Sport and Fitness Practitioner

Sports and Fitness Practitioner

Job Reference: 263-NC22-017-JW

Employer: Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Department: Sports and Fitness Practitioner

Location: Northumberland

Salary: £25,655 - £31,534 per annum

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare Trusts in the country. Serving a population of 1.7 million, with a budget of circa £380 million and 7,000 staff, we work from over 70 sites across Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and Cumbria.

We have been rated outstanding by the CQC and in November 2017 won the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year.

We provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers and we have a number of regional and national specialist services to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

As an Organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief (With the exception of Chaplaincy Posts), sexual orientation, disability including mental health conditions or other personal circumstances, and are particularly keen to receive applications from:

  • people from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background.

  • disabled people whether their impairments are physical, sensory, cognitive or hidden.

  • those who have lost their employment during this pandemic or who have been out of work for a period.

We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff and we have a number of initiatives including a dedicated website, Thrive - which promotes our supportive and inclusive approach to staff health and wellbeing, career development and benefits.

We have achieved the Better Health at Work award and Investors in People accreditation and we are proud to be recognaized as a mindful employer.

The Trust is committed to achieving high standards of health for its service users, staff and visitors providing a safe environment for staff, we operate a smoke free policy on all sites.

Base: Alnwood SNH until summer 2022, moving base to Ferndene Prudhoe Northumberland and Lotus Unit Middleborough.

Hours: 37.5 per week

North Cumbria CBU Children & Young People’s Services are seeking to recruit an Sports and Fitness Practitioner into our CYPS inpatients services and secure settings both low and medium secure. The successful applicant will work with young people with mental health and/or neurodevelopmental and/or learning disability. The successful candidate will join the large and creative Occupational Therapy team to provide expert knowledge and skills in fitness and exercise to complex clinical population. Using assessments of the young person’s needs and interventions to both male and female young people within an inpatient settings.

The CYPS service takes pride in developing opportunities, training and learning for all staff. CNTW CYPS service has developed the first accredited specialist training which allows study to Degree level in subjects related to Children and Young People’s Mental Health. Clinical staff are encouraged to participate in both training and delivery of training.

We are a responsive, innovative and dynamic Foundation Trust, encouraging Leadership, and providing opportunities for Continuing Professional Development and developing specialist skills.

Our approach to recruitment is values based and applicants must reflect the Trust’s corporate values and behaviors.

Interested candidates should contact Yvette Redwood, CYPS AHP Lead on 07867902025 for an informal chat, email


Andrea Hayden Clinical Team Lead (OT) 01661 838400