• £18,546.00

Wellbeing for Life is a commissioned service in County Durham based on the principle of Your Wellbeing, your way; a client led service providing health and mental wellbeing support and guidance using a holistic approach, empowering people aged 16+ to maintain healthier lifestyles.

Desired skills

- A genuine interest in behaviour change and supporting people to achieve their goals
- The desire to work with clients of all ages and abilities
- Friendly and approachable, with excellent rapport building skills
- Reliable, hard worker and a team player
- Desire to gain new skills, experiences and qualifications
- A desire to really understand communities and their needs
- The ability to motivate clients and celebrate their success
- An interest in innovative approaches to getting people involved in physical activity
- The ability to adapt style and communication for different client groups
- Good administrative skills to be able to maintain accurate records and produce timely reports
- The ability to work as part of a team within the service and with community organisations and volunteers
- Non-judgemental

Personal qualities

- Hardworking and willingness to learn
- Flexible and adaptable
- Planning and organisational skills
- Confident and outgoing
- Can do attitude
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to motivate others
- Solution focussed and innovative
- Non-judgemental
- Ability to build rapport

Desired qualifications

Applicants must have – A-C/4-9 Grades in Maths and English or Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English

Future prospects

Candidates who successfully complete the Apprenticeship will be in a prime position to apply for a higher grade role of Wellbeing Practitioner or Community Link Worker within the service due to the experience they will have gained. They will gain valuable experience to secure employment in the rapidly expanding wellbeing sector.

Things to consider

- Working hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm but there will be some evening and weekend shifts to deliver activities when it is best for the clients
- Our clients come from a wide variety of backgrounds, including a range of disabilities and abilities
- There will be a mix of office based work and activity led work in the community

Important Other Information

- Able to pass an enhanced DBS check
- Ability to travel independently
- Willingness to study for additional qualifications
Each of the five apprentices will be aligned to one of the geographical hubs – these include Derwentside, East Durham, North Durham, South West Durham, and Durham Dales.

Best reasons to choose an apprenticeship

Earn while you learn. What's not to like about earning money while learning on-the-job, and getting nationally recognised qualifications all at the same time.

Wide choice of careers. We are one of the biggest apprenticeship providers in the region and offer over 40 apprenticeship programmes in lots of career sectors.

Get paid. You will earn at least the minimum apprentice wage of £4.15 an hour (from April 2020 – aged 16-18).

Great support. You will get the best of both worlds with support from your employer and college to make sure you achieve and get the best out of your apprenticeship.

Excellent prospects. Starting in the workplace means there is lots of potential for you to progress quickly, giving you a fast track route to career success.

A competitive edge. An apprenticeship will give you the edge when competing for jobs against other well-qualified candidates.

Get hired. The qualifications, skills and experience you gain will look super impressive on your CV and your apprenticeship could even turn into a full time job.

An alternative to university. Higher apprenticeships mean that you can become qualified to degree level and beyond.

Gain skills. Not only will you develop job specific skills, you will gain transferable skills, such as time management, that you can use in other industries and careers.

Real job. You will be doing a real job for a real employer and putting your skills and knowledge into practice will show employers what you are capable of.

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