Invitation to Quote - Regional Social Prescribing and Physical Activity Co-ordinator (Midlands)

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Invitation to Quote - Regional Social Prescribing and Physical Activity Co-ordinator (Midlands)

Do you want to help make a real and lasting difference to people’s health and wellbeing? Are you passionate about enabling people to be active and have an understanding of communities, the voluntary and community sector and local social prescribing systems? You have a unique opportunity to quote for the opportunity to lead this Midlands-wide project, managed by Active Partners Trust.

Contact Name
Kerryn Chamberlin
Contact Email
kerryn.chamberlin@activepartnerstrust.org.uk
Organisation
Active Partners Trust

About Invitation to Quote - Regional Social Prescribing and Physical Activity Co-ordinator (Midlands)

Are you passionate about enabling people to be active and have experience and an understanding of being active, communities, the voluntary and community sector and local / regional social prescribing systems?

The Regional Social Prescribing and Physical Activity Co-ordinator (Midlands) is a unique and pioneering opportunity which will aim to enable and support the inclusion of high-quality physical activity within social prescribing systems, ensuring that all activities are person-centred, accessible, inclusive, and supportive to all. To achieve this, we need someone to broker and build partnerships and collaboration across a range of sectors and provide a voice to influence and advocate for the role of physical activity as a central pillar to our collective vision of healthy, happy, and connected communities.

We want to enable people to lead happier and healthier lives and we need a massive shift in thinking to help this happen. We are passionate about making being active as easy and accessible as possible, particularly for those people who find being active more challenging.

We are excited about this opportunity to inform and help shape the future of physical activity, and we would love someone as committed and passionate as we are to help us on this journey.

Active Partners Trust, who will be the host organisation for this work, is a charitable trust and our role is to support organisations with a flexible approach, using insight to inform our work.

However, if we are to reduce levels of inactivity for those accessing social prescribing, we need to see change at all levels and across many sectors. There is a need for a collective response based on an in-depth understanding of people and communities. We need to build a consistent message and way of working that removes the barriers to participation, builds capacity from within and makes physical activity the norm for people who live, work and study in our communities across different districts and Counties accross the Midlands. To do this, we need an individual with the right attitude, work ethic, behaviours and commitment to make this happen.

This opportunity will require working regionally and mostly virtually across the Midlands and as part of 11 Active Partnerships. The purpose of the Regional Social Prescribing and Physical Activity Co-ordinator is to maximise opportunities and uptake of physical activity through social prescribing through multiple networks and organisations.

The right person for this unique opportunity will connect with the social prescribing infrastructure at various levels across the Midlands, feeding into many different partners, structures and sectors, such as health, community and voluntary, and sport and leisure. You will gather, understand and share the learning from Active Partnerships and other partners to inform future practice around physical activity and social prescribing, across the Midlands.

The successful candidate will be able to help us gain a real understanding of where the inequalities in activity levels exist and will work to address these by working directly with community organisations and influencing and collaborating with those making the big decisions.

The successful person will receive a 15-month contract starting no later than September and will work with National Partners such as Sport England and National Acadamy of Social Prescribing to affect change, both within communities, and at a local and national level.

To Quote

When applying and with your quotation, please include the following:

  • CV and/or covering letter which summarises the skills and experience relevant to the project scope, and assessment criteria
  • A clear proposal for how the work would be carried out
  • An indication of the working days/hours per month
  • Anticipated start date
  • A schedule of costs and services
  • Any further information which may support the proposal

For more information please download the supporting Invitation to Tender Document below.

For any clarifying questions you may have about the role please contact: Kerryn.chamberlin@activepartnerstrust.org.uk

All applications must be submitted via email emailed to Christine Gregory Christine.gregory@activepartnerstrust.org.uk by 9am on Monday 11th July

Anticipated interview dates: w/c 18th July by a virtual link – either zoom or teams.

Please note that the successful candidate would need to start in post by the start of September 2022.

Supporting Documents:

apendix-1-regional-and-national-objectives-supporting-document.pdf (PDF, 193.9 Kb)

invitation-to-quote-regional-sp-and-pa-midlands-coordinator3.docx (MS Word, 2.2 Mb)