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MEND Healthcare Assistant

Job Reference: 197-RF7677-E

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
School Health
The Waldron Centre, London
£17,787 - £20,448 per annum pro rata plus HCA

Lewisham and Greenwich Trust provides hospital and community services for more than 666,000 people across south east London. We put patients at the heart of everything we do, which is reflected in the positive feedback we receive. We are a friendly and dynamic place to work, with high levels of job satisfaction and excellent transport links serving our two hospitals – University Hospital Lewisham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Greenwich.

We are seeking dedicated, motivated people to help us provide high quality care to our local communities. In return for your hard work, we offer well-established, structured mentoring and staff development packages to support you in your role.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

School Health Service Health Care Assistant (MEND)

15 hours per week, Term Time Only

An exciting opportunity has risen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic health care assistant to deliver the MEND (“Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It!”) Healthy weight Management Programme for children in Lewisham. We are looking for a confident and personable team player, with a special interest in supporting children and families to achieve a healthy weight lifestyles.

The MEND programme is activity based and the role requires that you lead exercise and activity sessions as part of your working day. As well as this, you should be talented and enthusiastic with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to deal with a wide range of contacts, both clinical and non-clinical. You will need to have a keen eye to accuracy and attention to detail as you’ll be dealing with confidential, sensitive information.

The role is a part-time position, with hours ranging from 15-22.5 hours per week. The post holder will be part of a work force that will be delivering sessions in schools and community venues to children and families. These sessions will be held after school till early evening and occasional Saturdays- therefore flexibility is crucial. We are prepared to offer a range of flexible working options. The team is friendly and supportive and can offer the successful candidate a comprehensive induction/training programme.

There will be a full induction and training provided, and opportunities for career progression.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jacqueline Nelson Tel: 0203 0493496

Zipora Govere Tel: 02030495083

Please note that the as part of the application process, you may need to complete a short values based pre-application question. Your responses to the question will impact on whether or not you are able to successfully continue with your application. Please have a look on our website to find out more information before you start the pre-application question. If you are unsuccessful with the pre-application question, it means that you are not in harmony with our values. We thank you for your interest in Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.

For vacancies where a high volume of applications are received, we reserve the right to close the post before the stated closing date. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Due to the volume of applications for some posts, it may not be possible for us to contact all applicants with the outcome of the shortlisting. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that you have not been successful.

If you have a disability which makes completing an application form difficult please contact:

For substantive Non Clinical roles Non Medical Recruitment on 020 8836 5770; for Clinical roles at QEH Medical Staffing on 020 8836 6777/6749, Clinical roles at UHL call 020 8333 3215, 020 8333 3147, for Temporary Staffing roles, please contact Bank Recruitment Office on 020 8836 6825/5302, quoting the vacancy reference number.

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