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Healthy Horizons Officer


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Healthy Horizons Officer

Initially 30 hrs per week with the potential to increase to 37

6 month fixed term contract with possible extension to 5 years

Grade 6 £18,070 - £19,430 (pro-rata)

We are looking for a highly motivated Healthy Horizons Officer who has experience in a cross section of healthy lifestyle areas including; weight management, nutrition, healthy living, mental health and physical activity to deliver both a Public Health funded weight loss referral service, Step by Step and a MOD funded wellbeing programme for older veterans (65+), Healthy Horizons.

You will be responsible for continuing with the delivery of the already established Step-by-Step service that has been running successfully for two years. The programme supports adults who are referred for weight management intervention. You will also be responsible for supporting in the delivery of the new Healthy Horizons programme aimed at improving the physical and emotional wellbeing of older veterans, their families and carers.

You will support in processing referrals, co-ordinating enquiries, data collection and feedback. You will also be responsible for monitoring individual progress at key points throughout each programme and liaising the relevant health professionals and individual referrals. You will also support in the monitoring of all relevant data required for the funders of the programmes.

You will be required to deliver 12-week weekly weight management programmes along with 12-week healthy living programme for older veterans. You will work closely with GP Practices, Health Professionals, partners, fitness instructors and coaches across the District. You will also contribute to the 12-month support pathway that some clients are eligible to receive.

You will be qualified to Level 2 coaching qualification, Level 3 Exercise Nutrition/Nutrition and Weight Management/Nutrition for Physical Activity, and a recognised behaviour change course. You will have a knowledge of obesity management, healthy living and exercise referral. You will have the ability to deliver services to a high standard. You will have the skills to motivate people and address sensitive issues. You will be organised, experienced in multi-agency working and have a strong commitment to improving health.  The post holder must be available to travel.

The post is subject to a DBS disclosure and references.

This post is funded by North Yorkshire County Council Public Health to contribute to reducing obesity rates in Richmondshire and the Armed Forces Covenant Fund.

For an informal chat please contact Jo-Anne Simpson Tel: 01748 901045 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Ryan Rutherford Tel: 01478 901044


An application form must be completed (see below for link to Application Form). CVs alone will not be accepted.

You can return your application form either by:

  • e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by
  • post to Human Resources, Mercury House, Station Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4JX Tel: 01748 901025

Applications must be received by 10am Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Interview date is scheduled for Thursday, 6 October 2017

We value diversity in our workforce and are committed to equal opportunities. Disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria are guaranteed an interview. Applications invited from all sectors of society, as covered by the Equality Act 2010.

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Richmondshire District Council
Mercury House
Station Road
North Yorkshire
DL10 4JX

Phone: 01748 829100
Fax: 01748 826186
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