Wellbeing Adviser (Dorchester)

Salary details: £29174 - £33486

Dorset Council
Occupational group
HR & Organisational Development
Salary details
£29,174 to £33,486
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Sarah Battersby
Contact email
Contact telephone
01305 225701
Closing Date
26 April 2022 11:00 PM
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Employee Wellbeing Advisers

We have two full time positions available, and both can be considered as either full time, or part-time/job share opportunities. One is a permanent position, one is a 2 year, fixed term position.
Dorset Council Grade 10 - £29,174 – £33,486.
The base location for this position will be Dorchester, however, we are working in a hybrid way, with a mixture of face to face and virtual working.

We are seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking Employee Wellbeing Adviser to develop and deliver the service here at Dorset Council. This role provides an opportunity for you to use your own fresh ideas and expertise in a friendly team within the Organisational Development Service, dedicated to delivering a high-quality service, making a difference for the wellbeing of Dorset Council employees, and customers who access our service.

What you will be doing

The role of an Employee Wellbeing Adviser involves providing support across the workforce to improve organisational health. As part of this role, you can expect to provide specialised advice and guidance, manage referrals to our talking therapies service and working with our directorates to improve workforce health through the delivery of our wellbeing strategy.

About you

To be our ideal candidate, you will have hands-on experience of providing evidence-based wellbeing interventions and initiatives. You will be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, together with experience of training and project management where you built successful engagement. You must also hold an appropriate qualification in a related specialism, ideally mental health.

Additional information

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sarah Battersby, Wellbeing Lead, on sarah.battersby@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk or 01305 225701.

Closing date: Tuesday 26 April 2022

Dorset Council: A great place to work
We’re passionate about making Dorset a great place to live, work and visit. Working for us should be no exception.
At Dorset Council we:
• provide more than 450 services to over 300,000 residents
• have ambitious aspirations
• are excited about our future
• care about Dorset and all the people who live here
• know that all roles make a difference and that our employees are key to our success

You will:
• have access to a range of employee benefits
• be part of an organisation that supports each other to grow and succeed
• have access to range of training opportunities which will help with your personal development and career progression
We are challenging ourselves to become a more diverse and inclusive organisation. We recognise that recruitment and inclusion of individuals with diverse skills, perspectives and backgrounds will bring real strength to the council and our communities. We have a commitment to equality and welcome applications from everyone.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We offer an interview to everyone who declares a disability and meets the essential criteria for the role.
We are keen to make our interviews accessible. Let us know on your job application if you have a disability and need any reasonable adjustments.
We also look for applicants who share our commitment to our behaviours. We will ask you to evidence when you have demonstrated them as part of the selection process.

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