Health Referral Facilitator - King's Hall Leisure Centre
Health Referral Facilitator
Based: The London Borough of Hackney
GLL is looking for an Exercise Referral Instructor based in The London Borough of Hackney.
If you have a genuine passion for supporting people, join us as an Exercise Referral Instructor and help to improve people's level of fitness, health - and ultimately, quality of life. GLL is a charitable social enterprise and the UK's largest leisure provider, partnering with local authorities to run leisure centres, swimming pools and world-class sporting venues. As a not-for-profit organisation, we're different. Reinvesting back into our facilities, communities and people, we're growing - and committed to developing the skills of our 'Healthier Together' Exercise Referral Instructors too, through accredited and on-the-job training.
Healthier Together Hackney is our GP Referral Scheme, designed to support a wide range of people. NHS patients can be referred for many reasons - from diabetes and heart disease to depression, dementia or post-operative recovery. Rehabilitation or weight loss are just the start. As an Exercise Referral Instructor, you'll help us to educate people in changing their entire lifestyle.
It all begins with an assessment. People can be nervous, so you'll need a patient, calm approach that puts them at ease in the gym environment. After identifying their needs, you'll then demonstrate the equipment and design a bespoke programme, from simple exercises to group classes. Naturally, you'll chart their progress too - taking measurements, discussing how they're getting on and showing just how far they've come. Rather than short term results, your focus will be on helping people to gain the tools and confidence they need to take responsibility for their own body and health.
Ideally, we're looking for an experienced Exercise Referrer, but the role would suit Personal Trainers too - people inspired by the chance to make a difference (and enjoy a regular wage, too). If you're a fitness professional or someone with an academic background in a sporting discipline and relevant vocational experience who's confident, sensitive and able to inspire a wide range of people - often with low fitness and confidence levels - this is for you. That means you'll need to be REPS registered with an NVQ Level 3 Fitness Instructor and experience of delivering lifestyle interventions too.
In return, we offer a range of benefits that you'd expect from the UK's largest leisure provider:
Ride to work scheme
Discounted membership at our leisure centres
The opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say in how we're run plus associated social events
Ongoing training and development to help you to be the best
Few fitness careers are as rewarding as this. So if you're motivated to progress your career with an organisation that improves lives, apply now.
The welfare and safety of the children in our care is of the utmost importance to us at GLL. We follow safer recruitment procedures to ensure that our staff are checked and appropriate to work with children and young people. Therefore we'll require you to complete an enhance DBS check before you will be allowed to start work.
All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications and location.
To be shortlisted for the role, internal applicants will need to demonstrate their commitment to GLL by becoming a Society member where eligible.
GLL is an equal opportunities employer.