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Level 3 Community Health & Wellbeing Worker Apprentice BARCA LEEDS

The purpose of this role is to work in partnership with individuals and their communities to identify and address health and wellbeing needs, improve health, prevent ill-health and reduce health inequalities.

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Closing date: 28 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Weekly wage £252.69.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (including lunch and break), total of 37 hours per week including one day per week study leave

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The individual is required to work alongside our Better Together time, supporting the delivery of their activities within the community, which may include assisting the co-facilitation of group work, community outreach and attendance at events, supporting individuals, and working collaboratively to improve the wider social determinants of health in our communities.

Job responsibilities:

  • External work with service users and partners
  • Support the engagement with the community to understand local need, particularly with the most deprived and marginalised groups
  • Work with the Better Together team to support the development of innovative and appropriate activities that address the wider determinants of health, in consultation with the community
  • Help people to identify and overcome barriers preventing them from accessing local resources or existing services appropriately
  • Work with local groups and organisations to help develop support in relation to identified needs and resources (assets) within that community.
  • Develop partnerships with voluntary and statutory agencies
  • Support the undertaking of outreach sessions within the community alongside the Better Together Team
  • Produce work on time and to a consistently high standard
  • Adhere to Barca Leeds policies and procedures, in particular the framework for the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
  • This role will involve some evening and weekend work which is planned for and distributed across a small team. Time accrued can be taken back as time in lieu agreed with line manager.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Community Health and Wellbeing Worker

Advanced Level 3

Leeds City College will support and coach the apprentice through the apprenticeship standard. We will carry out both curriculum and pastoral care. We will carry out the skills development workshop days off site. An assessor will oversee the teaching and learning around the knowledge, behaviours and skills elements of the standard, outlined in the standard. Assessor visits will take place on a regular basis. We will manage the apprentice’s OneFile account ensuring targets, milestones and deadlines are achieved. College attendance once a month.

  • preventative approaches to promote the health and wellbeing of individuals, groups and communities, addressing the wider determinants of health and causes of ill-health
  • Helping communities to build local resilience and identify strengths, capacity and resources that support their health and wellbeing
  • Provide informed advice about local services and projects that support health and wellbeing
  • Managing referrals from a range of agencies, professionals and through self-referral
  • Incorporating Personalised Care Institute six core values
  • Applying behavioural theory and science to help people find practical solutions for better health and wellbeing
  • Implementing actions set out in strategies and policies that promote health and wellbeing at community level
  • Communicate public health messages and information to promote health and wellbeing at an individual, group and community level
  • Managing data and information and contribute to the evaluation of projects and services
  • Operating within legal and ethical frameworks that relate to the promotion and protection of the public’s health and wellbeing
  • Taking responsibility for personal and professional development in line with organisational protocol

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

As an organisation we would hope that an opportunity to work with us in the future may arise.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

Access to transport ideal. Able to travel independently within the locality. The successful candidate will be working in the community, to engage with the local community via outreach activities such as door knocking, festivals and local events with a view to engage with residents, promote local health issues and promote community groups.

About the employer

Barca-Leeds is a community based charity, a registered company limited by guarantee. We are an organisation that delivers transformational projects for adults, children, young people and families in Leeds, connecting them with services that respond to the needs of each individual.




Unit 2a, Northside Exchange

Wyther Lane



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Training provider



Leeds City College Apprenticeship

0113 284 6464

Apprenticeship standard

Community health and wellbeing worker

Level 3 (A level)

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