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Sports Apprentice

Full time  Sport Apprenticeship.  Starting at a training rate of £126.88 per week
Based at St Peter’s and Padiham Leisure Centres you will gain a broad range of experience-based knowledge of services provided within Burnley Leisure. As this role incorporates lifeguarding; a minimum swimming ability is required and you will be required to undertake a swimming test in addition to satisfying college assessments.

In partnership with Burnley College we will support you through a comprehensive training programme, including NVQs (National Vocational Qualifications), which are recognised by employers across the country.

We are looking for self-motivated people who aspire to develop themselves and are committed to learning. You will need a good school, college or work record of attendance, good communication skills and be able to satisfy basic literacy and numeracy requirements. Evidence of your ability to work in teams and support others will also be required.

Posts are subject to DBS clearance.  For an informal discussion regarding this post,  please contact Matt Holden on 01282 477272

Closing date: Thursday, 24 August, 2017 – 17:00
Interviews and pool test held from 6th September 2017.
Start date will be 23rd October 2017.

Publicity Apprentice

Burnley Mechanics – 36.25 hours per week (which includes a day at college).  Starting at Minimum Wage for 16/17 year olds – £146.81/week

Burnley Mechanics Theatre, Marketing Lancashire’s Cultural Venue of the Year 2016, has an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated individual who has an interest in developing a career in PR & Publicity communications.

The successful candidate will work in a small team helping with the promotion of the Mechanics shows and events. This will be done across all media channels, including press, radio, TV and social media, communicating to target audiences across a diverse range of shows and events. The Mechanics website is a core element of the sales process; you will help to ensure all elements of the site and connected social media platforms are relevant and up to date at all times.

You will also be supported to undertake a level 3 (advanced) apprenticeship in social media or digital marketing so you must be able to successfully complete a college assessment for the course.

Ideally you will have some experience of working in the entertainment, performing arts or hospitality industry. You will be creating content for a range of social media platforms so creative skills such as photography, film and design would be an advantage. You must have experience of using social media channels and of using Word, Excel, email and the internet. You must demonstrate you are able to follow instructions, work independently, be results focused and work well as part of a team.

You will be working on our box office, selling tickets and updating the customer database. Confidence in dealing with the public in a friendly professional manner both in person and on the phone will also be an important part of the job. This is an exciting time to join the Leisure Trust – the Mechanics is a dynamic theatre. If you think you have what it takes to play a part in our future success we would like to hear from you.

For an informal discussion on the content of the job description or person specification, please contact Barbara Hood on 01282 477311.

CLOSING DATE: Monday 14th August 2017 9.00 am
INTERVIEW DATE: Tuesday 29th August 2017


Casual Group Fitness Instructors

Salary ranges from £9.40 to £18.75 per hour depending on activity undertaken

Both Padiham and St Peter’s Leisure Centres offer industry leading exercise facilities; all the latest classes and gym equipment with a true passion to reach out to those that don’t just want to exercise but want to change their lifestyle.

If you have a passion for fitness and wellbeing, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an innovative individual to join our successful Fitness Instructor Team.

You must hold a recognised qualification in your specific activity at level 2 standard or above.  You must be an experienced Instructor able to deliver Aerobic Fitness Programs and Gym Instruction at both of our leisure centres. We would particularly welcome applicants trained in the following areas; Spinning, Aqua Yoga, Pilates and any Group Mossa program.

You will be working as part of a team in a customer focused environment and will require excellent communication and delivery skills.  An understanding of Health and Safety issues in relation to activity and sport is also essential.

You will be required to undertake an aerobic fitness session or gym induction prior to the interview.

Appointment to the post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For an informal discussion on the content of the job description or person specification, please contact Heather Alexander, Assistant Manager, on 01282 425011 Ext 3247 or Elaine Adams-Gilligan on 01282 425011 Ext 3246.

You can apply for jobs in two ways – via an online form or you can  download the application form in word format and return this by email to or by post to:-

Burnley Borough Council (Vacancies)
People and Development
Town Hall, Manchester Road
Burnley, Lancs
BB11 9SA

Before making a job application please ensure you download and read the guidance notes together with the relevant job description and person specification. In order to be invited for interview you must be able to show that you meet all of the essential and ideally all the desirable criteria. However, if you do not meet some or all of the desirable criteria you may still be invited for interview.

Good luck with your application!


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