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Health Educator

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Life Rooms is one of Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trusts innovative services. Our Social Model of Health is designed to support the prevention and population health agendas by activation through a three-pillar model learning, social prescribing and community. The three-pillar model enables people to become more activated in their own health it operates within a social approach that focuses on prevention and the enabling of community and community assets to encourage system change.

We have an exciting opportunity to join the team that delivers our Learning Pillar . We are recruiting an enthusiastic and driven individual to join The Life Rooms Team as a Health Educator. This is a permanent position.

The Learning Pillar has recently been reviewed and remodelled to incorporate a graduated approach to learning that is reflective of the components of health activation: knowledge, skills and confidence. The post holder will have the opportunity to develop and deliver the new curriculum offer. The Health educator will deliver courses (including accredited courses) that facilitate an increase in health activation.

The post holder will join the Learning Team which has posts including:
  • Learning Delivery Manager
  • Health Activation Lead
  • Health and Wellbeing Coaches
  • Learning and Skills Facilitators
  • Social Activity Worker

Previous applicants need not apply.

Main duties of the job

The role of the Health Educator is to deliver a range of accredited and non-accredited group courses as part of the Activation through Learning Model at the Life Rooms. The Health Educator will support the design and provision of a health and wellbeing focussed curriculum to ensure a preventative and non-clinical approach in supporting mental and physical health. The aim of courses are to encourage activation, promote self-management and empower individuals to live healthier and happier lives.

The Health Educator will be part of a team of staff from a range of learning, education and health and wellbeing backgrounds in order to deliver an inclusive, culturally competent and responsive curriculum based on the needs of local communities.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 1.4 million people across our region and are also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Design and deliver and evaluate non-accredited health and wellbeing courses as support health activation.

Deliver and evaluate accredited health and wellbeing courses to support health activation.

Follow all learning operational processes to ensure accurate monitoring and recording of service activity including enrolment, attendance, outcome measures, service user feedback, curriculum governance and content development.

Contribute towards the provision of a comprehensive curriculum utilising 80% of post holder capacity in face-to-face delivery.

To travel and facilitate in a range of Life Rooms and peripatetic sites across a designated footprint.

Contribute to the maintenance of ongoing registration with accredited providers.

Awareness of and commitment to evidence-based practice to inform design and delivery. This may include educational theory, local and national initiatives and health and wellbeing priorities.

Ensure a fully differentiated curriculum and resources are available and delivered to enable participation and learning for people with a range of additional and/or specialist needs.

Be responsible for the application of differentiation methods to ensure an equitable learning offer that is inclusive of a range of learning needs and styles.

Ensure culturally appropriate and diverse materials and tailored delivery that are accessible to a range of communities.

To provide oversight of service journey through a stepped approach to learning to ensure service users are accessing a suitable learning level to meet their needs.

Maintain a focus to support service users to increase independence in engaging with community assets through establishing transition pathways and self management approaches.

Have an awareness of community assets and support service users to access appropriately, liaising with partners where necessary to facilitate engagement or transition.

Collect service activity data and outcome measures that contribute towards evidencing the impact of interventions.

Collate and present service activity data and outcome measures that contribute towards evaluation, quality and performance processes.

To monitor, promote and sustain service user engagement through proactive communications and positive relationship building to support attendance and completion rates.

To participate in Quality Improvement projects under the guidance of The Learning Delivery Manager and Quality Improvement Partner.

To follow and uphold governance procedures within the service.

Facilitate co-production processes within the activation through learning model to ensure the curriculum is based on identified, emerging and informed need.

To provide appropriate support to individuals experiencing mental and emotional distress or presenting with challenging behaviour, whilst maintaining professional boundaries.

To follow and implement safeguarding policy where required, reporting incidents through the Trusts Incident Reporting system.

To support staff within line management structure when dealing with a safeguarding concern or issue.

To provide leadership to staff within the line management structure.

To adhere to line management and supervision process including HR and staff development.

To support with recruitment processes within the learning team.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level in health or education related subject
  • Willingness to undertake training related to delivering all elements of accredited courses


  • Mental Health First Aid accredited



  • An understanding of the social determinants of health and how they impact activation, health and wellbeing
  • Understanding of the Social Model of Health
  • Knowledge of educational models and learning theories and their application to practice
  • Knowledge of differentiation and a range of learning styles and their application to practice
  • An understanding of the impact of mental health conditions on an individuals' activation and behaviour
  • Understanding of principles of behaviour change
  • Experience of designing and delivering health and wellbeing focused courses
  • Experience of working with people presenting with mental and physical health conditions, learning disabilities and those in emotional distress
  • Experience of utilising outcome measures to demonstrate impact
  • Knowledge of community assets within local areas to support self management
  • Knowledge of safeguarding processes
  • Knowledge and experience of line management processes


  • Awareness of local and national initiatives relating to mental and physical health and wellbeing
  • Awareness of the prevention agenda and it's application to practice
  • Experience of delivering accredited courses



  • Data collection
  • Fully literate in IT Systems and Microsoft programmes
  • Authoring and presenting reports
  • Delivery and Facilitation of Health and Wellbeing interventions
  • Group facilitation skills
  • Communication Skills
  • De-escalation Skills
  • Active listening
  • Supervision and coaching approaches
  • Ability to support people presenting in emotional or mental distress
  • Ability to work across a designated geographical area
  • Time management
  • Organisation
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and non-verbally to a range of audiences, adapting communication style where required
  • Design and adapting resources to ensure accessibility


  • Use of Electronic Referral Systems/Electronic Patient Record



  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • High professional standards
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet
  • Change oriented

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


Delivery at sites across Liverpool and Sefton with a main base at Walton Life Rooms

Evered Avenue


L9 2AF

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