Falls Physical Activity Project Officer
Location: St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton and Southampton General Hospital
Hours: Full time, core hours 08:00-16:00 Mon-Fri.
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract
Criminal Record Check: Enhanced with Child’s and Adult’s List
Do you want to work with local people and build relationships with our community to make a real difference?
Saints Foundation is the charity of Southampton Football Club - we're the club's way of giving back.
We use the power of the Club and our passionate team to help fulfil individual potential and make Southampton a better place to live for all. Through our Health pillar, we aim to ‘Support adults with health inequalities to stay healthy, active, and connected, encouraging them to lead fulfilled lives’.
This position will work in partnership with UHS Medicine For Older People - Therapy team, to deliver quality care and rehabilitation exercise programmes to inpatients. You will support the therapy team to improve patient outcomes in a 1:1 and group setting, whilst working alongside Saints Foundations Falls team to improve access to community-based exercise sessions upon discharge.
What will you be doing?
We’re excited to be working in partnership with UHS Medicine For Older People - Therapy team, to deliver quality care and rehabilitation exercise programmes to inpatients.
You will support the therapy team to improve patient outcomes in a 1:1 and group setting, whilst working alongside Saints Foundations Falls team to improve access to community-based exercise sessions upon discharge.
As Falls Physical Activity Project Officer you will be responsible for developing and delivering individual and group exercise programmes for older people, differentiating for different levels of ability and physical health. You will need to build strong working relationships between Saints Foundation and UHS, optimising communication and referral processes.
Is this you?
We encourage anyone who is interested in this role apply. We are very keen to get a diversity of background, culture, experiences and ideas into all areas of the club. This is a role that will offer development, mentoring and training to the successful candidates.
We’ve all had different experiences and backgrounds, but we share the same values and it’s these shared values that bring us together as Saints Foundation.
- Minimum CIMSPA recognised level 3 fitness qualification.
- Experience of working with older people who have a variety of physical and medical conditions.
- Experience or qualification in the field of exercise with older people or those living with disability.
- Knowledge of the causes, consequences, and management of falls in older adults.
- Knowledge of the effects of aging on body systems and the importance of physical activity.
What we can do for you
Giving you the right balance in your life is important to us, and our benefits are designed to complement this – from 2 free match tickets for every home league game, free breakfast and afternoon snacks on site, discounts at local shops and restaurants, an Employee Assistance Programme and mental health first aiders for when things get tough, to specialist support with professional development and access to a world of internal and external training courses and professional qualifications.
How can I apply?
Just click on the link below, enter your details and answer a quick pre-screening questionnaire, then attach your CV.
The closing date for applications is Tuesday 19 July 2022.
*We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, if a high volume of applicants are received.*
Please note that as this role will be based at Southampton General Hospital, and we are recruiting the role in partnership with the hospital, by submitting an application you are consenting to your data being shared with the relevant UHS Recruitment Team
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