Health Lungs Co-ordinator / Instructor (10hrs per week)

Post date: 07-Jan-2014 11:40:00

Location: Central London (The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea)

Salary: £ 7,122 for 10 hours (£ 24,927 pro rata)

Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 20th December 2013

Interview Date: Monday 6th January 2014

Open Age, a user led charity working with people over 50 has a new opportunity to deliver low to moderate intensity exercise classes to those limited by breathlessness. The position will involve managing the project, teaching Healthy Lungs sessions, arranging venues, advertising and programming sessions. The successful candidate will be qualified as a Chronic Respiratory Disease instructor or a level 4 REPS exercise instructor with the ability to teach sessions whilst undertaking the appropriate training.

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Open Age Director

JOB PURPOSE: To develop, teach and promote Healthy Lungs sessions for older people across community venues in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea .


Outreach and Development

To develop , organise and teach three times one hourly weekly healthy lungs sessions

To liaise with health professionals including Pulmonary Rehabilitation teams, Physio’s and GP’s to raise awareness of Open Age provision

To produce promotional materials for distribution including articles for local voluntary and public sector publications

To undertake community outreach work to attract potential users

Setting up and maintaining systems

To negotiate use of appropriate venues and manage health and safety requirements

To ensure that risk assessments, PARQ’s and all health and safety requirements are in place

To monitor and evaluate activity , manage related paperwork and produce reports for funders

To meet project outcomes and outputs


To personally deliver several weekly breathing relaxations sessions in community venues

To devise safe and effective exercise programmes for sessions members


To manage project budgets with support of Finance Manager


Any other duties that may from time to time be required.

Health Lungs Co-ordinator


Essential Skills and Experience

Qualified Chronic Respiratory Disease Exercise Instructor or Level 4REPS instructor willing to undertake COPD training

Experience of working with people limited by breathlessness

Experience of the development and delivery of physical activity provision in a variety of group settings in the community

Awareness of issues affecting the lives of people over 50 and a commitment to Positive Ageing.

Experience of facilitation/group work.

Ability to work with a wide range of people and professional groups within fitness and health

Ability to manage a budget

Well motivated and enthusiastic

Flexible attitude and an ability to organise and prioritise own workload.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to work as part of a team

Good computer skills

Desirable qualities and skills

Experience of managing small projects

Experience of working with agencies from both the statutory and voluntary sector.