Job Vacancy @ZestCentre – Health Improvement Officer (closing date 20th July 2016)

28 Jun


ZEST delivers a range of community based health, employment and training, social and physical activities from the Zest Healthy Living Centre.  Zest has a dynamic health team. The team is made of a variety of services, from a Health Trainer Service and Community Wellbeing Programme to a Smoke-free peer-support service working with young people in secondary schools.

Health Improvement Officer – 0.8 fte or 29.6 hours per week

£19,190 pa (pro rata) plus pension contribution 

We are looking for a motivated, well-organised individual with the ability to deliver health related workshops and 1:1 support to a range of people including young people.  You must also be able to work with a range of partners including GPs, other health professionals and schools.

The post-holder must be highly organised and able to work across a range of different services and projects.  Experience of smoke-free support services is desirable.  A flexible approach is essential as the post may involve some evening and weekend work.

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written are essential, including the ability to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds.

Knowledge of child protection and safeguarding procedures is desirable (training will be given) and undertaking a DBS check is essential.

We offer 25 days holiday rising to 30 (pro-rata), plus 8 statutory days paid holiday (pro rata), a pension scheme and other benefits, including subsidised gym membership.

To apply visit, then click the Working for Us tab at the very top of the page to download an application pack.   Completed application forms must be returned to

Closing date: 9.00 am Wednesday 13th July

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 20th July.
ZEST is working towards best-practice in equality of opportunity.



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