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Healthy Communities Manager - Felixstowe, Suffolk

Places Leisure
Felixstowe, Suffolk
Closing date
15 Feb 2022
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Healthy Communities Manager - Felixstowe, Suffolk

We are Places Leisure, part of the Places for People Group; we are placemakers; our work impacts on the lives of people across the U.K. – providing homes to live in, communities to retire to, spaces to stay active, supported homes for independent living, and student accommodation. Our places work when they work for everyone.  

How do we do all this? By surrounding ourselves with collaborative people, supportive people and customer focused people. Our people live and breathe our SPIRIT values; we are the place for spirited people.

So, we want you to join us and the 12,000 other colleagues on our journey; colleagues who have helped us create places, maintain 209,000 homes, manage £4.5 billion of assets, deliver £87.9m in social value and teach 80,000 children to swim each week.

More about your role

You will work across a small geographical area to plan, implement and review the Contract's annual Health and Wellbeing plan. You will ensure that the leisure facilities in the contract are supporting the local and regional objectives in line with Places Leisure's strategic aims. You will find and work with key partners to involve and engage communities in healthy activity. Partnerships you identify or build on can incorporate any groups where healthy activity is a key aim. These can include the local council, local sports clubs, schools, the NHS and clinical commission groups and community centres.

You will also help with marketing and brand awareness ensuring that local communities and groups that might not ordinarily access fitness activities are communicated with via newsletter, social media, press releases and email campaigns.

For more information please download our job profile available on our website.

More about you

To achieve in this highly visible role you will have worked with senior managers in delivering a strategic plan which supports the initiatives of external stakeholders. Ideally you will have knowledge public health landscape and have had experience working in partnership with local authorities in progressing their community health agenda.

You will be a strong communicator who is comfortable helping to deliver change, someone who has a track record in influencing others, at all levels, to help deliver strategic goals. In addition you will need to demonstrate where you have balanced both practical and commercial considerations when delivering change.

The benefits

Our ambition gives you all the challenge you could wish for and that's why we can offer you tangible and exciting career progression in a diverse and pioneering business.  

Here people can flourish, thrive, better themselves and work in fantastic communities with inspirational colleagues and customers.

We know that there's always more we can do to make you smile, that's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to help colleagues save money or make their lives a little bit easier; from a pension, generous holiday pay, training, sick pay, and free or discounted gym membership – to a wealth of extra perks including interest-free loans for colleagues, discounts and offers on thousands of retailers, restaurants and leisure outlets and much more.


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