Further to our current Sports Centre Apprentices nearing the end of their apprenticeships, we are now recruiting for new Leisure Team Apprentices to join the team.
The Leisure Team Apprentice will contribute to the day to day operations and delivery of services offered by our Sports Centre. If you have a passion for Sport and Fitness this is a great opportunity to start your leisure career in a supportive environment.
On successful completion of this apprenticeship you will also be eligible to become an affiliate member of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).
Further to training, typical duties in the post will include;
- Opening and closing up the sports centre facilities
- Welcoming customers and answering enquiries
- Delivering a gym induction
- Running a group exercise session
- Teaching swimming lessons
- Supporting in the maintenance of the environment by contributing towards cleaning the facilities
- Walking the gym floor
- Preparing for sports activities
The ideal candidate will have:
- a passion for sport, fitness and health
- the ambition to develop a successful career in the leisure industry
- a professional and approachable manner
- great customer service and people skills
- the ability to work as part of a team
Our facility is dual use and is used by school students during school time and the local community and sports teams during evenings, weekends and school holidays. Our facilities include:
- Sports Hall
- Swimming Pool
- Fitness Suite
- All Weather pitch
- Grass football pitches
- Exercise class spaces
We occasionally close vacancies early in the event that we receive a high volume of applications. Interviews may begin soon after receipt of applications for shortlisted candidates, therefore we recommend that you apply early.
Being part of Pathfinder Schools offers a fantastic opportunity to develop yourself, as a Trust we actively encourage collaboration and the sharing of good practice; we believe that by developing a love of learning and having the highest expectations, all members of the Pathfinder Schools community can achieve and inspire greatness.
If you would like to speak with a member of the Sports Centre team to learn more about the centre and the role, please email the Sports Centre Manager Ian Kirk on
To apply please submit an application form and covering letter outlining your suitability for the post. Application forms can be downloaded from the Pathfinder Schools vacancies page. Completed applications should be sent via email to
Pathfinder Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS, Reference, Identity, Criminal Record and Medical Checks are mandatory for all posts within Pathfinder Schools.
Pathfinder Schools is passionate about its values of collaboration, humanity and independence, we believe that when people feel respected and included they can be more creative, innovative, and successful. We are committed to an inclusive workforce that represents many different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints. Our employee lifecycle processes are designed to prevent discrimination against our colleagues, regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, marital status, ethnicity, age, disability status, or any other aspect which makes them unique. While we have more work to do to advance diversity and inclusion, we're committed to moving our Trust and the education sector forward.
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