- Salary: £24, 973 pa
- Hours: Full time 37 hours
- Location: Based at Chesterfield Football Club, with travel across the wider Chesterfield area as required
- Type of contract: 12 months fixed term, with possible extension subject to funding
Are you looking for an exciting new challenge where you can make a genuine difference to the lives of young people in Chesterfield, Bolsover and North East Derbyshire?
If you are a self-motivated physical activity specialist, whose passion is to support and empower young people, we have just the challenge for you.
Derbyshire Voluntary Action, in partnership with Chesterfield Football Club Community Trust, has created an exciting new role within its Connect to… social prescribing service. We are looking for a Specialist Young People’s Physical Activity Link Worker to provide new community-based support for 14-25 year-olds in Chesterfield, Bolsover and North East Derbyshire.
Employed by Derbyshire Voluntary Action and based at the Technique Stadium’s Community Hub, you’ll adopt an holistic, person-centred approach to your caseload, co-designing action plans to improve wellbeing and health, based on ‘what matters’ to young people and their individual strengths and needs – and supporting them to achieve their goals.
Ideally you will have applied experience and knowledge of working with individuals in a holistic way to increase physical activity, or have worked in a supportive role with young people before, but this position would also be suited to someone with great transferable skills and good local knowledge.
This is a 12-month pilot project to test the success of a social prescribing approach with 14-25 year-olds in Chesterfield, Bolsover and North East Derbyshire. The post is subject to an enhanced level DBS check.
For an informal discussion, please contact Jacqui Willis, Chief Executive on 07956 882412.
Closing date: Monday 8 March, 10.00am
Interviews will be held on Friday 12 March online via Zoom
You can find out more and download the application form here: https://dva.org.uk/job-vacancies/