Ref.: 201701761
Posting Title: Full-time/Part-time Exercise Officer (Mental Health Intervention) (at the rank of Executive Officer)
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Closing Date: February 28, 2018


Full-time/Part-time Exercise Officer (Mental Health Intervention) (at the rank of Executive Officer) (2 posts) in the Department of Psychiatry (Ref.: 201701761) (to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis with contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary)

Applicants should possess a Bachelor's degree in Sport Science, Psychology, Social Work, Rehabilitation Science, Medical Science or a related discipline, with at least 3 years' full-time work experience, and a PFA personal training certification with at least level III or above (or equivalent). They should have strong communication and organization skills, and fluency in Cantonese. Experience in mental health or public health services would be an asset. They should also be certified personal trainer with at least 1 year’s experience in personal training. The appointees will participate in the project “Jockey Club Mental Wellness Project for Women” which is a 3-year comprehensive and eclectic project funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust for women-in-need from disadvantaged background.  The project has community public awareness, screening, intervention, training, and research elements.  As members of a multi-disciplinary team based in the University of Hong Kong, they will work in partnership with three NGO partners and the Hospital Authority.  The project aims to develop a model of community women’s mental health that provides data and experience for future service development in Hong Kong.  The appointees will monitor, administer and deliver structural exercise training, and record exercise data for women. They will also collaborate with other research staff and NGOs to design, create, and deliver suitable and effective exercise intervention protocols; and perform other duties as assigned. Work shifts including early mornings, evenings and weekends will be required.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to the Department at  Application forms (345/1111) can be downloaded at Further particulars can be obtained at  Review of applications will start on January 5, 2018 and continue until February 28, 2018.

The University places great emphasis on developing staff potential, and has in place a variety of development opportunities and assistance for staff at different stages of their career.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.