The role is to be part of the delivery team for CRT Engage, a person centred programme; delivering bespoke one to one support to individuals experiencing challenges that impact on their health and wellbeing. These challenges typically include: anxiety; depression; social isolation; low self-esteem; low motivation; poor physical and mental health; lack of family and community support; debt; low skills; low income; and unemployment. The role will also involve building networks in communities to increase participation in social groups and activities that improve health. This will involve consultation with individuals on healthy nutrition and lifestyle. CRT Engage delivers in the Five Towns area of Wakefield and also in Meir, Stoke on Trent. This role will involve remote working and occasional visits with CRT Engage Five Towns.

The role also involves supporting individuals who have pre-existing medical conditions such as IBS and diabetes and undertaking analysis of their diet with the use of nutrition software. CRT Engage works with a range of stakeholders in the community and there will be a requirement to liaise with referral organisations and maintain positive relationships with partners. This role requires the ability to work on an outreach basis, delivering activities such as events, one to ones and workshops that respond to the challenges that exist in former mining communities. This role will be required to support this aspect where appropriate, and also to link people to other services that meet their needs.

CRT Engage is an important strategic programme and contributes towards the delivery of the CRT’s Strategy and England Delivery Plan. The role is an essential part of this programme and will be required to maintain quality standards, comply with our internal systems and processes and work with the Development Manager – CRT Engage to review the effectiveness of the programme in response to community need.

The post is NHS funded through Meir PCN on a rolling basis. It is offered as a permanent contract subject to the continuation of this funding.

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