Senior Health and Fitness Supervisor

University of Essex - Essex Sport

Essex Sport
Essex Sport provides a full range of sporting and physical activity facilities, classes and activities for students and staff at the University of Essex, as well as to the wider local community.  Recent investments in facilities include the new £12M Essex Sport Arena, a new covered 4-court tennis facility, a recent expansion of the Essex Sport Gym with a new functional training zone, and the addition of virtual classes to our fitness studios.

Duties of the Role
We are seeking an experienced fitness professional for an exciting opportunity as Health and Fitness Senior Supervisor.  The Essex Sport Gym offers 180 fitness stations, and features a number of distinct training zones designed to cater for a wide range of customers.  These include a new functional training zone, as well as four Olympic lifting platforms and a functional training rig, as well as four fitness studios, where we run a weekly programme of over 60 fitness and wellness classes, including our new virtual class programme.

Responsibilities will include assisting with the efficient and safe running of the sports centre and its facilities, implementing programmes of equipment replacement  and ensuring daily checks are carried out to ensure that the Essex Sport Gym and Activity Studios are safe to use. You will also be required to lead staff in providing high levels of customer service along with positive interaction with members of the gym and assisting with converting enquiries into membership sales.

Skills and Qualifications required
The successful candidate will hold a relevant qualification in Sport / Recreation / Physical Education / Fitness and Health and personal training (minimum Level 2). You will also have previous supervisory experience, excellent knowledge of the latest specification of gym equipment and a good understanding of health and safety procedures within a gym setting. Having a proven track record of leading on sales and customer service within a commercial gym setting is essential, along with willingness to work a flexible shift pattern including evenings and weekends.

Due to the nature of the work, this appointment is subject to a criminal record check, known as a Disclosure. 

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please use the ‘Apply’ button below to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

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This recruitment campaign is being administered by the University of Essex on behalf of University of Essex Campus Services Ltd, a wholly owned company of the University. Some aspects of the information provided on this recruitment website may not apply to this appointment.

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