EXTEND Exercise is a charity, based in a small friendly office in Wheathampstead, that trains instructors to deliver exercise classes nationwide for people who are elderly or have disabilities.

We currently have one vacancy:


Purpose of role: To raise awareness in national and local consumer media of the work of EXTEND Exercise, which provides weekly classes nationwide to 25,000 older adults and disabled people.


  1. To research, write and place human-interest features in consumer media such as women’s magazines and regional/local newspapers
  2. To research, write and place features about the charity’s unique and effective training opportunities and careers in delivering exercise classes to older adults and disabled people.
  3. To advise on the development of a media plan to deliver integrated communications across traditional, social and website media.

Experience required:

This role might suit a retired or semi-retired journalist who wishes to provide voluntary help for a small charity. An interest in exercise would be helpful, but is not essential. Alternatively, a young journalist wishing to add experience to his/her cv might like to pursue this opportunity.

Notes: EXTEND Exercise:

  • delivers weekly classes nationwide to 25,000 older adults and disabled people.
  • provides specialist exercise teacher training courses under the National Occupational Standards and Qualification and Credit Framework.
  • currently supports 700 qualified instructors to deliver EXTEND classes in the community and residential care facilities.
  • The charity was formed in 1976 (so has its 40th anniversary next year).


We have no other vacancies at present but please bookmark this page and check regularly