Staying Well (Active) Worker

Based in the Neighbourhood team at Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre

Flexible hours – up to 37 per week

£26,245 pro rata/part time

North Halifax Partnership supports the Calderdale ambition to be the most active borough in the North. Working in partnership with Active Calderdale we are looking to appoint an individual to drive this place-based work in North Halifax.

The role involves working within our existing Staying Well team to:

· Engage with Active Calderdale priority groups to understand driving factors for inactivity and support individuals and communities to identify their own solutions.

· To positively engage with local assets – stakeholders and partner organisations that are working with, and supporting the active strategy priority groups, to secure their commitment and collaboration towards delivering the outcomes of the Active Calderdale strategy.

· Embed the Active agenda in existing Staying Well networks to create better conditions that support the strategy priority groups to be physically active.

It is essential that you have:

· Experience of community development and engagement

· Knowledge and understanding of the physical activity agenda

You will work closely with the wider Community Programmes Team, including our ‘Active’ Community Organiser to ensure a joined up coherent approach to physical activity at a local level – connecting community assets to maximise local opportunities and reduce duplication.

We are especially looking for someone who will recognise the existing potential in North Halifax and be able to harness the power of the community to address the wider influences on activity levels and find solutions that are practical and lasting.

About NHP

North Halifax Partnership is a community-led charity with a purpose to support individuals from cradle to grave, and to carry out activities which relieve poverty and disadvantage, promote health and wellbeing, and strengthen communities. From the first Sure Start Children’s Centre to the first Men in Sheds group, North Halifax is an area with a history of successful volunteer and community led programmes.

We deliver children’s centres and family support services; a Staying Well service to tackle loneliness and isolation; the Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative helps people into employment and training, provides youth and diversionary projects and delivers activities that make the community safer, cleaner, greener and more cohesive.

About Active Calderdale

Most people know that keeping active is good for our health. Being more active can reduce your risk of diseases like cancer and diabetes, and it can keep you more mobile for longer as you grow older.

It can also help you to feel better mentally, tackling conditions like depression and anxiety. Being active can bring people together, build stronger communities and it can help the environment too!

Active Calderdale have a mission to work with communities to make physical activity an embedded part of day to day life in Calderdale. Our goals are to reduce physical inactivity levels, and to address inequalities in Calderdale. For more information visit https://active.calderdale.gov.uk

If you are interested and want to know more, contact Rachel Swaby on 07852173685.

Closing date is 12 noon on Wednesday 6th July 2022

Please note: if you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the stated closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview.

A ‘Golden Hello’ payment is offered with this post.  This means the successful candidate will receive 3 incentive payments over the period of 12 months. The first being paid when their employment starts, the second after completing a successful probationary period and the final payment will be made after 12 months in employment.

Job Description

Application Form – Please email completed applications to recruitment@nhpltd.org.uk

Application Letter

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