Torus Foundation – Health and Wellbeing Officer

Location: Agile Post Liverpool/St Helens/Warrington.
Salary: £29,777.00.
Employment Type: Fixed Term 12 months.

Torus is an ambitious and well-established housing group with deep roots in our three heartland of Liverpool, St Helens and Warrington.

Torus Foundation, the charitable arm of Torus is committed in supporting the development of stronger communities; creating connected, independent and sustainable neighbourhoods, through empowering people to achieve their full potential. Dedicated to their staff, Torus families and communities, striving for happy and healthy lives for all.

The Foundation has distinct programmes to support employment and skills, health and wellbeing, financial and digital inclusion, and young people. They are expanding our programmes and are recruiting across all disciplines.

They are looking for dynamic and compassionate workers who enjoy developing their own skills alongside enabling their clients to grow, achieve and succeed. Are you a team player who would thrive within this inclusive culture? If yes they want to hear from you.

This is a fixed-term role covering maternity leave in which you will work to actively engage residents over the age of 55 to improve their health and wellbeing with delivery of physical activity, mental health and healthy eating programmes that promote behavioural change and encourage social inclusion.

They are looking for people with a proven track record in designing and delivering programmes in a community setting to encourage take up of services to improve the health and wellbeing of residents, prevent ill health and improve long-term health conditions.  Experience in recruiting and mentoring community champions to assist with the delivery of sessions would be an advantage.

You will work with partner agencies to develop projects to promote healthier lifestyles and address health inequalities and low self-esteem levels of tenants resulting from socio-economic factors.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Assessing through partnership working and consultation which projects would improve health outcomes for residents in Torus neighbourhoods
  • Developing and delivering a range of activities to improve the physical and/or mental health of older people, especially those individuals facing social exclusion
  • Developing and delivering projects that look to improve residents’ lifestyles addressing nutrition on a limited budget, smoking, alcohol consumption and behaviours that affect health and wellbeing
  • Contributing to establishing and maintaining effective procedures to guarantee project delivery within cost, time and quality parameters
  • Working in partnership with statutory and other agencies connected with the health and wellbeing of dedicated client groups
  • Identifying and engaging with Torus residents at risk of social isolation
  • Developing and delivering a calendar of health events across Torus priority neighbourhoods working with partners

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Minimum Level 3 qualification that permits delivery of physical activity programmes.
  • A full driving licence and use of a vehicle
  • Experience of working with communities focused on health and wellbeing initiatives.
  • Experience of working effectively as part of a team
  • Experience of delivering projects that look to address health inequalities
  • Experience of leading health agendas and wellbeing projects
  • Ability to implement creative and innovative programmes
  • Ability to interpret data and provide conclusions

For more information, please visit the Torus website.

Deadline: Wednesday 9 February 2022.

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