Physical Activity Instructor(Childhood Obesity)- Band 5

Post date: 08-Sep-2011 08:45:05

Salary: £25,411 to £33,150 pa Fixed Term Contract until April 2012

Location: London

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH) is the community healthcare provider in the boroughs of Barnet, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster.

CLCH is the largest community healthcare organisation in London and the first in London to be awarded NHS Trust status. As such, CLCH is at the forefront of changing the way healthcare services are provided to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients. Over 3,000 community health professionals and staff provide community and in-patient services to over 900,000 local people.

All posts in CLCH are subject to a 6 month probationary period, during which time you will be expected to demonstrate your suitability for the post.

We are looking for a Physical Activity Instructor with a qualification recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals at Level III to provide expertise to our Childhood Obesity Programme. The role will involve the delivery of multidisciplinary healthy lifestyle programmes to children and families. The work will support the PCT Obesity Strategy and have an obesity prevention element. The successful candidate will be working with a Specialist Dietician who will take leadership for the programme as well as receiving support from a Physical Activity Co-ordinator within a dedicated team of health promotion specialists.

The Health Improvement Team is a highly skilled, dynamic and forward-thinking health promotion team that encourages innovation and modernisation. The key principle of the team is to support frontline practitioners and community staff to promote health within targeted communities in order to improve well-being, prevent ill health and reduce health inequalities. We are committed to continuing Professional Development for all our staff.

Informal discussions are welcome by contacting or Ruth Quigley (Physical Activity Co-ordinator) on 020 7563 6213 or or Alison Danks, Adult Services Manager on 020 7963 2521

Applications to our posts will be prioritised in accordance with the London Redeployment Service Operating framework. Therefore, priority status will be given to internal applicants at risk of redundancy and then, following any internal processes, to NHS Staff in London who are at risk of redundancy. If no at risk staff member is appointed posts will be advertised externally on NHS Jobs. However external processes will be halted at any stage if we receive a suitable application from an at risk NHS staff member in London. For further information please contact the Recruitment Team.

Please find attached our Guidance notes for job applicants. We advise you to read this carefully as it provides advice on how your application will be dealt with and outlines the details and documents that are essential to include in order to be considered during our recruitment process.

*Please note this vacancy will close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received*

Due to the volume of applications it is not possible for us to respond individually to all applicants, therefore if you do not hear from us within 4 weeks please assume you have not been shortlisted for the post(s) you have applied for.

We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups including disabled people and members of our black and minority ethnic communities.

The Trust is committed to improving the working lives of its employees and offers a range of staff benefits, flexible working and excellent training and education opportunities.


* "Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults"