Health Activator for Move More
JOB TITLE: Health Activator
REPORTS TO: Deputy CEO
SALARY: Grade D – £15,807 - £17,772 Pro-rata £11,855 – £13,328
HOURS: Term time only, 39 weeks per year
Additional Opportunities within Holiday Camps
CONTRACT: Fixed term contract, up until 31st Aug 2019
(Extension subject to funding)
The successful Cheltenham and North Tewkesbury School Sport Network (SSN), which has been in existence since 2010, is soon to become a Charity, namely: Move More CIO.
This transition is imminent and will bring with it some exciting, new opportunities within health and family engagement, predominately linked to primary schools within the Gloucestershire, Wychavon and Malvern areas initially.
Move More is looking to recruit 2 new, exciting roles namely: a Health Activator and a Family Engagement Officer to join the team. They will predominately be working in an outreach capacity, whilst the central office will continue to be based at All Saints’ Academy, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
Please visit Cheltenham and North Tewkesbury School Sport Network (SSN) website to find out all that the organisation does at present: www.cheltenhamssn.co.uk
Start date will be based on the successful applicants’ availability / resignation period as well as the official launch of Move More, anticipated to be around Easter 2018.
- To set up and facilitate age appropriate Health Awareness units, plus, specific interventions for identified children i.e. those most at risk of disengaging from physical activity, being or becoming obese and / or sedentary.
- To work closely with primary school staff, to make a sustainable impact on all children's lives and actually change behaviour in terms of healthy lifestyle and diet choices and enjoyment of physical activity.
- General health support & awareness raising in terms of physical activity, diet, lifestyle habits and as well as specific interventions for groups and / or targeted children i.e. Fizzy, Change 4 Life clubs.
- Devise, deliver and review a wide range of theoretical and practical based activities that primarily cover aspects of positive, healthy lifestyle choices.
- To support lunchtime and after school activities, family based health work and intervention programmes to enhance the pupils’ awareness, knowledge and choices to further improve and sustain their overall health and wellbeing.
- To support the school in other, health related programmes i.e. real Play, Health Award Scheme.
The above is a sample of the functions and is not an exhaustive list and therefore the ability to adapt as the role develops is crucial.
Knowledge and Understanding
- Proven knowledge, understanding and experience in sport, various aspects of health and wellbeing, physical activity, leisure, educational settings, including project
co-ordination and delivery.
- Sound knowledge and understanding of child development, health factors and how to share key, child centred messages through fun and engaging programmes.
- A clear vision and understanding of the positive role of physical activity, PE and school sport in the healthy lives for young people.
- Knowledge of disability sport and inclusion strategies to promote the involvement in physical activity, PE and sport to all.
- An up to date understanding of the current school sport landscape, health, obesity and wellbeing national concerns and the changes associated with this over the past 5 years.
- Experience of developing and delivering health services and programmes to children and young people within schools.
- Experience in developing innovative and informed solutions to the challenges faced by pupils, as well as supporting th ongoing motivation to sustain healthier lifestyle habits.
- Experience of working across a range of different sports and physical activity areas.
- Experience of delivering workshops and training, possibly in a range of health related activities, including physical activity, to children.
- Proven experience of working in partnership with school personnel.
Skills and attributes
- Highly motivated, able to demonstrate excellent communication and inter-personal skills that can be adapted to best suit a range of needs and audiences.
- Excellent organisational and time management skills including the ability to prioritise, work under pressure and meet deadlines while managing any conflicting priorities.
- The capacity to manage a large work load and meet deadlines.
- An ability to work in partnership, delivering high quality, front line services that are flexible and responsive to need and change.
- Creative and innovative in overcoming barriers for positive change.
- The ability to create positive working relationships with a large range of school personnel and pupils.
- The ability to work within cohesive and supportive teams as well as independently, when implementing initiatives / programes.
- The ability to demonstrate the desire and passion to make a real difference to the lives and life-chances of children and young people, linking their school with their families’.
- Proficient user of databases and Microsoft Office packages.
- A qualification in health, education, childcare, social care or equivalent.
- Current and full UK driving license (use of own car essential).
- Evidence of professional development relevant to the role.
This is an outstanding opportunity to join a successful and progressive Charity driven by a forward thinking philosophy and a vibrant, positive, solution based culture, on behalf of children and young people.
This post will require a current, fully enhanced DBS certificate.
To apply, please complete a Move More application form and return it to Jeanette Quinn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: Thursday 22nd March 2018
Interview Date: Week commencing Monday 26th March 2018