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Community Engagement Officer

Job Reference: J259-ABL-300

ABL Health Ltd
£23,000- £26,000

Join us....Make lives better

Do you want to work for a forward-thinking, people-centred organisation passionate about making a difference to communities across the north of England?

ABL Health is a pioneering community healthcare organisation supporting people in transforming their lifestyles through innovative wellbeing programmes. We’ve been working since 2009 on behalf of councils and CCGs to create ‘a better life’ for their residents and patients, and our expertise spans everything from weight management, wellbeing programmes, dietetic services and smoking cessation to counselling in schools.

With a modern headquarters based at the Royal Bolton Hospital just off the M61, we operate in the North of England with localities stretching across Greater Manchester, Wirral, Lancashire, NE Lincs and St Helens.

We have grown substantially over the past few years and are looking for an individual with drive, ambition and who shares ABL's values and who is passionate about joining a team that make a real difference to people’s lives.

We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities and disabled people as they are currently under represented within our workforce. All applicants will be made on merit.

The Role:

You will be the Community Engagement Officer for Your Health Oldham.

You will be expected to lead on Engagement and drive awareness of the service through our promotions, social media and engagement activities. You will be expected to promote community engagement and increase referrals into the service and build long-lasting relationships with varied stakeholders. This will involve being responsible for developing and maintaining strong, positive and long-lasting relationships with a wide range of stakeholder groups at district level, including but not limited to leisure services and the community and voluntary sector and community services as well as GP practices and children’s services.

You will be a motivated, passionate, organised and proactive communicator, with experience of working in a community setting. ABL take a strengths focused asset-based approach to community delivery, looking to innovate and partner, not replicate existing delivery. The role will require dynamic working which embraces the vision and values we wish to establish for the IWS supporting people to achieve healthy lives.

No two days will be the same in this varied and flexible role. If you are as comfortable spending a day with the team as you are working independently and confidently with new people and are highly organised this could be the job for you.  

Some of the essential criteria of the role:

  • Degree and/or equivalent experience community healthcare, community development, or Business development
  • At least 3 years’ experience in community setting
  • Ability to communicate excellently both verbally and in writing at all levels, with individuals, groups, organisations and the public.
  • Awareness of the barriers facing adults, young people and families in engaging with a healthy lifestyle
  • Confident and outgoing yet approachable and willing to take direction
  • The ability to travel independently across Oldham and as required to ABL Health HQ in Greater Manchester.

For further details, please see the Job Description.

Interviews to take place Monday 13th December.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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