Feel Good Suffolk Advisor

As a Feel Good Suffolk Advisor, you’ll provide support to adults by telephone, video call or face to face in community venues on a one-to-one and group basis. You’ll also plan and facilitate the delivery of group sessions, drop-in’s and one-to-one support based on the key themes of physical activity (including exercise on referral), adult weight management and smoking cessation.

Are you passionate about health and wellbeing? Can you facilitate change and enable individuals to empower themselves to take control of their health and wellbeing? If so, Feel Good Suffolk is looking for you.

Feel Good Suffolk is an exciting collaboration across Suffolk with the aim of empowering clients to take control of their health and wellbeing with health improvement changes such as weight management, increasing physical activity levels, and stopping smoking.

As a Feel Good Suffolk Advisor, you’ll provide support to adults by telephone, video call or face to face in community venues on a one-to-one and group basis. You’ll also plan and facilitate the delivery of group sessions, drop-in’s and one-to-one support based on the key themes of physical activity (including exercise on referral), adult weight management and smoking cessation.

What you will need:

The post holder will have a strong understanding of wider health determinants and experience of supporting people to access local services. The candidate will have experience of working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds with differing level of support system and needs and have broad knowledge on health and wellbeing issues.

The candidate will be organised and able to work under pressure to tight timescales over a period of time and be a strong communicator with proven active listening skills.

Hours of work are 37 per week, Monday to Friday. This role requires flexibility and the ability to work some evenings.

DBS clearance is required for this role.

2 x 37 hour permanent positions available

2 x 37 hour 18 month fixed term positions available

As well as a competitive salary, the Council offers Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) membership, subsidised parking for work and leisure, public transport discounts, free swimming and gym membership, cycle purchase scheme, learning and development opportunities, flexible working opportunities, wellbeing support, lifestyle benefits and the opportunity to work with great colleagues.

For more information about this role please contact Daniel Hooper on 07809 198878 or via email Daniel.hooper@ipswich.gov.uk.

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification to find out more about this role: Job Description and Person Specification

The selection process will be an interview and presentation carried out in person.

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to interview candidates who meet the essential criteria prior to the closing date and / or to close the opportunity to applicants once we receive sufficient applications.

Please note CVs are not accepted.

Location

Various Sports Centres

Salary

£28,282 – £29,777 

Application closing date

24th April 2024
 

Job type

2 x 37 hours per week, Permanent

2 x 37 hours per week, Fixed Term for 18 Months

Requisition reference

REQ00832

Office

Ipswich Borough Council

Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

Contact Us

  • 01473 432000