Physical Activity Development Officer (Physical Activity Referral)


Physical Activity Development Officer (Physical Activity Referral)

£21,693 – £24,657 per annum

37 hours per week

Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2019

(Extension to this term is expected)


Our Health & Leisure Services Team at Blaby District Council is committed to providing a first class service to our residents by delivering programmes and interventions that aim to improve their health and wellbeing. We are expecting that the funding for this post will be extended.

We are looking to recruit an individual to be responsible for co-ordinating and developing our Physical Activity Pathway. The pathway includes programmes such as Exercise Referral, Phase IV Cardiac Rehabilitation and FaME Falls Prevention whilst currently developing Lower Back Pain and Obesity & Diabetes interventions. You will also be integral to the roll out of our innovative and unique Active Blaby programme which is a web-based system that identifies the most effective behaviour change techniques, determined using the COM-B model, for residents accessing our services by answering a short behavioural questionnaire. This is the central tool to the Physical Activity Pathway.

Co-ordinating these programmes will involve you liaising with and presenting to current and potential referring organisations as well as delivery partners to build capacity and opportunities, maintaining thorough and accurate records of participant progress and evaluation data, developing promotional resources and creating innovative reports for a variety of stakeholders.

You will support the delivery of aspects of the Physical Activity Pathway by performing triage and conducting consultations and dependent on your skills and qualifications, delivering activity sessions for a variety of residents. Your interpersonal skills allow you to work with individuals to help them change their health behaviours to enable them to lead a more active lifestyle to help manage or overcome their long term conditions. Whilst using your ability to successfully case manage many people whilst developing programmes is essential, to help you succeed in the role you will need experience of using behaviour change techniques, good IT skills, collating meaningful monitoring and evaluation information and excellent communication skills.

Benefits of working with us include a local government pension scheme, exciting career opportunities, flexible working including a flexi-time scheme, childcare vouchers and out of town offices with free car parking and cycle bays. To find out more, click on the links below: Working for us and Employee benefits


To find out more about the job and what it is like to work for us, please contact Darren Farish, Sport & Physical Activity Team Leader on 0116 272 7696 for an informal discussion.

Blaby District Council want their workforce to reflect the make up the community we serve, and we therefore welcome applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, religion, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability.

Closing date:           Monday 3rd December 2018 Midnight

Interview date:        Wednesday 12th December 2018





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