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Health & Wellbeing Officer - Smoking Cessation - WMF874e

Westmorland and Furness Council
£29,777 - £30,296
Closing date
28 Feb 2024

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Health and Social Care, Health
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

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 2 Smoking Cessation workers to join our established Health and Wellbeing Team, working with individuals to provide behaviour change intervention to help them quit smoking.

The two roles are outlined below:

1x Pharmacy in reach supporting people who are on a respiratory health pathway including targeted lung health checks, people receiving enhanced health.

1x Community Outreach supporting people from the 20% most deprived communities who have, for example, mental health, homelessness, and substance misuse.


You will provide:

  • One to one and group work with a focus on behavior change
  • Provide access to aids and NRT to aid quitting.
  • Deliver a rolling 12-week programme of support for those wanting to quit.


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 stop smoking and motivate them to make positive changes, whilst also understanding and reducing any barriers to change.

Smoking remains one the biggest causes of death and ill health in the UK. As part of the local authority’s commitment to becoming Smoke Free in 2030, funding has been allocated to the H&WT to provide people who smoke the opportunities to access appropriate support to quit smoking at the right time for them.


Who we are looking for

The successful candidate will be able to:

  • Provide a range of interventions to support people to become 12-week nicotine free
  • Report on outcomes and quit rates
  • Develop effective and collaborative relationships with partners.
  • Work alongside people to reduce health inequalities by understanding inequality and identify ways in which they can address and sustain changes into the future.
  • Understand and challenge behaviours, raise awareness and build personal responsibility.

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


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