Health and Wellbeing Coach – WMF1132e

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Grade 10 £33,945 - £34,834
South Lakeland House, Town Hall, Kendal
Job Type
Full Time

About this opportunity

Health & Wellbeing Coaches are required to hold a level 6 Advanced Diploma in Health Coaching qualification or equivalent and extensive experience of coaching vulnerable people that present with multiple complex needs.

If you would like to apply for this role and do not have the above qualification, there is the opportunity for you to join the team as a Health and Wellbeing Officer, grade 8 on a salary of £29,777 - £30,296 with a requirement to complete an Advanced Diploma in Health Coaching as part of your role before progressing to the Health and Wellbeing Coach role. Progressing from a Health and Wellbeing Officer to a Coach will take a minimum of 12 months. You will be required to pass the diploma and evidence your skills and abilities.

The Health and Wellbeing Team are looking to recruit a Health and Wellbeing Coach to work across the South Lakeland area for Westmorland and Furness Council. The aim is to support and coach people with multiple and complex needs to make positive changes to their lives and to work alongside people to adopt behaviour and lifestyle changes, that will help improve their overall health and wellbeing and to reduce health inequalities.

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. You will work closely with internal colleagues, the NHS and community partners, and support the people we work with to access the resources in our communities.

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 encourage them to create self-led community/social groups.

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. These 1 hour sessions will take place on Monday 10 June at 12pm and Tuesday 11 June at 5pm. If you would like to receive an invite to one of these sessions, please email Paul Phillips at  

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

What can we offer you!

  • 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


This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 and requires an Enhanced DBS check with anAdults Barred List check.

Please note this role involves working in regulated activity with adults. It is an offence for people who are barred from working in regulated activity to apply for roles that require them to work unsupervised with adults.

Application and Interview information

Closing date: Sunday 23 June 2024

Interview date: Wednesday 03 July 2024

We will be holding in-person interviews for this role at Voreda House in Penrith. This will include a group activity, an emotional resilience session and a 1-1 interview, if you have any concerns or if any adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.

Safer Recruitment

At Westmorland and Furness Council we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all employees, volunteers and the Externally Provided Workforce (EPWs) to share this commitment.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Westmorland and Furness 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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