We are looking to recruit a motivated, dynamic and energetic fitness instructor seeking to make a difference by working with people to increase their health, wellbeing, and fitness levels!

Our specialised Westbank Gyms accommodate the needs of the local population alongside people who require support and expertise to assist them in overcoming physical challenges and recovery from poor health. Our clients include some who need help to regain fitness following an ill-health event, people less able with physical challenges, and those who wish to maintain and improve their existing fitness and strength.

If you want a job that really makes a difference apply today and join our award-winning charity as part of our Fitness Team!

Your role will include:

As a Westbank Fitness Instructor:

  • You will be required to provide evidence-based and client-focussed exercise, advice, and assistance to a wide variety of people accessing our health and fitness service at our site in Exminster, and at other possible locations around Devon;
  • You will be required to build and maintain positive, motivating relationships with our clients while fostering the inclusive, welcoming environment that is the foundation of everything we do with our customers;
  • You will perform gym inductions for new clients, covering basic equipment usage and health and safety obligations;
  • You will assist clients within the general population with their exercise programmes and by offering advice on the gym floor;
  • You will assist the Health & Wellbeing Manager with admin tasks involving the exercise referral programme, data maintenance and reporting.

What we are looking for:

We will be shortlisting on the following criteria, so please make reference as to how you meet these in your covering letter

  • Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification;
  • Experience of working independently, and as part of a team;
  • Ability to adapt coaching style to suit different client needs;
  • Experience of delivering group exercise classes;
  • Experience of using a CRM database;
  • Experience of providing a friendly, warm and welcoming service to clients;
  • Experience of working in a gym environment;
  • Flexibility (to cover leave and weekend shifts as required);
  • Level 3 GP Referral qualification (desirable).

Full details can be found in the Job Description

Rate of Pay: £11,115.00 - £13,378.38 pro rata (£18,278.00 - £22,000.00 FTE) (Depending on experience and qualifications)

Hours per Week: 22.5 (Includes weekend working on a rota system)

Location: Westbank, Exminster

Contract: Permanent 

To apply

To help us better evaluate your suitability for the role, please submit an up-to-date CV, with a covering letter outlining how you meet the shortlisting criteria, to [email protected] 

About Westbank:

Westbank is an award-winning registered charity, based in Devon, established in 1986. The organisation was originally set up to provide practical and emotional support to people in the villages along the west bank of the River Exe and has now expanded, offering a great variety of services to communities and individuals across Devon.

Our charity is committed to supporting inclusion and diversity in everything we do so we encourage all candidates who meet the requirements to submit their application.  

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.