Health drop-in advisor

Are you kind, friendly and non-judgemental? Are you passionate about health and would you like to help others achieve their goals? And can you spare 2 hours a week?

The purpose of this role is to provide ‘Front of house' support for a free weight management drop-in session.

What you'll be doing:

- Meeting and greeting people, offering a warm and friendly welcome to the session.

- Explaining how the programme works (full training will be given)

- Weighing clients & recording their progress

- Handing out relevant supporting materials (leaflets, hand-outs etc.)

- Generally helping to organise the session (sign-in sheets, set-up, checking resources)

We are offering the drop-in session on behalf of Anglian Community Enterprise (ACE) as part of their weight management programme. The service is community-based and designed to support people to achieve a gradual, long term weight loss by weighing in at a variety of community sites, accessing the ACE My Weight Matters online programme.

Skills

We are looking for someone who is;

- Kind, approachable and sympathetic. A non-judgemental attitude is key

- Enthusiastic and positive for people and their goals – weight-loss is difficult and everyone needs some encouragement!

- A good listener and able to chat to people from different backgrounds

- Able to maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times

- Organised

- Able to work independently and as a team


Details

  • Suitable for under 18s
  • DBS check required
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Written role description
  • Accessibility
  • Volunteer induction
  • Ongoing support
  • Health and Safety Policy

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 19/04/2018

End Date: 19/04/2019

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Availability Details

2 hours a week required. Day/time flexible.


Location

c/o BBWCVS
The George Hurd Centre
Basildon
Essex
SS14 2FL


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