If you’re a Slimming World member or you’ve ever been to a Slimming World group, you’ll know that our amazing Consultants are such an important part of every weight loss journey. That unique combination of our Food Optimising eating plan, Body Magic activity programme and group support – personalised to each member – is what makes Slimming World so very different, and our Consultants are at the very heart of providing expert guidance, tools and inspiration to help members make lasting changes and achieve their slimming goals.
We’re always looking for caring and committed people to run their own Slimming World group as a self-employed franchise business. Could you be the person who helps to transform lives and make weight loss dreams come true? Here, we answer the common questions you might have about becoming a Slimming World Consultant…
Reduced franchise fee
We’re currently offering a reduced franchise fee of £250/€300£250/€300 (a huge saving on the usual fee of £1,500/€1,875) to any Consultant-to-be who’s completed an interview with us by 25th November, 2021, and is up and running with their own group by the end of January 2022. So, if you’d love a flexible fresh start for the new year, now’s the perfect time to apply!
What qualifications do I need?
You don’t need any formal qualifications to apply. If the role is right for you, you’ll receive all the training and support you need to succeed, delivered by our expert team at our state-of-the-art Slimming World Academy with other trainee Consultants from around the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Check out this lovely bunch! Erika, Susan, Sharon, Cody, Jess and Naomi (@naomi_barratt) celebrated their graduation from the Slimming World Academy in September.
Do I need to be a Slimming World member to apply?
Yes, you’ll be a current member at, or on your way to, your target or you’ll have been a member in the past. This personal experience means that our Consultants fully understand the challenges slimmers face, have a personal passion for Food Optimising, Body Magic and IMAGE Therapy, and know exactly what kind of support members need to lose weight successfully.
After maintaining her own 4st weight loss for an incredible 17 years, Consultant Zoe Mole loves helping others to achieve their own lasting weight loss. She says:
“I’ve been a Consultant since my daughter was born and she’s 10 now. I was able to work during nap times and fit the role around the school run. You’re your own boss! It’s really important to be able to relate to members and what they’re going through. I can totally understand where they’re coming from, as I’ve had the same struggles – and, equally, those same moments of joy, too.”
Slimming World Consultant Phil (@phil.kayes.sw) is spreading the word that groups are now open as normal!
What personal qualities do I need?
We look for people with a positive outlook, who genuinely care about the health and happiness of others. Whether you’re confident and outgoing or more reserved, as a Consultant, you’ll be kind, warm, non-judgmental –sometimes firm, and often funny – as you offer support and encouragement to your group.
What are the benefits of being a self-employed Slimming World Consultant?
- Flexible working – our Consultants set their own hours, fitting the role around family life and other commitments
- Excellent earning potential – on average, Consultants earn between £100-£400/€200-600 for working 10-20 hours a week*
- Comprehensive training package – all Consultants receive expert training at the Slimming World Academy, covering all you need to know about the Slimming World plan, the science and psychology of weight loss, plus running and promoting your own successful business
- Ongoing support – through your local Team Developer and District Manager, plus our Head Office team who will be on hand to offer help and advice when you need it, with encouragement at every step of your Consultant journey
New Consultant Natalie (@sw_thrapston_with_natalie) is aiming high after her training at the Slimming World Academy
How do I apply?
If you have the energy, drive and enthusiasm for an exciting new challenge, and enjoy the satisfaction of learning new skills, then this rewarding role could be for you. To apply, you can either:
- Speak to your own Slimming World Consultant. They’ll be happy to let you know more and invite you along to a local Opportunity Event to find out more (with no obligations!)
- Call Maggie on 0344 892 0434 (01 656 9600 from ROI) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Slimming World Consultant Samantha (@samantha_bennett_sw) welcomes her members back to real-life group with open arms!
Anna Mangan is celebrating 10 years as a Slimming World Consultant. She says:
“The community that’s created in Slimming World groups is absolutely magical. Having a place where there’s no judgement and no humiliation, where you can really get to the root of any weight loss issues and feel truly uplifted by people who understand, makes such a difference.
“Of course, as much as I genuinely love helping other people, my role has to work for me and the life I want to lead, too. Having so much flexibility around where, when and how much I want to work is so freeing. I have the power to set my own work/life balance, and to influence my own earning power, too.”
*Consultants invest in a Slimming World franchise. Quoted earnings are commission levels based on group size.