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NHS AfC: Band 4
Fixed term: 20 months (Monday to Friday)
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  • Part time
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37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday)
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North Bristol NHS Trust
Employer type
£22,549 - £24,882 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
06/07/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Advisor- treating Tobacco Dependence

NHS AfC: Band 4

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Please note that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.


Job overview

Advisor- Treating Tobacco Dependence (maternity)

We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our maternity teams as an advisor  for Treating Tobacco Dependence.

Working across departments within North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) and University Hospital Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW), you will have an opportunity to provide strategic oversight and support for the implementation of the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) Tackling Tobacco Dependency (TTD) programme to help reduce smoking in pregnancy rates and improve health outcomes.

This role is suitable for individuals currently working in a clinical or non-clinical setting. 

Main duties of the job

Within this role, you will:

This postholder will contribute to tackling inequalities in health through promoting and supporting pregnant service users, their significant others and families to stop smoking. It focuses on engaging with people in communities and offering them practical support to change their behaviour to achieve their own choices and goals.

The postholder will provide intermediate targeted smoking cessation support throughout pregnancy and the post-natal period, using the support of interventions such as CO monitoring and Nicotine Replacement Therapy, along with administration of the smokefree pregnancy data collection and collation.

The postholder will work and liaise closely with local stop smoking services as well as local Public Health teams. The postholder is responsible for acting as a smoke free champion promoting the smoke free message through their day to day work and seeking out opportunities to develop and implement stop smoking services in a range of health and community settings.


Working for our organisation

North Bristol NHS Trust

At North Bristol NHS Trust, our maternity services provide a full range of maternity care. More than 6,000 babies are born with us every year and our dedicated midwives, doctors, maternity care support workers (MCSW’s) and support staff are committed to providing personalised care to the highest standards. Our maternity services are renowned nationally and internationally, having developed PROMPT and a wide research portfolio.

University Hospital Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

St Michael’s Hospital is a small and friendly NHS teaching hospital with links to Bristol University and the University of the West of England. We provide a range of facilities including maternity services (a midwifery led unit and central delivery suite), gynaecology, gynae-oncology and children’s and adult audiology, ear nose and throat outpatients and genetics.

Bristol is consistently voted the best place to live in the UK, with vibrant local music, arts and gastronomic scenes, a wide range of modern and state of the art shopping, recreation and leisure facilities, a wealth of great local family days out, fantastic transport links for local, national and internal holidays, and it has a rich history. If you prefer country, village or smaller town living, our Trust is also easily commutable from a range of attractive locations.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification attached as PDFs to this advert.

Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Post

To plan and deliver stop smoking advice and support sessions, including advice on stop smoking medications, working within recommended protocols and guidelines. This may involve individual, telephonic, on-line and group work sessions in a variety of settings and venues.

2. Identify and approach service users who are eligible for tobacco dependence conversations and treatment in a variety of different settings. These may be in a clinical area, virtually or in a person’s home. Follow service users through their engagement with the service to the location of their care provision in order for integrated care.

3. Develop individually tailored support plans including recommending treatments based on assessed needs.

4. Provide general health, lifestyle advice and support to people using the service e.g. healthy eating, physical activity, stress management. This may include individual and group-based interventions, signposting and referring to other health, community, and voluntary services.

5. Participate in educating pregnant service users, their significant others and families about the benefits of stopping smoking in pregnancy and give support to those service users, significant others and families wanting to quit. Promote smoke free homes and support and advise service users, significant others and families about passive smoking.

6. Deliver Carbon Monoxide (CO) monitoring to a high standard and engage in the data collection and collation of CO rates in pregnancy and post-partum.

7. Engage with the targeted Smoking Cessation intervention, keeping accurate records and enable good data collection. Maintain accurate up to date and comprehensive records at all times.

8. Ensure that the relevant equipment is provided and maintained on an agreed schedule.

Report any failings of equipment or other environmental factors to the Clinical Lead.

9. Respond effectively to referrals within stated timescales – self-referrals from the individuals, and those from colleagues/other services.

10. To be involved in the monitoring and evaluation of patient/client feedback, offering recommendations as part of the team to improve services.

11. Be aware of how to report incidents, concerns or complaints and escalate any concerns or complexities to the Clinical Lead

Monitoring and Administrative Tasks:

1. To contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the service, including the completion of the minimum data set requirement. This will include following up quitters who do not attend for planned support.

2. Maintain accurate patient and staff records in line with Trust guidelines.

3. Ensure administrative duties are carried out efficiently and effectively in order to meet the needs of the service.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • GCSE level English and Mathematics or equivalent.
  • NVQ level 3/4 or equivalent health related studies OR substantial successful experience delivering stop smoking interventions/support.
  • Smoking cessation Advisor Intermediate level qualification (or willingness to undertake)


Essential criteria
  • Experience of providing healthcare advice or promoting healthy lifestyle advice to patients or members of the public.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience of providing help, support and/or counselling on either a one-to-one basis or as part of a group setting.
  • Experience of providing smoking cessation support.
  • A record of working with pregnant service users.
  • Experience of developing and delivering successful health promotion interventions.


Essential criteria
  • A good level of understanding of evidence-based practice in relation to smoking cessation, the consequences of smoking and benefits to quitting
  • An understanding of human behaviour in relation to making healthy lifestyle changes and decisions
  • The ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with professionals/individuals from a variety of different professional background
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and listening skills. · A good standard of computer skills.
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workload and coordinate own schedule without direct supervision. · Accurate and sufficient record keeping
  • Smoking cessation NCSCT trained. · Experience of using Quit Manager or another database/electronic clinical record system.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - Good

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.

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