Health Improvement Nutrition Assistant

Post date: 11-Mar-2014 14:02:55

Job Reference: 846-01037-MD

Employer:Kent Community Health NHS Trust


Location:Whitfield Court, Dover

Salary:£18,838 - £22,016 per annum

Closing date: 24/03/2014

Kent Community Health NHS Trust is one of the largest community health providers in England.

Our mission is to provide excellent care for the 1.4 million people we serve, with a carefully spent budget of £200million, and to improve the health of our local communitites.

We train a first-class 5,400-strong workforce, made up of community nurses, physiotherapists, dietitians, podiatrists and many other healthcare professionals, capable of meeting our many challenges.

As well as providing compassionate care in people's homes and a range of community settings, we have 12 community hospitals.

In return for your skills and commitment we offer wide-ranging staff benefits including real investment in personalised career development, flexible working, childcare vouchers, final salary pension scheme and in-house discounts.

For Agenda for Change posts based within the North Kent area of Kent Community Health NHS Trust (Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley areas) they also receive an allowance of a 5% high cost area allowance on top of basic salary up to a maximum of £1,652).

We are committed to a policy of equality in all our employment practices and strive to eliminate unfair discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation. Equality of opportunity is a high priority within the Trust. The Trust will not unlawfully, unfairly or unreasonably discriminate or treat individuals less favourably on the grounds of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability, age, race, nationality or ethnic origin.

Are you passionate about improving the health of others? Do you enjoy working in a dynamic community environment? Do you have a creative approach to educating others about nutrition and behaviour change? If so, this could be the position for you!

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Healthy Weight Team at Kent Community Health for a Health Improvement Nutrition Assistant based at Whitfield Court, Dover.

This is an enthusiastic multi-disciplinary team who lead health improvement initiatives across East Kent such as the Fresh Start Weight Management Scheme, Health Walks, Exercise Referral, Family Lifestyle Programmes and a Specialist Weight Management Service alongside nutrition and physical activity teams. This role involves working closely with the Health Improvement Specialists along with the wider team and includes responsibility for education and group exercise programmes taking a lead in the delivery of the exercise and nutrition components of both universal and targeted family lifestyle programmes.

We are able to offer a wide range of experiences within a friendly and forward thinking team who are dedicated to providing a high quality service to the local community.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are a must; you will also need good presentation and organisational skills. The successful candidate will need to be flexible and willing to work in a challenging community environment.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Lisa Mabbs

Health Improvement Nutrition Specialist

01304 828745