Braveheart Association (The)

Charity registered in Scotland SC034617

Braveheart?s aim is to improve the health, function and quality of life for older adults in Forth Valley. It?s all about keeping well for longer and we deliver a range of services including health mentoring and walking programmes to adults with or at risk of developing long term health problems, in particular coronary heart disease and Type 2 diabetes

Current opportunity

ROLE DESCRIPTION: Job title: Volunteer Walk Leader Reporting to: Walking Development Officer Overall purpose: To research and lead suitable free short health walks (1/2 mile to 3 miles) MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - To undertake initial and ongoing training (Braveheart induction, walk leader training course, first aid course and cardiopulmonary resuscitation training course – CPR) - To provide a safe and welcoming environment to all walkers - To lead safe and enjoyable local walks for people of all ages and abilities, bearing in mind the information provided at the training course ie use of the cue card messages - To encourage walkers to aim to walk independently as well as taking part in the Walk with Braveheart programme - To promote the health benefits of walking and motivate people to take up walking as a form of physical recreation - To help walkers tailor health walking to meet their individual needs - To carry out appropriate administration procedures maintaining client confidentiality ie completion of the walk register and the health questionnaire - To encourage all walkers to take part in other health related activities organised by Braveheart - From time to time, assist the Walking Development Officer when giving talks in the local community - As far as possible, to attend the six-weekly walk leader meetings - To keep up-to-date with walk leading by reading the information provided by Paths for All on a regular basis ROLE PROFILE: - Skills: Must have successfully completed the Walk Leader training course, CPR/ First Aid training courses. - Experience: No previous experience is necessary as full training will be given. ABILITIES: - Ability to mix with a cross section of the general public and vulnerable adults - Ability to research and risk assess (with support from the Walking Development Officer) walks independently and as part of a team