Physical Activity Lead

We are looking to recruit a qualified Level 4 Cancer and Exercise Specialist Instructor to join our established team of expert multi-disciplinary practitioners to lead the development and delivery of our online and in-person physical activity services and support.

Job Title: Physical Activity Lead  

Ref: PAL422

Contract: Permanent  

Hours: Part-time – 15 hours per week

Salary: £29,000 – £34,000 pro-rata, per annum depending on experience

Location: Flexibility to work from home with regular attendance at Penny Brohn UK National Centre on the outskirts of Bristol

Benefits: 30 days holiday per year pro-rata + bank holidays pro-rata

For over 40 years, Penny Brohn UK has supported people with cancer to feel more physically and emotionally able to manage the impacts of their diagnosis and treatment, be more in control of their choices and have the best quality of life possible. We provide free, evidence-informed services and support to anyone with cancer across the UK, whoever they are and whatever their background.

This exciting and varied role is a key part our expert multi-disciplinary practitioner team including doctors, nutritional therapists, counsellors, and wellbeing specialists, working both independently and collaboratively as part of our integrative approach.

This post will suit a well-qualified and dynamic physical activity therapist with strong experience of supporting and inspiring people affected by cancer to engage in safe physical activity before, during and after treatment.

Further information on the role along with details of how to apply can be found at:

Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire | Closing Date: 3 December 2023

Job information

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.”

The team are looking for a Fitness Instructor who will be responsible for establishing and 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 and  ensuring customer service excellence and responding to service user diversity.

Key details

Applicants must have an appropriate and evidenced Level 3 Exercise Referral qualification, as well as a level 4 Qualification in Cancer and Exercise Rehabilitation or the ability to gain this qualification within the first 6 months of employment.

Salary: Yorkshire Cancer Research are committed to paying the Real Living Wage.

Job Term: Full-time (37 hours), including some evening and weekend work. Part-time hours may be considered.

For full details, see job listing below:

To apply please submit a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to Claire Wooldridge, Head of People, ( before 19 November 2023. Please read the privacy notice before applying.

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. Yorkshire Cancer Research positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates from all backgrounds. If any reasonable adjustments can be made to support your application, please contact the team at or call the People Team on 01423 642803.