Health referral coordinator - Walthamstow Leisure Centre

London, Greater London
up to 35,707.87
Closing date
20 Oct 2022
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Health referral coordinator - Walthamstow Leisure Centre

Based: Waltham Forest Partnership - Walthamstow Leisure Centre


If you have a genuine passion for supporting people, join us as a Health Referral Coordinator and help to improve peoples 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 are different. Reinvesting back into our facilities, communities and people, we're growing, and are committed to developing the skills of our Healthwise Referral Instructors too, through accredited and on the job training.


Healthwise our Health Referral Scheme, encompassing both a Physical Activity on Referral Programme and a Tier 2 Weight Management Programme designed to support a wide range of individuals with varying medical conditions to become more physically active or to better manage their weight. NHS patients can be referred for many reasons - from diabetes and heart disease to depression, arthritis or obesity. Rehabilitation, managing a medical condition or weight loss are just the start. As an Health Referral Coordinator, you'll help us to educate people in changing their entire lifestyle.


In this role you will be responsible for managing the Healthwise programme, acting as a main point of contact between Commissioners, Schemes and Centres. You will need to ensure that the schemes are as up to date as possible with current local and national guidelines and meet the need of the local community. As Manager you will be responsible for maintaining a central referral database and feeding information about patients back to key stakeholders. Additionally you will responsible for ensuring that the key performance indicators are met, evaluated and reported on in line with the Commissioners requirements.


Ideally, we are looking for an experienced Health Referral Coordinator with experience in both Exercise Referral as well as Tier 2 Weight Management. If you are a fitness professional or someone with an academic background in a sporting or health discipline and 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. That means you'll need to be REPS registered with an NVQ Level 3 Fitness Instructor, Level 3 GP Referral and experience of delivering lifestyle and weight management interventions too.

Few fitness careers are as rewarding as this. So if you're motivated to progress your career with an organisation that improves lives, join us and enjoy great benefits including opportunities to work across various locations, flexible hours, a uniform and discounted membership at all our leisure centres.


In return, we offer a range of benefits that you'd expect from the UK's largest leisure provider:


Pension schemes

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

Career pathways

Ongoing training and development to help you to be the best


If this sounds like you, apply now


Closing date: 09/10/2022


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 a equal opportunities employer



GLL is the UK’s largest leisure provider and one of the first and largest leisure social enterprises. Our aim is to get more people, more active, more of the time whilst making leisure and community facilities accessible and affordable. We partner with local authorities to run leisure centres, swimming pools, libraries, children’s centres, spas, events spaces and world-class sporting venues such as the Copper Box Arena and London Aquatics Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - all under our Better brand. As a not-for-profit organisation, we’re different. Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are an Investors in People Silver Award employer.

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