Health Trainers

Post date: 07-Jan-2014 11:43:56

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Health Trainers (Health Advisor Role - West Norfolk)

My Time Active

NHS Central Midlands CSU


West Norfolk

Starting £15,190 per annum pro rata

Mytime Active delivers an exciting Health Trainer programme designed to help residents of Norfolk and Waveney adopt a healthier lifestyle.

The programme is designed to provide support, motivation and information around the subjects of healthy eating, physical activity, stopping smoking, reducing alcohol intake and changing behaviour.

The role also offers excellent training opportunities.

Health Trainers (Health Advisor Role - West Norfolk)

Starting £15,190 per annum pro rata

22.5 hours

Health trainers help people to develop healthier behaviour and lifestyles in their own local communities. They offer practical support to help individuals change their behaviour to achieve their own choices and goals.

The role will involve encouraging people to:

• stop smoking

• participate in increased physical activity

• eat more healthily

• drink sensibly

The ability to motivate people is therefore a key part of the work of a health trainer. The roles will include 1:1 and group delivery in GP surgeries and community venues.

If successful you will be trained through a Royal Society Public Health Level 2 Award and a Health Trainer City and Guilds Level 3 award to support deprived communities, provide resources to promote health and well being, and enable 1:1 and group behaviour change intervention. With the support of a Coordinator, you will be actively involved in engaging individuals on a regular basis, delivering group work and liaising with community health service providers.

This is a fantastic opportunity to use your interpersonal skills and gain valuable experience in a varied role. No specific qualifications are required but you should have an understanding of local community issues, a flexible work approach, an interest in health and excellent communication skills.

This is a fixed term contract until February 2016 and is subject to satisfactory enhanced CRB disclosure and references.

For more information or to obtain a copy of the job description please see our website or call / email Vicky Mitchell on 07554439262 or

CLOSING DATE: 13th January 2014 (interviews will be held on the 22nd & 24th January, 2014

If you are interested in applying for this post you are encouraged to do so at the earliest opportunity as we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a high number of applicants.

If you have not heard from us within 28 days of the closing date please consider that you have not been successful at shortlisting stage.

Central Midlands CSU and Staffordshire and Lancashire CSU have confirmed their intentions to propose a formal merger. Both CSUs are wholly committed to providing excellent services and value for money for our customers. We believe that through closer working we can strengthen the offer to customers and in turn this will contribute to us securing Lead Provider status. A business case will be submitted to NHS England for future consideration and approval.