Health Referral Facilitator

  • Employer GLL
  • Town / City Bath and North East Somerset
  • Job Type Part-time
  • Salary £20848 - £22930 per annum
  • Closing Date 06/09/2019
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GLL is looking for a part time (30 hours per week) Health Referral Facilitator to work across our Centres in Bath and North East Somerset.

If you have a genuine passion for supporting people, join us as an Exercise Referral Instructor and help to improve people’s level of fitness, health – and ultimately, quality of life. GLL is a charitable social enterprise and the UK’s largest leisure provider, partnering with local authorities to run leisure centres, swimming pools and world-class sporting venues. As a not-for-profit organisation, we’re different. Reinvesting back into our facilities, communities and people, we’re growing – and committed to developing the skills of our ‘Healthwise’ Exercise Referral Instructors too, through accredited and on-the-job training.

Healthwise is our GP Referral Scheme, designed to support a wide range of people. NHS patients can be referred for many reasons – from diabetes and heart disease to depression, dementia or post-operative recovery. Rehabilitation or weight loss are just the start. As an Exercise Referral Instructor, you’ll help us to educate people in changing their entire lifestyle.

It all begins with an assessment. People can be nervous, so you’ll need a patient, calm approach that puts them at ease in the gym environment. After identifying their needs, you’ll then demonstrate the equipment and design a bespoke programme, from simple exercises to group classes. Naturally, you’ll chart their progress too – taking measurements, discussing how they’re getting on and showing just how far they’ve come. Rather than short term results, your focus will be on helping people to gain the tools and confidence they need to take responsibility for their own body and health.

Ideally, we’re looking for an experienced Exercise Referrer, but the role would suit Personal Trainers too – people inspired by the chance to make a difference (and enjoy a regular wage, too). If you’re a fitness professional or someone with an academic background in a sporting discipline and relevant vocational experience who’s confident, sensitive and able to inspire a wide range of people – often with low fitness and confidence levels – this is for you. That means you’ll need to be REPS registered with an NVQ Level 3 Fitness Instructor, Level 3 Exercise Referral qualification (essential) and experience of delivering lifestyle interventions too.

Few fitness careers are as rewarding as this. So if you’re motivated to progress your career with an organisation that improves lives, join us and enjoy great benefits including opportunities to work across various locations, flexible hours, a uniform and discounted membership at all our leisure centres.

If you have the passion and skills for this role, then apply now.

The welfare and safety of the children in our care is of the utmost importance to us at GLL. We follow safer recruitment procedures to ensure that our staff are checked and appropriate to work with children and young people. Therefore we’ll require you to complete an enhance DBS check before you will be allowed to start work.

All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications and location.

About Us
GLL is the UK’s largest leisure and cultural services provider and one of the first and largest leisure social enterprises. Our aim is to get more people, more active, more of the time whilst making leisure and community facilities accessible and affordable. We partner with local authorities to run leisure centres, swimming pools, libraries, children’s centres, spas, events spaces and world-class sporting venues such as the Copper Box Arena and London Aquatics Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – all under our Better brand. As a not-for-profit organisation, we’re different. Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are an Investors in People Silver Award employer.

GLL is an equal opportunities employer.

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