We are seeking a Health Champion to join our two West Yorkshire Services to provide high quality service to our service users with a sensory impairment and/or other disabilities. The role is Leeds based but the successful candidate will need to cover both Leeds and Kirklees area. Main accountabilities for the role are:

  • Befriending
  • Sensory Impaired awareness training and promotion
  • Self-help/management training/information sharing
  • Peer support groups
  • Link workers/social prescribing

To be successful for the role you will have experience in:

  • Working with sensory impaired people
  • setting up new projects
  • co designing peer support groups
  • working with sensory impaired people to self-manage their own health conditions
  • working with volunteers, including line management


In addition to the above, you will have excellent communication skills including BSL level 3 qualification (or native BSL user), organisational skills, be able to work independently as well as part of a team and able to deal with conflicting demands on time and respond to deadlines.

We strive to create an inclusive and diverse workplace and we are committed to wellbeing, promoting hybrid working, offering generous annual leave entitlements, an Employee Assistance Program, Health Cash Plan, Occupational Sick Pay scheme, and flexible TOIL scheme. We invest generously in training and development programmes, providing sponsorship to pursue formal professional qualifications and the opportunity to learn and develop sign language skills

JOB ROLE Health Champion

LOCATION Leeds/Kirklees

SALARY £20,540 pro rata per annum

HOURS 30 per week CONTRACT LENGTH 18 months

CLOSING DATE 25/10/2021

CONTACT jobs@bid.org.uk

Posted in Jobs on Oct 19, 2021.

Our Vision

The Community Matters vision is to provide a sustainable and effective "hub" of learning, support, advice and guidance, enabling local communities and organisations to grow and achieve through the provision of a high quality service.

We do this in a number of ways through our various projects which at the moment concentrate on working with children, young people and families. But not exclusively. We are able to provide training, learning opportunities and business related advice, guidance and information to individuals and organisations.