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Wellbeing Advisor

About the role

Thank you for your interest in this role. Our vision at West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) is: ‘to make West Northants a great place to live, work, visit and thrive’. This permanent post is a perfect opportunity for someone who wants to make a positive impact and difference to the wellbeing of it’s residents. We are looking for a number of Wellbeing Advisors to join our newly formed wellbeing service, working with both Public Health and Adult Social Care. We believe this collaborative approach is an exciting prospect for someone to thrive in. This role is integral to the prevention and early intervention work that will be carried out by the Council.

What will you be doing?

You will be working with a committed, driven and enthusiastic team across the 9 local area partnerships, with a focus on reducing the demands on health and social care by supporting customers with needs identified through the completion of a variety of validated assessments. You will be responsible for working with customers on both a one-to-one basis and in group settings, in the community and their home.

About you

We are looking for someone with a passion to help others. The ideal candidate will be committed, forward thinking and have a passion for working and supporting members of the community to improve their health and wellbeing. You will be able to work on your own, as part of a team and working in partnership with Primary Care, Public Health, the Falls Management Service, VCSE, and other service providers. As an advisor you will have excellent communication skills, enabling you to discuss with your customers areas of their lifestyle that they would like to improve, providing emotional support as they shape and embark on their personal wellbeing journey.

You will need to be able to travel extensively within West Northants as well as make ad hoc journeys to other locations within Northamptonshire.

Our benefits

We offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, these include:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 28 days annual leave per year, 29 days for senior managers (pro rata, depending on how many hours per week you work), plus bank holidays. An additional 5 days, linked to continuous service, and ability to purchase up to 6 weeks additional leave per year.
  • Cycle to Work scheme. 
  • Local Government Pension Scheme plus immediate life cover (3 times your annual salary from day one) and ill-health protection.
  • Employee discounts with local and national retailers, days out, finance, health and beauty, travel and eating out plus lots more.
  • Car Lease scheme
  • Payment of professional subscription / membership - If your job description requires that you are registered with or are a member of a professional body, WNC will pay for your professional subscription or membership fees.
  • Employee Assistance Programme - We have an employee support programme run by Health Assured, an independent, external organisation. Health Assured is available for you and your immediate family members, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and includes telephone counselling, legal advice, bereavement support and medical information.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities.
  • A variety of flexible working options to support your work/life balance, including full or part time, term time, 9-day fortnight, etc. (subject to business needs).
  • Our West Ways of Working – We want our workforce to thrive, and we equip our employees with the right technology to support hybrid and collaborative working, on or off site, depending on the role.
  • Making a difference - If you want to use your skills and experience with an organisation that are genuinely invested in making a difference, are committed to improving people's lives, and whose success has a direct impact on the wellbeing of your family, friends and people in your local area, then West Northamptonshire Council is the place for you.

About us

 

At West Northants Council, it’s about our people. People who thrive with ambition, bubble with new ideas, demand better ways of working, caring about every detail, and who never shy away from a challenge. Our culture is a gateway for new experiences. A place to forge new opportunities. To empower you in your career and unite you with like-minded people.

Our vision is ‘to make West Northants a great place to live, work, visit and thrive’. We truly stand by this and work hard every day to make this a reality. Our corporate values, THRIVE, stand for: Trust, High Performance, Respect, Innovate and Empower, they underpin everything we do and how we deliver services. 

Hear more from our Chief Executive, Anna Earnshaw, about what it's like to work at West Northants Council https://youtu.be/lV0EfeUF4aU  

We are committed to ensuring diversity, equality, equity, and inclusion is woven into the fabric of WNC and everything we do, to enable all colleagues to develop and maximize their full potential.  We are a disability confident employer, a member of the Armed Forces Covenant, and a Care Leaver Covenant partner

The following film was created by us to communicate our intentions - watch WNC colleagues explain what DEI means to us.

 

If you need additional support or reasonable adjustments during the application process, including needing the job description in another format or language, please email careers@westnorthants.gov.uk for support.

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