Health Referral Coordinator

Location Islington
Discipline: Health Referral
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Salary: £Up to £37,459
Contact name: Victoria Hawkins

Job ref: 194625

GLL is looking for a Healthwise Coordinator to work across the sport and leisure facilities in Islington. If you have the skills and ambition to join us as a Healthwise Coordinator, there's never been a more exciting time to join us. This is more than a Healthwise Coordinator job, it's a career.


The Healthwise Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the Healthwise Physical Activity Referral Scheme (PARS). The Healthwise Coordinator will act as the main point of contact between referring agents, referral patients and the schemes facilitators.


This is a ‘hands-on’ role for an ambitious results driven professional who has an in depth knowledge of PARS’s and the ability to coordinate a number of PARS across a wide geographical area.


The Healthwise Coordinator role is responsible to the Regional Health Intervention Manager.


What you’ll do:

  • Support and work closely with Leisure Centre Managers and centre teams s to complement their operation.

  • To ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the PARS, maximizing effectiveness of all available resources.

  • To implement effective strategies to support behaviour change with patients.

  • Carry out outreach and engagement with health professionals to raise awareness of the PARS and promote referral pathways.

  • Support the PARS in achieving its targets and produce information to enable completion of monitoring reports for relevant agencies.

  • Provide line management, support and advice for PARS facilitators.

  • Ensure the initiative conforms to the National Quality Assurance Framework for Exercise Referral Schemes and makes full use of current evidence on effective practice in this field.

  • To participate in the recruitment of staff to the PARS.

  • Co-ordinate and manage staffing rotas and timetables across all PARS.

As a leader within the leisure industry we can also offer scope to progress your career, and job variety like nowhere else.


What you need:

  • GP Referral qualification (Level 3)

  • A recognised Fitness instructor or Personal training qualification (Level 3)

  • Experience of planning, implementing and evaluating public health interventions specific to physical activity

  • Significant experience in delivering PARS

  • Experience of managing staff and experience of multi-agency working

  • Thorough knowledge of exercise prescription for those with long term medical conditions

  • Ability to communicate clearly to a variety of professionals including GP’s, medical specialists, fitness instructors and leisure managers

  • Ability to manage train, develop and monitor staff

  • High level of organisational skills, good time management and punctuality

  • High level of IT skills

As a charitable social enterprise owned by its staff GLL has a great range of benefits for its employees:


  • A salary of between £34,539 to £37,459

  • A Values driven organisation

  • Learning & development to support career development

  • Good Pension schemes

  • Discounted gym membership for you and your partner.

  • A full time permanent position – Change accordingly

  • Industry leading rates of pay

  • opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say in how we are run plus associated social events

  • Exclusive discounts on our villas in Portugal

  • Exclusive discounts on our Ski chalets in Bulgaria

  • Health assurance

  • Career pathways, professional development are just the start. To ensure you stay at the top of your game, we provide training with practical and theory elements too.

  • Discounts across thousands of retailers (GLL Extras)

  • 25% off Red Letter Days

  • 25% off Buy A Gift

  • 20% off GLL spa experience treatments and associated products.

  • Ride to work scheme

  • Free eye tests and discounted glasses


About GLL:


As the UK’s largest leisure operator and charitable social enterprise, we offer a range of careers for everyone in our local communities. We manage over 400 facilities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, including public sport and leisure centres, elite sporting venues, libraries and children’s centres.

Our people are from the communities we serve and help us make real changes in their local area.

One of our core values is ‘More than a Job’, because working with us opens up a wide range of possibilities and opportunities for you, starting with how you work with us. To make sure we’re having a positive impact on our people, we also offer some flexible and part-time working options so you can make sure your new job works for you. Subject to vacancies, whether you are after a contractual commitment and a regular work schedule or the freedom of flexible hours, you may be able to choose an arrangement that works best for you and play your part in improving the health and wellbeing of your community.

We offer two different types of work arrangements:

  • A permanent employment contract - part time and full time

  • A flexible worker engagement by joining our flexible worker pool

If you are looking for a regular number of hours that you can work, and are flexible to meet the needs of a 7 day a week service, then a full-time or part-time permanent contract might be the right choice for you.


So whether your ambitions lie in sport and leisure, events & catering, health & beauty, corporate support or working with children, you’ll be able to find your ideal new job at GLL.

Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are Investors in People Silver Award employer.

However you choose to work with us, you can be sure that you will be a valued member of our team, working with great colleagues, and making a real difference to people’s lives.

We are an inclusive employer. We seek and welcome diversity in our teams.


All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications and location.