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:

Guy’s and St Thomas’ / Guy’s Cancer Centre Physiotherapy Department is looking to recruit Level 4 CanRehab trained personal trainers and therapists into a couple of vacancies currently available within their team. Apply through the link below.

Location: London Closing Date: 21 June 2023 23:59


Guy’s and St Thomas’ is among the UK’s busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts. We provide a full range of hospital and community services for people in south London and as well as specialist care for patients from further afield including cancer, renal, orthopaedic, respiratory and cardiovascular services.

The cancer physiotherapy team at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Trust are calling for dynamic, and motivated individuals, looking for an opportunity to join our Cancer Therapy Team working within the award-winning Guy’s Cancer Centre.

Two opportunities exist for an experienced personal trainer, or Band 3 or 4 rehabilitation instructors, looking to develop their skills in cancer rehabilitation and work in an outpatient team.

Applicants would ideally have previous experience of working with people with cancer or a strong desire to do so. The applicants would be providing person-centred assessments and intervention to cancer patients throughout their treatment pathway from pre-habilitation to rehabilitation. Successful applicants will be involved in leading one to one and group exercise sessions, delivering these either remotely or in-person, as well as carrying out administrative tasks to support the team. The post holders will be required to support service developments and show flexibility when adapting to and leading change. Excellent communication, organisational and information technology skills are essential for the roles. Please refer to additional uploaded documents on the link below for job description details and personal specification. 

For more information on the job details and how to apply, head to the original job posting HERE.

Main area: Physiotherapy | Contract: Permanent | Hours: Full time 37.5 hrs per week

Location: GLL Centres Welwyn and Hatfield

See the job posting HERE

If you have a genuine passion for supporting people, join GLL and help to improve people’s level of fitness, health and ultimately, quality of life. GLL is a charitable social enterprise and the UK’s largest leisure provider, partnering with local authorities to run leisure centres, swimming pools and world-class sporting venues. As a not-for-profit organisation, GLL are different. Reinvesting back into our facilities, communities and people, they are growing and committed to developing the skills of our Healthwise Exercise Referral Instructors too, through accredited and on-the-job training.

GLL are looking for candidates who hold a recognised Level 3 qualification in exercise referral and have experience in delivering prescribed exercise to referred patients. Although not essential experience in building relationships with community and clinical partners to create referral pathways into the service would be desirable.

The job role will be based in GLL centres within our Welwyn and Hatfield Partnership. The candidate should have good local knowledge of the area and the ability to travel for meetings and community outreach as part of the role.

Salary: From £26,955 a year

See the job posting HERE

Location: Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, Glasgow, Scotland

See the job posting HERE.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre (WoSCC) AHP service as a Band 6 Specialist Physiotherapist. This predominantly inpatient based service provides high quality person-centred care to people undergoing cancer treatment.  The post-holder will take responsibility for a complex clinical caseload incorporating patient assessment, treatment and discharge from care, working within multi-professional teams to ensure co-ordinated care for patients. The post-holder will also be required to provide the training, education and supervision of physiotherapy staff and students. They should be able to demonstrate a self-motivated and dynamic approach, high professional commitment, a strong team-work ethic, and have previous experience of audit and service development.  The post holder will be responsible to lead on the audit, evaluation and continuous development of the service. A minimum of 3 years post graduate experience is required for this post. You must have a Degree/Diploma in Physiotherapy with current HCPC registration.  Informal enquiries to: Jennifer Cameron (AHP Team Lead) 0141 301 7004  NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde encourages applications from all sections of the community. We promote a culture of inclusion across the organisation and are proud of the diverse workforce we have.

Details on how to contact the Recruitment Service can be found within the Candidate Information Packs, found through the link below.

See the job posting HERE.

Job closing date: 05/10/2022

Salary: Band 6 (£33,072 – £40,736)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Allied Health Professions

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Physiotherapy

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

The shift pattern for this post is ​​​​​​​5/7

The closing date is  7-July-2022 but applications may close early if there are high volumes.

This is a fantastic job opportunity to join the newly established King’s Cancer Rehabilitation Team in London, which currently consists of a Specialist Dietitian and Specialist Physiotherapist. This NHS service is providing prehabilitation and rehabilitation outpatient services to cancer patients across the trust and further information is within the job advertisement. For more jobs, be sure to regularly check our jobs page.

Main Duties

To work as a member of the Cancer Rehabilitation Team, currently assisting the Physiotherapist and Dietitian to provide a high standard of patient care by undertaking delegated clinical duties.  

The post holder will assist with the prehabilitation and rehabilitation of cancer patients, progressing treatments in line with departmental protocols.  The post holder will also undertake administrative duties to support the functioning of the team. The workload will be solely based in outpatients.

The post requires a flexible approach to working and requires the post holder to undertake weekend commitments as required.

Main area: Cancer | Grade Band: 4 | Contract: Permanent | Hours: Full time – 37.5 hours per week

More information, including salary and essential criteria can be found on the job posting page here.

An exciting opportunity for individuals with Level 4 Cancer Exercise qualifications.

Prostate Scotland was set up in 2006 as a Scottish charity to develop awareness of prostate disease and prostate cancer and to support men and their families/partners, as well as to support advances in the treatment and care of prostate cancer and disease in Scotland.  As part of our COMPASS service which offers a range of support to help men and their families navigate their way through prostate cancer, we are delighted to be working with a leading football charity to offer a 12 week exercise programme for individuals with prostate cancer. 

As such, we are seeking suitably qualified individuals with Level Four Cancer Exercise Qualifications to help support the delivery of this programme which contains exercises and content for men with prostate cancer.  It will run across the central belt over a 12 week period this autumn, with a class length of around 1.5–2 hours per week based on the programme we have developed, for which a fee and expenses will be paid

If this opportunity may be of interest to you or someone you know, please feel free to contact Elaine at Prostate Scotland to discuss further.

The University of Liverpool will shortly be starting a funded study that will investigate a patient-centred approach to exercise for head and neck cancer survivors.

UofL are seeking an appropriately qualified and enthusiastic Cancer Exercise Specialist to join a team working on a new multidisciplinary project ‘Activity as Medicine in oncology for Head and Neck‘.


This two-year study is funded by a NIHR Research for Patient Benefit award and is based at the University of Liverpool and Liverpool University Hospitals Foundation Trust. This is a multiple methods feasibility study to investigate delivery of personalised, flexible, and collaborative exercise programmes in head and neck cancer. Findings will inform further research in testing for effectiveness, how best to engage these patients in exercise and how to integrate the intervention into day to day care. The appointee will join a wider community of researchers and clinical academics, working across these sites and our partner organisation at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust.


The appointee will join a highly supportive clinical-academic research team, linking with a wider community of researchers and clinical academics, working across these sites and our partner organisation at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust. They should hold a Level 4 vocational fitness qualification in cancer and exercise/rehabilitation and have experience in prescribing, instructing, and supervising exercise with cancer patients. This role would suit a self-employed fitness professional.


More information can be found on the job listing by clicking here: vacancy details.

We know that the link has been faulty for some, so we have made the full description document available below.

Albion in the Community’s Brighter Outlook physical activity programme is expanding into West Sussex, meaning that there are two new job opportunities.

Thanks to funding from the Surrey and Sussex Cancer Alliance and West Sussex CCG, AITC are are looking for motivated and experienced Level 3 GP Referral Specialists/Level 4 Cancer Exercise Specialists to join their team to support the delivery of this award-winning service.


 2 x Physical Activity Cancer Coaches (up to 28 hours/week) – You will deliver personalised one-to-one support and cancer prehab/rehab classes across West Sussex (including Mid-Sussex) to support people living with and beyond cancer to become more active and improve their quality of life.


Visit AITC’s jobs page for further information and apply through this link – AITC Vacancies

For further information on the roles, please contact Rosie Sadler on 07867 000 041 or