Physical Activity Specialist

Post date: 23-Aug-2015 05:21:57

Job Reference: 880-NPCS-0815-716

Employer: Everyone Health, The Base, Melbourne Avenue, March, Cambridgeshire

Salary: £23,000 - £25,000 per annum

Primary Care Services

Department: Health

Please note:

*The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the post early once we have received a sufficient number of applicants, so we advise you to submit your application early to prevent disappointment.

*Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification on their application will be shortlisted for this job.

Everyone Health: Physical Activity Specialist

Full and part time roles. Salary range £23,000-£25,000

An exciting opportunity is available for experienced, enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated Physical Activity Specialist with a passion and specialist interest in weight management. These roles will contribute to the development, provision and coordination of a new, Lifestyle Service delivered across Cambridgeshire.

This community-based, multi component service brings together a range of different programmes under one Countywide Lifestyle Service, centred on supporting residents to lead healthier lives. This service, offers a personalised care package for adults and children, including families, with a focus on those overweight or obese, providing psychological support, increasing physical activity and advice on maintaining a balanced and healthy diet.

Playing a pivotal role within this multi-component service, you will be responsible for providing high quality, physical activity advice and support, including individualised exercise prescription, working within a multi-disciplinary specialist weight management team. Providing expert physical activity advice, underpinned by a sound knowledge of theoretical principles of behaviour change, you will support children, young people and adults, across Cambridgeshire, to make informed decisions in relation to their weight, contributing towards a healthier lifestyle.

We would like to hear from you if you are experienced in:

Providing high quality physical activity and exercise services within a community-based, weight management service.

Experienced in delivering one to one and group interventions, for adults and children who are overweight or obese, with potential co-morbidities / complex needs.

Minimum of two years’ experience of providing exercise interventions across a range of weight management service tiers, and health and community settings.

Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Are you prepared to be challenged?

Do you want to be part of a highly qualified, expert and passionate workforce helping individuals to lead healthier lives? Are you creative, enthusiastic, flexible and pro-active with excellent planning, time management, interpersonal and communication skills? If so, we would like to hear from you.

Closing date is: 24:00h, Thursday 27th August 2015.

This is a fixed term contract until 31st May 2018 and is subject to satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check and references.

Please note: Interviews will be held on 2nd/3rd Sept 2015.

Everyone Health is an equal opportunities employer and an Investors in People organisation, who are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All applicants will be required to undertake checks and references prior to appointment.

Contact Name: Anna Bruin

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