Lead Healthy Lifestyle Practitioner – Staffordshire

Full-time and Part-time role available

An exciting opportunity is available for an enthusiastic, dynamic, and motivated NHS Health Checks Lead with experience in leading a team, and a special interest in health promotion and the delivery of NHS health checks within the Healthy Communities integrated lifestyle service in Staffordshire. 

Playing a pivotal role in the wider Staffordshire team too, you will be involved in the delivery of NHS health checks within the Healthy Communities Integrated lifestyle service, offering support for eligible adults through preventative screening to identify and manage risk of a range of vascular diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, dementia, and kidney disease and to offer them appropriate advice, referral or follow up. As the Lead Practitioner, you will also be working closely with the Community Operational Manager and Service Manager to plan, organise, facilitate, and deliver NHS Health Checks in partnership with GP Practices, local events, and Healthy Workplace Service and to achieve service targets. As well as managing a small team of Healthy Lifestyle Practitioners.

The ideal candidate needs to be competent to work alone as well as within an existing team and will need to be open to travel and supporting teams in areas further afield including Newcastle and North Staffordshire, Burton, Tamworth, Stafford, Cannock, and South Staffordshire as required. They will also need to be competent at using Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and client management systems.

This can be a fast-paced role at busy events therefore this role requires a pro-active approach, and you must be able to manage your appointment time and react quickly to change. We are looking for a candidate who can demonstrate a flexible, versatile, and responsive ‘can do’ approach.

The key functions of the role are:

  • Have strong time management, empathy, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Possess a minimum of 1 year experience working in community-based services or public health.
  • Have experience in delivering NHS Health Checks and leading a team.
  • Display an awareness of key health messages around the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and managing key risk factors: smoking cessation, diet, physical activity, social isolation, weight management and alcohol consumption.
  • Be a pro-active individual who enjoys working at community events and can motivate and support individuals in community-based settings.
  • Training will be provided however a nutrition or other health degree (or equivalent) is advantageous.
  • Willingness to support other areas of Staffordshire if required.

Is this role for you?
For more information and to download the job description please visit our website http://www.everyonehealth.co.uk/about-us/employment-opportunities/  and email your CV and supporting statement to [email protected]

Closing date: 28th February 12pm    Interviews: TBC         Please note: Interviews will be held face to face

We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

All offers are subject to enhanced DBS checks and satisfactory references.

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