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Get Active Specialist
  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 1588
  • Published: Thu 06/10/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 05/11/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £30,000 - £39,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: London

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Get Active Specialist

Starting salary: £31,434 - £32,500
Job level: Level 3 Zone 1
Work location: 5 Pancras Square, N1C 4AG
Hours per week: Full time 36 hours, open to consider part-time min hours 14.4
Contract type: Fixed term / secondment until 7^th February 2024
Closing date: Sunday 23rd October 2022 at 23:59

Interviews to be held: TBC
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion

Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.

About us
In Camden we are committed to working together to make our borough the best place to live, work, study, and visit. Partnership with our communities is central to the way we work, so that everyone can access opportunities, and nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all.

The role
We are seeking a physical activity specialist to work as part of a team to deliver a new Get Active Service across Camden and Islington. The post-holder will work directly with inactive residents who have been referred by their healthcare professional, and will use evidence-based behaviour change techniques to support service users to increase their physical activity levels. The role will involve building strong relationships with professionals working across primary and secondary care, as well as community partners and local physical activity providers.

About you
You will understand behaviour change and hold a minimum REPS level 3 qualification.

You will have the ability to communicate effectively to a diverse range of service users, and will have experience of working with inactive people, older adults, and people living with long-term conditions.

You will have knowledge of the principles and best practice of prescribing and signposting people to help them access appropriate opportunities to be active.

You will have the ability to communicate effectively with health professionals and  partner organisations.

You will have a good understanding around issues of anti-racism, equity in physical activity, and maximising access by groups which are under-represented.

You will have excellent organisational skills, and the ability to work as part of a team to help deliver an agreed level of performance, quality and customer care. You will use your own initiative to plan your work, and meet delivery deadlines and targets, without supervision.

You will have the ability to use and maintain information systems including MS Word, Excel Outlook and other software as required.

To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by clicking HERE

Working for Camden
We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting our communities, and we’ll redefine what a career can be. If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information
To view the Job Profile, please click HERE

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.

Inclusion and Diversity
We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

Asking for Adjustments
Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG.