Health Referral Facilitator

Location Greenwich
Discipline: Health Referral
Job type: Permanent Part Time
Salary: £32120
Contact name: V Hawkins

Job ref: 192070

GLL is looking for a GP Referral Instructor to work in our Greenwich Partnership on our Healthwise Healthy Lifestyle Service. If you have the skills and ambition to join us as a GP Referral Instructor, there's never been a more exciting time to join us. This is more than a GP Referral Instructor job, it's a career.


The GP Referral Instructor is an important role in our Greenwich Partnership to help us deliver our health and wellbeing objectives. The Healthwise role is responsible for prescribing suitable physical activity and supporting behaviour change for Medically Referred clients. The role will include setting up and undertaking group and individual training sessions along with general day to day operation of the GP Referral programme including referral processing, accurate record keeping and data processing.


What you’ll do:

  • To ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the Physical Activity Referral Scheme (PARS), and Weight Management Programme maximising effectiveness of all available resources.
  • Carry out health and lifestyle assessments with referral patients and develop safe and appropriate programmes of physical activity / exercise.
  • Act as first point of contact for patients referred onto the scheme.
  • Complete practical as well as administrative elements of Healthwise.
  • To provide individuals with evidence-based, relevant and culturally sensitive information regarding a healthy lifestyle.
  • To constructively interact with different people in a variety of areas within the operational team, wider health teams and GLL support services.

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:

  • Level 3 GP Referral qualification

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

  • Experience of delivering and managing lifestyle interventions

  • Experience of pre-screening / assessing patients for suitability to physical activity / exercise programme

  • Experience of monitoring and progressing individuals through an exercise programme

  • Ability to motivate individuals and support behaviour change

  • A good understanding of the health and fitness industry

  • Good time management and punctuality

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

  • A Values driven organisation
  • Learning & development to support career development
  • Good Pension schemes
  • Discounted gym membership for you and your partner
  • A part time permanent position
  • 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.