18 Feb 2021
Merton Moves Engagement Officer
Hours: 20 hours per week.
Salary: £25,000 pro rata
Contract length: 5 months
Closing date: 2nd March 2021
Wimbledon Guild is a medium sized local charity that is going from strength to strength and we are looking forward to recruiting for this new position -a part time temporary Merton Moves Engagement Officer to help us promote the importance of exercise for older people.
We are launching an initiative in partnership with Merton Public Health, to promote exercise for older people, particularly while they are at home during periods of restrictions due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This post involves developing and delivering high quality talks to help older people understand the importance of exercising to reduce the number of hospital admissions due to falls, excess winter deaths and Covid. It is also to promote exercise to support living independently longer term.
As the Merton Moves Engagement Officer you will work across the borough, meeting online or face to face with community organisations including statutory services, exercise providers, libraries, councillors, you will support individuals to access online exercise. As this is a new project, the role may be adapted as it develops, for example, the balance between working with individuals and community groups may change.
You will be a team player comfortable in a wide range of social situations and excited to take on this unique challenge and make the role your own. You will have great communication skills and the ability to work with multiple stakeholders and with individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds.
If this sounds like you, we look forward to hearing from you. Please complete your application by sending a cv and supporting statement explaining how you meet the person specification criteria and why you would like this job, along with our short application form to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date is Tuesday 2nd March 2021 9am.
Socially isolated people across Merton are depending on us for immediate and practical support with food deliveries, telephone befriending and much more. In what is a difficult time for everyone, help us support vulnerable people who are likely to feel the impact most.