health@work are recruiting Workplace Wellbeing Consultants

We want you! Well, if you’re really good at health, safety and wellbeing we do.

We have eight posts open for Workplace Wellbeing Consultants across the country, in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol, Nottingham, Brighton and Braintree.

Application process

Please read the information here and answer the following four application questions (with reference to how you meet the person specification) then email your answers, which location you are applying for and a CV to matt.liggins@healthatworkcentre.org.uk

Please apply by Sunday 4th February 2018.

We’re asking these questions so you can explain to us why you’re the best candidate for the role. If you don’t answer the questions we won’t know why we should hire you so please make sure you tell us. All the information about health@work, the job and the Wellbeing Charter is below.

1. Why are you the right candidate for the role? Please explain how your qualifications, skills and work experience meet the requirements of the person specification, paying particular attention to the essential criteria.

2. Can you give any examples of your experience delivering training, health checks, events or any similar services?

3. If you were tasked with recruiting and accrediting 30 businesses in the region during 12 months, how would you do this? Please outline your strategy, the key challenges and how you would address these?

4. If a business you are working with on the charter is struggling for any reason and thinking of dropping out, what would you do about this?

health@work

WE ARE

health@work, a registered independent charity; the experts in health, safety and wellbeing, with 25 years of experience improving health in the workplace.

WE CAN

help your organisation create safe and supportive workplace cultures with healthy, happy staff who perform at their best, reducing absence, staff turnover and the costs of ill-health to improve productivity, engagement and company image.

WE DO

work with organisations of all sizes and sectors across the country, delivering health, safety and wellbeing services including a wide range of training, audits, events, health checks, consultancy and the Workplace Wellbeing Charter

Health@Work as an employer is committed to promoting equality and diversity and the post holder will be required to promote equality and diversity in all aspects of the work listed below. The post holder will be expected to work using their own initiative and within a team in a variety of settings to carry out and develop the duties listed below and any other reasonable requests made by his/ her line manager and/or Health@Work’s Board of trustees.

The list below should not be interpreted as an exhaustive list of duties and is for guidance only.

Workplace Wellbeing Consultants: London, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol, Brighton, Nottingham, Braintree

The main purpose of the 8 posts is to promote and deliver the Workplace Wellbeing Charter in each location and the surrounding area. Full training on the Charter will be provided on commencement of the role.

The Charter is a workplace health, safety and wellbeing award. Charter consultants will be required to engage with and recruit businesses, provide support on how to improve health in the workplace, deliver health and wellbeing training courses and deliver Charter accreditation. Developing and maintaining relationships with businesses, partner organisations and appropriate networks will be key.

We are looking for candidates with health, safety and wellbeing qualifications and experience who are comfortable engaging with businesses and public sector organisations. The ideal candidate will have experience in either workplace wellbeing, public health, health and safety, HR, business engagement or a combination of these areas.

Candidates for this post will be subject to the Disclosure Process (Criminal records Bureau). This post may require access and use of own vehicle in order to undertake the activities.

Location and hours:

The eight roles are based in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Leeds, Brighton, Bristol and Braintree respectively and will involve work on client premises in these areas and surrounding areas, based on client-demand. Some national travel may occasionally be required. All travel expenses from base to client premises will be reimbursed by health@work.

An initial training programme in Liverpool (head office) will take place at the start of the role.

The role is 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. The post holder will be expected to show a degree of flexibility in regards to the position and some evening/weekend work may be occasionally required.

Primary duties include: • Providing support to organisations and individuals on the Workplace Wellbeing Charter award.
• Using the Charter standards to assess and accredit organisations for the Workplace Wellbeing Charter.
• Using local knowledge and partnership networks to assist in raising awareness of the Workplace Wellbeing Charter in the region
• Identifying and engaging with workplaces to encourage sign up to the Workplace Wellbeing Charter award and related services.
• Assisting in planning and delivering regular promotional events and workshops across the region to raise awareness of the Workplace Wellbeing Charter.
• Delivering workplace health and wellbeing services related to the Charter such as training courses.
• Engaging with employers and employees and providing advice and support on addressing workplace health issues.
• Ensuring that all monitoring and recording systems are completed accurately and in a timely manner and administrative systems are followed.
• Attending seminars/meetings and networking events to publicise and promote services.
• Keeping up to date with all aspects of health, safety and wellbeing in order to provide the latest signposting information to clients.
• Working in partnership with other local and national professionals and services providing health, safety and wellbeing advice and support.

Contract, salary and benefits

Fixed term until 31st March 2019 (with a view to permanent roles being offered after this period, based on individual performance and the success of the project overall)
• Salary range is £25,133 to £28,810 (London post £27,133 to £30,810)
• 26 days per annum paid leave plus 8 statutory paid holidays
• Enrolment in the company pension scheme

On completion of a 6 month probationary period staff are entitled to:
• Life Assurance Scheme
• Paid sick leave
• Staff welfare package

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education and Training

ESSENTIAL
• Evidence of training, educational attainment and formal qualifications in areas such as: public Health, occupational health, mental health, nutrition, physical activity, alcohol harm reduction, health and safety, HR.

Experience

ESSENTIAL
• Business engagement either to recruit organisations to projects or sell services
• Able to work across multiple sectors and at all levels of organisations.
• Delivering (at least one from) health, wellbeing, health and safety, HR services

DESIRABLE
• Successful partnership working.
• Promoting (at least one from) health, wellbeing, health and safety, HR services

Knowledge

ESSENTIAL
• Knowledge of (at least one from) workplace health issues and interventions, health and safety legislation and services, HR practise and services.

DESIRABLE
• Computer literate on standard software (word processing, internet, email, power point, spreadsheets)
• Familiar with best practise and able to keep up to date with health, work and wellbeing.

Skills

ESSENTIAL
• Able to influence, persuade, motivate and negotiate with a range of organisations and individuals.
• Able to write clear and concise reports explaining complex data.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Able to work in a dynamic environment, to work effectively under pressure, exceed targets and handle changing priorities.
• Self-motivated.

DESIRABLE
• Able to promote the Workplace Wellbeing Charter agenda with a range of organisations.
• Able to engage employers, employees, trade unions, and partner organisations in the Workplace Wellbeing Charter agenda.
• Awareness of the need to refer and liaise with colleagues and outside agencies when appropriate.

Values and Attributes
• Committed to improving safety, health and wellbeing in a range of workplace settings.
• Committed to operating in a professional, credible and open manner.
• Excellent organisational skills.
• Ability to work as part of a team and share best practice.

THE WORKPLACE WELLBEING CHARTER

The Workplace Wellbeing Charter is a national award and is an opportunity for employers to demonstrate their commitment to the health and well-being of their workforce, which provides benefits for both employers and employees.

health@work played a key role in developing and recently updating the Charter and manage the National Charter programme. We are currently updating the national Charter delivery programme which will include a new brand, marketing campaign, website, new tools and services and more in-depth accreditation for large businesses. The new Charter brand will be launched in early 2018. The standards will remain the same.

The Workplace Wellbeing Charter provides organisations with an easy and clear guide on how to make workplaces a supportive and productive environment in which employees can flourish.

The charter provides a benchmarking tool together with advice, guidance and resources to make improvements.

There are eight key areas of the Charter which include:
• Leadership
• Absence Management
• Health and Safety
• Mental Health and Wellbeing
• Smoking
• Physical Activity
• Healthy Eating
• Alcohol and Substance Misuse
Each area is assessed against a clear set of standards and awarded either a commitment, achievement or excellence level.

Further information and a self assessment tool is available at www.wellbeingcharter.org.uk