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Health and Wellbeing Activator

2 weeks ago

AFC Wimbledon

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Job Description

AFC Wimbledon Foundation was formed in 2011 after a recognition that the ground-breaking creation, establishment and success of AFC Wimbledon Football Club was built on the energy and effort of its supporters. The football club wanted to pay back this support by providing a series of targeted community-based activities for local people and formed the Foundation to deliver this work.

The Foundation completed some fantastic project work in the early years of its existence in the Merton, Kingston and Wandsworth areas and has now positioned itself to be at the centre of the exciting new stadium development at Plough Lane, that serves as a hub of activity for the community.

Our Strategic Plan sets out how we can work towards realising our vision and mission statements by focusing on our key aims over the next three years, building capacity in the organisation to meet these challenges.

• Develop safer and more cohesive communities
• Support the education of disadvantaged young people
• Improve health and wellbeing across Merton and Wandsworth
• Promote AFC Wimbledon’s Plough Lane Stadium as a vibrant community hub

About the role

AFC Wimbledon Foundation are looking for an ambitious, forward-thinking, and knowledgeable Health and Wellbeing Activator to develop and deliver Foundation health activities and initiatives. The candidate will work with the Foundation’s Community Development Manager to expand on health activities that provide preventative care for older adults, carers, adults with additional needs, inactive adults, and adults at risk of/or suffering from social isolation, and those at risk of developing health conditions.

They will create new opportunities to increase the Foundation’s reach and expand the current health and wellbeing offering. They will increase the Foundation’s profile across SW London, maintaining and strengthening our reputation as a trustworthy and community-focused deliverer. In particular they work with the Community Development Manager and local partners to plan, lead and deliver a framework of adult and older health interventions throughout Merton that improve outcomes for largely disadvantaged members of the community.


• To deliver current health sessions including Active Ageing, Dons Fit, Walking Football and Walk & Talk.
• To lead in the promotion, recruitment, and retention of participants across all health and wellbeing programmes at Plough Lane community hub.
• To grow participation numbers across all sessions.
• To ensure weekly recording of project engagement for reporting, and implement regular data collection in the form of stats, case studies, and feedback to demonstrate impact.
• To manage weekly health offering timetable and staffing.
• To develop strong positive relationships with participants, key local partners, health bodies, and community organisations.
• To assess the current range of health and wellbeing provisions for local residents in a mapping exercise identifying gaps across the borough.
• To collate a data bank of key stats about the ageing population of Merton and Wandsworth and the key health needs.
• To develop two satellite community hubs in the east of Merton borough to replicate Plough Lane community hub.
• To organise and deliver regular special events such as Walking Football tournaments and socials. • Implement new ways to spread local health messaging at AFC Wimbledon Stadium and across the borough.

Person specification


• A degree or relevant qualification (in a subject area such as health, health psychology, sports psychology, or related field)
• 2 years experience coaching and/or delivering activity to adults in a community setting • Level 1 qualified in at least one sport or as a PT
• Excellent verbal and written communication, and inter-personal skills to communicate with a range of audiences including adults with additional needs, carers, and partner agencies
• Strong understanding of statutory health systems


• Additional coaching qualifications
• Level 2 first aid
• Level 2 safeguarding
• Mental Health First Aid certificate
• Awareness and understanding of social prescribing
• Experience and success in building relationships and working collaboratively with partners
• Experience delivering sports or social sessions in a community setting to targeted groups
• Experience recruiting and retaining participants living in hard-to-engage communities

The candidate should be an enthusiastic and responsible individual who is motivated to go the extra mile to provide opportunities for local adults to improve their health and wellbeing across the borough.

AFC Wimbledon Foundation is committed to the safeguarding of its staff, volunteers and young people. Any job offers made are subject to satisfactory passing of assessment, training, references and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

AFCWF are fully committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and anti-discrimination. We will work to address areas of under-representation and disadvantage in all aspects of our operations, activities and services. In practice, this means that we will respect the needs of each and every individual regardless of their differences; and to this end we will deliver our work in such a way so as to ensure that that no one is excluded.

To Apply:

Please send you CV and covering letter to email.

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Job TypeFull time
Experience1-2 years


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