford, Herefordshire
Hours:  37
Salary: £25,979 - £29,777
Closing date: 16/06/2024
Interview: TBC

The role

Do you want to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of your community?
We are looking for passionate and driven individuals to join our Talk Community Healthy Lifestyle Team. The service provides integrated behaviour support for smoking cessation, weight management, alcohol reduction, physical activity, all embedded in sustainable behaviour change and positive wellbeing.
As part of the SmokeFree generation government initiative we have secured funding for 3 Talk Community Health and Wellbeing Trainers. These roles will predominately focus on the delivery of stop smoking services across the county, along with developing and delivering a ‘train the trainer’ model with our partners, to increase the reach and delivery of the service.
A background in smoking cessation, nutrition, exercise, public health or community health and delivering training would be beneficial along with being excellent team player and having a willingness to learn and develop.
This role will be locality based, working out and about with partners and communities within Herefordshire.
The successful application will require knowledge and direct access to the local surrounding area of Herefordshire as they will be supporting our local community.
 

About You
You will be motivated, organised and a proactive advisor, with experience of working in community health programmes; passionate about promoting healthy lifestyles and delivering motivational change which is client centered.
You will be confident and experienced in delivering support to groups and in 1-2-1 meetings and in developing and facilitating training programmes.
You will have strong communication skills & be confident delivering holistic health and lifestyle advice to individuals and groups, including carrying out brief interventions, initial assessments and ongoing support using proven behaviour change techniques
      Access to a car and a valid driving licence.

To arrange an informal discussion about the role with Philippa Ellis, Health & Wellbeing Manager, please contact [email protected]

We Offer
A competitive salary, generous holiday entitlement, and access to our contributory pension and staff benefits scheme, which includes:
Starting Salary of £25,979
Pension Scheme Enrolment in the Local Government (LGPS)
Career progression: clear pathways to progress
Annual Leave: 31 days’ annual leave (pro rata) plus bank holidays. You can also purchase an additional 10 days per annum with line manager approval.
Flexible working: flexi-time, job-share, part-time hours and, in some instances, home working
Employee Assistance Programme: 24/7 access to support and counselling
Payment of professional membership fees
Pick your perks – our benefits include access to a range of retail, leisure, holiday and health benefits. This includes savings, cash back and discounts. 

Why Choose Us?
You will probably have heard a lot about how beautiful it is in terms of countryside and open spaces (and it is!) but there is so much more going on here, including world-class cultural assets like the Mappa Mundi, vibrant theatres and a thriving food and drink sector.
One of Herefordshire’s biggest assets is the strong and diverse communities. Our Talk Community approach brings that together supporting people to help themselves, encouraging them to help their communities and identifying how communities can help individuals. Our ambitious transformation programme aims to further build on this to offer an all-age approach. We’re excited about the potential of what we can achieve for the benefit of all residents of Herefordshire, stronger together and building brighter futures. 
To find out more about what it’s like to live, work and thrive at Herefordshire Council please visit our dedicated recruitment website: www.spiritofherefordshire.com. 

Don’t meet all parts of the job description?
Herefordshire Council is committed to strengthening a diverse and inclusive work environment which reflects the communities of Herefordshire. If you are enthusiastic about this opportunity and want to make a difference, we encourage you to consider an application or to get in contact, you may be the perfect fit we’re seeking! 

Reasonable Adjustments
Our recruitment process runs in partnership with Hoople Resourcing. If you require any reasonable adjustments or alternative methods for the online application process, please contact the resourcing team by email: [email protected]

Creating an inclusive workplace
Employee Network Groups play an important role in strengthening the voices of employees at Herefordshire Council. Embedded in the Council's values is a commitment to listen to people's views and needs.
Employee Network Groups are a collective of colleagues who often share identities, life experiences or cultures and who come together to initiate positive change in their work place. Our groups include: Black and Asian Staff Networking Group, LGBTQ+, Parents & Carers, Climate and Nature Emergency, Diff-abilities and Armed Forces/ Veterans. For more information on our Employee Network Groups please click here. 

How to apply
To apply for a position, please upload an up-to-date CV and a supporting statement demonstrating your experience, skills and abilities for the role. If you are successfully shortlisted, Hoople Resourcing will contact you via email to arrange your interview and/or assessment. They will confirm the date, time and location of your interview, so please keep an eye on your email inbox. Good luck, we’re looking forward to meeting you!
Community Wellbeing is connecting and belonging to the place where you live, feeling safe and having pride in your community. 

We welcome applicants whatever their personal characteristics or social identity.
All requests for flexible working arrangements and reasonable adjustments will be considered.

The following candidates will be interviewed if they meet the essential criteria for the post they are applying for:
•  Those who indicate that they have a disability. This is part of our commitment to the “Disability Confident” scheme;
•  Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are an Armed Forces Veteran or Reservist. This is part of our pledge to support the Armed Forces Covenant; 
We will deliver better support to our most vulnerable children and their families, develop stronger relationships with partners across the region, and beyond. Therefore, we take our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults seriously and expect all of our staff, visitors and volunteers to share in this commitment.
Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are a Herefordshire care leaver. This is part of our commitment to supporting young people leaving our care.   

We will deliver better support to our most vulnerable children and their families, develop stronger relationships with partners across the region, and beyond. Therefore, we take our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults seriously and expect all of our staff, visitors and volunteers to share in this commitment. 

Herefordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & young people and vulnerable adults. If you are offered this position, it will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced check and further pre-employment checks.


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