The Move More Jersey Coach will play a vital role in working across all areas of Move More Jersey, supporting the officers in already established programmes – Move More Jersey Volunteer led programmes, Move More Ability (Disability & Inclusion), Cycle Without Limits (CWL), Family, Food & Fitness (FFF), Move More Adult interventional and health promotion activity programmes as well as community engagement events. This will include daytime, evening and some weekend work.
As part of the Move More Team, the post holder will be responsible for delivery within the programmes aimed at increasing the activity levels of adults and families, who may otherwise experience barriers to accessing physical activity including those with disabilities, sensory impairments, mental health conditions, long term health conditions, sedentary behaviour patterns and who are otherwise disengaged with physical activity. Our ambition is to help people to be physically active on a regular basis, regardless of age, impairment or ability and to gain the knowledge to weave more exercise into their lifestyle and improve mental and physical wellbeing.
The Move More Jersey Volunteer programmes (Health Walks / Breeze & Guided Rides / RunTogether) provide members of the community the opportunity to access led walks, runs (Couch to 5K and Get me started) and cycle rides for free. There is a wide variety of levels available across the programmes from beginners / entry level to more challenging levels.
The Move More Ability and CWL programmes provides free physical activity opportunities for islanders living with a disability to support them to be active and improve their wellbeing. There is a wide range of regular activities on offer including exercise classes, multisport sessions, boccia and the Cycle Without Limits inclusive cycle sessions.
The FFF programme is a weight management programme for primary school aged children and their families and is a key objective within the Government of Jersey’s Food and Nutrition Strategy. FFF is a free programme designed to help families improve behaviours around diet and physical activity.
The Move More Adult programmes include a wide range of classes which are aimed at increasing the activity levels of adults including those with long term conditions, sedentary behaviour patterns, those who have been adversely affected by COVID-19 and who are otherwise disengaged with physical activity
Across all the above programmes, as a Move More Jersey coach, you will be required to work alongside the Officers to plan, deliver and review sessions whilst ensuring organisational standards are maintained, including health & safety, safeguarding, data collection and reporting. In conjunction with your practical delivery, you will also be tasked with engaging participants in meaningful conversations on how participants can focus on being physically active and developing healthy behaviours outside of the sessions. You may also be required to liaise with a range of stakeholders, including schools, Health & Social care professionals and carers to support them to engage in long term physical activity.
This coaching role will support other areas within Move More Jersey. This may include, but not be limited to, supporting service delivery (physical activity programmes), community events, meetings and administration. As such, you will need to be able to be very flexible in your approach and willing to work across all areas of Move More Jersey to support the delivery of our wider strategic plan.
Jersey Sport was formed in June 2017 as the independent body for the development of sport and active living in Jersey.
We are committed to diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity as we attract, retain and develop world-class talent. We prioritise employee health and wellbeing, personal and business development.
Jersey Sport launched the Inspiring an Active Jersey Strategy (IAJ) in September 2020, the vision of which is: ‘Jersey will be a healthier, more productive and fairer society by being one of the most physically active populations in the world.’
Our mission is: ‘More active people for a healthier island. Jersey will increase physical activity by 10%, by 2030.’
IAJ is a collaborative whole-systems approach to tackling inactivity in the island, advocating for a collective effort across government departments, corporate institutions and the volunteer and community sector.
Jersey Sport is an independent charitable organisation which receives an annual grant from the Government of Jersey to operate various sports and physical activity initiatives across the island. Jersey Sport is the lead agency for the delivery of IAJ.
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For further information and a confidential discussion about this position, please contact Steve Dunford, Move More Jersey Operations Manager at: Steve.Dunford@jerseysport.je
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