Archive for December 21, 2011

SUPER slimmer Tabatha Shaw was shocked into action by photos of herself last Christmas.

The mum of two lost ten stone in ten months – dropping from a size 28 to a trim size 12.

Office worker Tabby, 40, says: “I hated seeing last year’s Christmas party photos. I looked like I’d been celebrating every day of the year.

“On Christmas Day I had to wear my black elastic-waisted work trousers as they were the only bottoms I could fit into.

“I was always the butt of everyone’s jokes. After yet another indulgent Christmas scoffing everything in sight, I knew enough was enough.”

Bigger ... Tabby Shaw was 20 stone at her heaviest

Bigger …Tabatha Shaw   was 20 stone at her heaviest

Tabby, from Redditch in Worcestershire, had always struggled with her weight. By ten she was ten stone. After having daughters Mary, 17, and Esther, 15, she was 20st 9lb.

Tabby, now 10st 7lb, says: “I started my diet on New Year’s Eve as I couldn’t bear another day getting bigger. A work mate lost lots of weight on the Cambridge Weight Plan so I decided to give it a try. Within a few weeks I’d lost a stone.

“I ate healthily and cut my portion sizes. After ten months I had shed half my body weight.

“When I tried on a size 12 dress a couple of weeks ago I was astonished. I hadn’t been that slim since I was a teenager.

“This Christmas is going to be so different. I will be able to cherish the photos rather than hiding away from the camera.”

Tabby Shaw can  contacted here  send her a message.

 Cash strapped Council employs an Occupational health Adviser

When the Council is cutting services do they really need to advertise for an Occupational health Adviser for it’s employees. Or is it a must have recruitment during times of service cuts.I’m sure the £24,646 – £28,636 per annum could be better spent elsewhere.

£24,646  – £28,636  per annum, 37 hours per week

We are looking to recruit an Occupational Health Adivser to contribute to the health and wellbeing of the employees of both Redditch Borough Council and Bromsgrove District Council though the provision of an Occupational Health Service. 
The post holder will need to be Registered Specialist Practitioner in Occupational Health, hold an Occupational Health Diploma or Degree, be Registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council , and have experience of working in an occupational health environment. As well as having experience of designing and delivering training, managing confidential records; and the ability to communicate with employees, at all levels throughout the organisation.
The Occupational Health function will be a shared service across Redditch Borough and Bromsgrove District Councils, therefore the post holder will be expected to travel across both sites.

Occupational health Adviser

Reference Number

Sub Location
Redditch Borough Council
Redditch Borough Council
Contract Type
Working Pattern
37 hours per week
Closing date for applications
27 February 2012

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Post Ref: 50/584
£24,646  – £28,636  per annum, 
37 hours per week
Subject to Job Evaluation

Additional Information

This closing date for completed applications is  Friday 10th February 2012.  Interviews will take place week commencing 27th February 2012 

If you require further information regarding the vacancy please contact Becky Talbot on 01527 64252 ext 3385 or John Walker on Ext 3468.

This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of criminal records via the Criminal Records Bureau, before the appointment is confirmed.  This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings, as well as convictions.
We operate an equal opportunities policy and applicants are positively encouraged irrespective of sex, martial status, age, sexual orientation, disability, race or religion.