Community Activator

Post date: 21-Jun-2016 09:22:25

Location: Wanstead, London, United Kingdom

Salary: VS4 £24,159 - £26,121

3 years – Full time (40 hour week)

Location: Wanstead Leisure Centre & Orchard Housing Office

Closing Date: 5pm on Friday 24th June 2016

Interview Date: 7th July 2016

Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure (Vision) is a registered charity that manages a wide range of facilities and services on behalf of the London Borough of Redbridge including: Leisure Facilities, Sport & Health, Libraries, Redbridge Museum, Parks and Open Spaces, Arts, Events and Halls Lettings.

The Sport & Health Team are looking for an experienced person who shares our creativity, energy, and passion for developing physical activity opportunities for Redbridge residents. The aim of the role is to support residents to increase their level of physical activity and ultimately increase the number of adults in the borough achieving the recommended 150 minutes per week of physical activity. You should have experience of developing community physical activity and health initiatives to get people moving, which may not always be through traditional sports or structured activity

The post holder will need to lead on and facilitate in depth consultations with residents of targeted council estates using a variety of methods to specifically work with those that are identified as hard to reach. Facilitate focus groups, set up and coordinate local engagement events and deliver training/workshops for residents and professionals that would like to support the borough to become more active.

The role will require exceptional partnership working with both internal and external groups including the Active Travel Team, Redbridge CVS, and community groups. You should also have experience of budget management, funding applications, events management and be able to examine and evaluate projects and ensure recommendations are put in place to continue to deliver an excellent service.

The successful candidate will be employed by Vision, however will also be hosted by the London Borough of Redbridge Housing team in their Orchard Estate office during the week.

An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this role.

For further information regarding the role please contact Alison Burford Sport & Health Manager on 020 8708 0953.