Health Promotion Officer (Asthma and Allergy Foundation)

Job purpose – overall summary:

At Asthma and Allergy Foundation, we understand how difficult it is to cope with asthma. We believe children and young people with asthma should be supported to manage their condition where they live, learn and play. Empowering children and young people with asthma will help them develop life-long skills for managing their asthma and improve quality of life.

Health Promotion Officer will:

Lead the development and delivery of specialist health promotion programmes, projects and approaches that will benefit children and young people with asthma, their families and carers. Deliver asthma workshops and carry out asthma awareness presentations to wide spectrum of audience including:

  • Children and young people with asthma
  • Parents and carers of children with asthma
  • Support for teachers and PSAs
  • Responding to health related inquiries via telephone, emails and social media platforms

Experience:

Experience of working in a training role, experience of working directly with children and young people with asthma, 3rd sector experience in a similar role; Line management experience and experience of dealing with media.

Skills, interests and qualities required for this job:

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; Caring and empathetic; Understanding, supportive and non-judgmental; Have the ability to focus on the needs and issues bothering children and young people with asthma. Willingness to work with children/young people with a range of abilities; Knowledge of community development and experience of working with community groups.

Salary: Up to £28000 depending on experience on a fixed period of two & half years.

For a full job description, including information on how to apply, please contact jobs@aaf-un.org

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Thursday 13th March 2019

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by Asthma and Allergy Foundation.

Funding for this role was made possible through National Lottery Award from Big Lottery Fund.