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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/10/2021.

Health Improvement Practitioner Service Manager

Job Reference: 241-761B-21

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
Crompton Health Centre, Bolton
£40,057 - £45,839 pa

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust was formed in 2008 and, in 2011, we became an integrated provider with community health services joining the trust. Covering a catchment area that also incorporates parts of Bury, Wigan and Salford, we deliver hospital and community based services from the Royal Bolton Hospital in Farnworth and from 20 health centres across Bolton, to a catchment population of 320,000 people. We have a CQC rating as good overall and we have some key areas of outstanding practice with an outstanding rating for being well led at every level.

Buildings, names and models of care have changed over the centuries, but one thing has remained constant and is prevalent among our 5,900+ staff members: the enduring commitment to providing the best health and care for the people of Bolton.

Are you looking for an opportunity to lead a committed team? Are you passionate about reducing health inequalities for the people of Bolton? Do you understand how powerful lifestyle intervention can be in the prevention of chronic disease? Are you patient focused, but results orientated? Can you lead, inspire and motivate a team and articulate your vision to the wider system around you?


If so, the Health Improvement Practitioner Service (HIPS) are looking for a new Service Manager and we would like to hear from YOU!


The HIPS have been an established part of Bolton’s primary care workforce for over a decade. During this time, we’ve helped tens of thousands of patients to prevent illnesses like Type II Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and COPD through our 12-month, evidence-based, lifestyle intervention.


As our Service Manager you will lead a team of 39 HIPs and 2 Social Prescribing Link Workers across all 49 GP surgeries across Bolton.


You will work closely with partners at Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group, Primary Care, Bolton FT, Bolton CVS, Bolton Council and Public Health as well as other stakeholders – so you’ll need to be an excellent communicator at all levels.


In addition to helping to improve the service for our patients, partners and team members, you will be responsible for delivering on a range of challenging key performance indicators, in particular supporting primary care in the delivery of the NHS Health Check and other important elements of the Bolton Quality Contract.


It is a demanding but rewarding role in what can be a rapidly evolving professional landscape. You’ll be well supported by those around you, but the ability to cope with and lead others through complex change is crucial.


This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving team, recently shortlisted for the Bolton Foundation Trust ‘Dream Team’ award and help take us to the next level.


For more information please contact:

Jennifer Sharples, North District and Specialist Services Lead,


Ian Davies (the current post-holder) on 01204 462128

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameJennifer SharplesJob titleNorth District and Specialist Services LeadEmail

The vision of this Trust is to be recognised by the people of Bolton and beyond as an excellent provider of health and care services and a great place to work. We are striving to attract, recruit and retain high calibre skilled staff which reflect our communities. We are an inclusive employer who trains and develops our staff in a positive learning environment. We aim to be consciously inclusive and therefore applications from all sectors of the community are welcomed. We would particularly encourage candidates from a black and minority ethnic (BAME) background and candidates with health conditions or impairments.

From time to time we may need to close a vacancy early when in receipt of a sufficient number of applications. If you are interested in this post and wish to be considered, we strongly advise you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

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