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Health and Fitness Instructor

Band 4

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Specialised Services
Band 4
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Marlborough House RSU
Milton Keynes
£21,089 to £23,761 per annum (plus RSU allowance of £1,475 per year)
05/04/2020 23:59

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.


Are you able to motivate people? Are you an energetic and inspiring individual? Are you looking for a new challenge to work in a unique setting? Then we may be looking for you to join our team.

The Thames Valley Forensic Mental Health Service is looking to appoint an enthusiastic Band 4 Health and Fitness Instructor to join its Medium Secure Service in Milton Keynes. The successful candidate would be based on Marlborough House, a 28-bed male unit, working with individuals detained under the Mental Health Act.

As the health and fitness instructor you will be responsible for setting up and running the gym and sports programmes within the unit and developing sports and leisure links within the community. You will work with individual patients to support them in achieving their goals in relation to health and fitness and understanding of healthy living, including smoking cessation advice. You will be supported in your role by a team of Occupational Therapists and receive regular support and supervision. You will work with a multidisciplinary team including nursing staff, doctors and psychologists.

An informal discussion about the role or a visit is welcomed.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Helen Keay (07827 800920) or Angela Sinfield (01865 901221).