Co-Ordinator - Fife Walk Initiative

Degree Level Ordinary Degree or equivalent (SCQF level 9)
Job Schedule Full time
Proposed Interview Date: Tuesday 19 October 2021
Closing Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

Supporting Statement

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Job Details

Fife Council is seeking to recruit a full-time permanent Project Officer within our Active Communities Team to manage our 'Bums Off Seats' project, and other projects/initiatives.

The Role

Lead and develop a sustainable volunteer network for our Bums Off Seats project. Identifying and consulting with inactive members of the community to identify activities they want to participate in and provide a range of physical activity and sport opportunities, including walking programmes.

Facilitating the development of local physical activity programmes linking NHS, Council services and other Community Planning Partners; ensuring that priority is given to particular target groups including young people, women, older adults and other socially excluded groups.

Working in partnership with NHS Fife to progress specific programmes e.g. food and health, mental health, including identifying, planning and evaluating training as appropriate which complies with the standards set down in Health Promotions quality assured programme.

Ensure the effective integration, planning, management, and delivery of projects/initiatives.

The Person

You will be educated to degree level in a relevant discipline and have experience of working with all ages, including older people and children in a physical activity related environment.

Experience in developing/delivering and managing projects in physical activity and health promotion is essential, demonstrating your ability to lead and develop programmes and projects from conception to implementation.

You will promote and develop the role and importance of physical activity within our communities, particularly within our Volunteer Health Walk Programme

You will also have good organisation, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work both individually and part of a wider team, including volunteers.

Collaboration with partners, such as NHS Fife/GPs, Fife Sports & Leisure Trust, is essential, as tackling sedentary behaviour and providing opportunities across all ages to be physically active requires a collaborative approach across a range of partners/providers.

Before confirming your appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme membership through Disclosure Scotland.

Further information and applications

Date published: 13 September 2021
Date updated: 13 September 2021

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