Careers

Make a real difference in your community

We are a not-for-profit, accredited social enterprise, which means we re-invest any financial surplus back into our services.

WHAT GOES IN STAYS IN!

We work for the whole community, providing quality facilities and opportunities to lead a healthier, active lifestyle.

We manage 18 facilities across Suffolk and 1 in Cambridgeshire, on behalf of West Suffolk Council and Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council.

We employee over 500 people, both full-time and part-time, in a wide range of roles and locations.

Abbeycroft Leisure offer their employees:

  • Free use of Abbeycroft Leisure’s health and fitness facilities
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Pension scheme
  • Family friendly benefits
  • Discounts at local restaurants and venues

Focused on Equal Opportunities, we value diversity in our workforce and positively encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that we are only able to reply to those who have been shortlisted. If you apply and do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date then regrettably your application was unsuccessful on that occasion.

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Our latest vacancies

Cleaner, Bury - CLOSES 26/11/19

Location: Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre

Salary Band: £8.21 per hour – 16 hours per week

Closing date: 26 November

Details:

Week 1 – Monday-Thursday 4 hours
Week 2 – Friday 4 hours, Saturday & Sunday 6 hours

We are looking for a cleaner to join our busy cleaning team at the Bury Leisure centre.

You will be responsible for carrying out cleaning duties throughout the whole of the leisure centre using the appropriate cleaning resources. Knowledge of COSHH regulations would be helpful however full training will be provided.

In return, Abbeycroft Leisure can offer you:-

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Family-friendly benefits
  • Free use of Abbeycroft’s health, swim, gym & fitness facilities
  • Discounts at local restaurants and venues
  • Staff concession scheme

 

For an application pack, or to apply for this role, please email your CV to recruitment@acleisure.com
 

Focused on Equal Opportunities, we value diversity in our workforce and positively encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that we are only able to reply to those who have been shortlisted. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date then regrettably your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

See our full privacy policy.

Leisure Assistant/Lifeguard, Bury - CLOSES 29/11/19

Location: Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre

Salary Band: £8.21 per hour – 37 hours per week

Closing date: 29 November

Details:

Abbeycroft Leisure is looking for a strong team player with good communication and customer service skills.

You should be able to work on your own initiative with a flexible approach to a busy and varied working environment. Our leisure centre prides itself on delivering a high level of customer service to our visitors each week. This happens because our team of leisure assistants make it their mission to deliver a high level of service required.

The post requires shift work including evenings, weekends and bank holidays. The role will require a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ). Those applying without this qualification will have the opportunity to undertake full training. The qualification requires you be able to jump/dive into deep water, tread water for 30 seconds, surface dive to the deepest part of the pool (2m), Swim 100m continuously on front and back, Swim 50m in less than 60 seconds as well as climbing out of the pool unaided.

In return, Abbeycroft Leisure can offer you:-

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Family-friendly benefits
  • Free use of Abbeycroft’s health, swim, gym & fitness facilities
  • Discounts at local restaurants and venues
  • Staff concession scheme

A DBS enhanced disclosure will be required for this post

For an informal discussion about this role please email  Tracy.Leuty-Deeks@acleisure.com

For an application pack, or to apply for this role, please email your CV to recruitment@acleisure.com

Focused on Equal Opportunities, we value diversity in our workforce and positively encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that we are only able to reply to those who have been shortlisted. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date then regrettably your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

See our full privacy policy.

Health & Fitness Coach Bury - CLOSES 26/11/19

Location: Skyliner Sports Centre, Bury St Edmunds 

Salary Band: £8.21 per hour – 37 hours per week

Closing date: 26 November

Details:

We are a not-for-profit social enterprise, which means we reinvest any financial surplus back into our services.

Skyliner has excellent facilities including a 45-station gym, main hall, 3G all-weather pitch and 2 studios for exercise classes, including Les Mills and Les Mills Virtual.  The gym comprises of cardio machines with entertainment, resistance machines, free weights and functional training equipment. 

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who strives to provide a positive and high level of customer service to our members and provide our STEPS Programme to inspire and encourage members to lead a healthier and more active lifestyle.

If you are you looking to work in a quality fitness environment and join a successful team where ongoing training and development is provided then this role could be for you!

A Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification is required. A Level 3 qualification is desirable but not essential.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone passionate about the fitness industry to help others reach their health and fitness goals, as well as developing your own knowledge within this role. The successful candidate would also ideally be first aid qualified or able to be trained as a first aider. Previous experience in key holder duties is desirable. You will need to be able to provide excellent customer service and be focused on member retention.

Candidates should have a pro-active nature and be able to use their own initiative and work well in a team. The successful candidate will oversee the general operations of the gym as well as the sports facilities. 

The role will involve carrying out our customer STEPS Programme – customer inductions, programme reviews and health and lifestyle assessments, as well as delivering express classes and group fitness activities.

Other key expectations of the role will be to contribute to daily and weekly cleaning and maintenance tasks both in the gym and sports facilities, whilst providing a high level of customer service and interaction. The role will also include opening and closing the building, sports and class setups and any other reasonable tasks to support the day-to-day running of the Centre.

The role is very varied and involves tasks across the Sports Centre from membership tours, reception duties, sports hall setups, to gym programmes and HIIT classes, to name a few. Your duties will include gym programmes, fitness assessments, and studio class teaching and day to day operations working on a shift Rota basis. 

Shifts involve a range of early morning shifts, evening shifts, weekends and bank holidays, including some lone working. You would be responsible for opening and closing the building on certain shifts.

Mon Tues Weds Thurs Fri Sat Sun

Week 1
05.45-14:00, 13:00-18:30, 5:45-14:00, Off, Off, 07:45-18:15, 07:45-18:15 = 41

Week 2
05:45-13:00, 13:00-18:30, 05:45-13:00, 14:00-22:15, 14:00-22:15, Off, Off = 34.5

Week 3
05:45-14:00, 13:00-18:30, 15:00-22:15, 14:00-22:15, 14:00-22:15, Off, Off = 35.5

In return, Abbeycroft Leisure can offer you:-

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Family-friendly benefits
  • Free use of Abbeycroft’s health, swim, gym & fitness facilities
  • Discounts at local restaurants and venues
  • Staff concession scheme

A DBS enhanced disclosure will be required for this post

For an informal discussion about this role please email kate.martin@acleisure.com

For an application pack, or to apply for this role, please email your CV to recruitment@acleisure.com

Focused on Equal Opportunities, we value diversity in our workforce and positively encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that we are only able to reply to those who have been shortlisted. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date then regrettably your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

See our full privacy policy.

Barista - Christmas Temp, Newmarket - CLOSES 27/11/19

Location: Newmarket Leisure Centre working in partnership with Paddy & Scott’s

Salary Band: £8.21 per hour – various hours available

Closing date: 27 November

Details:

We are looking for a confident person to join our Catering Team at the Café in the Newmarket Leisure Centre.  We know people are our main ingredient, and if you genuinely care about customers and know that little things make a difference then this could be the opportunity for you.

You will have a positive attitude and be an ambassador for the business consistently exceeding customer expectations with prompt and efficient service. You will have a genuine passion for coffee, excellent customer service skills, a flexible and customer-focused approach and willing to work hard as a team player.

You will be preparing food and beverages to a high standard and assisting in the day to day running of the Café Bar facilities and services. You will be serving in the café area and assisting in the safety, security and cleanliness of the area.

Hours to be worked on a shift basis, including evenings, weekends and catering industry bank holidays.

In return, Abbeycroft Leisure can offer you:-

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Family-friendly benefits
  • Free use of Abbeycroft’s health, swim, gym & fitness facilities
  • Discounts at local restaurants and venues
  • Staff concession scheme

To apply for this role, please email your CV to Penny.Pick@acleisure.com

Focused on Equal Opportunities, we value diversity in our workforce and positively encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that we are only able to reply to those who have been shortlisted. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date then regrettably your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

See our full privacy policy.

Senior Lifeguard, Sudbury 3/12/19

Location: Kingfisher Leisure Centre, Sudbury

Salary Band: £8.21 per hour – various hours available

Closing date: 3 December

Details:

We are looking for a highly motivated and creative individual, who is able to lead a team and be the ‘go-to’ person on shift. You will need to be able to stay cool and calm when the pressure is on whilst maintaining exceptional customer service.

We are looking for a driven yet supportive individual who can lead our team of lifeguards. We need someone who is dedicated to supporting their colleagues and help them achieve their potential.

Ideally you will have lifeguarding experience – however, this is not essential. We can provide you with all the training you need to give you that best possible chance of success. We invest in our staff and we are always excited to promote deserving members of the team.

You will need to be a strong leader and confident communicator with exceptional organisational skills to enable you to prioritise conflicting demands and deliver to all deadlines.  You will be resilient with the drive and determination to succeed.

In return, Abbeycroft Leisure can offer you:-

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • An exciting challenging and motivating working environment
  • Family-friendly benefits
  • Free use of Abbeycroft’s health, swim, gym & fitness facilities
  • Discounts at local restaurants and venues
  • Staff concession scheme

To apply for this role, please email your CV to recruitment@acleisure.com

Focused on Equal Opportunities, we value diversity in our workforce and positively encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that we are only able to reply to those who have been shortlisted. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date then regrettably your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

See our full privacy policy.

Duty Manager, Bury - CLOSES 27/11/19

Location: Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre

Salary:  £21,299

Hours: 37 hours per week

Closing date: 27 November | Interview Date: 5 December

Details:

Abbeycroft Leisure have an exciting opportunity for a Duty Manager to join the team at the Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre.  We are looking for an experienced Duty Manager or an ambitious and talented Leisure Assistant who is passionate about the leisure industry. 

 
As a Duty Manager you will manage the day to day operations of the Leisure Centre, staffing and overall customer experience.  
 
 
You will have experience of managing a team, be highly organised, comfortable working on your own initiative and able to thrive in a busy multi-tasking environment.  You will need to be driven and dedicated to manage a busy and demanding workload.  A genuine passion for the leisure industry and supervisory experience are essential. 
 
 
The role will require a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ). Those applying without this qualification will have the opportunity to undertake full training. The qualification requires you be able to jump/dive into deep water, tread water for 30 seconds, surface dive to the deepest part of the pool (2m), Swim 100m continuously on front and back, Swim 50m in less than 60 seconds as well as climb out of the pool unaided. It is essential to have a First Aid at Work Certificate.  Pool Plant Operators Qualification is desirable.
 
 
You will be able to work shifts which include evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

 

In return, Abbeycroft Leisure can offer you:-

  • • Free use of Abbeycroft Leisure’s health and fitness facilities
    • Generous annual leave entitlement
    • Family friendly benefits
    • Discounts at local restaurants and venues
    • Staff concession scheme

 

A DBS enhanced disclosure will be required for this post

For further details and to apply for this role please contact either Kate Martin, General Manager on 01440 765139 or by email kate.martin@acleisure.com, or contact Clare Maller, Operations Manager on 01284 757410 or by email clare.maller@acleisure.com 

 
Focused on Equal Opportunities, we value diversity in our workforce and positively encourage applications from all sections of the community.

 

Please note that we are only able to reply to those who have been shortlisted. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date then regrettably your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

See our full privacy policy.

Part-Time Receptionist, Skyliner - CLOSES 8/12/19

Location: Skyliner Sports Centre

Salary:  £8.21 per hour 

Closing date: 8 December 2019

Details:

Abbeycroft Leisure are managing the new dual use sports facilities on the same site as the new Sybil Andrews Academy.  We’re looking for a Part-time Receptionist to join the team at Skyliner Sports Centre boasting excellent facilities including a 45 station gym, main hall, 3G all weather pitch and 2 studios for exercise classes, including Les Mills and Les Mills Virtual.  The gym comprises of cardio machines with entertainment, resistance machines, free weights and functional training equipment.

We are looking for a friendly, outgoing individual to assist our front of house team. As a receptionist, you will be the first point of contact for visitors and members into the Sports Centre.  We are looking for someone who can take bookings, membership sales and general centre enquiries both face to face and over the phone.  As part of the role you will carry out centre tours, membership sales, along with ensuring an excellent customer journey for all visitors and members. You will be required to assist the Duty Officer with the day to day operations and equipment set up in classes and the sports areas as required.   

We need someone with;

  • • Superb customer service skills
  • • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • • Experience in cash handling

You will need excellent people skills, be flexible and able to prioritise customer needs during busy times. You will need to be self-motivated and manage your time effectively.  Flexibility to respond to a vast range of queries and a busy working environment is important.

This post requires shift working including evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

Week 1

MON – TUES – WEDS – THURS – FRI – SAT – SUN

15.15-21.15 OFF 16.15-21.15 OFF 16.15-21.15 OFF OFF

Week 2

MON – TUES – WEDS – THURS – FRI – SAT – SUN

15.15-21.15 OFF 16.15-21.15 OFF OFF 8.00-13.00 OFF

In return, Abbeycroft Leisure can offer you:

  • • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • • Pension scheme
  • • Family friendly benefits
  • • Free use of Abbeycroft Leisure’s health and fitness facilities
  • • Staff concession scheme

For further details and to apply for this role please contact Paul,Standrin@acleisure.com or call 01284 776300

 
Focused on Equal Opportunities, we value diversity in our workforce and positively encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that we are only able to reply to those who have been shortlisted. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date then regrettably your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

See our full privacy policy.

Meet some of our staff

Lisa

Customer Advisor

“My job matters because we are the first people customers meet and it’s our job to make them feel welcome and to help them as much as possible. It helps that I love my job and that we have a great team of people who work together”

Will

Health and Fitness Coach

“My job in the gym is to introduce new members to an environment; helping them to achieve their goals in a structured way, where before they might have lacked direction and knowledge. In doing this I am always learning new things, meeting new people and adding to my skillset”

Claire

Group Fitness Coordinator

“I feel that my job teaching and coordinating the group fitness classes is extremely rewarding. Exercising in groups can lower stress and also improve mental, and physical wellbeing. Seeing people change and become healthier, and happier is why my job matters “

Rosie

Team Kingfisher

“I can make a small difference to someone’s day with small gestures; such as asking how their day is. A smile and a hello can make a big difference to their day. You don’t know what they could be going through and they may not see anyone else that day. That’s why my job matters”

Ashley

Health and Fitness Coach

“My job matters because I have the opportunity to help current and new members with their workouts, helping them feel comfortable and at ease”