Cornwall Council Jobs – Health Improvement

  • Full Time
  • Bodmin

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Health Improvement Practitioner – Children, Young people and Families weight management.

Healthy Cornwall based within the Wellbeing and Public Health service provides health improvement interventions across Cornwall and Isles of Scilly that encourages all residents to make healthy lifestyle choices that will support physical and mental wellbeing. The service strives to reduce health inequalities by taking a targeted approach and working with individuals and communities with the most need, situated in areas of high deprivation or those who are socially excluded. We are recruiting for Health Improvement Practitioner roles to work with our East Cornwall team on a fixed two-year contract supporting targeted healthy weight interventions with children, young people and their families. We are looking for one person per locality.

We are looking for a dynamic individual committed to improving the wellbeing of the children and young of Cornwall, who can demonstrate:

  • An ability to motivate and inspire behaviour change in individuals and families who may initially be resistant to change in order to facilitate health improvement.
  • Relevant skills and knowledge to support children, young people and their families to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Relevant skills and knowledge to develop and embed a healthy weight service to support children, young people and families to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
  • An ability to communicate clearly in face-to-face settings, virtual platforms and proactive NCMP conversations.
  • An ability to build strong working relationships with people and organisations involved with children and young people including school nursing, social care, education and locality GP’s.
  • A strong work ethic and the ability to work both individually and as part of a team towards shared objectives and individual work streams.
  • Able to work flexibly across the week including a commitment to working regular evenings and occasional weekends.

For an informal discussion please contact Craig Manclark 07483 307216

Pay & Grading Review

Cornwall Council has recently completed a review of how we pay and reward our staff and these changes take effect from 1 October 2023 (unless otherwise stated). For more information please visit Pay and Grading Review (Green Book Roles) – Cornwall Council

Please view the role profile here, your application will need to demonstrate how you meet the required criteria. Please ensure you answer all of the pre-screening questions in full, within the application form. Guidance on how to complete your application can be found here – The application process . Please be advised that for this role we are accepting uploaded supporting statements and/or CVs to support your online application.

Fairness and inclusion are at the heart of our vision for Cornwall. In order to best serve our communities, we are striving to achieve a diverse workforce that is inclusive of all backgrounds, cultures and identities; e.g. race, disability, sex, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation. We are an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer, and we will assess applicants on their merits.

Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and following safer recruitment principles to help make sure our staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children, young people and adults at risk. It’s a vital part of creating a safe and positive environment and making a commitment to keeping all service users safe from harm.

Whilst the location/work-base for this role has been specified our evolving ways of working means that the role may require you to also work remotely (e.g. from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process.

This is a 2 year fixed term contract to cover a specific project.

This position will be subject to a criminal record disclosure check.

More information about working for Cornwall Council is available here

We are open to discussion about flexible working.



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