Healthy Lifestyles Coach (Children)

Summary of Job

A new opportunity to deliver an innovative Tier 2 childhood obesity, community based, weight management service for children has arisen. The successful candidate will deliver healthy lifestyle sessions for children aged 4-16 as part of the Healthy Eagles Childhood Obesity programme across the borough of Croydon. For the right candidate, this will be a great opportunity to gain invaluable practical experience in children’s health, physical activity and nutrition.

Key Responsibilities:

• Lead weekly physical activity and nutrition sessions for children and/or families above a healthy weight in line with company guidelines

• Support and young people to make positive lifestyle changes in regards to nutrition and physical activity
• Weigh and measure children and communicate results in a sensitive and evidence based way
• Facilitate active and engaging physical activity sessions for children and parents
• Support goal setting and behaviour change in young people and their families

Essential Requirements

• Achieved, or working towards, qualifications in physical activity
• Experience working with children or young people
• Exceptional people skills and inspiring manner
• The ability to build strong relationships with children and their families
• Strong organisational skills; the ability to work independently

Desirable Requirement

• Experience in leading relevant physical activity, healthy lifestyle or nutrition sessions
• Experience in health promotion, health improvement and community health
• Achieved, or working towards, qualifications in nutrition

Safeguarding

Palace for Life Foundation is committed to the principles of safeguarding with children and vulnerable adults therefore this role will undertake a DBS check and additional Safeguarding training.

Palace for Life Foundation is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.

Job Type: This is a sessional role often requiring evening and weekend work.

For more information or to apply please complete the application form HERE and return to recruitment@palaceforlife.org.