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NLA Health and Wellbeing Advisor

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full Time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
01/10/2020 12:00
£29,577 - £32,234
Job Category:
Non-Local Authority Job
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Headquarters, Portishead
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
1 Oct

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Health and Wellbeing Advisor

Based at: Headquarters - Portishead

Contract: Fixed term appointment for 12 months. However, there may be the possibility of permanency or extension.

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: Hay 7 (£29,577 - £32,234)

Closing date: 01 October 2020 at 12:00 (midday)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Health and Wellbeing (HW) Advisor join Avon Fire and Rescue Service (AFRS).
We are looking for a HW advisor to proactively to promote and deliver projects in line with AFRS mission to support the Health and Wellbeing of employees, with particular emphasis on mental health.

The HW Advisor will identify and coordinate wellbeing interventions and support within the workplace, including crisis management and trauma response with the view to provide critical incident debriefing services for individuals and groups. This will involve utilising the specialist skills of TRiM Practitioners, Blue Light Champions.

The successful candidate will participate in working groups concerning mental wellbeing and cultural change, representing the mental health and wellbeing needs of staff throughout the Service.

There will also be responsibility for developing and delivering training to managers and staff in order to raise awareness of mental health issues and available support services. You will work with the view to promote a positive culture and attitudes around mental health and wellbeing.

Within this role you will work closely with all members of the Health, Safety and Wellbeing team, including the Fitness and Physical Wellbeing Advisor to develop a holistic and co-ordinated approach. This approach will recognise the link between physical and mental health and identify joint initiatives to help raise awareness of wellbeing across the Service.

We are looking for an individual that has proven experience in working within a mental health or welfare role where you have had to work with trauma and crisis management. You will have a comprehensive understanding of mental health issues and their impact.

It is essential to this role that you are working towards or currently hold a qualification in counselling, psychology or similar.

The successful candidate will have highly developed organisational and interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively, clearly and with confidence in order to establish trust and maintain confidentiality. You must feel confident to raise concerns and challenge any negative behaviours or stigmas associated with mental health.

This role is a fixed term appointment for 12 months. Although this role is a fixed term appointment, there may be the possibility of extension or permanency.

How to apply:

The job description and application is available to download on our website www.avonfire.gov.uk. Once you have read the job description please complete the application form telling us how you meet the requirements of the role - tell us how your skills, qualifications and experience match those required for this role, and provide examples wherever you can. The information you give us will assist us in our shortlisting process.

Completed applications must be submitted to Human Resources, Avon Fire & Rescue Service, Police & Fire Headquarters, PO Box 37, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 8JJ by the closing date and time. Alternatively, you can email your application to hr.admin@avonfire.gov.uk. Late applications will not be accepted.

Please quote job reference number 4809 on any communications. Thank you.

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