Slimming experts in Mayo are celebrating a successful 2014 and this month, they have launched a campaign locally to recruit more people with a passion for helping others to take up what they are calling the ‘best job in the world’.
Slimming World is hosting a careers opportunity event in the Mullingar Park Hotel on Saturday, March 7, from 11am to 2pm and is inviting slimmers interested in becoming consultants to go along.
“We are going through a period of rapid growth,” outlined Tracy King, Slimming World team developer for Mayo and Donegal.
“In our 45 years, millions of people in Ireland and the UK have changed their lives with Slimming World’s brilliant combination of a hunger-busting eating plan called Food Optimising, along with increased activity and weekly group support.
“Now, with obesity at an all-time high and weight related diseases never out of the media, the demand for our warm and friendly approach of care and support for our members has never been greater.”
Ms King said new consultants will receive all of the training they need to lead a group.
“Every consultant who comes on board goes through an in-depth training programme and is awarded diplomas through our Slimming World Academy in aspects of nutrition and successfully running their own slimming business,” she explained.
“No qualifications are required to be a Slimming World consultant. All that we ask is that applicants are members or past members with the organisation and have that desire to want to help others in their own weight loss journey.
“Our people understand what it feels like to walk through the doors that very first time and so can share their own weight-loss success with their own members. There is never any judgment, just warmth, understanding, care and support, through the good times and the more difficult times.”
Ms King said Slimming World groups provide members with the support they need to achieve long-term success through healthy lifestyle changes.
“It encourages people to fill up on unlimited amounts of satisfying foods such as meat, fish, poultry, vegetables, fruit, eggs, pasta and much more, and to enjoy meals with the whole family. Meals like curry and rice, lasagne, Sunday roast and even fish and chips. Members love the fact that they aren’t restricted.
“Just as importantly, we provide support 52 weeks of the year and our members know from the minute they first walk through the door, often when their self-esteem is at its lowest, that they will never be judged, that their details are completely confidential, and that they are with people who understand them - because all of our wonderful consultants are Slimming World members and have experienced their own weight loss journey themselves.”
The role of a Slimming World consultant is part-time, working 10 to 15 flexible hours as a self-employed franchise.