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Location: St Mary’s Stadium

Hours: Full Time, 37.5 hours per week, Mon-Fri with flexible start and finish times.

Contract Type: Permanent

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 role will involve leading on the delivery of our specialist Falls prevention classes in a community setting and supporting our Falls recovery team to reduce falls in a targeted population.

What will you be doing?

We’re excited to be looking for a Community Exercise Instructor to help plan, implement and develop ‘Best in Class’ exercise classes for older adults as part of Saints Foundation’s Falls Prevention programme.

You will be motivating, supporting and reassuring patients in relation to physical activity and health, whilst being considerate of and understanding barriers to change. You’ll undertake functional measurements and devise appropriate programmes of physical activity. Ensure programmes are progressive and reflective of the needs of the clients in line with health and safety standards, while creating realistic goals for patients, monitoring and evaluating their progression.

This role also helps to support the Health project team to assess and interpret clinical information regarding referred patients whilst maintaining confidentiality and data protection.

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.

A flexible approach to working hours will be key to this role, sessions will be delivered at various daytime slots throughout the week.

Person Specification:

  • Experience of working with older people who have a variety of physical and medical conditions

  • Knowledge of the causes, consequences and management of falls in older adults

  • Knowledge of the effects of aging on body systems and importance of physical activity

  • Good organisation skills and time management skills

Essential:

  • CIMSPA recognised level 3 fitness qualification

Desirable:

  • CIMSPA recognised level 4 Postural Stability Instructor qualification

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 Friday 14 October 2022.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, if a high volume of applicants are received.

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