• Reference: CC158
  • Salary: £22,893.00 - £24,612.00 per annum pro rata
  • Contract type: Fixed term
  • Posted on: 22 July 2021
  • Interview date:
  • Division: Community Services
  • Positions: 1
  • Grade: E
  • Working hours: 37 per week
  • Closing date: 10 August 2021
  • Location: K2, Crawley
  • Category: Health and wellbeing
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About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Crawley Borough Council to join our Crawley Wellbeing Team as a Wellbeing Weight Management Coordinator with a focus on increasing engagement within Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups.

This role will be responsible for the expansion and coordination of 12 week tailored weight management courses. It will involve improving referral pathways for people from ethnic community groups, as well as a focus on community engagement within BAME communities to understand the main barriers to participation, and any specific requirements and preferred modes of delivery and support. You will ensure that the co-ordination of the courses run smoothly, meet the recommended NICE guidelines for delivery of weight management courses, and that those involved are fully trained and supported. You will work with Public Health to ensure that all the requirements of Public Health England (PHE) funding are being adhered to, including regular reporting on the service performance indicators. You will also provide some support to our part time Weight Management Lead to help oversee and deliver the Weight off Workshop (WOW) Programme.

The ideal person for this role will have excellent communication and organisational skills and have an understanding of the issues surrounding weight loss. Is proactive and is able to build and maintain strong relationships with people from ethnic community groups. A positive and self-motivated person who has a flexible attitude. A background and experience in dietetics, nutrition and healthcare is essential with a Level 2 qualification in nutrition. You will have knowledge of behaviour change principles. You will also possess the ability to co-develop appropriate resources to reflect relatable food choices and course materials for different communities. 

Successful shortlisting for interview will include meeting the essential criteria set out in the job description and person specification however training will be provided to the right candidate where they are able to demonstrate the qualities and skills required for this role

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible, as we may close this advert before the stated closing date if enough applications are received.

Additional information

Some evening and weekend work may be required.

The post is for a fixed term contract up to 30 June 2022 with potential to extend, subject to external funding.

Work location may vary due to the requirements of the role.

A full current UK driving licence will be a requirement of the role.

Appropriate training will be given.

Uniform to be worn for specific events.

Satisfactory clearance of a Standard Disclosure and Barring Check (DBS) will be a condition of employment.

Interviews will be held either via MS Teams or in person, should your application be progressed to interview stage this will be communicated to you in your invite to interview email.

Employee benefits

We offer a generous employee benefits package, with a range of discounts, benefits and wellbeing incentives to suit everyone.

Our way of working

Our shared values and behaviours reflect the special nature of our council. We encourage all colleagues to put them into practice, whatever job they do. Take a look to see if we are the perfect match.

Safer recruitment

Crawley Borough 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. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

How to apply

Click the Apply button to complete your application online. Please ensure that the reference details you supply are for your current or most recent employer and that any gaps in employment are covered on your application form. Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a fully completed application form.

For an informal conversation or further information regarding the role, please email Alan Heaton, Interim Wellbeing Manager or call on 01293 585350.

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