Physical Activity Assistant

Post date: 21-Nov-2012 10:13:52

Job Reference: 378-B0386

Area of Work: Recovery and Wellbeing Team

Employer: South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Location: Barnsley

Salary: £16,110 - £19,077

Job Type: Fixed Term Temporary

Staff Group: Nursing

Pay Scheme: Agenda for change

Pay Band: 3

Working pattern: 24 Hours per week

Closing Date:28/11/2012

Interview Date:12/12/2012


South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health, community and learning disability services to the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide some medium secure (forensic) services to the whole of Yorkshire and the Humber.

Over 1 million people live in Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield across urban and rural communities from a range of diverse backgrounds. We aim to match the community’s needs with locally sensitive and efficient services that any one of us, our loved ones, or ourselves, would choose to use. That’s why our services are run and our staff are trained 'with all of us in mind'.

We employ over 4500 staff in a variety of clinical and non-clinical roles and we want to be a model employer - one that people choose to work for.

If you are the successful applicant for this post and where the post requires a CRB check, you MUST be able to provide one of the following documents.

• Current valid Passport.

• Biometric Residence Permit (UK).

• Current Driving Licence (UK) (Full or provisional) Isle of Man /Channel Islands; Photo card only (a photo card is only valid if the individual presents it with the associated counterpart licence; except Jersey).

• Birth Certificate (UK and Channel Islands) - issued at the time of birth; Full or short form acceptable including those issued by UK authorities overseas, such as Embassies, High Commissions and HM Forces. (Photocopies are not acceptable).

Priority will be given to "At Risk" Candidates

A Physical Activity Assistant is required to work within the Physical Activity Development Team within the Recovery and Wellbeing Team.

We are looking to recruit a Band 3 on a fixed term contract until March 2013.

This post will suit a person with an interest in mental health and sports activity. The successful candidate must be able to arrange tournaments, organise events and have experience of coaching in football, rugby and netball. They will posses a minimum of Level III NVQ (or equivalent) in Physical Activity and/or Sports and Level I in Sports Coaching.

Experience of working within a recovery framework will be advantageous. The applicant will also be required to assess and work with service users in a gym environment.

The successful candidate will be required to work evenings and some weekends. This is non-negotiable.

We recognise there is a wealth of talent among people who have a disability including those who have had experience of mental health problems and as an equal opportunities employer we are seeking to recruit from all sections of the community.

If you have a disability, and you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme if you meet the minimum criteria as specified in the person specification you must indicate this on your application form.

An Equal Opportunities Monitoring sheet is included in the application form. This information will be treated in confidence and will be detached from the form prior to the shortlisting/interview process. However, Recruiting Managers will be advised if applicants have a disability in order for us to follow the 'Two Ticks' shortlisting process, unless applicants inform us that they do not wish to disclose whether or not they have a disability.

Please note if you are shortlisted for interview, we will be contacting you through your NHS jobs account to invite you to interview so it is important for you to check this regularly.

The Trusts preferred method of obtaining references from referees is through the NHS Jobs system, therefore please ensure you supply e-mail addresses for your referees wherever possible to avoid delays in obtaining your references.

The Trust reserves the right to close any vacancy on or before the closing date (as necessary). Please ensure you apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.