Wellness Service Health Coach

We adopt a ‘name blind’ approach to shortlisting. Recruiting managers will not have access to personal information, including your name and contact details, until a shortlisting decision has been made. Equality monitoring information is not accessible by recruiting managers at any stage.
Adults, Housing & Health
Customers & Communities
All Kirklees Location
Grade 8

£25,481 - £27,041

In Kirklees we want to be innovative and creative in the way we work to deliver our services with communities. Investing in relationships with those communities is at the core of what we do. We want to meet changing and challenging times with better and smarter ways to work.

The Wellness Service is growing from strength to strength, and we are delighted to offer this opportunity for additional Health Coaches to join the existing Health Coaching Team within the Wellness Service.

The Health Coach is about being part of a flexible team, working across a partnership of Primary Care and the Council. As a Health Coach within Wellness you will have a caseload of clients who you work with, using coaching tools and techniques, to improve their health and wellbeing. You will work collaboratively with a range of partners and build effective relationships across those partnerships to improve health outcomes for individuals and communities.

Wellness is defined as a proactive, preventive approach that emphasises the whole person and which works to achieve optimum levels of physical, mental, social and emotional health. This role is part of a team responsible for developing an integrated Health Improvement approach for adults; to help people build their capacity to maintain good health and be independent.

We want to bring together organisations, people and services to develop a shared approach, using a ‘strengths based’ mind-set that acknowledges, builds upon and unlocks the strengths, skills and capacities of people to live healthy lives utilising the assets within the local community. We want to build on the existing strengths and assets of people and communities and will support individuals to find solutions to things which determine their health and prevent health conditions developing or worsening.

A relevant qualification or experience of working in a health, social care, educational, and wellbeing/community field is essential, as we are looking for highly skilled health coaches with experience of working with communities. This role requires a degree of flexibility and may include evening and weekend work on occasions

Applications are particularly encouraged from people with community language skills.

There is an opportunity for you to book a 15 minute slot on our job awareness and information session held via Microsoft Teams on 7th January 2021; and 11 January 2021, where you can find out more about the role and the Wellness Service. To book on this event please email LIPS Business Support Team on LIPBusinessSupport@kirklees.gov.uk

The closing date for applications for this post is Sunday 17 January 2021

Interviews will be held on 4th and 9th February 2021


17 January 2021, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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