To motivate and support participants of the National Diabetes Prevention Programme to take control of their lifestyle management through a 12 month programme. To achieve high rates of retention to the programme and help participants to understand their risk of Diabetes, the implications and to achieve weight loss and reduced blood glucose levels (HbA1c). The diabetes prevention programme will support and motivate participants to make positive changes to their life by raising their confidence and empowering them to make relevant modifications to their diet and levels of physical activity.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To deliver group education sessions through proactive facilitation and encouraging participation of group members and enhance peer support
  • To facilitate and support groups to make sustainable behaviour changes by motivating and increasing confidence during the change process
  • To encourage groups of individuals to reflect on their own lifestyle choices and facilitate positive change
  • To take a person-centred approach in a group to encourage service users to set goals and action plans in relation to nutrition, physical activity and positive well-being;
  • To facilitate health related discussion between individuals in groups
  • To perform point of care blood testing for HbA1c (with training)

Criteria:

  • Live within or very close to Bournemouth
  • An ability to communicate with individuals at all levels using various forms of communication
  • IT Literate
  • High Level of organisational ability
  • Ability to facilitate and engage with participants
  • A reliable car (mileage paid)
  • Experience in health/sports/nutrition or similar industry
  • Experience of working with diverse backgrounds

Full details can be found in the Job Description

To apply

Please download an application form and return it to [email protected]

Closing date for applications: 17:00 Friday 22nd March 2019

Interviews will be held on TBC

Presentation as part of the interview process

DBS check is required for this role