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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/02/2022.

Health & Wellbeing Support Officer

Job Reference: 163-3788ER-01-22

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Operational HR
£22,549 to £24,882 pa

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a ‘Good’ rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a ‘we can do this’ attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

As an employee of Barnsley Hospital, you will find that we are committed to the fair treatment of our staff, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. We actively promote equality of opportunity for all, welcome applications from a wide range of candidates and select interviewees based on their skills, qualifications, and experience.

We take equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff really seriously, this could include flexible working, part-time, job share and remote working from home. Please talk to us during the interview process to discuss any flexibility that you may require.

We hope that you will choose to join us.



£22,549 - £24,882 per annum/pro rata (AfC Band 4)(Subject to JD outcome)

37.5 hours per week – 12 MONTHS FIXED TERM / SECONDMENT


To support and deliver on activities/projects for the Trust’s Wellbeing agenda.


Undertake project work and support health & wellbeing coordinator to ensure key wellbeing objectives are achieved.


Assist with a range of a queries arising from the wellbeing Strategy and initiatives.


Promote and deliver the Know your number wellbeing in action campaign across the Trust


Plan and implement defined wellbeing events across the Trust.


Co-ordinate and support the planning, data collection/filing and running of the Wellbeing campaigns including the Know your numbers initiative.


Organise and support the work of the Health Champions in partnership with Health & Wellbeing Coordinator, including scheduling meetings, promotion of wellbeing initiatives, support with their wellbeing role and guidance when required


Assess the training needs of the Wellbeing Champions through training needs analysis, in partnership with health & wellbeing coordinator


Organise and co-ordinate Wellbeing Committee meetings, prepare agendas, take minutes ensure follow-up of matters arising from those meeting.


Work collaboratively with various departments across the Trust and participate in the delivery of Wellbeing related awareness sessions.


Deliver training/presentations to Trust staff which relates to the wellbeing agenda including Know your numbers and wellbeing campaigns


Administration and report on various wellbeing projects, including Employee Support Schemes, or national wellbeing initiatives, bi-annual lifestyle questionnaire. 


Analysis and manipulation of management information data from different sources, providing quantitative and qualitative information regarding workforce KPIs.


Ensure that progress is made towards agreed Trust targets on by providing general wellbeing advice and working with managers on specific objectives, assisting in the production and monitoring of action plans.


Work with managers and staff to resolve queries within own level of knowledge and, escalating/taking advice as required.


Attend internal and external meetings with, or in the absence of wellbeing team members, with social sector groups and stakeholder organisation to ensure Trust representation and engagement, being mindful at all time of acting as a Trust ambassador.



Organise and co-ordinate meetings with key internal and external stakeholders.


Have a good customer service knowledge and able to use tact and diplomacy when communicating with staff at all levels within the organisation.


Proactively support and signpost managers and employees with wellbeing issues to appropriate support services both local and national


Show initiative, organise own day to day activities/workload, and raising new areas for consideration in improve of staff. wellbeing


Responsible for stock control and ordering of basic stationery, supplies and promotional materials to support events/initiatives wellbeing.


Support wellbeing team and staff through provision of minute taking at meetings.


To undertake any other duties as required


•           Qualification or demonstrable relevant experience at NVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care / Minimum GCSE grade C in English and Maths,


•           Trained to deliver relevant initiatives to Health & Wellbeing Champion’s e.g. Public Health’s initiative or health screening roles


•           Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team and prioritise workload and meet deadlines

•           Ability to travel across sites

•           Computer skills

•           Self-motivated

•           Positive attitude with the ability to motivate others

•           Determined, confident and motivated


For more information please contact Pauline Garnett on telephone 01226 435470


Coronavirus (COVID 19) Vaccination Status for Care Home Workers

Throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, care home workers have done a phenomenal job to support and protect those most at risk from COVID-19.  From 11 November 2021, it has become law that anyone entering a care home must have had a complete course of an authorised COVID-19 vaccine, unless they are exempt.  Please note that applicants for this role will be asked to evidence their vaccination status, or provide a certified medical exemption, as part of the recruitment process.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

PLEASE NOTE: all correspondence regarding this vacancy and the interview process will be sent by e-mail. Therefore, you are advised to check your emails/NHS Jobs account regularly following the closing date.  

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

Please note that these charges are not applicable for roles band 5 and below.


Standard Check: £23.00 + Administration cost of £3.69 = deduction from salary as a one off payment.

Enhanced Check: £40.00 + administration cost of £3.69 = £13.69 deduction from 1st months’ salary, £10.00 deduction from salary over following 3 months.

Closing date for applications: 1st February 2022

Interview to be held on: TBC

If you wish to apply for this post, please visit NHS Jobs website and quote Ref No: 163-3788ER-01-22


Please refer to the attached additional document when completing your application, this will inform you about Values Based Recruitment at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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