Part-Time Clinic Assistant/Receptionist Wanted!

**PLEASE READ THE ‘HOW TO APPLY’ SECTION BEFORE APPLYING –
WE WILL NOT ACCEPT CV-ONLY APPLICATIONS**

At award winning Headingley Chiropractic Clinic
we have a very exciting part-time vacancy.

We can offer you:

  • The opportunity to become part of our friendly team, working in an award-winning, busy and caring clinic, with many lovely patients visiting each day and a wide range of duties to keep your days interesting.
  • Ongoing training and support
  • Competitive pay structure

If you are interested – we would love to hear from you!

Especially if you:

  • Have a flair for excellence in everything you do
  • Have a love of people and delivering the very best in customer service
  • Want to work with a team that puts caring for patients above everything
  • Get pleasure in helping others and making positive and incredible changes to their health and overall wellbeing
  • Have a passion for health and natural wellbeing
  • Have an enthusiasm for continuous improvement and learning

A Summary of the Role:

  • Providing excellent customer service and maintaining impeccable administration so that the chiropractors can focus all their time in giving world-class treatment
  • Taking calls from existing and new clients and striving to ensure their needs are met while actively promoting the range of services offered at HCC
  • Maintaining the clinic – stock, organisation, cleaning and ensuring everything is in order
  • Preparing for and attending public and exhibition events off-site (example of upcoming events: Arthington Show, Kirkstall Festival)

Specifics:

  • Location: Headingley Chiropractic Clinic, 1 Otley Old Road, West Park, LS16 6HB
  • Hours: Part-time (24 hours per week plus occasional extras)
    Monday-Friday shifts are either 7:45am-1:45pm or 1:30pm-7:30pm
    and the Saturday shift is 8:45am-2:30pm
  • Position: Permanent with fixed regular hours
  • Start Date: As soon as possible

What You Need to Qualify:

  • We’re looking to recruit an excellent, energetic and passionate person – that really wants a job that will make a difference
  • A genuine desire to care for others
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Great eye for detail
  • Calmness under pressure
  • Full training and ongoing coaching will be given, but receptionist/customer service experience would be beneficial
  • Flexibility/willingness to work additional hours for holiday/sickness cover
  • Good Microsoft Office skills

Not essential but advantageous:

  • Knowledge of chiropractic
  • An understanding of social media
  • Experience of email marketing/WordPress web design
  • Proficient in Microsoft Publisher so as to assist in the creation of promotional materials

How to apply?

If this is you – please get in touch!

To take the first step in securing this position, please send Clare Butterworth a copy of your CV and a covering letter.

Please use the covering letter as an opportunity to explain what has attracted you to the position and to detail what makes you an ideal candidate. Please detail when you are available to work (including your notice period if applicable) and any shift preferences you might have. You can find a complete job description and person specification on the blog on the Headingley Chiropractic Clinic website; please use this to help you write your covering letter.

In recent times, we have had a lot of interest in our vacancies and making the most of the opportunity that comes with the covering letter will help you stand out. Please note, we are unlikely to contact you if you simply send us a CV.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received enough applications.

If you decide to apply to the post but do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

Thank you very much for your interest in this role.

Closing Date: 13th July 2017

For full job description and person specification, please go to https://tinyurl.com/ycwwctoz

If you have any questions – please call Clare on 0113 228 9888
and she will be happy to provide more information.

Walking Tips!

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May marked Britain’s ‘National Walking Month’, but we here at HCC believe in the importance of walking no matter what month it is!  With this in mind, Mark has shared some helpful tips with us to help us maximise our walking potential!

Tip #1 – Say no to pumps!

Avoid pumps, flip-flops and flimsy sandals for long walks.  If you have a flat foot, shoes which support the arch of your foot are generally useful.  If you have an excessively high arch foot profile, shoes with a moderate heel are usually beneficial.

Tip #2 – Squeeze those butt muscles!

Possibly the most underused and weak muscle in relation to its size is the buttock or gluteal muscles.  It should play a prominent role in protecting the back and propelling you forward walking.  So, the next time you are pushing off your toes to propel yourself forward – squeeze the gluteal muscles!  You can practice this by pushing against the wall with one leg forward, off your foot and toes, knee bent and the other leg straight.  On the leg furthest away from the wall, push forward toward the wall and squeeze your buttock.

Tip #3 – Punch your way to a better walk

Often, people do not use their trunk and upper body to add to the forward momentum of walking.  As with most sporting activities, e.g. golf, tennis, boxing; the power comes from the pelvis and trunk.  To simulate this, pretend you are punching something ahead of you.  This spot should be on the same side as your punching hand.  Really put some effort into this as though you want to punch the spot with all your might.  You should find you automatically use your trunk and pelvis.  Try to integrate this into your walking motion.

Tip #4 – Stand up!

When walking, an upright posture is essential.  It is very common to see people standing or walking with a stooped posture.  Instead, think of a thread coming from the top of your head and pulling your whole spine upwards.  This should correct your posture, which will in turn help you activate your trunk muscles, which will take the pressure off your thighs and legs.

Tip # 5 – Suck it in!

As with most exercises, your ability to provide oxygen to your tiring muscles is essential for optimal performance.  It is very common for people to breathe only using their upper chest/lungs.  Given the pyramidal shape (with the bottom of the rib cage), this means you are only using a very small portion of your lungs.  Instead, try to breathe by expanding the bottom rib cage so that your sides are pushed out.  This will take some practice but, once mastered, will help with performance; especially in terms of endurance and recovery.

Tip #6 – Get some swagger

To put the whole technique of walking together (tips #1-5), you might imagine yourself walking along with some attitude.  Loosen your body up and move as though you are on a cat walk.  Alternatively, visualise a 100m sprinter with all the upper body action and the knees and hip motion (pumping the knees and arms to get as much speed as possible) and use this technique but slowed down.

If you have any questions or would like one of our chiropractors to take a look at your style of walking, please do not hesitate to call us at the clinic on 0113 228 9888 and we would be happy to do this free of charge!