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Walking for Health and Wellbeing (Walkability) Co-ordinator

Pembrokeshire, West Wales

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Dec 2018_Walkability_Discovery
Pembrokeshire, West Wales
Basic salary up to £23,111 per annum

Walking for Health and Wellbeing (Walkability) Co-ordinator
Full Time – 37 hours per week

The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park boasts a wealth of wonderful places to explore and enjoy. Its stunning coastline offers safe, sandy beaches ideal for families, hundreds of miles of footpaths, as well as rugged cliffs and secluded rocky coves.

An exciting opportunity has arisen aimed at developing and delivering a programme of walk based activity which provides measurable physical health and mental wellbeing benefits for those taking part.

The Walkability Co-ordinator will;
• Develop and deliver walking and other ‘active outdoors’ programmes that support the physical health and mental wellbeing needs of local people.
• Recruit, train and manage walk leader volunteers who are involved in leading supported/guided walks.
• Work collaboratively to promote the value of physical activity in and around the National Park and in particular maximise walking opportunities which are suitable for a wide range of abilities.
• Be responsible for health and safety management associated with walking activity in the National Park and to be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of participants.

The ideal candidate will;
• Have ideas about how to make use of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park to benefit the health and wellbeing of local people and visitors.
• Be an experienced walk leader, familiar with walking in open countryside and able to adapt to the requirements of participants with a range of mobility needs.
• Knowledge of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park combined with excellent navigation skills will be essential to the role.
• You should ideally have experience of working with and managing volunteers and delivering training to small groups.
• You will need to have a good understanding of health & safety management. A valid UK driving licence (D1 or PCV would be an advantage) and foundation level Welsh language skills are also essential for this role.

You may have experience of the following: Walk Leader, Health and Wellbeing Coach, Physical Education Instructor, Volunteer Coordinator, Project Coordinator, Walking Guide, Life Coach, Fitness Coach, Personal Trainer, Outdoor Education, Mountain Instructor, Walking Activities, Health Groups, Exercise Professional.

Salary and Benefits;
Basic salary up to £23111, minimum 23 days holiday plus public holidays, local government pension scheme, flexible working arrangements, training and career development opportunities, relocation expenses where applicable.

Closing Date: 2nd January 2019
Interview Date: 14th January 2019

Full Time

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