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Get Active Exercise Referral Specialist

posted Sep 22, 2016, 3:45 AM by Ben Jane

Job Reference: J182-A-16-3200

Employer:Central Advertising - Local Authorities

Department:Health & Adult Services

Location:Borough of Kingston

Salary:£21,066.00 - £24,267.00

We are expanding our exercise referral service and seek to recruit a professionally qualified GP exercise referral specialist for our Get Active programme. The post holder will join a dedicated team of exercise specialists and as well as providing support for adult referrals, you will be expected to deliver our extended exercise referral service/weight management programmes to children and young people. You will play a key role in structuring and delivering physical activity and sport programmes in a variety of settings, so experience and confidence in this area is essential. 


Applicants should be experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated with expert knowledge in the field exercise referral and children’s exercise. We expect the post holder to be passionate in helping us to achieve our ambition of developing an innovative approach to health improvement through specialist physical activity programmes for adults and children with health conditions and inactive lifestyles. Therefore skills and experience of working across differing age groups are welcome.

Working with patients who have been referred by GPs and health professionals, you should have the skills to understand clinical information and how medications impact upon exercise, assess suitability for lifestyle change and devise structured exercise programmes tailored towards individuals needs. You should be passionate about improving health through physical activity and have excellent communication, planning and organisational skills to confidently co-ordinate and deliver a patient centred and professional service. You will need to have a supportive approach, be empathetic, non-judgemental in your approach and attitude towards patients and be able to work flexibly and professionally to ensure high standards of delivery are attained.

It is essential that you hold a recognised exercise referral qualification and have previous experience in the delivery and development of exercise referral programmes. Please note that applications will not be accepted without this qualification.

Previous Applicants need not apply.

Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced disclosure with the criminal records bureau. 

For further information contact Shirley Piotrowski on 0208 547 6817 or shirley.piotrowski@kingston.gov.uk

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