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Sessional Health Coach

An opportunity to deliver an innovative childhood obesity, community based, weight management service for children aged 4-16 as a part of the Healthy Eagles Childhood Obesity Programme.

Job Title: Health Coach (Part Time)
Reports To: Health and Wellbeing Manager Jobs Reporting into the Job Holder: 0

1. Job Purpose

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.

This is a sessional role requiring evening and weekend work. We also offer daytime sessions in secondary schools.


2. Principal Accountabilities/Responsibilities/Job Summary
  • Lead weekly physical activity and nutrition sessions for children and/or families above a healthy weight in line with company guidelines
  • Facilitate active and engaging physical activity sessions for children and parents
  • Support 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
  • Support goal setting and behaviour change in young people and their families


03. Knowledge/Experience/Technical Skills and Behaviours


a) Knowledge/Experience/Technical Skills


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




  • 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


b) Behaviours

 Our Values:

TEAMWORK – we support everyone around us and treat them with respect, working together to achieve great results.

PRIDE – we are proud to represent Palace and aspire to be the best in everything we do.

INNOVATION – we are not afraid to try new things, we are creative and inspiring, always seeking new ways to progress.


Our behaviours:

We know why we’re here: we appreciate the unique influence we, as role models, have on young people and the wider south London community

We know where we’re going: we are clear on what we aim to achieve, as individuals and as part of the wider team at the Foundation and Crystal Palace FC

We communicate effectively: we listen to each other and keep colleagues fully informed of our work, sharing mistakes and challenges as well as successes

We respect: we seek to understand the challenges others face and treat our colleagues and participants how we expect to be treated ourselves

We are professional: we are punctual, reliable and aspire to the highest standards in everything we do

We take responsibility: we take ownership for own performance and put in our fair share of time and effort to support our participants and the rest of the team

We are always improving: We reflect, look to develop and evolve, to make things better for our team and the people we support

We are brave: We think outside the box, are not afraid to take measured risks, but know when to ask for help and support each other when things don’t go to plan

We share success: We are proud of what we do as a team and actively celebrate each other’s good work, sharing credit wherever it’s due.


How to Apply
Complete the application form in full and return to recruitment@palaceforlife.org.


Crystal Palace Football Club acknowledges its duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory requirements and responsibilities, government guidance, recognised best practice and complies with Premier league and football league rules.

The club expects all staff, players, volunteers, contractors and guests to share this commitment.


Crystal Palace Football Club endorses the principle of equality and will strive to ensure that everyone who wishes to be involved in the club whether as players, match-day fans, staff, board members, participants in foundation programmes and other people engaged with the club’s activities (for example, suppliers, corporate partners):

Has a genuine and equal opportunity to participate to the full extent of their own ambitions and abilities, without regard to their age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or sexual orientation; and

Can be assured of an environment in which their rights, dignity and individual worth are respected, and in particular that they are able to enjoy their engagement at the club without the threat of intimidation, victimisation, harassment, bullying and abuse.



As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

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Job Title Health Coach (Part Time)
Location Borough of Croydon
Salary £15 / hour
Hours TBC – Part Time
Contract 1-Year Fixed Term
Closing date 22nd November 2019
Interview Date w/c 25th November 2019

Complete the application form in full and return to recruitment@palaceforlife.org.

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