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Health and Wellbeing Officer – PL1781e
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Date posted
Application closing date
£25,927 – £26,446
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Full time
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Job description

Health and Wellbeing Officer


Salary: £25,927 – £26,446


Hours: 37 Hours per week


Workbase: South Cumbria


Contract: Fixed Term until 31st March 2025


Are you looking for a rewarding challenge? Would you like to be part of making positive changes to someone’s life?

We have the opportunity for a Health & Wellbeing Officer to join our team, working with individuals aged 16 years and over in the South Cumbria area, who would like to make positive changes to their lives. Most of the people we work with have faced a period of crisis or have multiple issues that they need to understand and work through, making this role both challenging and extremely rewarding for the right person.


About the role

Within the role, you will need to able to adopt a coaching approach and have the personal skills to build trusting and authentic relationships with individuals in our community. You will work in a non-directive style, help people to identify their aspirations and goals, motivate them to make changes, whilst also understanding and reducing any barriers to change.


Who we are looking for

The successful candidate will be able to:

  • Coach people to take action on factors that influence health and wellbeing – including lifestyle, relationships, interests and home life
  • Work alongside people to reduce health inequalities by understanding inequality, and identify ways in which they can address and sustain changes into the future.
  • Help build independence and resilience to meet future crisis.
  • Understand and challenge behaviours, raise awareness and build personal responsibility.
  • Engage with our local communities and social networks, but also link the people we support together and encouraging them to create self-led community/social groups. In addition to the above, the Health and Wellbeing Officer role plays a vital role in a Public Health response to meeting public health priorities.

We would love to hear from anyone who could be a great asset to our team. If this sounds like you, then please apply today!

We plan to hold online sessions via Teams for anyone who is interested in applying for the role and would like some further information.

If you would like to receive an invite to a session please email

If you have any questions about this role, then please email


This role requires an enhanced DBS check with an Adults Barred List check. Please note this role involves working in regulated activity with Adults.


Interview information

Information Sessions: 14/11/2022
Closing date: 20/11/2022

Interview date: 29/11/2022 & 30/11/2022


We will be holding in-person interviews for this role at a venue in Penrith. This will include a group activity, an emotional resilience session and a 1-1 interview.


Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.


What we can offer you

Cumbria County Council is a modern, vibrant place to work offering a range of staff benefits, including:

  • Excellent training and development offers
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise)
  • Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms
  • Competitive rates of pay


Local Government Reformation
From 1 April 2023 local government in Cumbria will change as we move towards Local Government reorganisation. The current six district councils and Cumbria County Council will be replaced by two new unitary authorities – Westmorland and Furness Council and Cumberland Council.
If you’re employed by Cumbria County Council before 1 April 2023, you will be transferred to one of the two new councils unless you’re on a temporary contract which expires before 31 March 2023. If this is the case, please speak to the hiring manager for more information.
You can find out more about LGR on our new website or watch our short ‘What does LGR mean for me video

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Cumbria County Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.

As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.


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