Opportunity to Gain Experience in Health Promotion and Care!

Third-year PAHD student Jess Slater is recruiting student volunteers to help facilitate a 6-week health screening service for staff which will run at the university from Thursday 26th January – Thursday 2nd March 2017.
The screening service will include measurements of blood pressure, anthropometry, spirometry and grip strength.
This is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to gain experience in health promotion and/or health care. The experience will be particularly beneficial to those wishing to study the Exercise Prescription for Health module at year 3 as it will provide a great insight into health screening procedures, allowing you to confidently work with real-life clients.
The service will run on campus every Thursday from 11:30am – 1:30pm. Full training will be provided (week commencing 16th January 2017). Although preferable, you do not have to be available for all 6 weeks of the programme. If you are interested in this opportunity or have any questions, please contact Jess (13464707@students.lincoln.ac.uk).

Part-Time Health & Well-Being Posts

ICS Health & Wellbeing are advertising part-time roles in two areas (see below). As an organisation they “work with local authorities, CCGs and employers, to design, implement and evaluate innovative health and wellbeing services that will result in long-term health benefits through sustained behaviour change”.

** If you are interested in either position please contact Jackie Lothian on 07436 562244 **

1. Health & Wellbeing Advisor: Physical Activity

They are currently seeking a Health & Wellbeing Advisor to support the delivery of a Diabetes Prevention Programme that is curriculum-based and comprises physical activity, weight management and dietary components underpinned by behaviour change techniques.

The Health & Wellbeing Advisor is responsible for delivering elements of the programme, including carrying out health assessment measures; one to one review sessions and physical activity group sessions.

Part-time, Hourly rate £12.50 plus bonus

More details: H W Advisor_Physical Activity

2. Health & Wellbeing Coaches: Nutrition

They are currently seeking Health & Wellbeing Coaches to deliver a Diabetes Prevention Programme that comprises of physical activity, weight management and dietary components underpinned by behaviour change techniques.

The Health & Wellbeing Coach is responsible for delivering the curriculum based group sessions which facilitate health improvement with a non-judgemental and compassionate approach; and maintaining contact with service users between face-to-face contacts to ensure engagement.

Part-time, Hourly rate £15.00 plus bonus

More details: HW Coach_Nutrition

Approaches to Promoting Physical Activity (Tues 3rd December)

Professor Jim McKenna will deliver a guest lecture to staff and students on Tuesday 3rdDecember at 4pm in MC2201. Professor McKenna is an expert within the field of Physical Activity and Health and currently leads the Active Lifestyles Research Centre at Leeds Metropolitan University (check here for more details – http://www.leedsmet.ac.uk/research/professor-jim-mckenna.htm). Some of Professor McKenna’s current work is focussed on football health promotion schemes and physical activity in younger populations.

The content of the presentation will be useful to students on all programmes so all are encouraged to attend. It will be particularly useful for those with an interest in health development and physical activity and for Year 2 students who are currently thinking about research ideas!