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Workplace Health Development Worker Sunderland

Location: Based in Sunderland
Band/Salary: Band 6, Point 11, £20,829 per annum, pro rata
Hours: 27½ hours per week

Job Purpose:

  • To be responsible for developing strong partnerships to enable small, medium and large employers successfully engage with lifestyle and wellbeing services.
    To ensure that employers are offered support to successfully achieve the North East Better Health at Work Award (BHAWA) at all levels.
    To ensure small, medium and large employers are supported to improve health in the workplace through health needs assessment, identification of health improvement
    priorities and development of health improvement plans and activities including training.
    To develop a sustainable model of health advocates and volunteers to support the further development of healthy workplaces across the City of Sunderland.

Key tasks:

  • To assist with the overall development of the service including management of staff, liaison with partners and supporting businesses with workplace health needs.
    To assess support requirements for employers, ensuring that the right level of support is offered to all organisations and providing workshops, seminars and training according to
    To deliver regional Better Health at Work Award (BHAWA) support and progress existing workplaces registered on the award. Including, but not limited to providing guidance around policy and procedure development, recommending best practice, undertaking support visits, reviewing Health Needs Assessment reports and completing assessments.
    Engage new businesses in workplace health programmes and the BHAWA.
    Ensuring that the BHAWA is delivered efficiently and effectively in line with Regional requirements (currently co-ordinated regionally by the TUC).
    To co-ordinate the delivery of training for managers, human resource staff, occupational health staff and other identified workplace staff on health and work issues.

Key skills required:

  • Sound experience of performance managing health improvement services
    2 years’ experience of working with industry, with business or in the commercial sector
    Sound understanding of current public health and wellbeing services
    Ability to act upon own initiative and respond to changing situations
    Ability to manage own workload and work autonomously with minimal supervision
    Capable of working to tight and often changing timescales

Closing Date for applications: Midnight on 24th January 2018

To apply for this position either download the documents to the right, or request an application pack either by completing the form below. Or contacting PCP's HR Department on 01325 321234 or

Please note that we can not accept CV's.

If you are not invited to an interview within 14 days of the closing date for receipt of applications, you may assume you have been unsuccessful and that the post has been filled.