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Specialist Stop Smoking Advisor

Vacancy Details

Salary: £29,505 - £34,713 per annum
Region: UK
Job Type: Permanent
Vacancy Group: Public Health
Category: External
Closing Date: 20/06/2021
Date Posted: 04/06/2021
Reference: ASCH000204


Specialist Stop Smoking Advisor


Management Grouping:           Adult Social Care & Health

Team:                                                    Public Health Team

Location:                                            Civic Offices, Bexleyheath

Salary:                                                 £29,505 - £34,713 per annum

Contract:                                           Permanent/36 hours per week

Closing Date:                                 20 June 2021

Job Reference:                              ASCH000204

 We currently have an opportunity for an NCSCT accredited specialist Stop Smoking Adviser to join the London Borough of Bexley’s Public Health Stop Smoking Service Team.

You will be an experienced, motivated practitioner, who would be able to facilitate weekly stop smoking treatment and support sessions to Bexley residents. Initially support will be delivered remotely over the telephone as face-to-face sessions have been paused due to Covid-19.  However, sessions were previously delivered in identified GP Practices and community settings across the London Borough of Bexley and we hope to return to that model in due course. 

You will be responsible for the delivery of smoking cessation treatment and support, in line with evidence-based practice as recommended by the NCSCT, Public Health England and NICE guidance.

You will work autonomously and as part of a team and maintain accurate records using the Quit Manager smoking cessation database. 

You will also be required to facilitate educational sessions for health practitioners to increase engagement with the service.  Hours will include one evening per week and occasional weekend work.

A background in smoking cessation is essential and proven experience of treating and supporting tobacco dependent clients is essential for this role. Experience of supporting pregnant smokers to quit would be welcomed. Having a full driving licence is advantageous but not essential.

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service

What we offer:

·        Relocation Package up to £8,000

·        Career Average Revalued Earnings Pension Scheme

·        Performance Related Pay

·        Up to 25 days pro rata Annual Leave (rising to 28 days pro rata after 5 years’ service) plus Bank Holiday Entitlement

·        Annual Leave Purchase Scheme

·        An excellent working environment at our fantastic new offices

·        Opportunities for flexible working with excellent ICT facilities

·        MyChoice Staff Benefit Scheme – Includes Cycle to Work Scheme, access to high street shopping vouchers and online discount codes.

About us:

Bexley is an outer London Borough with the best of both worlds, located between the hustle and bustle of London and the Garden of England, Kent. Within the borough we have award winning parks, open spaces and listed heritage sites.

You will be joining an award winning, highly motivated team consisting of the Service Manager, two Specialist Advisors and an Information and Re-engagement Officer. The team have established excellent working relationships with all Bexley GP practices.


Your Application:

·        Closing Date for your application:  20 June 2021


·        CVs will not be accepted unless they are submitted with a completed application form.


·        Anticipated Interview date: w/c 28 June 2021


This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the JD/Person Specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.


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