Health & Wellbeing Officer

Sheffield United Community Foundation are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and passionate individual to lead on the delivery, development and success of our Health & Wellbeing programmes. The applicant will be at the forefront of facilitating support for people in Sheffield and the surrounding areas to improve their overall health and wellbeing, using the inspiring brand of Sheffield United FC. The successful candidate will be a key member of staff in the growth and future success of the Foundation’s Health & Wellbeing department.

The role will be fixed term until August 2023 with the view to extend beyond this date.

Please see below for the job description and application form for the role.

Job Description

Application Form

For more information about the role please email


High Level Summary:

Term: Fixed term until 31st August 2023

Salary: £22,000 – £25,000 per annum

Start Date: January 2022

Closing Date: 5.00pm on Thursday 9th December 2021

Interviews: 15th and 16th December 2021


To apply please complete the application form and send to


Please note that all suitable candidates will be subject to satisfactory references and Enhanced DBS procedures. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please let us know if there are any alternative arrangements which need to be made to help you during the application and interview process.

We particularly welcome applications from under-represented audiences, including but not limited to applicants with disabilities, ethnically diverse communities, and we don’t discriminate against any age groups.


About the role:

The Health and Wellbeing Strand aims to support beneficiaries with projects that support their all-round health. “Health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease of infirmity” (World Health Organisation), as such our participants will be provided with support systems that aim to help them see improvements in their own Health and Wellbeing.

The candidate will have a leading role in maximising the Foundation’s Health & Wellbeing provision and is tasked with the development and delivery of the Health and Wellbeing programmes. The main function of the role will be to develop and deliver programmes that improve people’s overall health and wellbeing across the city of Sheffield and surrounding areas, ensuring all targets are met and each project thrives. The role will be monitored through several Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and the relevant person must be innovative, driven, and passionate to meet these.

As part of this role, you will work with people aged 16+ from a variety of different audiences including but not limited to different gender identities, ethnically diverse communities, people with long term health conditions and disabilities and low socio-economic groups, with all our beneficiaries having a variety of needs. Our oldest participant is currently 93 and our Fans FC programme supports people who have been affected directly and indirectly by Cancer. You will develop and deliver activities which improve participants levels of physical health, mental wellbeing and support their social health, which can include providing opportunities to develop their social mobility.

The role will require working in various facilities across Sheffield and surrounding areas, which includes evenings and weekends, to provide project specific initiatives at a time and place which meet the needs of participants.

If you would like an informal chat regarding the role, please contact Josh Blunkett on 07949375726.


As an employed member of staff at Sheffield United Community Foundation you will be entitled to statutory holidays that include bank holidays as well as adopting a flexible working policy.


About Sheffield United Community Foundation:

Sheffield United Community Foundation is the official registered charity of Sheffield United Football Club, working in the areas of Participation & Inclusion, Education & Training, Health & Wellbeing, and NCS.


Our Mission –

Our goal is to build links between the football club and the community using the appeal of football and sport in general to encourage, motivate and inspire all individuals, regardless of background, to achieve their potential.

The community programmes are aimed at strengthening self-esteem, developing personal skills, promoting health and wellbeing, improving academic achievement and generally empowering people in the local area.