GP Referral Coordinator - Colchester, Essex

Colchester Borough Council
Colchester, Essex
£24,471 - £31,221 per annum
Closing date
9 Jun 2022
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GP Referral Coordinator - Colchester, Essex

We are looking for a GP Referral Coordinator to support and lead wellbeing programming at Leisure World Colchester. If you are an experienced health coordinator or facilitator with a successful track record in community wellbeing initiatives, with a recognisable relevant vocational and management experience who's confident, sensitive and able to inspire and motivate both staff and a wide range of people then this is for you.

The Role

In this role, you will be responsible for the development of our in-house LEAP (Life Enhancing Activity Programme) Referral Scheme, acting as a main point of contact between both medical and allied health professionals. You will need to ensure that all programming is up to date and in line with current local and national guidelines meeting the need of the local community.

As coordinator you shall lead the operational delivery and development of programme content, participation and providing specialist exercise to people with underlying health conditions, or at risk of developing medical conditions, to become more physically active.

You will be responsible for the maintenance and development of a central referral directory, feeding information about the programme back to key stakeholders. Additionally, you will have full ownership of key performance indicators; are met, evaluated and communicated ensuring the scheme’s long-term wellbeing objectives are achieved.


The successful candidate will have a minimum of CIMSPA (REPS) Level 3 Exercise Referral and/or Level 4 Exercise Referral qualification. A current Level IV BACPR Cardiac Rehabilitation and Cancer Rehab qualification is desirable but training will be provided.  The candidate must have experience of delivering lifestyle and weight management interventions and have a flexible, professional approach to their work ensuring that the highest standards are maintained.

What We Offer

The Council encourages all employees to maximise their potential. You will be entitled to join an attractive pension scheme, personal development opportunities and will receive a generous annual leave entitlement.

The position is subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Registration.

Interviews will be held week commencing 20th June 2022.

Colchester Borough Council has a wide range of services and facilities that can involve dealing with children or vulnerable adults. We treat our obligations for the safety of children and vulnerable adults seriously and expect our staff to be committed to the principles of our published policies and to adhere to the procedures contained within them.

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