Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated Smoking Cessation Advisor to be part of the integrated smoking cessation service in the BCUHB area. You will positively influence smokers who want support to quit. As a Smoking Cessation Advisor within the service you will be responsible for providing intensive behavioural support and advice to clients who want to stop smoking. You will work effectively with other clinical staff and the wider HMQ team to ensure patients receive pharmacotherapy to support their quit attempt.

You will need to have excellent interpersonal skills and experience of working with clients to make positive behaviour change. You will also have excellent organisational skills and be able to keep accurate, confidential client records. We are looking for someone who is willing to work flexibly and help shape development of the service. Further specific training in smoking cessation will be provided if required.

This role is part-time as a secondment or fixed term post to March 2025 with potential for extension in the future. The successful applicant will be based at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; candidates who speak both English and/or Welsh are welcome to apply for this post. 

Working for our organisation

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and Proud to Lead competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac. 

Person specification


Essential criteria

  • Recognised professional qualification in health or social care eg RGN, Diploma in Counselling, CQSW or/and A Degree in a relevant subject Or/and equivalent level of previous experience
  • Desirable criteria

  • Counselling qualification eg Certificate in Counselling, WNB Counselling Skills
  • Health Promotion qualification eg Certificate, WNB Diploma, Open University
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Experience of providing client/patient centred services in a health or social care setting or Experience of health education / one to one counselling on health issues
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience in delivering specialist smoking cessation support to clients in a group setting
  • Aptitude and Abilities

    Essential criteria

  • Organisation and time management skills
  • IT literate including Microsoft Office
  • Record keeping updating files on bespoke databases
  • Ability to plan efficiently
  • Good people skills
  • Understanding of the principles and practice of client confidentiality
  • Health related behaviour and change strategies
  • Understanding of clinical governance systems and processes and the requirements of safeguarding policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of local area
  • Desirable criteria

  • Group work skills
  • Ability to speak Welsh or willingness to learn
  • Ability to write reports producing clear communication of performance data
  • Knowledge of health promotion theories and approaches, particularly behaviour change
  • Knowledge of smoking cessation guidelines and practice and wider tobacco control policy
  • Use of Quit manager
  • Values

    Essential criteria

  • Access to transport
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work independently to agreed objectives
  • Willing to work flexible hours including evenings and Saturdays
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to positively influence the actions of others.
  • Other

    Essential criteria

  • Willingness and ability to travel between sites
  • Non-smoker or someone who has been stopped for over a year
  • Able to work evenings and work weekends
  • Desirable criteria

  • Ability to carry resources
  • To work in the UK, all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship to obtain either a Health and Care visa or Skilled Worker visa , unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply should self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship by visiting Work in the UK . If you are eligible for the Health and Care visa, application costs are lower and you do not need to pay the annual Immigration Health Surcharge.

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    Applicant requirements

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Welsh language skills are desirable

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Welsh language skills are desirable

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