ukactive's Turning the tide of inactivity scoops Public Affairs Award
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
star job
4global
Competitive Salary & Benefits
London, UK
eGym
Competitive Salary & Benefits
London, UK
Legoland
Competitive
Florida, USA
star job
Filton Town Council
£13.50 to £14.62 per hour
Bristol, UK
star job
Brio Leisure
Starting at £51,768 per annum (subject to Job evaluation process)
Chester, UK

ukactive's Turning the tide of inactivity scoops Public Affairs Award

Job opportunities
Isle of Wight Council
£23,183 - £25,463
location: Isle of Wight, UK
Nottingham High School
£20,000 per annum, dependent on experience and qualifications
location: Nottingham, UK
Wave Leisure
£16,000
location: Seaford, UK
more jobs

ukactive has won the Trade Body Campaign of the Year award for its Turning the tide of inactivity campaign at the Public Affairs Awards 2014.

The report was something of a game changer, defining physical inactivity as a major national public health issue, linked to one in six premature deaths. It has already garnered a huge amount of support across government, sector, brands and private enterprise.

In the report published in January, ukactive said that increasing physical activity levels by one per cent a year would save the UK economy £1.2bn over the next five years. However, it added, local authorities had still not fully appreciated the public health risk of inactivity and were spending far less on tackling it than they do sexual health or smoking cessation.

Happily, local authorities appear to have taken note. In ukactive’s follow up report released last month – Steps to solving inactivity – the trade body found that 70 per cent of councils had raised their allocated spending on tackling inactivity from two per cent of the public health grant to four per cent in 2014/5.

The follow-up report also called for more robust evaluation of physical activity programmes so that the most effective can be commissioned and replicated at scale, with demonstrable impact.

ukactive CEO David Stalker said: “The endorsement of decision makers who recognise excellence in advocacy communications and public affairs is great recognition of the hard work put into this robust report.”

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
ukactive has won the Trade Body Campaign of the Year award for its Turning the tide of inactivity campaign at the Public Affairs Awards 2014.
HAF,FIT,IND
HIGH613125_406128.jpg
employer of choice
Would you like to work for a gym operator that allows you to develop and use your skills to the full whilst being well rewarded? The Gym is totally committed to allowing 'the manager to manage' and rewarding our key personnel for delivery... More
Alliance Leisure
Alliance Leisure