Job opportunity: Fitness Leader

Vacancy reference 

6Tg-1pY-FEM 

Salary 

Grade 4 to 5 - £11.18 per hour to £12.47 per hour (dependant on qualifications).

Pay award pending.

Hours 

We have 3 part time vacancies avaliable: 

  • 19.5 hours per week 
  • 19 hours per week 
  • 17.5 hours per week 

We pay enhanced rates of pay for weekend working which is time and a half for all hours worked.

Contract 

Permanent.  

Location

Jubliee2, Brunswick Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. 

About the job 

#wearehiring | Fitness Instructor | Make a postive difference to the lives of our residents. 

Are you a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who strives to give the best customer service experience?  Are you looking to work in a state of the art health and fitness environment and join a successful team where ongoing training and development is provided?  If so, this role could provide you with the ideal opportunity.

If you love variety, you'll thrive here, as you never know who you'll be supporting next. A typical day could be anything from creating personalised programmes for customers, group inductions, offering workout advice, teaching classes to checking the equipment and even helping our customers on a GP Referral scheme pathway.  That means we're looking for a Fitness Instructor with physical fitness, combined with a can-do attitude and the eye for detail needed for paperwork and an obvious passion for all things fitness so that you can make a positive difference to people's lives.

Requirements

  • A knowledge of health and safety legislation and experience gained in a busy leisure/fitness centre 
  • NVQ level 2 Fitness Instructor as a minimum
  • Group exercise qualifications (including ETM, Spin, Yoga etc.)
  • PT Level 3 qualification, and a First Aid Qualification being desirable. 

Why work for us? 

Newcastle-under-Lyme is a borough with big ambitions. We’ve already started our transformation, however, we still need to find better ways of doing things because we are determined to do the very best we can for our communities. 

If our vision is to be the best, then we need the best people working for us. Our people are at the heart of what we do and have the freedom to innovate, grow and develop.  We recruit people who share our vision and values; people who have the drive to deliver our ambitious Council plan.

Our historic Borough is a place of marked contrasts. We are the home of a world class University at Keele, a leading light known internationally for its research and sustainability record, which stands side by side with former mining communities including some which register amongst the most deprived areas in the country. Our Borough is also a mixture of urban centres, affected by some of the same social issues facing our neighbouring city, Stoke-on-Trent, but also outstanding rural landscapes in our less populated villages. Our plans and priorities aim to address the needs of all our communities.   

Our People Offer 

We reward our people with a competitive range of benefits including; flexible working options and family friendly policies, access to the local government pension scheme, a minimum of 24 days annual leave plus 5 extra days after 5 years' service, local and national high street discounts, free car parking, green travel scheme including cycle to work and electric car salary sacrifice, free employee 24 hour employee assistance and counselling services, flu vaccination service and health checks plus development and training opportunities.

View our full people offer and 'working for us' video here

Closing date

5pm on Saturday 30 September 2023. 

Should we receive a large number of applications, then this post could close sooner than the date stated. 

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date. 

Supporting documents and information 

Download the job description and person specification

We are committed to making our recruitment process as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions.  If you would like us to do anything differently during the interview or assessment process please contact our People team (humanresources@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk) 

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