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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/07/2021.

Health and Fitness Instructor

Job Reference: 267-SS3257361

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Specialised Services
Milton Keynes
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum

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.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameJo Brooker

Job titleClinical Lead Occupational Therapist


Telephone number07796937381

  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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