Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves
Tue 19th December 2023
Amber Valley Borough Council (AVBC) is currently recruiting for a newly created role of Community Health and Wellbeing Engagement Officer for the area.
A spokesman for the council said: “Are you ready to join our team? We are excited to advertise the newly created role of Community Health and Wellbeing Engagement Officer, on a 25 hour per week fixed-term contract ending March 2025.
“This role is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and will contribute towards an ‘Active Amber Valley,’ our physical activity framework and will link with national and countywide strategies, including Sport England’s ten-year vision ‘Uniting the Movement.’
“The appointed person will work within communities, including those experiencing the greatest inequalities and where physical inactivity is highest – to better understand the people who live there, the people and the organisations that work there and how being active does or doesn’t fit into daily life, and look to signpost/provide a diverse range of opportunities for people to move more.”
The spokesman continued: “Activities and events that are developed will look to enhance people’s wellbeing, self-esteem and confidence to be physically active.
“The work will require collective ownership and collaborative partnerships to embed physical activity and help “active lives become the norm for people who live, work and study in communities across the borough.”
“The role will include some travel so applicants should hold a full driving licence and ideally have access to their own vehicle. Also required is the ability and willingness to work a flexible timetable, including evenings and weekends, outside of normal hours, as required.”
The council spokesman added: “We know that being physically active is good for us, for society, our health, and even for the economy, but the challenge of how we get people moving more is a bit trickier, and the need varies from place to place, programme to programme, and person to person.
“If this exciting challenge appeals and you would like to work in a team which aims to embed a culture of inclusivity along with physical activity into their work, we would love to hear from you.
“In addition, we can offer: Casual user car allowance and free office car parking; Flexible working; Personal and professional development; Access to the local government pension scheme; Opportunities to make a difference.”
To find out more about this AVBC role and how to apply go to here
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