Lifestyle Advisor - Remote Working

Location Hull
Job type Contract
Salary £12.35 - 12.35 per hour
Contact Ben Fincham
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Reference 171258

Sanctuary Personnel, an award-winning and renowned Recruitment Agency is looking for an experienced and dedicated Grade 4 Lifestyle Advisor to work remotely as part of St Helens Wellbeing Service.

The pay rate for this locum Lifestyle Advisor is £12.35 an hour (PAYE) and has a contract until the end of March 2022 with possible extension.

Working Hours:

  • General working pattern is 9am-5pm, but all hours considered
  • One evening 12pm-8pm
  • Occasional weekends as required

Main Duties:

  • To work as part of St Helens Wellbeing Service supporting individual clients to make lifestyle changes to improve health and reduce the risk of disease.
  • To provide a holistic approach, a personalised programme, advice and support with a specific focus upon physical activity, weight management and nutrition.
  • Provide highly specialist exercise prescription and programming to complex clients referred from Primary, secondary and community clinicians and act as a representative for promoting exercise and activity for all.
  • To conduct consultations with low to high-risk clients to assess risk factors to undertaking a programme of physical activity and facilitate personal action plans
  • To provide support, motivation and an appropriate action plan to each client within the case load
  • To facilitate the referral to courses and exercise programmes for each client and be responsible for recording their progress
  • To carry out review meetings to assess progress and provide long term motivation and guidance
  • To conduct physical activity sessions to people who are referred to St Helen’s exercise and diet intervention schemes
  • To support the delivery of services and activities for Children & Young People
  • Notify team manager of clients who have support needs external to the programme’s remit
  • Assist in the development of materials and activities for inclusion in lifestyle change courses
  • Facilitate training sessions on a one-to-one basis/ group in physical activity, weight management and other lifestyle issues as appropriate
  • Monitor the attendance and achievement of clients on each course of activity recording such details in the designated documentation
  • To carry out initial assessments with dignity and care and show commitment to the management of customer care, good practice and high standards of service
  • To follow all procedures and protocols developed by St Helens Wellbeing service at all times

Requirements of the Lifestyle Advisor:

  • Recognised GP referral Qualification or equivalent Level 3 qualification (REPS)
  • Vocational qualification in coaching, teaching and instruction of physical activity (at least level 2 reps)
  • Knowledge of physiological benefits of fitness programming for medical conditions
  • Understand the principles of Motivational Interviewing and models for behaviour change
  • Knowledge of nutrition and weight management principles
  • Development and delivery of exercise classes for special populations
  • Management of caseloads of clients
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Work effectively with a range of external partners
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the demands of the service which may involve evening and weekend work
  • Access to own transport and ability to regularly travel across the locality in a timely manner, including to visit people in their own homes
  • Ability to actively listen, empathise with people and provide person-centred support in a non-judgemental way
  • Ability and commitment to provide a culturally sensitive service, by supporting people from all backgrounds and communities, respecting lifestyle and diversity.
  • Available to start as soon as possible

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Daily payroll
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive recruitment knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each candidate you refer who we successfully place
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support
  • In house payroll system
  • Revalidation
  • Industry-leading shift booking system
  • Nationwide coverage including the Channel Islands

Contact: 

This Lifestyle Advisor job is advertised by Ben Fincham; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best-placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.