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Family Activator - Child Weight Management

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Zero Hours
Working Pattern:
As and when required
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 13/12/2018 23:59
£21,074 - £23,866
Hours per week:
Zero hour contract
Job Category:
Public Health
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Employment Location:
Badminton Road
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Job details 

Closing date:
13 Dec

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Summary of Post

This role is to support work to improve the health outcomes of overweight and obese children and young people (CYP) in South Gloucestershire. The main focus of the role is to support the delivery of Reach, tier 2 child weight management service. For more information on Reach visit www.southglos.gov.uk/reach

The post holder will use the Reach scheme of work to deliver group and 1:1 sessions. to families with children who are above a healthy weight in the community.

The post holder will be employed on a zero hour’s contract, working under the direction of the Healthy Weight Coordinator for Children, Young People and Families.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 19 December 2018

For any enquiries phone Sarah Cornell, Tel: 01454 867993.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Duties

• Deliver the education parts of the Reach programme including nutrition and emotional wellbeing

• Deliver 1:1 and 10 week group programmes in community settings and schools (likely to include Thursday afternoons)

• Link with partners to ensure appropriate information sharing and joint working

• Maintain a record and comment form for work completed and sumbit these at agreed times

• Communicate effectively with children, young people and adults

• Facilitate group sessions for families to support positive lifestyle changes that encourage a healthy weight

• Feedback to the Healthy Weight Coordinator on the progress of individual referrals

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


• You will have a qualification in nutrition and have attended relevant training

• You will have experience of facilitating or delivering to groups with children and their families

• You will have an understanding of the needs of service users

• You will have good interpersonal skills, and be able to demonstrate well developed communication skills and ability to build relationships

• You will have experience of facilitating or delivering to a group programme

• You will have good recording and admin skills.

• You will be able to manage risk using information prior to working with families but also as situations arise.

• You will have considerable experience of working with customers with complex needs.

• You will have the ability to write clear concise reports with a good level of IT skills and the ability to use or be trained in use of specialist in house systems

• You will have knowledge of relevant legislation, codes of practice and support mechanisms such as child protection, lone working and communication channels with the Healthy Weight Coordinator

• Exemplifying the Council's values and behaviours.


• A NVQ 3 or equivalent in nutrition
• Knowledge of health behaviour change

Additional Information

Please note that it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post. This means that you must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings unless these are ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

Enquiries are welcome at any time. Please phone Sarah Cornell, Healthy Weight Coordinator for Children, Young People and Families. Tel 01454 867993. Informal interviews may be arranged after receipt of application.

Safer Recruitment

South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Our Values

As an employee of South Gloucestershire Council you will be expected to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. You will strive to work well with others to reach a common goal and embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. You will use your initiative to deliver and take responsibility for your performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services.

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