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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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.

Interested? Discover more by visiting

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Head of Strength & Conditioning

posted May 31, 2017, 3:14 AM by Ben Jane

Plymouth College, Plymouth
Full-time, Permanent
Competitive salary

Completed application forms must reach us no later than midday on Monday 5th June 2017. The interviews are scheduled to take place at Plymouth College on Wednesday 14th June 2017.

This salary is commensurate with experience and accreditation status (UKSCA or international equivalent) attained

Plymouth College is an independent, co-educational boarding and day school for students aged 3-18, which has a global reputation for its high performance sports programme which includes swimming, modern pentathlon, multi-eventing, fencing and diving. These work alongside our equally thriving team sports within the school. At present, the school has over 100 high performance athletes, competing and medalling at national and international level, making this a very exciting environment in which to work. The school is committed to maintaining these programmes and enhances the athlete experience through nutrition, physiotherapy, strength & conditioning and lifestyle mentoring support programmes.

In order to develop our provision in this area, the school seeks to appoint a whole-school Head of Strength & Conditioning to deliver a co-ordinated and consistent approach for all pupils, including our elite athletes.

Requirements of the post
Accredited by the UKSCA (or evidence as to how they are actively working towards this accreditation) – or a recognised international equivalent
To be responsible for a consistent and coordinated whole-school Strength & Conditioning programme involving all pupils
Knowledge and experience of the development, organisation, implementation and coordination of high performance S&C programmes/delivery for elite athletes and the development of such athletes to ensure that all individuals within the programme are given the opportunity to maximise their potential
Strong communication skills, including mentoring, managing and enabling of other coaches/staff/key partners
Building and maintaining strong relationships with athletes, athlete families and partner programmes/services to continually encourage athletes towards the next level of their individual development, alongside the development of the College as a whole
Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team, including coaches, physios and other relevant stakeholders
Experience of performing needs analysis of sports and individuals, including knowledge of functional screening of athletes and the demands of their sports
Experience of dealing with national level teams, athletes and NGBs

Working arrangements
You will be required to work all necessary hours to fulfil the requirements of the post. There will be an expectancy that some of the administrative duties will take place in an office environment
Will include early mornings, evening and weekend work
Will include attendance at competitions, camps and meets to support athletes when required

Allowances and benefits
Office space
Substantial staff discount on Plymouth College school fees for the successful applicant’s children (if required/relevant)
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal prepared and available on campus Monday – Friday (term time only)
Potential to take a future boarding role with the College as and when a position becomes available (if required/relevant)
Gym provision in school holidays in which to conduct private one-to-one sessions
CPD/accreditation opportunities (formal & informal) How to apply Applying for the Post
For an information pack and application form, please contact Mrs Sharon Lambie (Headmaster’s Assistant) via; informal enquires and discussions can be conducted with Mr Phil Mutlow, Director of Sport via +44 (0)1752 505118 or . Please note that CV applications are not accepted. Please return completed application forms to the same email address as above. 

Lecturer in Physical Activity Health and Wellbeing

posted May 31, 2017, 2:40 AM by Ben Jane   [ updated May 31, 2017, 2:41 AM ]

Job reference: CVPT040B
Date posted: 25/05/2017
Application closing date: 07/06/2017
Location: Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh, Edinburgh
Salary: Grade 8 £36,672 - £46,414 (with possible progression to £52,219)
Job category/type:School of Health Sciences
Hours 0.4 FTE 14 hours per week
Contract Basis: Fixed Term Contract - 12 months
Disclosure Check: Basic Disclosure Check
Location: Musselburgh

Original online posting 

Job description: 

Role/Subject Specific Information

The role of lecturer is based in the Division of Dietetics, Nutrition and Biological Sciences, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Radiography within the School of Health Sciences.  The role holder will contribute to the planning, review and delivery of learning and teaching in Physical Activity for health and wellbeing, Exercise Prescription and Vocational training for Exercise professionals as part of the BSc (Hons) Physical Activity Health and Wellbeing programme. This programme sits within the Subject Area of Dietetics, Nutrition and Biological Sciences (DNBS).


We are planning to become a recognised REPS training provider for the level 2, 3 and 4 exercise instructor awards and the post holder will be required take a key role in securing this recognition.


The Centre for Heath, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research located in the Division, is very active in research and knowledge exchange. It is expected that the successful candidate will contribute to the outputs of this Research Centre. The academic staff are dynamic and innovative in their approaches to learning, teaching, and research as well as knowledge exchange, and currently there are a high number of postgraduate and doctoral students within the Subject Area.


The Division is committed to providing academic programmes that integrate academic and practical based study to enable health and wellbeing practitioners, scientists and health care professionals of the future to have a high intellectual and practical ability.  The Division sits within the School and one of the goals of the School is to manage the operational delivery of high quality teaching and learning, research, consultancy and commercialisation activities.  Within the school, the Subject Area of DNBS will work to an annual operational plan, which will provide its priorities, focus and direction for each planning year. 


Role purpose

Contribute to teaching and facilitate learning at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

Contribute to programme development/writing of modules to be integrated within the curricula, including development of external professional networks to support the students

Engage in research/knowledge exchange activity

Investigate and develop commercial activities

To take independent decisions regarding student issues

Use initiative, experience and knowledge to solve problems

As an active member of the team, contribute to building team morale and to be supportive and encouraging of others

Provide regular pastoral and welfare care for students


Principal duties or Key objectives

Deliver teaching, fostering debate and encourage the development of intellectual reasoning and rigour with students within the Subject Area

Engage in relevant research/knowledge exchange activity

Develop commercial activities

Participate in curriculum development and design

Develop and participate in networks within the institution and externally

Provide pastoral care to both undergraduate and postgraduate students 

Contribute to the running of the Division as appropriately directed by the Head of Division


Person Specification - Essential   



Hold or working towards a higher degree in Human Physiology, Exercise Science, Coaching or similar.


Exercise instructor holding Level 4 REPS or equivalent Exercise instructor qualifications


Hold the Assessor and Internal Verification qualifications required for REPS recognition.


 Good communication skills


Experience in the use of Information technology      


Evidence of team working     


Established organisational and  problem solving skills




Person Specification - Desirable


Experience of learning and teaching in a Higher Education , or Further Education Institution


Experience of teaching and assessing REPS or equivalent courses. 


Work experience - personal trainer, fitness instructor or similar;


Experience working with clients from a variety of backgrounds including children, older people, those with long term conditions, socially deprived or hard to reach groups. A working knowledge of exercise for health and GP exercise referral schemes.


Working knowledge of a virtual learning environment



Proven decision making ability


Use of Microsoft office and statistics packages


Research and Evaluation Manager

posted May 28, 2017, 1:31 AM by Ben Jane

Full Time, Permanent / £30,685
Application closing date: Sun 11 Jun 2017

The Insight Directorate’s vision is to place insight at the heart of decision making at Sport England and across community sport. To deliver this vision, the Directorate combines enhanced research, evaluation, data and analysis capability with expertise in behavioural understanding. The Directorate provides both:
  • Portfolio level, strategic insight to underpin effective strategy and investment
  • More specific customer insights that influence key decision makers within organisations critical to the successful delivery of our strategy
Operating at the heart of the Directorate and organisation, the Data, Research and Analysis team’s work is varied and team members will get involved in a range of different business critical projects. Recent and current examples of the type of projects the successful candidate might work on, include:
  • Reviewing the existing research and evaluation evidence around the contribution of sport and physical activity to the outcomes of the government strategy for sport “Sporting Future”. The team commissioned and managed a major evidence review working with a steering group of sector practitioners / stakeholders and a small group of leading academics. 
  • Design and management of the evaluation of Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign. This exciting project is helping us to better understand women’s sporting attitudes and behaviours as well as the impact of the campaign.
  • Contributing to a wider programme of secondary analysis addressing fundamental strategic, policy and investment challenges, the team undertakes / manages analysis of a wide range of data including (but not limited to); sport and physical activity data, government population and economic statistics. Current / Recent analysis projects include; the development of Sport England 2020 strategy targets.
  • The development of an attitudinal based segmentation of the youth sport market and a youth consultation panel. The consultation panel is representative of the six personalities identified in our most recent youth insight and has provided a wide range of research options, including: online communities, discussion forums, online/mobile questionnaires, voxpops, co-creation workshops and focus groups.

Our growing team is seeking to recruit a Research and Evaluation Manager who will be based in our London office. In addition, the Sport England Insight Directorate are also currently recruiting an Analyst – Quantitative Research.

Cardiac Exercise Specialist

posted May 28, 2017, 1:26 AM by Ben Jane   [ updated May 28, 2017, 12:25 PM ]

Job Reference: 290-BCD-07
Location:St Mary's Hospital, London
Salary:£31,878 - £42,046 pa incl

For Job Description click here

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced physical activity adviser to become part of the dynamic and proactive Imperial Cardiovascular Health Service Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust is the UK’s first academic health sciences centre and provides an internationally renowned tertiary cardiology and cardiothoracic clinical service and has a strong track record in both clinical and basic sciences research. For this challenging and fulfilling post we are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic individual with sound knowledge and understanding of the management of cardiovascular disease.

You will be a BACPR qualified physical activity instructor with relevant clinical experience within cardiology services. You will need to demonstrate experience in delivering cardiac prevention and rehabilitation, although you do not need to have worked within a cardiac rehabilitation service. You will need to be very enthusiastic about this area of work as well as being self motivated, possess good organisational skills, and be able to work alone and as part of a team.

In conjunction with the multi-skilled team you will be responsible for providing expert clinical practice. The post holder will also act as a resource to other professionals on cardiovascular disease and associated treatments and issues. You will be taking part in ongoing audit and research activities to maintain quality care provision. Excellent communication skills are essential, as you will need to be committed to sharing of good practice, development of robust professional networks and support of colleagues.

For further details / informal visits contact: - 020 8383 0229

Head of Health, Sport England

posted May 17, 2017, 7:14 AM by Ben Jane   [ updated May 17, 2017, 7:16 AM ]

Full Time, Permanent / £45,650 p.a.

Sport England looking for two Heads of Health to join our high performing team with particular responsibility for leading on a number of relationships with partners across national and local government, third and community sector and a diverse landscape of health partners.

You will be someone who has significant experience working in the physical activity and health field with practical working knowledge of the health sector. An ability to successfully project manage is essential. However most important of all is the ability to manage relationships and successfully influence change at a senior level in order to deliver strategic outcomes of the health agenda.

You will be responsible for delivering high profile and value programmes which you will have co-designed to ensure health outcomes are achieved – as well as helping to build a credible evidence base about what works with the rest of the senior team. 

Application closing date: Sun 21 May 2017

See below for Job Pack

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