Location: Braunstone Health Social Care Centre
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £22183 - £24491
Total benefit value (includes pension
contribution and full holiday entitlement): £33394
Job reference: LCC01999
Hours: Full Time
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Would you like to make a difference to the citizens of Leicester and their health and wellbeing?
Live Well Services, is a specialist Team which supports the residents of Leicester city to improve their health and wellbeing by offering support with smoking cessation, increasing physical activity, managing alcohol levels, healthy eating, and weight management. This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified Healthy Lifestyle Advisor to join our team and help clients through their journey to improve their healthy lifestyle behaviour. As a team, we work closely with clients with long term health conditions and support them in making a positive and sustained lifestyle choices.
Usually based at Braunstone Health and Social Care Centre, you’ll be required to work across the city. This is a permanent, full-time post working 37 hours per week on a rota basis which includes evenings and weekends.
As an enthusiastic Healthy Lifestyle Advisor, you’ll manage a caseload of clients and work with them on either one to one basis or in groups to deliver a comprehensive healthy living programme through evidence based behavioural change models including, motivational interviewing, prescribed physical activity, and holistic healthy lifestyle support. In accordance with NICE guidelines you’ll deliver appropriate physical activity and exercise programmes within local community venues such as parks, leisure centres and community spaces as well as provide advice on variety of subjects such as healthy eating. You’ll maintain accurate and efficient records of the healthy lifestyle changes of client’s outcomes, which are in line with guidelines.
With previous experience of client management, you’ll have knowledge of motivational techniques in the settings of physical activity and nutrition, including health and safety. You’ll be qualified to Level 3 Personal Trainer and Exercise Referral Instructor and be willing to train towards the Level 4 BACPR qualification. Using excellent interpersonal and persuasive skills, you’ll be able to motivate clients to improve their health and wellbeing, as well as be tactful when dealing with clients who at times may be lacking in confidence.
For an informal discussion about this post please contact Carla Broadbent on 0116 454 0597 or email Carla.Broadbent@leicester.gov.uk
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 11th August 2021
As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy work/life balance. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains and help with relocation to Leicester, where appropriate.
For an illustrative value of your benefits package, take a look at out benefits calculator.
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