Palace for Life Foundation

Health & Wellbeing Manager

Palace for Life Foundation



Role Type

Closing Date

Est. Start Date


Sep 6, 2021

Role description

Job Purpose

The role is to lead the Foundation’s Family Health and Wellbeing programmes to improve the physical and mental health of local people in south London, especially children and young people, using the brand of a professional football club.

You will be tasked with project managing existing programmes on social prescribing, mental health and physical fitness, and finding new funded opportunities to grow this area of work.

Job Summary

Lead in the planning, preparation, and management of our Health and Wellbeing programmes, which currently include social prescribing, adolescent and adult mental health and football activities to support adult health.
Be responsible and accountable for the achievement of relevant targets including referrals, retention, completion of KPI’s and effective outcome measures.
Be responsible for budget monitoring, updating the VIEWS on-line monitoring and evaluation systems, and completing monitoring reports for the Premier League, SW Clinical Commissioning Group and other partners.
Line manage a team of Foundation staff and coaches in delivering high quality sessions, supporting their personal development and wellbeing.
Represent the Foundation on various health boards and working groups in order to work collaboratively with other partners including: NHS SW Clinical Commissioners Group members, Croydon One Alliance, Local Authorities, Medical Centres, GP’s, Local Voluntary Board members, Public Health staff and any other relevant partners.
Seek funding to maintain and expand current health programmes and to grow this area of work, writing bids and delivering presentations as required.
Deliver regular internal updates and liaise closely with other Foundation staff in sharing of good practice and cross-working together.
Liaise with the Communications Manager on good news stories, such as case studies highlighting the impact of the programmes, and on website/social media promotion of activities.
Commit to other duties required in line with the responsibilities of the post.
Other responsibilities will include:

Work flexibly to ensure full and supportive delivery of the programme which may include evening/weekend working.
Commit to ongoing self-directed learning in order to further develop work related skills and knowledge.
Work with due regard for the Foundation’s values and behaviours.
Undertake any other related responsibilities commensurate with the evolving objectives of the post and the evolution of the organisation.
Ensure the effective implementation of and adherence to the Foundation’s Equal Opportunities and Health & Safety policies and procedures.
Please Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all the tasks which may be required of the post holder. It is illustrative of the general nature and level of responsibility of the work to be undertaken.

Job Requirements


Experience of managing in a health and wellbeing setting delivering community health programmes on a local level.
An ability to work collaboratively with key stakeholders tackling inequalities in health.
Knowledge of the NHS landscape and clinical commissioning processes in order to obtain funding to deliver community health initiatives.
A flexible approach towards working practice and working hours
Ability and willingness to work some evenings and weekends when required Ability to travel on business when required
Sound health and wellbeing knowledge and experience with a proven track record of achievement and contract management.
Possess either a project management qualification or equivalent and be compliant regarding safeguarding and first aid qualifications.
Excellent organisational, planning and administrative skills, including time management, prioritisation of workloads, and be able to complete tasks to quality service standards.
Good business acumen and experience of managing budgets.
Proven track record of acquiring funding from Clinical Commissioning Groups and Local Authorities
The ability to develop and maintain relationships with health providers, local authorities, public health, schools and NHS staff including health workers, school nurses, teachers and senior leaders within health organisations/charities
Writing professional reports
Excellent communication/presentation skills both written and verbal
Experience of using data systems and other monitoring and evaluation techniques to measure impact.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with all levels within the Foundation, the parent club and high-level external contacts.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, PowerPoint & Excel
Commitment to high quality health provision and committed to providing the best possible opportunities for all participants/stakeholders.
An enthusiastic, proactive approach combined with a determination to achieve.
Self-motivated and the ability to work well within a team
A flexible approach towards working practice and working hours
Ability and willingness to work some evenings and weekends when required Ability to travel on business when required

Knowledge of marketing and promotional techniques to recruit participants / referrals onto programmes
Educated to degree level
Experience of working within social prescribing or mental health environments.