Advanced Health Improvement Practitioner

Advanced Health Improvement Practitioner: Livewell Southwest, Plymouth

Date posted: 07 September 2023. The closing date is 25 September 2023

Pay scheme: Agenda for change

Band: Band 5

Salary: £28,407 to £34,581 a year pa, pro-rata

Contract: Permanent

Working pattern: Full-time, Part-time, Job share, Flexible working

Reference number: B9832-2023-NM-8671

Job locations: 200 Mount Gould Road, Mount Gould, Plymouth, Devon

Job Summary

37.5 hours per week. As a valued member of the FUSE Team, you will be contributing to the NHS Long Term Plan to improve public health, de-escalating emergency admissions and reducing pressures on NHS resources. In collaboration with multi-agency teams, stakeholders, and voluntary organisations you will be working as a key practitioner to co-ordinate health and social care for clients with complex needs.

FUSE values a strength-based approach to meeting holistic needs and aspirations of clients, reaching beyond medical, psychological, and social needs.

You will have opportunities to contribute to public health research and population health data interpretation and service innovation.

Main duties of the job

Advanced Health Improvement Practitioners will hold a client caseload and carry out specialist one-to-one and group interventions for behaviour change delivered via motivational interviewing, talking therapy and co-ordinating client health and social care.

Liaise with primary healthcare networks, multi-disciplinary teams to help reach target populations and communities.

Actively seek out Hard to Reach populations and help them to engage in health lifestyle initiatives.

Contribute at network meetings and team events.

Monitor and evaluate outcomes through specified processes, procedures, and systems.

Give feedback on performance and local intelligence to lead manager and head of service.

Ensure that all stakeholders receive up-to-date information on a wide range of health improvement topics.

Develop, promote and co-ordinate health activities and other community engagement events to deliver health promotion and brief interventions- signposting multi-Agency organisations and voluntary sector.

Contribute to the communications and marketing strategy develop resources.

Contribute to research, data collection and service development.

Be up-to-date with a range of health improvement topics through competency based learning.

About us

Livewell Southwest is an independent, award-winning social enterprise providing integrated health & social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams & West Devon, as well as some specialist services for people living in parts of Devon & Cornwall. With teams in community hospitals, GP practices, sports centres, health & wellbeing hubs.

As an organisation with a strong social conscience, we always value being kind, respectful, inclusive, ambitious, responsible and collaborative. Transforming services to make them sustainable, ensuring that we value, support & empower each other.

We are committed to involving the people we care for, families & carers in everything that we do, working towards co-production where we can. Helping us to deliver the right care for people, in the right place & at the right time. By putting people at the centre of what we do, we ensure to support people to lead, healthy independent lives & be the very best at helping people to live well.

Valuing our employees making an investment in their development a priority. We offer:

Protected CPD time for registered staff

Various development pathways and ongoing regular training packages for all staff

Leadership & mentoring programmes

Access & funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course & Scholarship Into Nurse Training

A Robust Preceptorship

A bespoke induction programme

Existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme can continue their membership when they join the organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a FUSE Advanced Health Improvement Practitioner, you will participate in the clinical case management of patients who have a wide variety of, mental health, medical, social, and complex care conditions.

Be responsible for supporting the FUSE Service in the creation and delivery of innovative way of supporting FUSE clients of A&E, ambulance 999 services and non-elective admissions. Facilitate discussions, engage with patients, advocate, and facilitate access to health service and social networks. Work as part of the team and be responsible for your own caseload as well as providing support to FUSE Team Leads. Liaise directly with the other members of the team as well as other health and social care providers to ensure patient engagement with services, facilitate access to health services and social networks, advocate and liaise with professionals to ensure the provision of a high standard of care and psychosocial support.

To provide an effective service, have a flexible approach and good professional boundaries. Support may be provided in client homes, over the phone or in community settings and variety of tasks such as escorting clients to medical appointments and/ or event/ sessions.

Deliver holistic assessment of engagement and advocacy needs, emotional and psychosocial support, goal setting, referrals, advice, advocacy, liaison with relevant services, promoting/facilitating patient independence. Assist in reducing un-necessary attendances at A&E and unplanned hospital admissions. Providing advice around public health promotion programmes to improve health and reduce inequalities. Maintain accurate written and computerised records.

Co-ordinate and monitor key sections of the services eg, engagement, aftercare and care continuation for patients. Data collation and analysis.

Oversee, collate and analyse patient experience feedback.

Create, manage, and maintain relationships with key voluntary sector organisations.

Person Specification



Degree level qualification or equivalent in health/ healthcare related subject.

Must be willing to undertake post relevant UK Public Health Registration training.

Evidence of continuing professional/personal development in health improvements/ behaviour change/public health.

Evidence of competency in IT skills/ECDL or equivalent.


First Aid at Work.

Motivational Interviewing qualification.



Minimum of 6 months experience of community work.

Minimum of 6 months experience of health promotion.

Minimum of 6 months experience working with individuals with Mental health issues.

Experience of motivating participants to effect behaviour change.

Experience of delivering training to a varied group of delegates.

Demonstrable experience of working with a wide range of people and groups.

Experience of working with statutory, public, and voluntary sector bodies.

Experience of developing and sustaining partnerships within public, private and community/voluntary sectors.

Demonstrate project planning and management skills/experience including monitoring and evaluation of projects.


Experience working with primary care networks. Group work leadership and facilitation skills.

Multimedia communication, marketing and presentation skills.

Training skills including training needs analysis and evaluation.

Specific skills


Able to drive across Plymouth & other geographical areas etc.

Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team and manage own caseload


Awareness of Mental Health

Knowledge of social determinants of health.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Livewell Southwest


200 Mount Gould Road

Mount Gould




Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

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