Digital Dietitian Health Coach (Band 6)

Digital Dietitian Health Coach (Band 6)

  • Post Date:8th July 2019
  • Apply Before: 8th August 2019
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  • Offered Salary £30,000 +
    Career Level Mid-Level
Job Description

Registered dietitian (HCPC) required 
Salary: Band 6 
Full time 
Location: White City/Wood Lane, London 

1 The Problem

Type 2 diabetes and obesity are huge problems, both for the millions of people that suffer from lifestyle diseases, as well as healthcare systems like the NHS.

In the UK we spend almost 10% of the NHS budget on treating type 2 diabetes alone (£9 billion/year). What’s shocking is almost all of this is avoidable, 80-90% in fact.

How? Through sustained lifestyle and weight loss. It sounds so simple, but in reality is much harder to achieve at scale.

2 OurPath

OurPath provide a digital lifestyle improvement programme that is proven to help people improve their lifestyle and lose weight, which ultimately reduces their risk for conditions such as type 2 diabetes.

The programme incorporates evidence-based education, health coaches, peer group support, and digital tracking tools. Everything is delivered digitally through phone and web apps.

The quickest way to understand what we do is watch this very short 1 min animation:

We were the first digital behavioural change programme to be commissioned by the NHS – we’re now expanding rapidly having won a few big national contracts (both in diabetes prevention and management).

Alongside our NHS work, we also offer the programme directly to consumers – you can buy the programme on our website if you’re looking to make a healthy lifestyle change and lose weight. Our direct-to-consumer channel is essentially a competitor to the likes of Weight Watchers and Slimming World.

About us: We are now a team of 20 – consisting of ex-strategy consultants, dietitians, designers, and developers. We believe OurPath is a fun place to work with an informal, non-bureaucratic, and agile working environment. Finally, we will provide endless amounts of poor jokes and sub-standard humour. Just so you know.

Some of our national press:

TechCrunch – https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/10/ourpath-raises-3m-in-round-led-by-connect-ventures-to-reverse-type-2-diabetes/

Wired – https://www.wired.co.uk/article/ourpath-diabetes-app-roche-nhs-partnership

3 The Position

One of the critical components of the OurPath programme is the health coach that supports and guides our users through the lifestyle changes they need to make. All of the health coaching is delivered digitally, so there is no face-to-face interaction. This allows regular contact with users so you can help support them every step along the way, as well as an opportunity to manage and support a larger users base. Areas that the health coach provides support and guidance on are:

– Nutrition

– Exercise

– Sleep

– Stress

– Mindset

Now that we are growing in size, we are looking to hire a new health coach to help deliver our programme to paying users and NHS patients (those living with type 2 diabetes, and ‘pre-diabetes’).The role will be focused on coaching users going through the OurPath programme (3-month core programme and beyond), via group chat and private, one-to-one chat.

Alongside health coaching, there will be the opportunity to spend part of your time managing a small team of remote health coaches below you (either registered nutritionists or registered dietitians). Previous managerial experience is not an absolute requirement for the role, so please don’t be put off from applying if you haven’t done this before. We can train you how to do it.

4 Person Specification

A health and wellbeing geek that is excited by working with startups and the potential for technology to change the world. Highly organised with a strong operational mindset, and not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get stuff done.

Must have:

– Registered dietitian (HCPC)

– Strong critical thinking skills and an acute awareness of the ever-evolving field of nutritional science

– At least one year of clinical experience

Nice to have:

– Previous managerial experience

– Professional experience working for the NHS

– Professional experience in behavioural change

– Previous experience working with people living with type 2 diabetes

– Digital health coaching experience

5 What can we offer you?

– An exciting job at one of the first digital behavioural change programmes ever commissioned by the NHS

– A large amount of autonomy with how you work best

– Opportunities to provide direct input into the development of OurPath

– Daily inspiration, exposure to lots of interesting and passionate people in our work space that are also helping to solve big, important problems.

6 To Apply

This position is available to start immediately, so please send your CV and email to steph@ourpath.co.uk

We’ll be interviewing on a rolling basis, so the quicker you can apply the better.

If Steph doesn’t respond within 7 days then she’s not intentionally being rude but please assume it’s probably a no for now.

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