Join team Burnley Leisure

Burnley Leisure is looking to recruit individuals who can demonstrate excellent customer service and communication skills. If you are passionate about delivering an excellent service within a dedicated team supporting the health and wellbeing of the local community then one of these roles could be for you.

Operations Manager

Salary: £30,153 to £32,486 (pay award pending)      Location: Burnley
We have an exciting opportunity to become a key member of the management team with the intention of providing and efficient and effective service within our facilities. You will be responsible for day to day operations and commercial development of our facilities with a key focus and responsibility for health and fitness, wellness and membership sales.

We are looking for an exceptional leader who can drive business and motivate the teams you manage. You will be expected to work on your own initiative, generating new ideas and concepts of the business. You must be passionate about our business and delivery of excellence in our facilities.

Our offer is a competitive salary, pension scheme (significant employer contribution), up to 25 days holiday per annum (plus bank holidays and local days), Free Gym membership and other discounts.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Scott Bryce, Area Manager on 01282 477192.

Closing date: Friday 4th May 2018    Interview: Wednesday 6th June 2018

Job Description & Person Specification

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Casual Activity Leader

Our Getin2 Team delivers sport and play activities to children during the school holidays and we are looking to recruit suitable individuals to join us on a casual basis as Activity Leaders to deliver the following roles:
  • School Holiday Activity Clubs
  • Park activity sessions
  • Roller discos
  • Birthday parties

As an activity leader you will need to demonstrate a positive and professional attitude and be able to communicate and engage with children in a Holiday Club setting.  You must also be able to plan and deliver fun, innovative and engaging activities to children between the ages of 5 and 13 in a sports centre setting. We want the children to have an amazing time at our holiday clubs and that will be down to the team of staff and volunteers.  If you think that you have the qualities it takes then we want to hear from you.

You must have a recognised Level 1 Qualification in play/sport or child care.  You must also have experience of instruction in sport and/or play activities and of working directly with children and young people.  Appointment to this post is subject to the receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.  This post requires flexible working hours as our projects take place during school holidays and our roller discos and birthday parties take place on evenings and weekends.

We expect high standards and in return we offer the successful candidates excellent rates of pay, along with training and support and the opportunity to gain further qualifications.

For an informal discussion on the content of the job description or person specification, please contact Janet Roundell, Sport and Play Development Officer, on 01282 477167.

Salary: £10.28 per hour       Closing date:

Job Description & Person Specification                      Apply here

Casual Recreation Attendant

General duties include the day to day operations of leisure facilities at St Peters and Padiham Leisure Centres. You would be responsible for the supervision of swimming pools, high standards of cleanliness, erecting and dismantling equipment and customer care. You must have experience of cleaning operations and be able to pass swimming tests.  It is essential you possess, or are capable of attaining, a current Royal Life Saving Society National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.   See further information and apply…

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, we are looking for an innovative individuals 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.

See further information an apply here…

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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