Fitness Instructor

Closing Date
Wednesday, 2nd February 2022
Job Type
Operations & Facilities
Health & Fitness
Circa £22,973 including allowances and enhancements for shift working

Do you love fitness, and want to work in a role that allows you to do something that you are passionate about every day?

At the University of Nottingham, we are proud to be the Times and Sunday Times Sports University of the year 2021, with a history of success and sporting pedigree, including Olympic medallists and international-standard athletes among our students and alumni. 

If you want to part of our ambitious future, providing health & fitness, wellbeing, and exercise opportunities for our university community, we’d love you to join our team of fitness instructors based at our sector leading facility at the David Ross Sports Village and Jubilee Sports Centre on our Nottingham campuses.

What you will need to bring is commitment, flexibility, and dedication. You must be able to work independently as well as in a team and have a passion for customer care and a desire to deliver excellent service. Daily duties will include new member inductions, writing fitness programmes, delivering fitness classes, giving help and guidance to members, walking the gym floor engaging, interacting and looking after the well-being and motivation of our members.

Successful candidates will hold a NVQ level 2 qualification (or equivalent) in gym/fitness instructing. We will support you to develop your skills and gain industry recognised qualifications to further your career.  In addition, our team of experts in our Professional Development Department will work with you to find the course, funding or programme you need to help you fulfil your potential and take the opportunities you need to succeed.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, a generous holiday allowance and pension scheme and access to leisure facilities across our campuses.

We believe that sport is essential for the wellbeing of our staff and students and should be accessible to all. Our David Ross Sports Village is a sector leading facility of international significance; providing a premier training and competition venue for elite sport, physical activity and social & recreational sport.

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This is a full time position (36.25hrs per week) and candidates will need to be flexible in their approach to their working hours, noting that the operational hours range between 05.30am and 11.00pm seven days a week. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Tom Sherratt, tel: 0115 8467540 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

This role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Skilled Worker visa under the UK Visas & Immigration points based immigration system, however applications are welcome from candidates who don't currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a valid visa via another route.