• Reference: CC141
  • Salary: £22,893.00 - £24,612.00 per annum pro rata
  • Contract type: Fixed term
  • Posted on: 03 September 2021
  • Interview date:
  • Division: Community Services
  • Positions: 1
  • Grade: E
  • Working hours: 25 per week
  • Closing date: 26 September 2021
  • Location: K2 Crawley
  • Category: Health and wellbeing
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About the role

This role will be responsible for coordinating the WOW (Weight Off Workshop) programme delivered at a variety of community venues across Crawley as well as providing a virtual offer to help reduce the numbers of people who are overweight and obese. WOW offers both referred and self-referred participants a free 12 week weight management course and the coordinator will be responsible for managing all future courses as well as overseeing a small delivery team of casual Weight Management Advisors and Instructors. You will also be responsible for reporting on the service key quarterly performance indicators.

The ideal person for this role will have excellent communication and organisational skills, an understanding of the issues surrounding weight loss, be positive and self-motivated and have a flexible attitude. A background and experience in dietetics, nutrition and healthcare is essential with a Level 2 qualification in nutrition or above. You will have knowledge of behaviour change principles. As part of the Crawley Wellbeing team you will also be expected to embark on additional training that will ensure that you understand the relationship between weight management and physical activity. 

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

The post is for a fixed term contract initially up to 31 March 2022 with potential to extend, subject to external funding. Please feel free to email Alan HeatonInterim Wellbeing Manager or call 01293 585350 to discuss the funding agreement in more detail.

  • Working hours:  25 hours over 4 to 5 days (Some evening and weekend work may be required).
  • 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 (DBS) check 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 01293 585350.

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