Who are we: Since 1988, Everton in the Community has become a dynamic force for good, harnessing the unifying power of football to drive social change and addressing societal challenges across Liverpool City Region. Supported by a team of over 130 full-time staff and over 200 volunteers, the independently governed and independently financed charity offers an extensive array of more than 60 programmes and initiatives that tackle a diverse range of social issues. These programmes cover areas such as health, employability, anti-social behaviour, crime, exploitation, education, dementia, and disability.
Everton in the Community stands firmly beside the most at-risk and most in need members of its local communities, but the needs of the city are ever-growing and ever-evolving.
Everton in the Community’s five-year strategy, the Trinity Project aims to bring transformational change to Liverpool 4 and beyond and will work to nurture confidence in others by creating opportunities that can profoundly change lives through three powerful pillars in Learns, Minds and Thrives.
About the opportunity: We have an exciting opportunity for a Physical Activity Instructor to join our growing Everton in the Community team.
As Physical Activity Instructor will be responsible for creating, delivering, and evaluating a timetable of activities that aim to reduce social isolation/loneliness, enhance wellbeing, and encourage residents to become more physically active.
You will need to gain an understanding of the health challenges that exist within our Blue Mile (Wards of Anfield, Everton, Kirkdale and Walton), and co-create a variety of engaging sessions that meet people’s interests and health needs.
We are seeking a fitness professional who is passionate about the health and wellbeing of others and is driven to make a difference to individuals living in the North Liverpool area.
Other key responsibilities will include:
Coordinating and delivering a timetable of activities that have a clear focus on reducing social isolation/loneliness, enhancing wellbeing, and encouraging people to become more physically active
Delivering physical activity sessions on existing neighbourhood initiatives including our Walking Football, Half Term Activity Camps, Starting Well and Stand Together projects
Utilising EitC’s mental health facility (The People’s Place) to create and deliver a variety of new open-access physical activity sessions that meets the needs and interests of local people
Use population data to target sessions around key groups who are at risk of experiencing poor health outcomes
Building strong relationships with the local community to increase engagement levels on our Neighbourhood activity provision
Ensuring that participants are supported holistically by signposting them to existing EitC projects, and support avenues when required
Supporting across the wider Health & Wellbeing team by delivering physical activity sessions and attending mass participation events when required.
Who we are looking for: Essentially, we are looking for an someone who has experience of delivering and adapting physical activity sessions to people from different ages, backgrounds and health status.
We want someone who has a genuine passion for helping support people to improve their health and wellbeing and who has the ability to build trust and rapport quickly, enjoying interacting with a wide variety of people on a daily basis.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate patience, empathy and a non-judgemental attitude towards both colleagues and participants.
Other key Knowledge and Skills will include:
Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (or equivalent).
FA Level 1 / Introduction to Coaching Football
The core hours for this role will be 35 hours per week, which does include evening and weekends on occasion – contract will be flexible across 7 days.
The closing date of this advert is Monday 5th February 2024.
Everton Family Safer Recruitment Practices
The Everton Family is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
As a requirement of our safer recruitment practices, this role will require an Enhanced DBS check or evidence that you are subscribed to the DBS Update Service information of which can be found here
This role is subject to both evidence and verification of relevant qualifications including proof of eligibility to work in the UK which will be discussed with you if your application is successful.
Equity & Inclusion
Everton is committed to ensuring everyone is respected, celebrated, and empowered for who they are, regardless of their identity. We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, those who identify as female and those from racially diverse communities. We are dedicated to supporting the physical and mental/emotional wellbeing of all our people. Should you have a disability or long-term health condition and require reasonable adjustments to be made to the application/interview/onboarding process, please let us know by contacting the Talent Acquisition Team via email - [email protected]
To support our pledge to diversify our organisation and through our commitment to the FA’s Football Leadership Diversity Code, Everton welcomes applications from people of all walks of life. As part of our commitment to Disability, Inclusion and Accessibility we are more than happy to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process should you require.