Health Referral Facilitator

Posted 18 March by GLL

GLL is looking for a Health Referral Facilitator based at The Hive Leisure Centre in Ely, Cambridgeshire.

If you have a genuine passion for supporting people, join us as a Health Referral Facilitator and help to improve people's level of fitness, health and ultimately, quality of life. GLL is a charitable social enterprise and the UKs 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 are different. Reinvesting back into our facilities, communities and people, we are 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 a Health Referral Facilitator, you will help us to educate people in changing their entire lifestyle.

It all begins with an assessment. People can be nervous, so you will need a patient, calm approach that puts them at ease in the gym environment. After identifying their needs, you will then demonstrate the equipment and design a bespoke programme, from simple exercises to group classes. Naturally, you will chart their progress too taking measurements, discussing how they are getting on and showing just how far they have 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 are 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 are 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 will need to be REPS registered with an NVQ Level 3 Fitness Instructor, have a Level 3 in exercise referral (essential) and experience of delivering lifestyle interventions too.

In return, we offer a range of benefits that you'd expect from the UK's largest leisure provider:

  • Pension schemes
  • Ride to work scheme
  • Discounted membership at our leisure centres
  • The opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say in how we're run plus associated social events
  • Career pathways
  • Ongoing training and development to help you to be the best

Few fitness careers are as rewarding as this. So if you're motivated to progress your career with an organisation that improves lives, apply now.

Closing date: 4th April 2019

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.

Required skills

  • Communication Skills
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Reps
  • NVQs

Reference: 37530507

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