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Healthy Lifestyle Coordinator

  • Service: Warwickshire School Health and Wellbeing Service
  • Location: Warwickshire
  • Salary: £25,000 - £30,925 (p.a. )
  • Type: Full time (37 hours)
  • Ref: 025/20

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children, young people and their families? If so, then we need you to help us deliver our dynamic and innovative School Health & Wellbeing Service in Warwickshire.

The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for an innovative and solution-focused health professional to join our Warwickshire School Health and Wellbeing Service, with a countywide remit.

About us

Compass Warwickshire School Health & Wellbeing Service delivers key elements of the universal Healthy Child Programme to school-aged children (aged 5-19, or up to 25 with SEND) and their families. It is an accessible and confidential outcome-focused service that is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Warwickshire. 

About the role

As a Healthy Lifestyle Coordinator, you will facilitate, coordinate and oversee the delivery of the National Child Measurement Programme across the county. You will work alongside other priority agencies to develop and deliver sustainable care pathways and public health initiatives and campaigns that encompass lifestyle and physical activity.

You will provide leadership, advice and support to skill mix teams to enable the efficient and effective delivery of the School Health & Wellbeing Service.

You will be based out of one of our hubs in Rugby, Stratford or Nuneaton (depending on your preference) and you will work across the county. You will be required to work flexibly and creatively to best engage and meet the diverse health needs of the school-aged population.

Working hours Mon – Fri, 37 hours per week with some early evening and weekend working if the service demands.

The Person

You will have experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for promoting and delivering services focused on health improvement. You will have the ability to work independently and flexibly, with strong influencing, leadership and project management skills, together with an innovative approach to developing a range of resources and services to promote healthy lifestyles. 

The benefits

In return, we offer a range of benefits including:

  • Generous annual leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme and OH Service
  • Excellent learning & development opportunities and career progression
  • Generous Compass Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Corporate Memberships to SAPHNA, which includes access to webinar, Resources, Forums and low-cost entry to conferences on School and public health topics
  • Free Flu Vaccination

To arrange an informal chat about the role, please contact Andrea Leach on 03300 245 204.

Closing date:  Sunday 20th September 2020

Interviews:  Thursday 1st October 2020

Compass is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and you should share our commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We value diversity at Compass and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Established for 30 years, Compass is a national charity which works in communities across the UK providing services spanning substance misuse treatment and rehabilitation, early interventions for vulnerable young people, school aged health programmes and associated prevention as well as treatment and health promotion initiatives.

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