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Get Active Specialist (Part-time)
  • Employer: Borough of Broxbourne
  • Reference: Ref: GAS
  • Published: Wed 20/07/2022, 10:36 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 21/08/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 24 hours per week
  • Salary: Salary: Up to £15,600 (24 hours per week)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Bishops' College, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire

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Get Active Specialist (Part-time)

Get Active Specialist (Part-time) - (Ref: GAS)

Salary: Up to £15,600 (24 hours per week)

Broxbourne Council is looking for a qualified (Level 3 Exercise on Referral) Fitness Professional who is enthusiastic and passionate about helping inactive, clinically vulnerable individuals improve their quality of life through exercise. The Get Active Specialist will be based in a number of participating GP surgeries, working alongside primary healthcare professionals who will refer patients to you. You will use motivational interviewing and behavior change techniques to support clients to become physically active, including signposting them to a programme of subsidized activity classes.

You will manage a caseload of approximately 300 patients per annum. You will use clinical systems and referral programmes to contact patients for their initial and follow-up consultations, and record their engagement with the Active Herts programme to enable reports to be made to clinicians. You will support the Senior Get Active Specialist at meetings and presentations, managing fitness coaches, evaluating the effectiveness of the activity sessions, following financial procedures and promoting the programme.

In addition, you will be required to teach and/or cover a number of low impact exercise classes throughout the Borough, including Waltham Cross, Cheshunt, Wormley, Broxbourne and Hoddesdon. You will be responsible for ensuring these are run safely and that all monitoring is completed. Previous experience of teaching exercise classes and working with adults who are at risk of cardiovascular diseases and mild to moderate mental health conditions is required.

This is a one-year fixed-term contract with the potential for expansion. For further information about the post, please contact Andrew Rix, the Council’s Get Active Specialist on 07506 503316 or email andrew.rix@broxbourne.gov.uk

 This role requires an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. We are committed to safer recruitment, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The benefits package includes generous leave entitlement, a full training and development programme, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and free membership to the Council’s local leisure centres, which includes free access to gyms, swimming pools, fitness classes, racket sport sessions, a health suite and a range of generous discounts across other leisure and culture services.

Broxbourne Council is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Details and application forms for all job vacancies are listed on the Council’s website.

Application forms must be submitted online by 21 August 2022 (quoting the above reference).

Borough Offices, Bishops’ College, Churchgate, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN8 9XQ.

Telephone: 01992 785509, Email: personnel@broxbourne.gov.uk

Website: www.broxbourne.gov.uk