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Solutions4Health are delighted to be offering the role of Wellness Coach ( Zero hour contract) with a salary of £10 an hour.

Job Description

The post holder will be expected to support the delivery of NHS public health programmes in two key areas of activity. Firstly, the stop smoking service which is for clients in Wokingham, Reading, West Berkshire & Bracknell. Secondly, Shape Up 4 Life which is a Tier 2 weight management programme for identified age groups, covering clients who live in or are registered with a GP in Wokingham, Berkshire.

The post holder will work as part of a team of Wellness Coaches that already deliver the SmokeFreeLife Berkshire service to diverse communities across Berkshire. As a key member of the team, the post holder will be expected to support colleagues in the set-up, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of the SmokeFreeLife Berkshire & ShapeUp4Life Wokingham programmes.

Main Duties & Responsibilities
Smoking Cessation

  • Explain to clients the principles of Stop Smoking Services so that they can make an informed choice to stop smoking.
  • Motivate and empower clients to make behaviour changes.
  • Deliver a client-led treatment plan in accordance with national and local guidelines, effectively and professionally supporting the client throughout their quit attempt. This will include CO monitoring, the completion of accurate data to comply with Russell standards, and a comprehensive clinical record of weekly interventions.
  • Plan and organise workload, this will include the management of a caseload of clients.
  • Deliver face-to-face, telephone or video support to clients registered on the stop smoking programmes.
  • Provide a high quality, efficient service throughout a diverse range of community settings.
  • Manage conflict effectively either in a group setting or with individual clients.
  • Monitor outcomes of treatment programmes for their effectiveness.
  • The advisor may potentially be required to work with complex health needs in relation to behaviour change.

Tier 2 Weight Management

  • Support the set-up, delivery, and monitoring and evaluation of the Tier 2 weight management programmes across Wokingham. Demonstrate knowledge, skills and experience in supporting the provision of nutrition and light exercise programmes to people of all age groups, who are identified as obese.
  • Support the delivery of nutrition education workshops, for local residents, that focus on changing behaviours, increasing activity levels and assisting people to make informed choices that will help them to lose weight.
  • Work closely with public health, local authorities, GPs, NHS Trusts, learning and education establishments, voluntary and community groups in the targeting, recruitment, and delivery of these programmes.

Additional responsibilities

  • Assess and interpret clinical information regarding referred patients, in respect of all programmes, whilst maintaining confidentiality and data protection.
  • Identify realistic goals, monitor and evaluate progression whilst continually motivating to increase adherence to the programme.
  • Interact with referred patients, recording details, monitoring adherence and providing individual support and advice. Ensure that all sessions and activities are monitored in line with agreed targets.
  • Maintain and regularly update patient information by providing data both electronically and in paper format to contribute to the timely monitoring and evaluation process.
  • Receive and provide sensitive information to and from healthcare professionals, including primary & secondary care.
  • Motivate, support and reassure patients, whilst being considerate of and understanding barriers to change.
  • Establish good rapport and relationships with patients to maintain participation and involvement in all programmes.
  • Communicate effectively and interact collaboratively with patients, partners and stakeholders to resolve issues or problems arising.
  • Demonstrate flexibility in service delivery and be willing to deliver services virtually when required.
  • Have a flexible approach to working hours in order to meet the needs of the service.
  • Maintain accurate records and information systems in line with Solutions 4 Health policies.
  • Assist the Project Manager(s) in monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the effectiveness of programme interventions.
  • Establish and maintain health and safety standards within all programmes, ensuring that all activities are risk assessed and undertaken with due regard to health and safety regulations.
  • The post holder will be required to wear a branded shirt and ID Badge at all times whilst on duty.

About Us

Solutions4Health are an innovative company with a passion and a track record for tackling health inequalities. We provide a one stop solution for commissioners accountable for outcome focused integrated Public Health services.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK, as we do not sponsor work permits and outside work permits are not accepted as proof of a right to work in the UK.

We encourage applicants meeting the criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion, or ethnicity.

Solutions4health are a disability confident employer. If you require any reasonable adjustments, either at application or interview stage, please contact our HR team.

If you think you are suitable for this role, please apply now!



Location Berkshire
Field UK
Time Fixed-term contract
Date 01 February 2022
Company name Solutions4Health
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