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Support Worker
NHS AfC: Band 4
12 months (Fixed term post 12 months)
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Birmingham Women's Hospital
£25,147 - £27,596 Per Annum
Salary period
25/06/2024 23:59

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Tobacco Treatment Dependency Advisor

NHS AfC: Band 4

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Tobacco Treatment Dependency Advisors to join our Tobacco Treatment Dependency service at BSol. The TTDA will work across the BSol maternity footprint and have an opportunity to work with Gynaecology services to support women and families who wish to stop smoking.

We are looking for a highly dedicated,  enthusiastic and motivated person to join our team to deliver stop smoking advice and support. The successful post holder should have excellent interpersonal skills  and ability to support and motivate others whilst working well in a team setting and on an individual basis. They should have a positive and proactive outlook with the ability to motivate, engage and support others to achieve high standards and service delivery. This role will make a significant difference to tobacco users, their families and communities. Ideally the successful post holder will have experience of working in such a role.

 The TDA will provide individualized smoking cessation support to women who are pregnant, post-partum women receiving maternity care across Birmingham and Solihull and to their partners and/or close family members. The TDA  will also promote wellbeing and healthy lifestyles by providing public health information, advice, support, and brief interventions. 

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have in depth-experience of healthy lifestyles, behavioral change, managing varying caseloads, have the ability to work both independently, autonomously and as part of a larger team, to support the delivery of tangible results. The post holder will have an understanding and experience of caseloads, data entry (excel spread sheet)  excellent communication skills in engaging with vulnerable women in a culturally sensitive manner as well as being able to follow instructions and work closely with the Tobacco Treatment Dependency Lead.

The TDA will be allocated to one or more of the community midwife teams within Birmingham as a clinic location, however, regular travel across the Local Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS) will be necessary to undertake the role. The post holder will be directly responsible to the Tobacco Treatment Dependency Lead working as part of the Birmingham & Solihull Local Maternity System.  The post may require some occasional evening and weekend work.

Please contact the: RECRUITING MANAGER CONTACT DETAILS Heena Jabbar TTD Lead and Team Manager 07342 086378.

Full duties expected of the successful post holder and the person specification can be found in the attached Job description

Working for our organisation

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care; more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • NVQ Level 3 in Health care or equivalent
  • GCSE pass in English Language or equivalent
  • Experience working with and understanding of Excel Spreadsheet
Desirable criteria
  • Smoking Cessation Advisor Intermediate level qualification
  • Trained in Making Every Contact Count and Motivational Interviewing

Knowledge and Experience

Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of health outcomes for smoking and smoking in pregnancy
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of national policies relating to smokefree pregnancies (including SBLCBv3, Tobacco Control Plan)
  • Healthy lifestyle/behavioral change experience
  • Experience of engaging and collaborating with communities, individuals, and multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience working with pregnant women
  • Audit skills
  • Excellent and accurate data entry skills
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of providing smoking cessation support
  • Previous experience in healthcare in the NHS
  • Smoking cessation trained (e.g. through the National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training)
  • Experience of BadgerNet or patient records management system
  • European Computer Driving License certification, or equivalent


Essential criteria
  • Proficient in reading and writing in the English language
  • Motivational qualities
  • Good written communication skills and computer skills
  • Ability to priorities workload
  • Accurate record keeping
  • Understanding and experience of caseload management
  • Knowledge of public health and maternity services to enable effective referrals and signposting
  • Evidence of organizational skills with the ability to manage time effectively, plan own workload and set appropriate objectives and deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills are a crucial element of the role. The post holder must be able to communicate effectively with service users, colleagues, and management
  • Evidence of continuing personal development
  • Reliable, punctual, and flexible across hours of work when required
  • Self-awareness in terms of assessing own knowledge and competence and understanding own boundaries
  • Self-awareness in terms of recognizing the impact of their behavior on others.
  • Able to present a professional image appropriate to the working environment
  • Committed, enthusiastic and innovative
  • Ability to cope with stress
  • Team worker
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Assertive and confident
  • Ability to present an open and non-judgmental demeanor
  • Confidentiality
  • Will be required to work in other teams and localities as required.
  • Current driving license/ability to travel to different locations within a specified time frame

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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.

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Sam Troth
Job title
Operational Manager
Email address
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