Smoking Cessation Advisor (Help Me Quit)

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Smoking Cessation Advisor (Help Me Quit)Job Reference: 130-AC308-1020 Employer: Department: Smoking Cessation Location: community, Swansea and Neath Port talbot Salary: £24,907 - £30,615 per annum Welcome to Swansea Bay University Health Board. We welcome applications from people who share our values: caring for each other, working together and always improving. Swansea Bay University Health Board reserve the right to close vacancies after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. We encourage early applications to ensure consideration for a post. Prior consideration for this vacancy will be given to staff currently awaiting Redeployment and we therefore reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any stage. Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.If you are an SB Health Board employee this post will only be offered on a secondment basis and you will need to have gained your line managers approval for the secondment prior to going to interview. We are currently looking for a temporary Smoking Cessation Advisor in the Health Board's Help Me Quit Team. Help Me Quit (HMQ) is the NHS integrated smoking cessation system that offers a central point of contact to help smokers across Wales to access NHS support to help them quit. The post is offered full time until the end of March 2021. We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join our team of smoking cessation advisors to provide specialist behavioural support and advice to smokers who want to quit. You will work by telephone and digitally (using Microsoft Teams) to help individuals on a one to one or group basis in line with evidence based guidelines. You will need to be a highly skilled communicator, as well as be confident in using IT equipment. You will also need the ability to positively influence the actions of others, and must be a non-smoker or someone who has stopped for over a year Due to the pandemic we are currently unable to deliver face to face support and advisors are working mostly from home. A degree of flexible working is therefore possible (dependent on individual negotiation), though this must be balanced by the demands of the role. There is a significant demand for our service outside of office hours, thus the candidate should be willing to work flexible hours including evenings and Saturdays Previous experience in a smoking cessation work is advantageous, but is not essential as training will be provided. The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply. For further details / informal visits contact: For further information, please contact either of the following who will arrange a call : Donna Jones - Susan O'Rourke - Bay University Health Board is committed to supporting its staff and processes to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing service users experience. In our commitment to increase the number of staff able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we would particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers. Equality remains at the centre of the Health Boards policy-making, service delivery and employment practices. We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership. We are a Disability Confident Employer and applications are welcomed from persons with disabilities. A disability will not prejudice your application. If you are unable to submit your application in the requested format because of a disability please contact the Recruitment Team, who will agree a more suitable way for you to apply. All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria listed in the Person Specification will be invited to interview.Disclosure and Barring Service CheckThis post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs ( ), a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

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