Intelligent Health are currently recruiting the following local engagement coordinator posts to support delivery of the project.
- Full time one year contract, 40 hours per week, with a focus on engaging older people (one post)
- Part time six month contract (two posts):
Please share these opportunities widely and with anyone who may be interested. The closing date is 12 noon, Monday 24th April 2017
For more information please contact Jane Hatton, Senior Engagement Manager, Intelligent Health : Tel: 07557 235923 Email: Jane.Hatton@intelligenthealth.co.uk
Beat the Street is a free, fun initiative that aims to get thousands of people in East Sussex moving by transforming the county into a giant game. Hundreds of special sensors called Beat Boxes will be placed across East Sussex which people can tap with Beat the Street cards to track their journey, earn points and win prizes for themselves and their team.
Beat the Street’s mass participation programme aims to create lasting health benefits by energising an entire community. At its core is a simple game to improve health and raise awareness of the importance of moving. Each participant is supplied with a Beat the Street card and ‘Beat Box’ sensors (which use near-field communication technology) are placed on lamp posts around a community for players to tap their card against, scoring points for the distance they walk, cycle or scoot. During the game residents record their distance walked or cycled by tapping their Beat the Street cards on Beat Boxes, watching their total distance accumulate creating competition and rediscovering their area. A bespoke Beat the Street East Sussex website will be available so that people can register to play, check their individual and team’s points tally and view the team leaderboards. Complementing the website will be fully responsive social media marketing campaigns regularly updating the players and stakeholders on the progress of the initiative and Beat the Street events.
Working with schools, local groups and community organisations – any of which can make a team – the game will unite the whole community in a highly visible and fun way. Beat the Street incentivises participation from parents and teachers who, in turn, encourage their friends and wider family to do the same, making the intervention intergenerational. The wider community is also invited to take part by picking up a card from key distribution points including participating GP surgeries, libraries, leisure centres and other community settings.
Beat the Street is funded by ESCC Public Health, NHS Hastings and Rother CCG and NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford CCG. The Beat the Street initiative forms part of a comprehensive programme of activity to improve health through the Personal and Community Resilience work stream of the East Sussex Better Together (ESBT) programme; and as part of the Connecting 4 You (C4Y) programme in the west of the county.