Walking for Wellbeing Co-ordinator – Carmarthenshire

Walking for Wellbeing Co-ordinator – Carmarthenshire

30-Month Fixed Term Contract Opportunity

The Carmarthenshire 50+ Forum wishes to let a thirty month fixed term contract for the provision of a part-time (22 hours per week) Walking for Wellbeing Co-ordinator for Carmarthenshire.

The Forum, through its Walking Well Carmarthenshire programme, is a partner in the West Wales Walking for Wellbeing (WWWW) project, a project funded by the Welsh Government’s Healthy and Active Fund,

The WWWW project aims to establish sustainable walking groups based at GP surgeries and similar settings. These will provide opportunities for social prescribers to refer people who would benefit from leading a more active life.  The project also aims to develop a model that may be replicated across Wales and, as such, requires qualitative and quantitative date and other information to be collected from participants.

Working alongside similar posts in Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion, you will play an exciting and key role in developing and delivering a new approach to improving public health and reducing the pressure on NHS Wales.  The contract is expected to begin in November 2019 and last for 30 months.  An extension to 36 months may be possible depending upon the availability of funds.

Contractors will be entirely responsible for their own tax, pension etc. affairs and will need to have appropriate liability etc insurance in place.  Payments under the contract will be made monthly against invoices and are subject to satisfactory performance,  In addition to the primary sum payable under the contract (£1150 per calendar month) necessary travelling and other approved expenses also will be met.

Please see the job description and person specification.  Applications not exceeding six sides of A4 are invited, showing the applicant’s relevant experience, how they fit the person specification and how the applicant would initially approach the tasks specified. Further information is available by email to walkingwellcarmarthenshire@gmail.com or by contacting the overall WWWW Project Manager, Graham Peake, on 01646 624861.

Closing Date for Applications: 15 October 2019

Applications should be sent by email to walkingwellcarmarthenshire@gmail.com