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Physical Activity Inclusion Officer

Erewash Borough Council

There are around 27,000 adults in Erewash experiencing being inactive and almost 10,000 of those people have a limiting illness, long-term condition and/or disability. The Council is looking for an individual to join their innovative team as the Physical Activity Inclusion Officer and drive the ‘All Move in Erewash’ initiative. An exciting opportunity is available for a highly motivated and committed individual to join Erewash Borough Council’s Wellbeing and Culture Service working within its Community Health and Wellbeing Development Team. The Physical Activity Inclusion Officer will drive the ‘All Move in Erewash’ initiative in partnership with key stakeholders. The successful candidate will be required to use their partnership skills to develop a collective understanding of how to create opportunities for moving every day for residents living with a limiting illness, long term condition or disability. The ideal candidate will have experience of working with partners and influencing stakeholders in sectors such as health and wellbeing, community, voluntary, and statutory organisations. The ideal candidate will understand health inequalities and have an awareness of equality and diversity. Good communication skills are required to effectively listen to the challenges of people with lived experience of a limiting illness, long term condition or disability and the ability to share the information with key partners. Experience of leading and coordinating similar health and activity initiatives is desirable. A workplace culture exists within the Wellbeing and Culture Service where continual professional advancement through training and learning will be supported and encouraged. Hours of work will mainly be daytime working but may include occasional evenings, weekends and during holiday periods. Please note this post requires the successful candidate to undertake a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. If you wish to join a multi-disciplinary service that values a collective work ethic, innovative thinking, and excellent service delivery then this could be the opportunity for you. If you would like an informal discussion about this role please call Becci Carter, Community Health and Wellbeing Development Officer on 07542228281 or email becci.carter@erewash.gov.uk or Jordan Hedges, Community Health and Wellbeing Development Team Leader on 07842 231338 or email jordan.hedges@erewash.gov.uk



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£27,803 to £31,364 (pro rata) per year





Placed on

Fri 8th March, 2024



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Benefits of Working for Us

As part of the excellent package of benefits the council offers, you will have access to:

  • A generous annual leave package – a pro-rata entitlement to 29 days annual leave (rising to 33 days after 5 years’ continuous service) plus 8 bank holidays a year (pro rata).
  • Hybrid working arrangements and family friendly policies available.
  • Option to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Subsidised Leisure membership through the Fit for Work scheme.
  • Free workplace car parking across the Borough.
  • Casual car user allowance.
  • Opportunities for training, learning and continuous professional development.

*This position is temporary for 18 months funded through external grant funding and, whilst further extensions to the post cannot be guaranteed by the council, the Wellbeing and Culture Service strives to continually secure external grant funding to ensure services remain operational.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 31 March 2024.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can apply with a CV and a supporting statement, clearly demonstrating suitability and experience for the role.

Alternatively, an application form and job description are available from Human Resources, Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5RP, telephone: 0115 931 6000(24 hr. voicemail), e-mail: jobs@erewash.gov.uk

If you are a current employee of Erewash Borough Council and you wish to apply for this vacancy, you must apply through your Employee Self Service account. If you do not have access to Employee Self Service, you must complete a paper or word version of Erewash Borough Council’s job application form.

The Council is positive about disabled people and those who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview.

The Council also supports the Armed Forces Covenant and those who have previously worked in the armed forces and meet the essential shortlisting criteria will be guaranteed an interview.

Please ensure that you make it clear on your application form that you wish to be considered under these criteria.