Job Vacancies

This is a selection of real vacancies that I think might be of particular interest to the students on the BSc (Hons) Sport, Physical Activity and Health degree programme as well as many other advanced exercise instructors and emerging fitness professionals. Those at the top of the list may still be "live" but I keep expired vacancies on the website as I think it is a good exercise to review previous posts when considering any future career directions.

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Cardiac Exercise Physiologist / Senior Physiotherapist, Plymouth

posted Jun 7, 2018, 2:17 AM by Ben Jane   [ updated Jun 7, 2018, 2:19 AM ]

Job Reference: 832-2018-PTA-607
Employer:Livewell Southwest CIC
Department:Cardiac Rehab Team
Salary:£26,565 to £35,577 pa

Contact Name: Kirsty Settle - Team Manager or Annette Coles/Amy Rigby - Exercise Physiologists
Telephone:07765258674 / 01752-434521

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen within the Livewell Southwest Community Cardiac Team. Based at the Cumberland Centre, you will work closely with the Cardiac Specialist Nurses and lead the exercise component of our Cardiac Rehabilitation service.

With at least 2 years experience in the assessment and management of exercise prescription in relation to patients with coronary heart disease/heart failure, you must possess a good understanding of cardiovascular diseases, as well as knowledge and abilities in exercise assessment and prescription, exercise physiology, behaviour change, risk factor assessment and management, cardiovascular emergency procedures and adult education.

Working within the Community Cardiac Team team you will be responsible for the assessment, management and follow-up of patients requiring exercise-based rehabilitation in the community. An Exercise Science/Physiology/Physiotherapy Degree, with specific knowledge of exercise prescription in relation to patients with complex cardiac conditions is essential, in addition to post-graduate training in Cardiac Rehabilitation.

Livewell Southwest values its staff and makes investment in their development a priority. Currently we offer the following development opportunities for staff:
  • A minimum of three days protected CPD for registered staff
  • Development pathways for unregistered staff from apprentice to bands 2, 3 and 4 and for registered staff in bands 5, 6, 7 and 8
  • Leadership programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Medicines Management, leg Ulcer Management and Assessment Training
  • Access and funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course and Scholarship Into Nurse Training
  • Robust Preceptorship
  • An induction programme tailored to your needs
  • Relocation package may be considered for the right candidate for certain roles

Rewards and benefits
  • Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions – often up to 15% savings
  • NHS Pension Scheme and competitive Pension Scheme with Scottish Widows and/or Government Pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Lease car scheme (available after satisfactory completion of probation/conditions apply)
  • Cycle to work scheme (available after satisfactory completion of probation)
  • Childcare vouchers
  • School holiday childcare subsidies
  • Multiple flexible working options

Livewell Southwest can allow existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme to continue their membership when they join the organisation.

All Livewell Southwest staff are expected to able and willing to work across a 7 day service.

Job share(s) considered.

Healthy Lifestyle Service Manager

posted Jun 7, 2018, 2:14 AM by Ben Jane

Job Reference: J182-A0472-0518AAEX
Department:Public Health
Salary:£41,846 - £44,697 per annum

Location: City Hall, Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FZ

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to develop, lead and manage the Healthy Lifestyles Service which includes services aimed at increasing healthy behaviours, such as physical activity and reducing smoking levels, in addition to reducing overall health inequalities. Furthermore the post holder will be involved in developing the role of the community and voluntary sector in supporting healthy lifestyles and promoting the use of self-management options.

Working across Public Health and Sports Services the post holder will play a key role in delivering a long term ambition to embed healthy lifestyles across the city and to close the health inequality gap. Through leadership of the HLS the role will involve working closely with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the HLS achieves the specified outcomes and dovetails with wider plans and programmes to address unhealthy behaviours.

Requirements of the post include:

- Excellent knowledge of behaviour change theories and interventions

- Excellent understanding of the determinants of health and the role of lifestyle services

- Qualification/knowledge in Public Health (or related area)

- Experience of working with GP’s/health professionals

- Experience of working with/within the community/voluntary sector

For an informal discussion please contact Ryan Swiers on 0116 454 5842.

Please ensure you provide an email address as this is our preferred method of contact.

Assessment Center Date: Tuesday 10th July 2018

Advanced Exercise Instructor

posted Jun 7, 2018, 2:13 AM by Ben Jane

Job Reference: 334-PRO-1101028-GB
Employer:South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Department:Corporate Directorate
Location:Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, BR3 3BX, Beckenham
Salary:£20,521 - £23,405 p.a. in

Clinical Exercise and Physical Activity Services. Corporate post, Based at Bethlem Royal Hospital with a Trust-wide remit.

A vacancy has arisen for a Clinical Exercise professional with experience of working with varied client groups. The post holder will provide clinical exercise and other therapeutic physical activities to clients of The South London & Maudsley NHS Trust in a variety of exercise environments. This will include delivering services to inpatient and community clients.

Physical activity is increasingly seen as an essential adjunct to medical treatment for patients who experience mental health illness and comorbid conditions.

Supervising and providing a wide range of physical activities, it would be advantageous for the post-holder to have experience, or knowledge of a variety of teaching models including the use of one or more complementary therapies.

You should have professional qualifications to at least NVQ 3 level or equivalent in an Exercise/Sports Science related field.

Highly desirable qualifications include machine based exercise supervision and coaching. Further skills/qualifications should include complimentary therapy.

Please note the interviews are likely to be held on the 4th July 2018.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Contact: Geoff Ravalier

Contact number: 02032284826


Move More Co-ordinator, Derby

posted Jun 7, 2018, 2:10 AM by Ben Jane

Job Reference: J182-A-18-5635
Department:Communities and Place
Location: Derby
Salary:Grade H £29,055 - £31,401 a year

Closing Date:24/06/2018

Directorate: Communities and Place
Hours: 37 hours a week
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Derby City

Telephone:01332 640844

Move More is a new city-wide framework that is being delivered by partners across Derby, setting a long-term vision for physical activity and sport in the city that positions its contribution towards the wider aspirations on Derby and achieve our vision: ‘An active city for everyone, improving our health, wellbeing and quality of life through supporting people to move more in Derby’

This is an exciting time to be joining us as a Move More Coordinator within the new Parks and Healthy Living Service as we aim to reduce inactivity within our communities and respond to the challenges set out in the Move More Derby Strategy.

Key aspects of the role will involve supporting the implementation and delivery of the actions outlined within the strategy; leading a team of Move More Mentor facilitating and enabling delivering locally; building and brokering relationships across the system and empowering a network of ambassadors to encourage people in Derby to Move More.
The ideal candidates will have strong interpersonal skills, empathy and a desire to make a difference to the lives of the people in Derby. Candidates should be confident working remotely as well as part of a team and be able to integrate their work with a range of partners.

Interviews will be held on 4-5 July 2018

The closing date for this vacancy is Sunday 24 June 2018 at midnight. Any application forms received after the closing date will not be accepted.

Child Obesity and Physical Activity Delivery Manager

posted Jun 7, 2018, 2:07 AM by Ben Jane

Job Reference: 919-MM-16437551-EXT
Employer: Public Health England
Department: Health Improvement
Location: Skipton House, London
Salary: £50,656 - £61,976 per annum (pro rata)
Job Type:Fixed term (29 January 2019)
Working pattern: Part time 22.5 hours/3 days per week
Pay Scheme: Other
Staff Group: Administrative & Clerical
Closing Date:19/06/2018

Job Purpose / Summary

As part of the Lifecourse team in the Health Intelligence Directorate, the Children, Young People and Families (CYPF) team works to improve child health and wellbeing outcomes and reduce health inequalities. One of our priorities is to increase the numbers of children and young people with a healthy weight and who meet recommended levels of physical activity. The team works closely with other teams in PHE and other government departments.

Working at a national level the postholder will be specifically responsible for the workstream which is supporting local areas take action to reduce rates of child obesity and to increase rates of physical activity. Priority actions will include: promoting the use of “The Local Authority Resource for promoting healthy weight in children, young people and families” and other public health resources to promote children to reach a healthy weight; contributing to resource development for children’s physical activity;working in collaboration with local government and key stakeholders to assist in the delivery of the government’s Childhood Obesity Plan.

The workstream demands management and delivery of multiple complex projects, in order to ensure effective delivery. This will involve working in a matrix way with internal and external partners, including other government departments, Local Government Association, academic bodies, voluntary and community sector national bodies, professional associations and royal colleges.

This is a part time post working 0.6 fte/3 days per week/22 hours. The post holder will work closely with a colleague holding the same job title (working 0.4 fte) but not in a job share arrangement.

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the person specification (available online) as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria. Please also see job description for competencies.

PHE is bringing together its national scientific laboratories and headquarters to create one of the world’s leading centres for public health science in Harlow, Essex, in the heart of the London and Cambridge life sciences corridor. This post will move to PHE Harlow between 2021 and 2024 as part of this major development. For more information please search ‘PHE Harlow collection’.

Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants).

Public Health England (PHE) is an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care providing; strategic leadership, research, advice and support for Government, local authorities and the NHS in protecting and improving the nation’s health.

As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how the PHE Charter is an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver a service.

Please note that if the pay scheme is listed as 'Other', the post advertised will be subject to Public Health England Civil Service Terms and Conditions of employment unless otherwise stated.

Public Health England provides strategic leadership and vision for protecting and improving the nation’s health. Its ambition is to lead nationally and enable locally a transformation in the health expectations of all people in England regardless of where they live and the circumstance of their birth. It will achieve this through the application of research, knowledge and skills. Public Health England is an executive agency of the Department of Health, which started on 1 April 2013. We are a distinct delivery organisation with operational autonomy to advise and support Government, local authorities and the NHS in a professionally independent manner.

Secondments will be considered.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Loretta Sollars, Child Obesity Programme Manager (07841 804960 ).

Active Lives Officer

posted Mar 15, 2018, 6:23 AM by Ben Jane

Job reference 003423
Date posted 14/03/2018
Application closing date 06/04/2018
Salary From £26,161 p.a

Job description
We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and skilled individual to join our innovative and passionate Community Health and Wellbeing Team.

You will be integral to the delivery of our inclusive physical activity offer including the Ability Sports and Special Olympics programmes. Both programmes focus on encouraging and supporting people with physical and learning disabilities to be more active. Targeting underrepresented groups and those furthest away from participation, you will be working at the heart of Swindon's community to increase physical activity levels, reduce health inequality and enable individuals to lead a healthier, more active life.

You will be responsible for setting up and overseeing a range of physical activity projects; ensuring that sessions are appropriately staffed, risk assessed and delivered to industry standards. You will be required to co-ordinate a number internal and external coaches, instructors and volunteers.

You will have excellent communication skills and proven success in developing, delivering and evaluating projects, including budget management, staffing and partnership working.

You will be educated to degree level in a relevant subject area and/or substantial experience of working in a sports/physical activity development environment. We are specifically seeking someone who has substantial experience of working with people with disabilities. You will also hold at least a one level 2 coaching/instructor qualification.

As a requirement of Part 7 of the Immigration Act and for the effective performance of a customer-facing role, you must be fluent in the English language.

This role is 37 hours per week.

For the full role profile please email quoting the reference number and we will email it to you.

Closing date: 6 April 2018
Interview date week beginning: 16 April 2018

Active Lifestyles Development Officer

posted Mar 15, 2018, 6:21 AM by Ben Jane

Northampton Leisure Trust - Northampton

Location: Any Northampton Leisure Trust location 

Salary: Up to £23,666 per annum – 40 hours per week, 18 months Fixed Term Contract 

Allowances: Casual Mileage 

Responsible to: Head of Sport & Health Development Operations 

Please read this document carefully before completing an application form or CV (and covering 



  • The support and management of NLTs health programmes. Working closely with our local partners including Northampton General Practice Alliance, First For Wellbeing, Northampton General Hospital, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Community Health Professionals and other local partners The post holder will oversee the daily management of the Health programmes. 
  • The role will encompass delivering the health agenda in line with the Corporate Strategy, monitoring, bidding, relationship development and management, project  work, as well as report writing. 

Operational Management 
  • To undertake management and support for the NLT health interventions in particular the management and development of NHS Health Checks and Activity on Referral programmes. 
  • Monitor and deliver social and commercial performance targets and income expectations for all areas of responsibility. 
  • To ensure that the NLT health programmes support local and national strategies to improve health and reduce health inequalities within the local community. Working closely with key partners and stakeholders to ensure joined up delivery. 
  • To ensure that the NLT health programmes conform to the recognised standards.
  • Investigate opportunity for the development of health interventions across
Partnerships and with key stakeholders. 
  • To monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions and devise strategies to assist in the continuous development and strategic planning of programmes of intervention within NLT. 
  • To keep up to date with and understand the latest research in the area of public health, national service frameworks and physical activity. 
Relationship development 
  • To develop relationships with partners in the local area including those within the Local Authority, Northampton General Practice Alliance, First For Wellbeing, Northampton General Hospital, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Community Health Professionals and other local partners. 
Personal Development 
  • To ensure that all necessary qualifications for the post are maintained and renewed.
  • Keep abreast of trends and developments within leisure and health and fitness, and discuss own training and development needs with the Head of Sport & Health Development Operations and Health & Fitness Development Officer. 
  • Deliver health, wellbeing and fitness related sessions, classes, fitness inductions and health & fitness lead activities as required. 
  • Develop a culture of excellence.
  • To be flexible to the needs of the NLT health developments programmes.
  • To act in accordance with, and actively promote, NLTs policies and standards.
  • To carry out duties with due regard for Health and Safety Requirements and regulations, the Equal Opportunities Policies and Customer Care standards. 
  • The post holder will have access to confidential information. The post holder must not at any time use the personal data held for any purpose other than that which it was intended under the terms of the scheme or disclose any such data to a third party. 
  • Maintain and promote the professional image of the Trust and the Trilogy brand at all times. 
  • To undertake any other duties commensurate with the post’s level of responsibility.

The jobholder is responsible for the following people and resources: 
  • Health, safety and welfare of customers, visitors and staff
Job holders position in relation to their manager, peers and direct reports: 
  • Post-holder is line managed by the Head of Sport & Health Development Operations.

This job entails the following demands:

Emotional Demands 
  • Required to respond to customer enquiries, complaints and concerns.
  • Need to be sensitive to needs of diverse community groups including customers with disabilities. 
Physical Demands 

  • Required to conduct NHS Health Checks and other health, wellbeing and fitness
related sessions. 

  • Job involves some lifting and carrying and the post holder is required to be physically
fit and healthy. 

Working Conditions 

  • Required to work during evenings and weekends
  • Required to provide cover at short notice to ensure continuity of service to the

Macmillan CARE Programme Coordinator

posted Jun 27, 2017, 5:50 AM by Ben Jane

Notts County Football in the Community - Nottingham

Salary: £23,842 - £26,907 depending on qualifications, skills and abilities

Location: Based at the Portland Centre in Nottingham

Contract: 37.5 hours a week

Closing date: Noon on Friday 7th July 2017, 2017 – interview date Friday 14th July.

Job Description

We’re looking for a unique individual to develop, implement and provide day to day co-ordination and delivery of the CARE (Cancer and Rehabilitation Exercise) Programme in Nottinghamshire. This is a fixed term role until 31st March 2018 with an immediate start. We fully expect the position to be longer-term, based on the project’s success so far and our relationship with Macmillan and other funders.

This role will work closely with people in Nottinghamshire living with and beyond cancer to increase their involvement and engagement in physical activity. The role will have key responsibility to work closely with stakeholders such as Macmillan Nursing Teams and other health professionals to ensure channels of communication are effective and referrals into the programme are seamless. Engagement with other community based activity providers will be an essential part of the role.

The Programme Coordinator will have a Level 4 in Cancer and Exercise Rehabilitation qualification, and will take an active role in the delivery of the sessions, behaviour change interventions, and the development of the supporting staff. The role will be supported by Macmillan Cancer Support in terms of the individuals learning and development needs.

We are really looking for someone who:
  • is positive, solution-led and has exceptional people, presentation and communication skills
  • will adhere to the Macmillan physical activity behaviour change care pathway
  • will deliver on targets, and has experience in providing monitoring and evaluation reports
  • has worked within high-level projects, encompassing physical activity and clinical based rehabilitation
  • is dedicated, motivated and can self-manage
  • will attract referrals into the programme
To apply: Please send a CV and cover letter to Health Manager, Emma Trent,

Physical Activity and Health Officer

posted Jun 27, 2017, 1:58 AM by Ben Jane

Oxfordshire Sport & Physical Activity

Location: Horspath Road Offices

Salary G6: £29,142 with possible progression to £30,849 per annum

Package: 28 days holiday, local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, flex scheme (where appropriate), employer benefits scheme.

Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity (OxSPA) (hosted by Oxford City Council) represents and supports key partners in growing participation in physical activity and sport. OxSPA was one of 14 organisations, from 260 applicants, to gain funding from the Sport England 'Get Healthy, Get into Sport' fund. The GO Active, Get Healthy innovative research project has proved to be successful at engaging inactive people to become more physically active, providing dedicated support and motivation and working with the already established GO Active programme.

The next exciting development is for the GO Active, Get Healthy programme to be tailored to support diabetic patients in Oxfordshire. Strong links have been formed with Oxfordshire CCG, Oxford Health and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts and Oxfordshire Public Health, with crucial developments having been made in the role that physical activity can play in the prevention and management of long term health conditions.

OxSPA is looking to recruit a highly motivated, confident and knowledgeable Physical Activity and Health Officer to be part of the Physical Activity Team, to deliver the highly successful GO Active, Get Healthy programme, supporting diabetic patients in Oxfordshire to become more physically active to help in the management of their condition. The ideal candidate will have experience of working in a physical activity and preferably health improvement environment and will be knowledgeable on the long term benefits of physical activity on overall health, wellbeing and fitness. In addition, they will be confident in delivering talks and training and in establishing strong and credible relationships with health professionals

Application closing date25/06/2017 For more information please visit: Physical Activity and Health Officer

Project and Relationship Manager (Tackling Inactivity)

posted Jun 23, 2017, 4:16 AM by Ben Jane

Full Time, Permanent / £30,685

Application closing date: Sun 9 Jul 2017

Sport England is looking for an outstanding individual to help develop and manage projects which deliver against our objectives to tackle inactivity.

Our vision is that everyone in England, regardless of age, background or level of ability, feels able to engage in sport and physical activity. With more than one in four of us doing less than 30 minutes of physical activity a week and one in six deaths caused by inactivity, we are particularly interested in what we can do to help people who do no, or very little physical activity. You can help us do that.

In our new strategy Towards an Active Nation, tackling inactivity is a key feature. In it we commit to triple the amount we invest in helping the people who are inactive become active. This is where we will have the greatest opportunity to secure the outcomes set out in the Government’s new strategy Sporting Future including both physical wellbeing and mental wellbeing.

This is a unique opportunity to join the health team at Sport England, which has been established under a new directorate leading on inactivity, designed to ensure that we invest in projects and programmes and develop partnerships which contribute to decreasing the percentage of people who are physically inactive and that we learn and share this learning along the way.

We are looking for a project and relationship manager to join our high performing team. You will be responsible for delivering, supporting and monitoring projects designed to reach and engage those who are least active by providing good quality advice and communicating effectively with partners.

We are looking for someone who has proven experience working in physical activity related project delivery, design and evaluation with strong organisational and analytical skills. An ability to collaborate with external partners and advocate on behalf of the organisation is also essential.

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