Healthy Lifestyle Advisor

City Hall

Job Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 19th June 2019

Reference: 633

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Job purpose


We are looking for enthusiastic and suitably qualified individuals to manage a caseload of clients and support them to make positive and sustained lifestyle choices on a variety of subjects, but physical activity and healthy eating. This will involve both one to one and group work.

You will


Manage a caseload of medium to high risk clients with a variety of health conditions by delivering a comprehensive healthy living programme including the wider determinants of health, delivered to clients through evidence based behavioural change models including, motivational interviewing, prescribes physical activity, and holistic healthy lifestyle support.

Deliver appropriate physical activity and exercise programmes in accordance with NICE guidelines to clients individually or in groups within local community venues such as parks, leisure centres and community spaces

Maintain accurate and efficient records of the healthy lifestyle changes of client’s outcomes, which are in line with guidelines. Collecting and updating data and monitoring own caseload

Requirements of the post


Experience of client management in the settings of physical activity / sport or nutrition

Experience of using a variety of motivational techniques with clients for achieving sustained lifestyle changes

Awareness of national policy for motivational and behaviour change theory

Knowledge of the benefits of physical activity, sport and community involvement on health and creating sustained behaviour change

Qualifications:

- BACRP Register of exercise professionals (REPS) Level 4 or equivalent

- Register of exercise professionals (REPS) Level 3 GP exercise referral

- Royal Society of Public Health level 4 award in nutrition or equivalent qualification or experience in nutrition or healthy eating

- Exercise to Music Qualification

Additional information


3 Full Time, Permanent Posts - 37 hours per week

Salary: £21,589 - £23,836 per annum




For an informal discussion about this post, please contact:

Harpreet Sohal on 0116 454 0345 / email: harpreet.sohal@leicester.gov.uk

or

Carla Broadbent on 0116 454 0597 / email: carla.broadbent@leicester.gov.uk

What we can offer you

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 balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent 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 and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.

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