Fitness Instructor

Leicester Leys Leisure Centre

Job Type: Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date: 3rd May 2020

Salary: £18795 - £19171

Total salary package*: £26141

Job Reference: LCC01176

Hours: Full Time


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About the job

Sports Services is recruiting for a motivated and customer focussed Fitness Instructor to form part of the new service team that will all play a key role in transforming the Council’s approach to Sport, Leisure and Exercise. Working at one of our fantastic leisure centres across the City you will deliver inductions, sell memberships and engage with members to provide a safe, welcoming and motivating place to exercise.

This is an exciting time to be joining Sport Services. After 3 years of delivering year on year improvements we now have in place ambitious plans to ‘step up the service’ to take us to the next level. Exciting plans for capital improvement have been approved and the Service is growing in confidence and ambition to continue the next phase of transformation and improvement.

Based at Leicester Leys Leisure Centre, you will work with the General Manager, Assistant Manager and Leisure Centre Supervisor to ensure that appropriate fitness programmes are available for service users.

Your role

As a Fitness Instructor, you will work with members to improve their physical health and wellbeing by offering training plans, which include fitness assessments, prescribing lifestyle changes, dietary considerations and health and fitness development. You will deliver inductions for all new members as well as devise personal workout and fitness programmes. To ensure that the environment is kept clean you will be required to undertake remedial cleaning of fitness equipment. You will also be required to sell memberships and support new customers to sign up online.

What you will need

With experience of working in a health and fitness environment, you will have a Level 2 Gym Instructor/Fitness Instructor qualification. You will have ability to provide the highest standard of customer service whilst ensuring the health and safety of customers. Using your excellent communication skills, you will be able to motivate and engage with members to increase participation in physical activity and verbally explain techniques as well as liaise effectively with other staff and centre users.

To apply

If you want to contribute positively to the culture of a growing, dynamic and ambitious service then we would like to hear from you.

Please complete our online application form referring to the attached person specification for all the job requirements and ensure you tell us about your experience and knowledge, where this is being measured by application form.

Should you wish to attach your CV, please also ensure that this is tailored to reflect the job requirements which will give you the best possible chance of being shortlisted.

For an informal discussion, or further information regarding this job please contact Stacey Hope by email to or call on 0116 454 1218

Additional information

1 Full-time, Fixed Term post until 31st December 2020.

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.


* Please note that the total package number includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement, including bank holidays.

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