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  • Health & Wellbeing Consultant

    Based at Howden Park Centre in Livingston, but working across our facilities in West Lothian, we are looking to recruit a full-time Health & Wellbeing Consultant to join our hugely successful team to deliver a comprehensive GP Referral and induction service to our clients to help them achieve their health and wellbeing goals.

    If you want to support people with long term conditions to manage their symptoms through physical activity and improve their quality of life, this may be the role for you. The role requires great communication skills, experience of motivational interviewing and a passion to make a difference.

    Level 3 Supporting people with Long Term Conditions is the required qualification however we will consider application from applicants who are committed to work towards this qualification.

    Hours of work:  36 hours per week - flexible approach to working hours suited to the needs of delivery of the program. 

    In addition, we offer the following:

    Gym Membership
    Cycle to Work Scheme
    up to 37 days annual leave
    Discount store vouchers through our Benefits Portal
    Pension contributions up to 9% .

    Salary £20,302 per annum

    Closing date for applications: 5th October 2022

    Apply online here

     

     

Job Details

Department:

Operations

Reports to:

Health & Wellbeing Team Leader

Contacts:

Internal: Area Manager, Health & Fitness team, Health &

Wellbeing Team, Reception, Swimming Team, Marketing and

Training staff, Receptionists, Health & Wellbeing Instructors, Gym Instructors

External: NHS Lothian staff, Charities, Care Homes, Local Companies, Job Centres, Other Health Boards, West Lothian Council staff.  

Based at:

Howden Park Centre

Job Purpose – overview

Xcite West Lothian Leisure (Xcite) is a Community Benefit Organisation, a registered Scottish charity.  It is at the heart of the West Lothian community, helping people to improve their wellbeing and make healthy lifestyle choices.  We care passionately about the service we provide to the people who live, work and visit West Lothian. As a valued organisation that understands, cares about and engages with its community, we are the delivery partner of choice for West Lothian organisations responsible for improving people’s lives through sport, health and physical activity.

Your role as a Health and Wellbeing Consultant is to develop and deliver advanced health and exercise services to clients  

Core Accountabilities & Responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver exercise programs [based on the gold standard of level 4 qualifications] for people from within a clinical environment or a community setting with a number of long term health conditions
  • Tailor progressive exercise programmes appropriate to the medical condition presented using results from the physical/exercise assessments, medical information, national guidelines and client goals and objectives
  • Carry out assessments with families referred via Child Healthy Lifestyle/Get Going and where appropriate carry out coaching sessions and attend Get Going training
  • Audit exercise, health and lifestyle programmes provided by site-based Health & Wellbeing Advisors and provide guidance and support to all Health & Wellbeing Advisors
  • Develop positive relationships with health professionals
  • Monitor, evaluate and report on referral, retention and biometrical data analytics against any relevant agreed Key Performance Indicators.
  • Liaise with a variety of NHS teams, encouraging positive relationships and partnerships in order to continuously develop health and wellbeing within our community.
  • Provide internal blood pressure services and organise and deliver targeted events and courses in collaboration as and when required.
  • Manage tracking sheets on all referrals at each key stage, initial appointment & weeks 6,12,26,52 and 64
  • Keep up to date tracking sheets on referrals biometrical data
  • Maintain referral confidentiality in accordance with process guidelines, ensuring confidential records are stored securely
  • Deliver Health & Wellbeing appointments on site when possible to ensure all available time is maximised.
  • Willingness to continuously develop and attend training in line with your personal development plan, on occasions out-with your normal hours of work, to ensure the required level of competence

The above list is illustrative, not exhaustive. Accordingly, there may be a requirement to undertake additional duties, consistent with the level of the post, as directed by management. 

Essential Qualifications, Experience and Skills

Demonstrates positive core competencies

1 year level 3 gym instructor experience 

Level 3 GP Referral Qualification ie Wright Foundation or equivalent

Level 4 qualification eg. Mental Health (Level 4)   or  Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase IV (Level 4)

Hold or willingness to obtain and apply knowledge/skills from Emergency First Aid qualification.

Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate professionally both verbally and in writing. 

An understanding of people with complex medical conditions and how to adapt specific activities/exercises to best meet their needs

Experience of delivering referral services to clients 

Knowledge of referral programmes

Hold and maintain a current valid driving license [and use of a vehicle].  

Desirable Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • A Degree in Sport Science or exercise based discipline
  • 1 year experience in a similar post
  • Experience of partnership working with health professionals
  • Sports coaching qualifications
  • Routine maintenance of fitness equipment

Hold or willingness to achieve the following:

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Level 4
  • Exercise After Stroke Specialist Instructor Level 4
  • Exercise Based Rehabilitation in Cancer Care Level 4

Job Dimensions 

  • Provide Health & Wellbeing Advisor cover at various locations to ensure the delivery of services.

 Core organisational competencies

Service delivery

Champions the service, focusing on individual customer’s needs and responding with service that surpasses their expectations.

Honesty and integrity 

Being truthful, keeping promises and commitments and making ethical decisions.

Respect for equality and diversity

Understanding others’ behaviours and culture and treating everyone fairly.

Personal effectiveness

Personal responsibility for making things happen – being accountable for your own actions.

Additional information

  • This post is subject to a PVG Disclosure Scotland check.
  • Attendance at evening and weekend events may be required on occasions.
  • You will be required to be aware of current Health and Safety Policy and to take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of others who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work.  

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