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Regional Social Prescribing Advisor (Physical Activity)

Exeter City Council are looking for an ambitious and committed community health & wellbeing professional for this important senior role within the Council’s Active and Healthy People Team and unique local strategic alliance Wellbeing Exeter. Exeter City Council has been successfully awarded the opportunity to be a Regional Host for a physical activity advisory role in partnership with Sport England and the National Academy for Social Prescribing.

Contact Name
Judith Wellings
Contact Email
Judith.wellings@exeter.gov.uk
Organisation
Exeter City Council

About Regional Social Prescribing Advisor (Physical Activity)

3 year fixed term contract

Secondment opportunities welcome

Salary: £39,880-£42,821. Based on 0.4 FTE subject to further investment (Pro rata salary £15,952 - £17,128)

Closing date: 13 November 2020

Exeter City Council are looking for an ambitious and committed community health & wellbeing professional for this important senior role within the Council's Active and Healthy People Team and unique local strategic alliance Wellbeing Exeter. Exeter City Council has been successfully awarded the opportunity to be a Regional Host for a physical activity advisory role in partnership with Sport England and the National Academy for Social Prescribing.

Exeter is a thriving and vibrant city based within the fabulous county of Devon and south west region. This is a great place to live and work with easy access to beautiful open green spaces within the city and of course the wonderful moors and beaches of rural Devon. They are looking for someone to join Exeter City Council who shares their vision, their values, and their appetite for change,

At Exeter City Council they pride themselves on being more than your average city council. They share with key partners an ambitious vision for the future of the city: "By the time they are an adult, a child born in Exeter today will live in a city that is inclusive, healthy and sustainable – a city where the opportunities and benefits of prosperity are shared and all citizens are able to participate fully in the city's economic, social, cultural and civic life." (Exeter City Vision 2040).

In working towards this vision Exeter City Council have a focus on three strategic programmes that address the current, major challenges facing the city:

  • Net Zero Carbon by 2030
  • Promoting active and healthy lifestyles
  • Building great neighbourhoods

Wellbeing Exeter is a formal alliance of strategic funding bodies including Exeter City Council, Devon County Council, Devon CCG, the four Exeter PCN's and Sport England, through the Exeter and Cranbrook Local Delivery Pilot. Wellbeing Exeter partners contribute to the NHS commissioning and planning fora, playing a key role across Devon in strategic prevention networks.

Wellbeing Exeter is a network of voluntary, community and social enterprise providers working within communities alongside GP's and NHS hospital and community health and social care teams to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and in communities; using strengths based approaches of coaching and Asset Based Community development (ABCD) to support people and communities to focus on what matters to them.

This post will support a new national programme to help local voluntary organisations, community groups and social enterprises (VCSE) across England work in partnership with other sectors, to increase and improve innovative community activities for those people most impacted by COVID to live a full and healthy life. The successful candidate will provide a mechanism to influence local commissioning strategies, and support partners through capacity building as they navigate a complex landscape to make the best of, and combine, local resources.

This exciting new role has been made possible by funding from Sport England, and Exeter City Council, and will be embedded within the Active & Healthy People team within the council. The role will be part of a network of 7 Regional Physical Activity Advisors across the country.

This is a great time to join Exeter City Council: the overwhelming majority of staff comment that they really care about working for the Council and that it is a happy place to work. They have recently introduced a progressive agile and flexible working policy right across the council with the aim of providing our staff with a positive work life balance.

If you would like to find out more about working for Exeter City Council and this post please contact Judith Wellings, Active & Healthy People Programme Team by email in the first instance: Judith.wellings@exeter.gov.uk

Closing date for applications Wednesday 13 November.

Interviews for successful candidates will be held virtually during w/c 16 November.

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