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Weight Management Practitioner

Job Reference: 222-LS-877-B

West London NHS Trust
Administrative and Clerical
One You Ealing, London
Bank Band 4

We are immensely proud of our staff and their passion, professionalism and dedication to change people’s lives. If you share that passion, if you too want to make a difference, then come and join us.

In return you will get to work with a great team, with superb training and development opportunities, and excellent staff benefits (including relocation package).

We support 62,500 patients and carers every year, serving 700,000 residents in three of the most diverse boroughs in west London plus Broadmoor in Berkshire. The diversity of the communities we serve is matched by the diversity of our staff, of whom 56% come from BME backgrounds.

We offer the most diverse range of mental health services in England: from helping young people with eating disorders; to supporting new mums suffering post natal depression; to assessing people detained under the Mental Health Act; to running high secure services at Broadmoor Hospital. We are also creating innovative new services to combine physical and mental healthcare.

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Job title: BANK Weight Management Practitioner


Area of work: One You Ealing, Child Weight Management (Nutrition and Physical Activity)


Location (work base): West London NHS Trust, Trust HQ, 1 Armstrong Way,


Southall, UB2 4SD


Band: 4


Salary: £19,217 – £22,458 pa Inc.


Hours per week: Sessional


Job type: Fixed Term


Closing date: 18th December 2018

Interview date: early January 2019



Weight Management Practitioner






This is an exciting opportunity to work for the One You Ealing Child Weight Management (CWM) service; a tier 2 a weight management service for children (aged 5-13 years) and their parents, including both group and one – to –one session. You will use your excellent communication and interpersonal skills to translate nutrition, behavior change and physical activity advice to support weight management for groups and individuals within our local diverse communities.




We are looking for an individual with clinical skills and the commitment to reduce rates of childhood obesity whilst increasing the number of children who are a healthy weight in the local area. The post holder will need to have a strong background in sport and physical activity - qualifications and experience are essential, but just as importantly we are looking for someone who is confident in working effectively with groups of parents and children and can motivate them to lead healthier lifestyles; therefore previous experience of working with groups of children will be a key attribute we will look out for. The role will also include building upon local networks/partnerships to meet set targets, promotion of programmes and generating new referrals. You must be able to work flexibly as programmes take place in the evenings and occasional weekend.




When making your application please ensure you address all the points on the person specification in your supporting statement. We also ask that you include the e-mail addresses of your referees and to ensure they cover the last 3 years of employment. Should you be successful at interview this will help to speed up the pre-employment process. West London NHS Trust reserves the right to close a vacancy early if a sufficient number of applications are received.




Closing Date: 18th December 2018


If you would like more information about this vacancy, please contact:


Contact Name: Nicole Stephens (One You Child Weight Management Programme Manager)


Email address


Tel No 0208 354 8032

We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London Mental Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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