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Sports Instructor - Female Applicants Only

Job Description

A great opportunity to join a successful £440m turnover integrated NHS Foundation Trust. Our service portfolio includes mental health, intellectual disability and specialist mental health services, community physical health, prison health and our low, medium and high secure hospitals including Rampton Hospital. The Trust is also involved in a number of collaborations in research and innovation with the Institute of Mental Health, the University of Nottingham and other partners.

Our services are provided by 8,900 staff in hospitals, community settings and patients' own homes, predominately in Nottinghamshire, but services are also provided in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.

Forensic Vacancies – Please be aware you have to be 18 years or older to work in a Forensic Services Hospital/Prison within Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

Female Only Applicants - 'This post is excemp from The Equality Act 2010'

The Wells Road Centre is a low secure unit, part of the Low Secure and Community Forensic Directorate, which provides services for adults with mental health and offending histories. The service has 3 male mental health wards, a ward for female patients and a ward for males with intellectual disabilities. The OT service is based in a small but well resourced department that provides occupational therapy and oversees the provision of education, sports and recreational opportunities. We operate from a supportive and well established team made up of staff with a range of skills and job roles. We have an established sports and leisure service with a multi gym and 2 smalll ward based gyms and a sports hall and access to local facilities.

An opportunity has arisen for a Band 3 Sports Instructor to contribute to the provision and development of sports and leisure opportunities for patients within a Low Secure setting and within the local community. They will develop high quality, based sports opportunities and work with existing sports and leisure instructors to manage the resources within the area. The role will link to the ward for female patients but will also involve working across the unit with male patients according to service need.

You will be based within the Occupational Therapy Department and work closely with ward staff as required.

You will have a YMCA level 2 gym instructors or equivalent and GCSE/GCE or equivalent in English. Further coaching qualifications are desirable.

You will be a team player and have skills in motivating the unmotivated and experience in working with people who have mental health problems. You will have good communication and negotiation skills, experience of group and individual session planning and delivery and IT skills. Skills in health and safety risk assessment are essential as is a driving license.

You will report to the OT Team Leader and be supervised by an Occupational Therapist. You will be required to work a regular pattern between Monday to Friday 9-5pm.Patient involvement in the service development is paramount.

You will have good communication skills and be able to manage your own workload with minimal direction. You will be able to work within policies and procedures and have a positive attitude to working with mentally disordered offenders. You will actively promote equality and diversity.

If you do not already work for the Forensic Directorate you would need to carry out essential training in the management of violence and aggression.

For further information please contact; Alex Biglands (Occupational Therapist) or Dianne Pearson ( OT Team Leader) on  ( Phone number removed )  ex 10507 or 10297

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Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be a Smoke Free Trust from 3rd October 2016. This means that there will be no smoking on all Trust premises including buildings, gardens or car parks.

The Trust believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We guarantee an interview to candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum essential criteria.

We positively encourage people who have experienced mental health problems to apply for a role within the Trust.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to confirm from your previous or current NHS employer and other prior employers; previous NHS service details and personal data held about you, including Occupational Health data (inoculations and screening tests). This data will be transferred using NHS Electronic Staff Record and third party systems via an automated process and only used for the purposes of obtaining and maintaining accurate employment records, should you be appointed to the post.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, convictions which would otherwise be considered as 'spent' will also be checked as part of an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

For eligible posts, DBS disclosures are mandatory before commencement of employment within the Trust. Therefore, if you are in a position that is deemed a regulated adult and/or child care role, you will not be able to start your employment until we have received a satisfactory DBS Disclosure.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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