Physical Activity Officer (Health and Wellbeing)

  • Employer Huntingdonshire District Council
  • Town / City Huntingdon
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Salary £21920 - £21920 per annum
  • Closing Date 13/09/2021
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Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) is passionate about providing high quality services to our communities, residents and businesses and this means we need to employ and retain the most talented and dedicated people. Situated within the heart of the Cambridge-Peterborough Growth Area, Huntingdonshire is a beautiful district that boasts thriving market towns and many attractive villages, each with its own identity. We are an innovative and forward-thinking Local Authority whose residents are at the heart of our decision making.

The One Leisure Active Lifestyles team provides an extensive physical activity programme focusing on older adults, individuals with long term health conditions and those requiring additional support to exercise across a variety of venues and settings throughout the District. We are seeking an individual to join the team on a full-time basis. The individual should possess a Level 3 Exercise Referral Qualification and ideally with level 3 / or level 4 specialist population qualifications and extensive experience of delivering and developing physical activity opportunities to these population groups.

The population’s views and opinions on living a healthy lifestyle have understandably changed following Covid-19, and as a service we aim to use this as an opportunity to help people become more active and improve their health and wellbeing. The post holder will be enthusiastic offering new and innovative ideas to get people active.

You will undertake sessions on a 1-1 basis; teach group exercise, promote, advocate, and foster a ‘health and wellbeing community, and help us to celebrate our successes. An assured, confident manner, a flexible approach, a source of new innovative ideas, and excellent administrative skills with an attention to detail are essential. As is the ability to build effective relationships in this customer facing delivery role.

Above all, it is essential that you demonstrate behaviours in line with our values and passion and a commitment to continually seek to innovate and develop our workforce, which will, in turn, enable us to succeed in our strategic ambitions.

We want to employ staff who embody our ICARE values (Inspiring, Collaborative, Accountable, Respectful, Enterprising) all of which support our ultimate purpose of putting our customers first.


A full job description along with details of how to apply can be downloaded from our website at

Should you have any additional questions regarding submitting an application, please contact our Recruitment Business Partner

Closing date for completed applications is 13th September 2021 and interviews will be held w/c 20th September 2021.

Please contact Darren Lander, Active Lifestyles Development Officer or call 07864 604222 for an informal discussion or further information about the post or if unavailable please contact Hannah Postlethwaite 01480 388858.

At HDC we seek to employ candidates from a range of backgrounds in order to bring diversity of thought and make our organisation more innovative. We are seeking candidates who are looking for their next permanent opportunity on a full time basis. We are a supportive employer enabling our staff to work in an environment that produces high standards of work in an employee led environment.

We also offer a highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme and provide an array of services, networks and training to support your health and wellbeing as well as generous holiday entitlement dependent upon length of service.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our recruitment and along with our values we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued; there is equality of opportunity and all areas of the community we serve are represented. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance.

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