Health and Wellbeing Manager

Health and Wellbeing Manager

Job Description

Health and Wellbeing Manager

Salary Scale:Points 35 -37 (£26,687 - £28,166)

(Pro rata for part-time hours)

Accountable to:Director of Operational Services

Area:National remit

Work base:Sense Scotland Office, Kelty, Fife

Job Purpose:

The Health and Wellbeing Manager will provide information, advice and support to people using services, their staff, families and carers on maintaining health and wellbeing, health improvement and pursuing healthy lifestyle options.

The post holder will have a national remit and as well as providing direct support to services and individuals, will be expected to take a lead role in ensuring that best practice standards are met in relation to the management of known health conditions, the approaches to health screening and health improvement.

Line Management Responsibility:

There are currently no direct line management responsibilities

Financial Management:

The Health and Wellbeing Manager will take responsibility for:

  • Ensuring that petty cash is used in accordance with Sense Scotland’s policies and procedures and returned along with the appropriate receipts

Key Responsibilities

  1. Day to day responsibilities

The Healthand Wellbeing Manager will:

  • Support colleagues in child and adult services to promote positive health strategies and ideas through training, coaching, information giving and planning activities
  • Devise and assist colleagues to use health management and sensory assessment tools through coaching
  • Advise operational staff in devising tailor-made health improvement and fitness programmes based on individual need and agreed outcomes in a way that provides opportunities to increase communication, participation and general wellbeing
  • In liaison with others, monitor and evaluate individual lifestyle programmes and adapt where necessary
  • Support service users and advise staff around physical activity and personal and sexual relationship issues
  • Provide training including coaching and mentoring on addressing health and communication issues to internal and external colleagues supporting individuals with complex needs
  • In liaison with others, develop and distribute accessible information about healthy lifestyle
  • Assist others to assess health improvement needs
  1. Strategic and organisational responsibilities

The Health and Wellbeing Manager will:

  • Develop and implement an overall strategy for promoting positive health and wellbeing throughout the organisation
  • Develop systems within the organisational health and lifestyle trends across the organisation
  • Report to the clinical Governance strategy group including monitoring and review of clinical health governance, indicators of risk and identifying new trends. Reports will be provided to the Operations Group
  • Maintain a resource base of information for healthy lifestyles and disseminate new health and wellbeing information resources as required. Working alongside the external affairs team, identify sources of funding including grant and business opportunities and play a key role in developing and submitting grant applications
  • Play lead role in support to staff and people using services around best practice in administering medications
  1. Quality assurance and monitoring

The Health and Wellbeing Manager will through regular monitoring, quality assurance and auditing ensure that:

  • Staff are aware of and work in practice within the current guidelines of the legislation, Sense Scotland policy guidance, best practice standards and the SSSC Codes of Practice in relation to supporting health care needs
  1. Communication

The Health and Wellbeing Manager will:

Ensure that they establish and maintain good and effective communication partnerships and networks with all relevant parties which will include:

  • Service Usersand their families, Sense Scotland staff, members of the Association and their families, members of the public, representatives from other charities and agencies, volunteers, work and student placements, purchasers and funders
  1. Health and Safety responsibilities

The Health and wellbeing Manager will:

  • Ensure any risks to Service usersand staff are identified and that appropriate risk assessments are in place and that they are updated on a regular basis
  • Ensure a safe and open working environment
  1. Personal and professional development

The Health and Wellbeing Manager will:

  • Be accountable for their own actions and personal and professional development
  • Safeguard and promote the rights, safety and welfare of Service Users
  • Be aware of and act in accordance with the SSSC Codes of Practice, contract of employment and Sense Scotland Conditions of Service.
  • Undertake any other duties as reasonably requested by your line manager or senior management in line with the grading of the post.

Person profile

Salary point 35-37 / Essential
Education/Qualifications / A qualification in health or related field
Experience/Understanding / A minimum of 3 years practical experience working directly with people with complex
support needs
Be able to demonstrate previous experience working within the field of health improvement
Be able to demonstrate an ability to work with colleagues from external agencies and develop and maintain strong external networks
Be able to demonstrate good communication skills and the ability to develop communication with individuals who have communication difficulties
Be able to demonstrate an ability to directly coach and mentor staff in relation to supporting health care needs
Be able to demonstrate an ability to give clear and concise verbal and written reports
Be able to demonstrate an ability to work to deadlines and targets
Skills and knowledge / Be able to demonstrate an ability to assess and manage risk
Be able to demonstrate your ability to solve problems and think creatively
Be able to demonstrate the use of quality audit and monitoring tools
Be able to demonstrate your ability to understand complex information and act on it
An ability to work flexible hours when required, including evenings, weekends, public holidays and overnight
Be able to demonstrate a working knowledge
of current statutory requirements, Care Inspectorate standards and Codes of Practice
Be able to demonstrate a working knowledge
of current health improvement strategies including, The Keys to life and National Health and Wellbeing Outcomes
Proven experience in managing a budget, including developing funding applications
Experience of developing and delivering training
Holds a full driving licence
Additional relevant skills / Have completed an additional post registration qualification such as the Deafblind Diploma
Signed Communication skills
IT skills i.e. Microsoft Office and HR database systems

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Updated 19 June 2015