Job Vacancies

National Autism Communications, Research and Improvement Officer  

Closing Date: 9:00am on 2nd February 2021

The WLGA is looking for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable individual to join the National Autism Team based in Cardiff.  The post will involve research into the tools; pedagogy; and resources that successfully support individuals working with and supporting Autistic people, which will include effective collation and monitoring of data. There is also an emphasis on communications and using social media in particular in promoting available resources. Excellent IT skills and creativity in developing written and visual resources for autistic people, parents and carers and professionals, matched with exceptional interpersonal skills are key to this post.  Experience and knowledge of autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions would be an advantage.

The National Autism Team is hosted by the WLGA in partnership with Public Health Wales and its primary function is to support the delivery of the Welsh Government ASD Strategic Plan and Delivery Plan in conjunction with key stakeholders. The ultimate purpose of the team is to improve the lives of autistic people in Wales.

This is a fixed term contract, initially until 31 March 2022, with a possible extension, funding dependent. Secondments would be welcome, subject to agreement with employer in advance of application to the WLGA

For more information, visit our web-site /  and/ or for an informal discussion, call Sara Harvey on 07880 794322 or Wendy Thomas on 07717 822479.

Deadline for applications 9:00am on 2nd February 2021

19 January 2021 17:34:00

Policy Support Officer – National Exercise Referral Scheme 

Closing Date: 7th February 2021

About the Role

To assist in the delivery of the WLGA’s National Exercise Referral Scheme in particular collation, analysis and reporting of quantitative data and financial information relating to NERS. To provide support to ensure Welsh local authorities are effective, efficient and sustainable in the development and delivery of their NERS services.  To work closely with the National Exercise Referral Scheme Manager to implement, present and deliver new objectives.   Work in partnership or lead on delivering a range of specific and bespoke projects. 

National Exercise Referral Scheme (NERS)

The National Exercise Referral Scheme (NERS) is a Welsh Government (WG) funded scheme which is centrally managed by Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) working in partnership with Public Health Wales (PHW) and has been in operation since July 2007.

The Scheme operates in all 22 Local Authority areas of Wales to standardise exercise referral opportunities across all Local Authorities and Local Health Boards. The Scheme is an evidenced based health intervention that incorporates physical activity and behavioural change, it supports clients to make and maintain healthier lifestyle choices which will improve their health and wellbeing.

The aim of the Scheme is to reduce the inequalities in ill health by providing access to tailored and supervised physical activity. The target population is aged 16+ who are not used to being regularly physically active and are at risk of or currently experiencing a long term or chronic health condition. The Scheme is designed to provide opportunities to exercise that are fun, rewarding and that can be incorporated into everyday life.

18 January 2021 09:59:00

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