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Group Exercise Instructor

Leicester City Council
Salary: £17.18 per hour
Job location: Leicester, UK
About the job

Would you like to become part of our growing Active Leicester team? Are you a Group Exercise Instructor who can deliver motivating and engaging sessions for all ages and ability levels?

Active Leicester run group exercise class across leisure centres in the city. This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified group exercise instructor who wants to help grow and develop our programme. Join us as a Group Exercise Instructor and you’ll become a valued member of our highly motivated, passionate, and dynamic team.

You’ll be based at one of the leisure centres but have the flexibility to work across the various sites. This is a part-time contract up to 10 hours per week on a fixed term basis for 12 months.  Hours of work may include morning, daytime, evenings, and weekends. There are set days each week, however this may change to best suit our programme and centres.

The salary rate for this position is £17.18 per hour.

Your role

As a Group Exercise Instructor, you’ll work closely with the leisure centre teams to deliver group exercise classes to Active Leicester members, ensuring you create a safe and welcoming environment for physical activity. You’ll prepare activity space, set up and dismantle necessary equipment before and after sessions.  You’ll develop and supervise a programme of exercise, assess the fitness levels of participants, and provide expert advice to users of the service. You’ll play a key role in expanding the health and fitness offering at Active Leicester and help deliver our vision.

What you'll need

With an appropriate level 2 award in Group Exercise e.g. Exercise to Music, Group Cycling, Bootcamp etc, you’ll have previous instructing experience. You’ll have a good understanding of devising and delivering engaging group exercise classes for participants of varying abilities and from a variety backgrounds and cultures. Alongside a passion for physical activity you’ll demonstrate a knowledge of the barriers to participation and how these can be overcome to increase participant engagement. Using excellent communication skills, you’ll deliver high levels of customer service and be able to appropriately deal with irate or distressed customers. You’ll be able to motivate and encourage members of all ages to ensure everyone feels confident within your sessions.

  Assessment and Interviews will take place as and when we receive applications.

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 work/life balance. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave, membership of the 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. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains and help with relocation to Leicester, where appropriate. For an illustrative value of your benefits package,take a look at out benefits calculator.

Join us

We’re committed to recruiting a diverse and highly-talented workforce as we continue to build a council that is fitting and representative of our great city. That’s why we’ve designed our recruitment process to put you at your ease, make you feel welcome and bring the best out of you. We’ll do all we can to make our recruitment process as fair as possible. To help you with your application, take a look at the ‘our approach to recruitment’ page.

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