Health Improvement Practitioner - Physical Activity Specialist for Healthworks Newcastle

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Contract Type: Permanent

Role Type: Employment

Hours: Full or Part time

Application deadline:

Based: Newcastle

Salary: £23,876 Per Annum

Salary Type: Fixed Salary

Location: Tyne and Wear

Role description: Project Support

Health Improvement Practitioner - Physical Activity Specialist 


Up to 37 hours per week during centre opening times (8.00am to 8.00pm)  

Occasional Saturdays (9am – 1pm) 


£23,876.84 per annum  


Are you a dynamic and enthusiastic individual with a passion for health improvement? Do you have the skills to make a difference for our clients who require enhanced support and information with their health needs? If so we would love to hear from you.   


Healthworks is an award winning charity working with local communities across the North East to tackle health inequalities and improve health, wellbeing and life outcomes. Our work has been nationally recognised as making an outstanding contribution to the health and well-being of local communities by the King’s Fund. 


We are currently recruiting for a self-motivated and enthusiastic Health Improvement Practitioner to join our specialist Physical Activity team.  You will actively support clients across the region to tailor a safe and appropriate exercise programme that improves their mental and physical health working towards identified and agreed goals. You will also give them the confidence to better understand their health and take up regular exercise.   

About You 

You will be an enthusiastic individual with a passion for health improvement.  You will be motivated to use your skills to make a difference for our clients who require enhanced support and information with their health needs. 

You will currently hold a level 3 Gym Instructor certificate or Level 3 Exercise on Referral.  You will be willing to undertake additional qualifications such as Postural Stability Instructor Level 4. 

The successful candidate will embrace and reflect the values upheld by Healthworks. Our commitment to tackling health inequalities is at the heart of everything we do. This position provides you with an opportunity to work with our partners to address health inequalities and their impact on the most vulnerable people within our population.  

Our Commitment 

We know how important our team is to the amazing work that we do in our local communities.  In return we offer;  

  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata) 

  • Free membership to both our gyms 

  • Training and development opportunities 

  • The opportunity to work for a friendly and positive organisation that genuinely makes a difference to people’s lives. 

We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. 

We are committed to taking positive and proactive steps to ensure that we provide a safe and caring environment, free from discrimination for everyone. 

Interested in applying? 

To apply please download an application pack from Work for Us - Healthworks (  


Or if you would like to have an informal chat about the role and our organisation please contact Rory Harrison on 0191 272 4244 


Closing Date: Midday on Monday 10 June 2024 

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept CV’s 


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