We Are St Helens Borough Council
Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.
Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.
Making A Difference as A Fitness Instructor in Leisure Services
Do you a passion for Sport and Fitness? Do you could motivate and guide others to achieve their goals? Do you enjoy training or have a background in a particular sport? Want pass on your knowledge? Whatever your background, join us and bring your skills to our team to help and support the community to become fitter and healthier. This could be your opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for suitably qualified and experienced Fitness Instructors to work in the Council's Fitness Facilities.
An exciting opportunity has arisen at Newton-le-Willows Health and Fitness to recruit a highly motivated Fitness Instructor with vision, flair and excellent customer care skills. The successful candidate will be part of an inspired and successful team who have a proven track record in achieving high quality results and delivering an excellent service through our Gym Welcome programme. We have 1x 37 hours per week post based and Newton-Le-Willows Health & Fitness. The successful candidate must be able to complete the fundamentals of the role and should be competent in delivering group exercise classes and have the right skills set to inspire customers. Other roles include completing Fitness Inductions and Programmes, knowledge of all Go Active services for customer enquiries on the gym-floor, cleaning the Fitness Suite and Studios, have the ability to adapt service when necessary, and creativity to expand and deliver new sessions. Ideally, we are looking for an individual with first- hand experience working in the leisure industry, who enjoys working as part of a team and has excellent communication skills with a good understanding of service delivery.
Plus! If you are successful, you will be eligible for the following benefits:
· Paid training opportunities to expand your skills, qualifications, and experience.
· Four weeks Annual Leave entitlement, plus Bank Holiday entitlement
· Enhanced rates for weekend end (time and a half / double time if you have worked within the same role, within the same week. If you have the relevant experience, plus the ability to maintain a demanding workload and assist with the development of new initiatives relating to fitness, this position would be ideal for you. You must be flexible in terms of hours of work, and willing to work a shift rota including evenings and weekends. The post is based at Newton-le-Willows Health & Fitness, however you may be required to work at any of the sites within our sports and leisure facilities. If you hold a Fitness Instructor Level 2 (Recognised Awarding Body) and have the skills and experience to add value to fitness team then we would like to hear from you.
Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 NOLAN principles of conduct in public life. These include selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
We welcome applications from the BAME community.
Interested to Find Out More?
You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.
You are also welcome to contact us for a chat before applying by emailing us at please contact Jane Ascroft on 07716702167 or Darren McWalters on 01744 677970
Janeascroft@sthelens.gov.uk or Darrenmcwalters@sthelens.gov.uk
This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure
Please note we reserve the right to close the advert early should we receive a sufficient number of applications and encourage you to apply early, to avoid disappointment.
Equality & Diversity
St Helens Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Council can be found here https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/equality
St Helens Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.
NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.
All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan
Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership