Steps to Health Walking Co-ordinator

Favourite Leisure and Culture
Ref no: DEE01803
Closes: Friday, 8th September 2017
Published: Friday, 25th August 2017
Location: 1 Shore Terrace, Dundee
Salary: £14,735 - £15,861 per year
Hours: 30.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Position Type: Part Time
Organisation: Dundee City Council
  Leisure and Culture
Category: Sport / Culture / Library
Sub-category: Leisure

Job Description

Leisure & Culture Dundee is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) SC042421. It was established by Dundee City Council in July 2011 to deliver leisure, sports, library, information and cultural services for the city. You will be working 30 hours per week in an exciting opportunity which has arisen within Leisure and Sport to reduce inactivity levels and to increase the number of people walking in the city. This is a fixed term post for 2 years.


You will be educated to HND level or equivalent in a related subject or extensive work place / relevant experience.


The post will have particular focus on supporting active lifestyles among adults with long term conditions; working with Health & Care Sector staff, Leisure & Culture Dundee, volunteers and communities to increase the levels of walking. The walking programme will be driven by the interest and requirements from a variety of clinicians and health care professionals as a result of their conversations with patients with the focus on encouraging taking up walking as part of their treatment.

The Individual

You will have experience in working in partnership with other agencies for example voluntary organisations, health, sport or outdoor activities and experience of management of volunteers and have extensive experience of engaging with hard to reach groups through physical activity in education, sport, health, community, leisure and/or recreation industries You will have involvement in grant programmes and budget monitoring and an understanding of quality assurance and the importance of monitoring and evaluating and have a clear understanding of the benefits that physical activity can bring to all, but especially those which are inactive and have multiple barriers. You will have excellent communication, both written and verbal and ICT skills, including Microsoft Office and its associated applications You will be self-motivated and an ability to work unsupervised and demonstrate a willingness to undergo/complete appropriate/relevant training to assist in the delivery of the post e.g. welfare reform training, health & safety and have effective organisation and planning, including ability to meet tight deadlines under pressure. This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and/or Protected Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to work being offered by Leisure & Culture Dundee.

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