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Health & Physical Activity Officer (Graduate Post)

As a member of team focussing on our health programmes you will work closely with four key partner organisations; LiveWell Dorset, Public Health Dorset, Dorset CCG and Dorset ICS. You will play a key role in seeking opportunities in local health systems and care pathways where we can embed physical activity and behaviour change through a system change approach.

Contact Name
Charlie Coward
Contact Telephone
07919 913220
Contact Email
ccoward@activedorset.org
Organisation
Active Dorset Community Interest Company

About Health & Physical Activity Officer (Graduate Post)

Remuneration: £22,000 - £24,000

Post details: Full time - 37 hours per week - Fixed Term until 31st March 2022

Reports to: Deputy Chief Executive

Location: Flexible; Offices located in Bournemouth, Weymouth, Dorchester

Deadline for applications: Midnight Sunday 4th October

As a member of the team focussing on our health programmes you will work closely with four key partner organisations; LiveWell Dorset, Public Health Dorset, Dorset CCG and Dorset ICS. You will play a key role in seeking opportunities in local health systems and care pathways where we can embed physical activity and behaviour change through a system change approach.

Key duties will include;

  • Building relationships with partners/stakeholders and identifying key contacts.
  • To organise and deliver successful wellbeing and 'Picnic in the Park' events in partnership with the Local Nature Partnership and Stepping into Nature.
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships through regular communication via phone, email and virtual meetings with key project partners and local stakeholders.
  • To support the project manager and project officers to deliver health programmes meeting key deadlines and timescales.
  • To keep accurate records, providing regular updates/information as required for reports and monitoring.
  • Working with local providers of social prescribing and health coaching to embed physical activity in their services.
  • Identify opportunities to embed physical activity in primary and secondary care pathways.
  • Assisting with the planning and organising of training courses for both professionals and volunteers. To include Royal Society of Public Health training courses and PHE clinical champions training courses.
  • To assist in improving the physical activity pathway at LiveWell Dorset, identifying training needs and actively promoting the service.
  • Play a positive role in seeing that Slade's pavilion is an accessible and usable facility for all park users and a vibrant hub of physical activity. This role includes opening and closing the facility on a rota basis, general duties such as answering queries from pavilion users, and supporting clubs and organisations to activate the park.

Job location;

  • The successful candidate(s) will spend time at Active Dorset offices in Bournemouth but will also be required work at partner sites; LiveWell Dorset in Weymouth, Public Health Dorset and Clinical Commissioning Group offices in Dorchester.
  • We are fortunate enough to work from Slades Pavilion in Slades Park, a fantastic green open space with office views of the park and plenty of opportunity to fit some activity into your working day.

Supporting Documents:

active-dorset-health-and-physical-activity-graduate-sept-2020.pdf (PDF, 177.4 Kb)

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