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Head of Health Coaching

START: Immediate
CONTRACT: Full Time permanent

About us

Boutros Bear is a digital healthcare venture that provides an innovative 12-week rehabilitation programme for patients with chronic illnesses consisting of a holistic combination of; one to one coaching, physical activities, personalised nutrition, clinical psychology mindfulness and Post Traumatic Growth coaching.

Company Overview

Boutros Bear is a digital health venture on a mission to help individuals and organisations better manage chronic illness, starting first in cancer.

Our platform currently consists of our flagship Cancer Rehabilitation programme that has been designed with a team of scientific and clinical experts and patient advocates. Using behavioural science insights, our 12-week programme helps individuals recover faster and adopt long-lasting healthy habits after cancer treatment. Boutros Bear also provides e-training services for employers to better support individuals in their return to work after chronic illness.

We are expanding our services beyond cancer rehabilitation into prehabilitation services and other chronic illnesses. Our mission is to be the market leader in chronic illness management and to help individuals improve the quality-of-life with and beyond chronic illness.


Job Description—Head of Health Coaching

Boutros Bear is looking for a Head of Health Coaching to lead the forefront of developing and delivering prehabilitation and rehabilitation programmes in all areas of chronic illness. Your role will be central to the success of Boutros Bear and you will be expected to have a heavy input into the constant improvement of our programmes while building and training a team around you to successfully deliver these programmes to our programme participants. This will be a challenging but rewarding role with substantial potential to evolve with the company’s fast growth. Boutros Bear is all about our programme participants and this role will be the central point that connects them to the rest of the organisation.


Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Building and managing a team of Health Coaches that includes internal employees and external contractors
  • Reviewing course content with a view to consistently improve and develop further
  • Leading from the front in delivering a consistently high standard of programme
  • Reviewing and improving our Health Coaches guide and other training materials
  • Setting performance targets and conducting regular reviews for the Coaching Team so they are working within the company vision
  • Working with our platform team to ensure our systems are capturing the relevant information and working well for the health coaching team and course participants
  • Working with the Boutros Bear research team to bring the research into real world application on the Boutros Bear programme
  • Scheduling the health coaches to meet the participants’ needs
  • Providing referrals to our Physiotherapy team as required
  • Guidance for the health coaches on challenging issues that arise



What We’re Looking for:

  • Proven experience of working in health promotion or public health
  • Experience supporting those with health issues back to work/vocational rehabilitation/occupational health
  • Experience presenting and delivering health or wellbeing related group interventions, facilitating workshops or training sessions through digital technology
  • Experience working with people with chronic illness, specifically patients with cancer
  • Level 4 qualification in Cancer and Exercise Rehabilitation
  • Ability to inspire and manage a team to the highest of standards
  • Ability to assist clients to help them define and achieve their goals and aspirations
  • A high level of compassion, empathy and emotional intelligence
  • A good understanding of the role of behavioural science and positive psychology in driving change
  • Ability to communicate complex and sensitive information effectively with people at all levels by telephone, email, and face to face
  • Ability to manage a varied and complex workload effectively
  • Able to work independently and on own initiative with discretion and sensitivity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to personal development and willingness to regularly update skills and experience


Bonus Points for:

  • Experience of working as a Personal Trainer
  • Experience of using Motivational Interviewing techniques
  • Degree level in Sport Science or something comparable
  • An understanding of mindfulness and other relaxation techniques


If you are interested in the role, email us your CV and cover letter to