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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Zero Hours
Working Pattern:
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Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 24/09/2018 14:00
£21,074 - £23,866 pro rata (£10.92 - £12.37 per hour)
Hours per week:
Zero hour contract
Job Category:
Public Health/Health Promotion
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Employment Location:
Badminton Road
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Job details 

Closing date:
24 Sep

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Summary of Post

To support people with high health needs towards a healthy lifestyle

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.

If you are interested in this role please complete the attached application form and email your application to Sarah.Cornell@Southglos.gov.uk

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

You will be employed on a sessional basis on a zero hours contract; under the direction of the Healthy Weight Coordinator, you will deliver group sessions and/or tailored support sessions to families with children who are above a healthy weight. You will work with each family and relevant partners to help each child and their family to make healthy lifestyle changes.

You will deliver 1:1 and group sessions following the Reach scheme of work.

You will maintain a record and comment form for work completed and submit these at agreed times.

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.


Understanding of the needs of service users with good interpersonal skills, able to demonstrate well developed communication skills and the ability to build relationships.

You will have attended relevant training such as nutrition and physical activity.

You will have good recording and admin skills. You will be able to manage risk both using information prior to working with clients but also as situations arise.

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

Demonstrable 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 qualification in physical activity and/or nutrition e.g. NVQ 3 or equivalent.

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.

Salary: £10.92 - £12.37 per hour

Hours: Zero hours

Closing Date: open

Vacancy Ref: CAH1260/536/SP

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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