Harrow Borough Council is looking for budding fitness instructors to help people get active.

Harrow’s Community Sports and Physical Activity Network is looking for a team of volunteers to help people use the borough’s free outdoor gyms.

The 'outdoor gym activators' will encourage safe exercise and will help people to make the most of Harrow’s outdoor spaces.

In the process, they will gain a fitness instructor qualification which could help them find work in the future.

The scheme is open to anyone who is unemployed and on state benefit, Job Seeker’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance.

It is also open to 19 to 23-year-olds for whom this would be the first full level two qualification.

The scheme is being run by NHS Harrow, Harrow Borough Council and Stanmore College.

The council’s portfolio holder for community and cultural services, Councillor David Perry, said: “This is a fantastic scheme, which really shows our Olympic legacy in action, and we’re proud to be able to fund this project in partnership with Harrow’s Community Sports and Physical Activity network.

“Activators will have the opportunity to get involved, help out in their community, and gain a qualification which can help them with their futures, while residents can get free advice and guidance to help them lead healthy, active lifestyles from a trained professional.”

To register your interest, or for more information, contact Sally Hone on 020 8966 1120 or email sally.hone@brent-harrowpcts.nhs.uk