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Physical Activity Clinical Champion - Nurse

Public Health England (PHE) is recruiting Nurse Clinical Champions in the South East, North West, East of England, London and East Midlands regions to deliver standardised peer-to-peer training on physical activity in clinical care. Each nurse will work as part of a local team in their respective region.

South West, LE11 3QF
Contact Name
Nick Clarke
Contact Telephone
07919 691448
Contact Email
Public Health England

About Physical Activity Clinical Champion - Nurse

Are you a nurse who understands how physical activity can make a real difference to people's health and wellbeing?

Are you keen to teach, engage and motivate others to feel the same and embed it in their clinical practice?

Would you be able to spend 12 hours per month working as a paid Physical Activity Clinical Champion in your region?

Public Health England (PHE) is recruiting Nurse Clinical Champions in the South East, North West, East of England, London and East Midlands regions to deliver standardised peer-to-peer training on physical activity in clinical care. Each nurse will work as part of a local team in their respective region.

Established in 2015, the Physical Activity Clinical Champions programme has created a national footprint of expert healthcare professionals delivering peer-to-peer training to support embedding brief interventions for physical activity as routine clinical practice. Physical Activity Clinical Champions are trained to deliver a PHE-developed training package and supported to link with the existing local clinical and training infrastructures to schedule sessions. Approximately 22,000 health care professionals have been trained to date by our network of champions.

Nurse Physical Activity Clinical Champions will take on a system leadership role with a national profile, influencing and upskilling their local health system to prioritise physical activity within clinical care to improve patient outcomes. Candidates should have strong teaching and facilitation skills and can come from a range of different backgrounds including adult nursing, midwifery, children's nursing, mental health and learning disabilities. Experience delivering effective behaviour change advice to patients is also essential.

The successful candidates will liaise with and be supported by a local network that will include existing Nurse, Medic and AHP Clinical Champions, the lead Nurse Clinical Champion, the local PHE Centre Lead for Physical Activity, as well as the national physical activity team. They will be accountable to the National Programme Manager for Physical Activity. There will be mentoring and supervision available for the newly appointed candidate to support transition into the role.

The post will commence in September 2019 and end in October 2020.

The time commitment is up to around 12 hours per month. Time will be spent networking and linking with the local training leads to organise sessions and completion of administration, with most of time delivering training to groups of nurses in primary, community or secondary care settings, as well as trainee nurses, across their geographical area. Timing of training sessions will be flexible based on both availability of training sessions and the commitments of the Champions.

Key responsibilities of the role

1.Linking with training leads in NHS trusts, CCG's and Accountable Care Systems to identify training opportunities with nurse cohorts

2. Delivering a standard training package (which you will be trained to deliver) to groups of nurses in hospitals or in the community / primary care

3. Facilitating programme evaluation per the evaluation protocol and performing session administrative tasks

4. Working as part of a local team with the PHE Centre and other Champions.


The successful candidates will be appointed as a peer reviewers to PHE. These flexible contracts are remunerated on a time worked basis and the contract does not therefore provide remuneration for annual leave, pension or maternity leave.

There will be a standard fixed rate of pay for all nurses, regardless of substantive grade. The rate is £22.82 per hour (NHS AfC 8a, 33). Hours will be flexible, to align with opportunities to deliver training, and fixed commitments associated with your substantive post.

Travel costs will be paid at standard PHE rates.

The successful candidate will be invited to attend a mandatory training and networking event with other Clinical Champions from across the country in Birmingham on the 9th September or the 17th September.


1. Review the Job Description (attached and available by emailing physicalactivity@phe.gov.uk) and in one single document submit your CV and a short covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification and the geographic area you are applying for.

2. If short-listed, attend the interview in the relevant area you wish to work. Interviews will take place the week commencing between 31st July 2019 and the 5th August.

3. if you aresuccessful you will be required to attend one of the mandatory training days on either the 12th or 17th September 2019 in Birmingham (expenses will be covered).

Further information

For further information or any specific questions, please contact:

Nick Clarke, National Programme Manager for Physical Activity

E: Nick.Clarke@phe.gov.uk

T: 07919 691448

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