Active Ageing Activator

  • Location

    Bury
  • Closing date

    24 May 2018
  • Salary

    Grade 8 (£20,901 - £22,921 p.a.)

Part Time – 22.2 Hours per Week

2 Year Fixed Contract

Bury’s Sport & Physical Activity Service (SAPAS) are seeking to recruit a new Active Ageing Activator to support an increase in activity levels among older adults in Whitfield and Unsworth (localities within Bury). This exciting role will manage the successful delivery and evaluation of the GM Active Ageing programme being delivered in 8 areas of Greater Manchester including Bury. We are looking for a passionate, confident and articulate individual who can lead and manage a complex programme, and make links to wider work to support older adults to Age Well.

Working with a range of partners both internally and externally will be essential for the programme’s growth. An essential aspect of the role will be the relationship network created via the post holder, excellent communication skills will be required to engage Local GP’s, Practice Nurses, Pharmacists and Opticians to ensure referrals are received onto the programme along with those higher-risk patients identified via the “find and treat” workstream, conducted locally via Bury CCG.

The successful candidate will be expected to design a variety of condition-specific and universal physical activity programmes that utilise a range of facilities across Leisure sites, Green Space’s, community venues and some residential/sheltered accommodation.

The post holder will manage, develop and deploy a range of quality assured, existing delivery staff, freelance instructors along with an aspirational “army of volunteers” to roll out this evaluated programme.

For more information and to apply go to  https://greater.jobs/search-and-apply/job-details/BU6159/

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