Mental Health and Wellbeing Specialist

Job Title: Mental Health and Wellbeing Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Derbyshire
Salary: Salary up to £45K plus bonuses, dependent on experience. Package includes a company car and private medical insurance
Reference: Mental Health and Wellbeing Specialist - Slimming World
Contact Name: Alexander Newman
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 14, 2021 11:00

Job Description

Slimming World is the UK’s leading weight management organisation, helping members lose weight in our community based groups around the UK and Ireland and online through our digital programme.

We understand that looking after our mental health is essential for good overall health and wellbeing and to further strengthen and enhance our framework of support, we’re looking to recruit an experienced mental health professional to provide expert-led, specialist advice and guidance to our managers and our self-employed Consultants and through them, to our members.

Your role with us…

Reporting to our Director of Training and Development, you’ll work collaboratively with the Director team to deliver a dedicated support service. You’ll also be responsible for delivering engaging and tailored learning opportunities across our districts in the UK and Republic of Ireland as well as a support service to provide mental health advice and signposting to available resources. And crucially, you’ll keep well-informed of latest thinking, research and emerging trends to ensure we’re adopting best practice into our training and support systems. As well as producing insightful management reporting through regular monitoring and evaluation – all with the aim of continuously developing our exceptional standards of care for our teams, our Consultants and our members.

About you…

We’d love to hear from you if you’re a natural communicator with a warm, empathetic and engaging style. The successful applicant will:

  • have gained significant experience working within the mental health field, including knowledge of the latest research, developments and guidelines
  • have a genuine interest in how we inspire and motivate people who seek support to make healthy lifestyle changes and lead happier and healthier lives
  • be confident with analysing, interpreting and evaluating information to produce management reporting
  • enjoy and have experience of delivering training and successfully coaching others
  • have a strong focus on delivering an excellent quality service and a flexible and adaptable attitude to accommodate changing priorities
  • be self-motivated and willing to go above and beyond to achieve excellence

You’ll also be educated to degree level (or equivalent) with a professional qualification in mental health, as well as have experience of applying specialisms including Compassion Focused Therapy, CBT and/or Motivational Interviewing. A member of an appropriate professional body is desirable. As part of this role, there is a requirement to travel within the UK and Republic of Ireland for around two days a week, so you’ll need to have a full driving licence.

What we offer…

At Slimming World, we’re genuinely passionate about helping others and our caring, performance-orientated culture is based on respect for every individual, excellence in everything we do and support and inspiration for all. You’ll receive an excellent range of benefits including a health cash-back plan, free membership to a Slimming World group for 12 weeks, an onsite gym, discounted treatments at our salon and up to 34 days holiday a year. Click here to see a glimpse of the work we do and the fun we have along the way!

How to apply…

If you love the sound of this role, please apply via our website sending your CV and a short video, telling us more about you, what has led you to apply for the role and the specific skills and strengths you’d bring to the team. Please note, this role is based at our head office in Somercotes, Derbyshire.