Working Pattern: Various shifts including evening and weekends
Part Time: Permanent (28 hours)
An opportunity has arisen within Sefton Council for a Fitness Instructor, based at Bootle Leisure Centre.
We are looking for an experienced and passionate fitness instructor to cover a varying shift pattern including evenings and weekends in a busy fitness suite. We are looking for someone who can work as part of a team of instructors supporting, motivating and ensuring the safety of customers and visitors who use the fitness suite and associated facilities. You will support our members on their fitness journey; building rapport quickly to engage and educate them on the latest fitness trends, encouraging them take part in gym floor classes & supporting them through their training. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential allowing you to deal with customers in a caring, friendly and professional manner. Ideally you will have an enthusiasm for fitness, a passion for results and the drive to help people change their lives.
The role is to conduct health checks, inductions, run synrgy classes and prescribe safe and effective programmes for member and users. To provide a presence on the gym floor and be available at all times to assist customers with their exercise programmes and ensure that they are using the equipment correctly. The position will also involve membership sales and retention, actively promoting and encouraging customers and visitors to join as full paying members. Member interaction and retention initiatives are key indicators within our business, and you will need to demonstrate skills in these areas. The ideal candidate will have the ability to teach small group classes.
This position requires a Level 2 Gym Instructor Certificate, with the desire to work toward Level 3 and a current first aid at work certificate would be desirable.
Skills and Experience
The ideal candidate should ideally be able to demonstrate a level of experience and knowledge commensurate with the position.
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Ability to work as part of a team and independently
- Excellent communication skills
- Able to demonstrate good coaching skills and have the knowledge to educate members on the latest fitness trends and health strategies
- Small group exercise classes
- Caring friendly manner, with the ability to support and engage with members
- Health & Safety awareness
NB: These posts are registered as exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and in accordance with the police act; any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced criminal record disclosure. Any disclosure of a criminal record will not automatically prevent an offer of employment.
Interview dates will be anticipated week commencing: either 10th or 17th August 2020.