As an independent local charity working in Somerset and North Somerset, our ‘Ageing Well’ service is dedicated to promoting the health and wellbeing of older people in our area.
Exercise is vital for older people, not only to improve or maintain all components of fitness but also to reduce the effect of age-related decline, help maintain independent living and reduce isolation. Group exercise offers this valuable social aspect and we are proud to provide over 150 weekly classes covering a range of activities.
We are delighted to offer two exciting opportunities to join our existing team and help us to build on the success of this renowned, well-loved service.
Postural Stability Instructor (PSI) Co-Ordinator
Contract: Fixed Term to end March 2023
Hours: 16 hours per week (plus some teaching hours as the number of classes increase)
Salary: £20,482 p.a. FTE (£9,363 actual)
Are you an experienced instructor at Level 3 (or a Level 2 working towards it) who can balance the delivery of Falls Prevention classes with the administrative support required to develop this expanding service?
Working closely with the Falls Prevention Service Manager, you will assist in identifying, planning and delivering our PSI-led classes across Somerset to take our service to the next exciting stage of its growth.
Your organisational expertise, ability to build relationships and understanding of the health and lifestyle issues affecting older people will be essential to your success. Experience of instructing older adults who are deemed at risk of falling is an advantage.
The nature of the post will require travel in and around Somerset so candidates should be able to demonstrate that they can meet the needs of the post. Training to attain a PSI qualification can be provided.
Interviews (via MS Teams or Zoom): Thursday 4th March 2021
Closing date for all applications: 9am, Friday 26th February 2021
Age UK Somerset is striving to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.
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