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Description of the role:

OneLife Suffolk are looking to build a new volunteer network of Activators to support those in
Suffolk living with a long-term health condition to get more active and move more often. An
Activator is a trained volunteer who is passionate about sport, activity, and movement and would like to share it with those who need it most.

As a OneLife Suffolk ‘Get Help to Get Active’ Activator, you will help support individuals who have undergone a triage process and have been identified suitable for community-based activity as part of our ‘Get Active’ programme. Our Activators will help participants start on their journey to an active lifestyle by leading a free weekly session in the sport or activity you love for 6 weeks.

OneLife Suffolk will provide Activators with training and guidance on how to safely increase
people’s confidence and activity levels while helping participants to understand key principals and healthy behaviours. As an Activator, you will be given resources to help you deliver your activity. We will also provide you with the information you need to signpost and encourage participants to continue their fitness journey once they have completed their 6 weeks with you.

Opportunity Activities: Sports Development, Teaching, Training and Coaching
Availability required:


What skills are needed?

You need to have;
A sports or activity leader background (Level 2 or above NGB award or active community
volunteer equivalent)
Evidence of your qualification and NGB education

What skills will be learned / gained?

You will develop an understanding of Behavioural Change; Making Every Contact Count (MECC) and the health promotion services on offer in the county. You will also be given a background to long-term health conditions (LTC’s) and support around communication skills, building confidence, planning your sessions, and reporting.

Activator training is mandatory for all planning to deliver Level 2 “Get Active” as part of the Get Help To Get Active programme. A minimum of one person per activity group must undertake Activator training which gives ‘Trained Activator’ status lasting for two years.

DBS Check Required: Yes
Driving Licence Required: No
Mandatory training required for role: Yes
Details of mandatory training:

OneLife Suffolk Activator training - 1 full day or 2 half days
Make Every Contact Count (1 hour)
Behaviour change (1 hour)
OneLife Suffolk Activator (1.5 hours)
Safeguarding Level (2.5 hours)
Signed disclosure agreement

Extra information:

About the Opportunity Host Organisation

Host Organisation: OneLife Suffolk
Organisation Profile:

Helping local people lead healthier lives.