Clinical Exercise Instructor

Post date: 09-Apr-2013 09:11:36

Employer: Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Location: West Bromwich

Location: Gerry Simon Clinic

Payscale: Band 3 £16,110 - £19,077 pro rata

Hours: 18.75 hpw

Job Ref: 43-LD

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a dynamic band 3 Clinical Exercise Instructor to join the Gerry Simon Clinic team at Heath Lane, West Bromwich. We are looking for an individual with a strong interest in learning disability / mental health inpatient services.

The Gerry Simon Clinic is a 15 bed low secure forensic service for males and consists of 3 residential bungalows and an administration / therapy facility enclosing a secure central courtyard. The gym was a recent addition in 2011 as part of a shared space development with the adjacent McArthur unit.

Working alongside an experienced senior clinical exercise instructor, occupational therapy staff and ward nursing staff you will be expected to provide clinical exercise and health promotion interventions both within and external to the unit, in line with existing evidence based good practice under the supervision of the senior exercise instructor, and occupational therapist. You will be a highly valued member of the clinical multi-disciplinary team, actively involved in the decision making process. The post holder will be expected to support the development of the service by supporting physical activity and clinical exercise provision within this setting.

Successful applicants will have excellent communication and team working skills; be able to work under own initiative; have a good awareness of risk and managing risk; have excellent time management and professional conduct.

The successful applicant will already have experience of promoting and delivering healthy lifestyle advice and exercise to special populations; of working within mental health/ learning disability services and have a good understanding of the role and philosophy of Occupational Therapy. You will be required to work flexibly between the hours of 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday, to meet the needs of the inpatient service

You will be supported by regular supervision and ongoing CPD opportunities and encouraged to contribute to the development of the service.

For more information or to arrange an informal visit please telephone Jim Foley, Ward Manager on 0121 612 8408

Closing date: 9th April 2013

For further details and to apply for this vacancy please visit the NHS Jobs website at, quoting reference number 285-43-LD. If you have any difficulties applying online please contact the Recruitment Team, Human Resources Department on 0121 612 8103/8109.