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Fitness Instructor

About the role

Yorkshire Cancer Research is embarking on an exciting programme to transform and improve the survival and the quality of life of cancer patients.

Active Together is a multimodal prehabilitation and rehabilitation service that has been developed by world-leading academics and practitioners at the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) at Sheffield Hallam University and funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research.

The Active Together Programme is designed to prepare people with cancer for, and recover from, treatment quickly and to assist them to maintain healthy lifestyles after their cancer diagnosis. Further, the research evidence shows that exercise, part of the Active Together Service, can improve survival and quality of life of cancer patients.

We will be delivering the Active Together programme through our new Yorkshire Cancer Research Centre at Hornbeam Park, Harrogate. The service will be open to patients in North Yorkshire and Leeds.

We are currently looking for a Fitness Instructor who will be responsible for delivering the physical activity component of the Active Together programme; supporting and advising on a range of fitness activities/services to develop and deliver a rehabilitation service for adults with a cancer diagnosis; working collaboratively to deliver a multidisciplinary, inclusive and responsive service, ensuring customer service excellence and responding to service user diversity.

You must have an appropriate and evidenced Level 3 Exercise Referral qualification and experience in delivering safe and effective exercise classes and individual exercise programmes to people living with cancer.

For further details please refer to the role profile.

How to apply

  1. Download the role profile.
  2. Please read our privacy notice before applying.
  3. Email with your CV and cover letter.

Additional information

The charity is a responsible and flexible employer. We welcome any discussion for flexible working at the interview/offer stage where we will consider an individual’s circumstances against the needs of the charity. We offer hybrid working and we are committed to paying the Real Living Wage.

We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates from all backgrounds. If we can make any reasonable adjustments to support your application please contact us at or call the People Team on 01423 642803.

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