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Health Champion

Location: Leeds/Kirklees
Salary: £20,540 pro rata per annum
Hours: 30 hours per week
Contract Length: 18 months

We are looking for a Health Champion to join our two West Yorkshire Services to provide high quality service to our service users with a sensory impairment and/or other disabilities.

The role is Leeds based but the successful candidate will need to cover both Leeds and Kirklees area. Main accountabilities for the role are:

  • Befriending
  • Sensory Impaired awareness training and promotion
  • Self-help/management training/information sharing
  • Peer support groups
  • Link workers/social prescribing

To be successful for the role you will have experience in:

  • Working with sensory impaired people
  • Setting up new projects
  • Co-designing peer support groups
  • Working with sensory impaired people to self-manage their own health conditions
  • Working with volunteers, including line management

In addition to the above, you will have excellent communication skills including BSL level 3 qualification (or native BSL user), organisational skills, be able to work independently as well as part of a team and able to deal with conflicting demands on time and respond to deadlines.

We strive to create an inclusive and diverse workplace and we are committed to wellbeing, promoting hybrid working, offering generous annual leave entitlements, an Employee Assistance Program, Health Cash Plan, Occupational Sick Pay scheme, and flexible TOIL scheme. We invest generously in training and development programmes, providing sponsorship to pursue formal professional qualifications and the opportunity to learn and develop sign language skills.

Closing date: Monday, 25th October 2021 
Interview date: Tuesday 23rd November

Attachments

Please complete our online application form. Alternatively, you can download our application form in Microsoft Word and complete it before you send it to jobs@bid.org.uk

Contact us if you need further information or support.


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