Health Referral Facilitator (FTC) - North Kesteven, Lincoln
GLL is looking for a Health Referral Facilitator on a 2 year Fixed Term contract One NK (Lincoln), North Kesteven partnership, however you will cover the other centres within the partnership and wider community too.
If you have a genuine passion for supporting people, join us as an 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 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' Health Referral Facilitator 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 Health Referral Facilitator, 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 Health 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 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:
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
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.
All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications, age and location.
To be shortlisted for the role, internal applicants will need to demonstrate their commitment to GLL by becoming a Society member where eligible.
GLL is an equal opportunities employer.
Salary : Up to £20,033 per annum ( 39 hours per week)
Location : North Kesteven Leadership Team