Wellbeing Development Assistant

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Please see advert text
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 25/07/2018 23:59
£18,870 to £21,074 pro rata per annum grade 5
Hours per week:
15 hpw
Job Category:
Youth / Community / Leisure Services
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Spennymoor Leisure Centre-however, you may be required to work at any council workplace within County Durham
Post Number:
Closing date:
25 Jul
Further Information

Temporary until 31/03/2019 – 1 post is available at 15 hpw.

Working patterns will be dependant upon delivery requirements and may include daytime and evenings

Spennymoor Leisure Centre.

The post holder will deliver a range of activities in community settings to facilitate lifestyle and behaviour change in individuals and promote community wellbeing (e.g. group exercise, walking, running, cycling, brief advice and events).

Encourage volunteering, and promote community leadership to ensure initiatives which are sustainable in the longer term. Work with internal and external partners and local community networks to ensure that service delivery responds to local community needs. Deliver a range of physical activities and interventions to facilitate lifestyle and behaviour change and promote wellbeing in local communities. Develop related volunteering opportunities and provide associated mentoring and support to volunteers, leaders and instructors. Form new and creative partnerships with other local agencies to ensure that residents are provided with high quality opportunities to get involved. Disseminate promotional literature and general programme information. Ensure monitoring and recording systems are in place and maintain appropriate records to enable effective monitoring and evaluation of the service. Organise all equipment and resources to aid the smooth running of programmes.

Required Qualifications:

NVQ Level 2 or equivalent qualification in a related area

Leadership qualifications in cycling and/or walking and/or running, or a willingness to work towards these

NVQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness instructing (Exercise to Music) or equivalent or a willingness to work towards these

Where our roles are customer facing and you are required to speak to members of the public, the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post. As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact George Richardson, Local Delivery Manager (Programmes) on tel. no. 03000 260858 or email george.richardson2@durham.gov.uk

The interview date is to be confirmed.

The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure

Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the HR Operations & Data Team on telephone no. 03000 267190 / 267940 or email hrreal@durham.gov.uk

Please note that all communication regarding your application for a post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.