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As Suffolk’s largest independent leisure operator and charitable social enterprise, we offer careers for everyone, whether you’re experienced in leisure or you’re thinking about a career change.

Whether your ambitions lie in mangement, sport, finance, health and wellbeing, catering or marketing, you’ll be able to find your perfect job with us.

We offer unrivalled industry training and development, a range of benefits including pension scheme, free use of Abbeycroft’s health and fitness facilities, generous annual leave entitlement, family friendly benefits, discounts at local restaurants and venues.

If you’re just starting out, we also have a range of apprenticeships available.

 

Our latest vacancies

 To apply for any of our current vacancies – please email a copy of your CV to recruitment@acleisure.com .

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.

All our jobs include the following benefits:

  • Pension scheme
  • Free use of  health and fitness facilities
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Industry training and development
  • Family friendly benefits
  • Discounts at local restaurants and venues
  • Westfield Health Benefits

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Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship - Haverhill Leisure Centre - closes 5 november

 

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship from Anglian Ruskin University in Cambridge, whilst undertaking the role of Manager at Haverhill Leisure Centre. 

As a manager you will be responsible for day-to-day operations, health and safety, staffing and you will specialise in customer experience.

You will ensure every customer has a positive experience whilst still achieving business, income, sales, financial and operational targets.

The full-time role offers shifts across the week and every other weekend whilst being supported to study for your university degree, developing a full range of management and leadership skills directly relevant to our business. The degree will start in January 2022. More details about the apprenticeship will be given at an interview.

About the person:

You will be able to demonstrate excellent customer services skills as well as being organised with a flexible approach to a busy and varied working environment. You will be comfortable managing day-to-day operations, administrative tasks and managing a team. You must be able to work on your own initiative yet still be a team player.

Hours: 

37 hours (average) per week (20% of your working week will be dedicated for apprenticeship work/study). 

Salary:

From £21, 299.37 per annum

Staff benefits:

All contracted staff gain free use of Abbeycroft Leisure’s health, swim, and fitness facilities, as well as Westfield Health benefits, to help support your mental and physical health. Generous annual leave, training opportunities, competitive salary and on-going personal development.

Experience required:

An RLSS NPLQ Qualification and First Aid at Work are essential. These can be attained if successful in the role. A pool plant operators’ qualification is desirable and can also be attained if successful.

If you are under 24, you’re expected to have at least 200 points at A-level or NVQ level 3 (or equivalent), and Maths and English GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above. If over 24 years and you have relevant work experience but no traditional qualifications after GCSE, or if you have other professional qualifications (e.g., ILM, CMI), we still encourage you to apply as all applications are considered on an individual basis.

About Haverhill Leisure Centre
Haverhill was refurbished in 2018 with a £4m development including a new gym, wellbeing studio, health rooms, cafe and soft-play area. The centre offers swimming, gym, fitness classes, swimming lessons, health and wellbeing classes plus a range of community programmes.

How to apply
To apply for this role please email a copy of your CV to recruitment@acleisure.com
The closing date is 5 November.

For more information – please email the centre manager nigel.snape@acleisure.com

human resources apprentice - bury st. edmunds Leisure Centre - closes 29 october

*Human Resources Apprenticeship*

We are looking for a well organised, team player to join our small HR Team at Abbeycroft Leisure.

Where is this vacancy? Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre

What is this vacancy? You will be working as a HR Apprentice alongside a small HR Team, you will study towards a Level 3 Business Administration qualification whilst working with the HR team to deliver administrative tasks. Tasks will range from e-mail and letter writing/sending to helping with recruitment tracking and administration. There will be other opportunities to further develop your knowledge and HR skills as your training develops fully supported by all members of the HR team to support your qualification.

How much will I be paid? Your hourly rate in your 1st year of your Apprenticeship will be £4.30 per hour, uplifted to between £8.21 and £8.91 in your 2nd year (dependant on age).

What hours are available? 35hours (average) per week

What would my rota look like? Monday to Friday 09:00am – 17:00pm

Our vision is to Inspire healthier active communities through excellent facilities and services, great experiences, and strong partnerships. Is this your vision too?

Are you?

· Wanting to progress into a career?

· Able to have a flexible approach to a busy and varied working environment?

· Able to work in a team?

Can you?

· Keep organised within the workplace?

· Deliver Administrative tasks?

· Use Outlook and Excel confidently?

· Act on your own initiative?

If you are answering yes, you may be a great fit for this role and for Abbeycroft to achieve our Mission in Inspiring someone to do something that has a positive impact on their health and wellbeing.* You may now be asking…*

Do I need qualifications for this role? The role will require you to have already achieved 5 GCSEs including Maths and English, Grade C or above or 4/5 (new grading). You can apply without and to partake in a test to gain Level 2 in those subjects before taking your end-point assessment. Apprentices without English and Maths at Level 2 must achieve these prior to taking their End Point Assessment.

Are there any staff benefits? All contracted staff gain free use of Abbeycroft Leisure’s Health, Swim, and Fitness Facilities. We also have access to Westfield Health benefits, to help support your mental and physical health whilst saving you pennies in Highstreet stores!

How many successful candidates will there be? 1

When is this Post closing? Friday 29th October 2021

When are interviews due to take place? Interviews to take place from 1st November 2021

Who should I contact if I would like to know more information? Rachel Nouch, HR Manager

Abbeycroft Leisure is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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.

Our full privacy policy can be viewed at acleisure.com/privacy-policy

Reference ID: ACL319

Contract length: 18 months

Application deadline: 18/10/2021

Expected start date: 01/11/2021

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary, Apprenticeship

Salary: From £4.30 per hour

Benefits:

  • Company events
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Gym membership
  • On-site parking
  • Store discounts
  • Wellness programmes

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Education:

  • GCSE or equivalent (preferred)

Licence/Certification:

  • 5 GCSE’s including Maths and English (above C or 4/5) (preferred)

Work remotely:

  • No

Customer service

Teen chill youth worker- newmarket/ brandon - Closes 3 November - Reference ID: acl 320

We are looking for Teen Chill Youth Workers

Teen Chill is a youth initiative created through the partnership of Suffolk County Council, Abbeycroft Leisure and West Suffolk Borough Council. The outcomes of the session are to give young people a fun, safe and friendly environment to socialise within on a Friday evening between 7 – 9pm.

Where is this vacancy? Newmarket and Brandon

What is this vacancy? The youth worker role includes the safe and effective delivery of the sessions and most importantly to engage with the young people on local issues in which affect them such as social provision, education and career pathways. This is a hands on role that requires you to be able to work independently, engaging with local stakeholders to deliver combined community outcomes as well as collecting and measuring impact.

How much will I be paid? Between £9.47 and £12.00 depending on qualified or not

What hours are available? 2 hours

What would my rota look like? Fridays 19.00-21.00

Our vision is to Inspire healthier active communities through excellent facilities and services, great experiences, and strong partnerships. Is this your vision too?

Are you?

· Great at delivering great Customer Service?

· Good team player?

· Able to have a flexible approach to a busy and varied working environment?

Can you?

· Inspire and engage young people?

· Deliver quality service?

· Act on your own initiative?

If you are answering yes, you may be a great fit for this role and for Abbeycroft to achieve our Mission in Inspiring someone to do something that has a positive impact on their health and wellbeing.* You may now be asking…*

Do I need qualifications for this role? The applicant doesn’t necessary require a L2 youth work qualification however must be able to commit to completing a course at the earliest available opportunity. You will be assisted during the sessions by leisure centre staff and have ongoing support via the Borough families and communities officers. The successful applicant will have proven experience of engaging within the local community and preferably within projects for young people.

Are there any staff benefits? All contracted staff gain free use of Abbeycroft Leisure’s Health, Swim, and Fitness Facilities. We also have access to Westfield Health benefits, to help support your mental and physical health whilst saving you pennies in Highstreet stores!

How many successful candidates will there be? 2

When is this Post closing? 22nd October

When are interviews due to take place? w/c 25th October.

Who should I contact if I would like to know more information? Charlie Potter, Active Communities Manager

Abbeycroft Leisure is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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.

Our full privacy policy can be viewed at acleisure.com/privacy-policy

Reference ID: ACL320

Part-time hours: 2 per week

Application deadline: 22/10/2021

Expected start date: 01/11/2021

Job Types: Part-time, Contract, Permanent

Salary: £9.47-£12.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Company events
  • Employee discount
  • Gym membership
  • On-site parking
  • Store discounts
  • Wellness programmes

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime

Licence/Certification:

  • Level 2 Youth Working Qualification (preferred)

Work remotely:

  • No

Leisure Assistants

Leisure Assistant/Lifeguard - Mildenhall - Closes 11 November - Reference: ACL265

Calling all Leisure Assistants and those who would like to begin their Career in the Leisure Industry!

About Us: We are a not-for-profit social enterprise, meaning 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 and manage 16 facilities across Suffolk with 1 in Cambridgeshire, on behalf of West Suffolk Council and Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council.

Where is this Vacancy? The Mildenhall Hub – Sheldrick Way IP28

What is this Vacancy? A Leisure Assistant is responsible for lifeguarding, maintaining excellent cleanliness standards and helping with equipment set ups and set downs whilst delivering great customer service.

How much will I be paid? Your full time salary is dependent on your age and will be between £15,839 and £17,128 per annum pro rata.

What hours are available? 37 hours (average) per week

What would my rota look like? Your rota will be a fixed 3 or 4-week rolling rota. The rota will be confirmed to you in the interview stages

Our Vision is to Inspire healthier active communities through excellent facilities and services, great experiences, and strong partnerships. Is this your vision too?

Are you?

· Wanting to start your career in the Leisure Industry?

· Good Customer Service?

· A team player?

Can you?

· Maintain cleanliness onsite and deliver maintenance tasks?

· Be responsible for others safety and wellbeing?

· Act on your own initiative?

If you are answering yes, you may be a great fit for this role and for Abbeycroft to achieve our Mission in Inspiring someone to do something that has a positive impact on their health and wellbeing.* You may now be asking…*

Do I need qualifications for this role? 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 to be able to jump/dive into deep water, tread water for 30 seconds, surface dive to the deepest part of the pool (1.8m), Swim 100m continuously on front and back, Swim 50m in less than 60 seconds as well as climb out of the pool unaided.

Are there any staff benefits? All contracted staff gain free use of Abbeycroft Leisure’s Health, Swim, and Fitness Facilities. We also have access to Westfield Health benefits, to help support your mental and physical health whilst saving you pennies in Highstreet stores!

A DBS enhanced disclosure will be required for this post

When is this Post closing? 11th October 2021

When are Interviews due to take place? From 12th October 2021

Who should I contact if I would like to know more information? Alexandra Ashley, Wetside Manager

Abbeycroft Leisure is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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.

Our full privacy policy can be viewed at acleisure.com/privacy-policy

Reference ID: ACL265

Application deadline: 11/10/2021

Expected start date: 18/10/2021

Job Types: Full-time, Contract, Permanent

Salary: £15,839.00-£17,826.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Company events
  • Employee discount
  • Gym membership
  • On-site parking
  • Store discounts
  • Wellness programmes

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift

Work remotely:

  • No
ABOUT ABBEYCROFT - A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

What goes in – stays in.
We are a not-for-profit social enterprise, which means we re-invest any financial surplus back into our services.

We make a difference.
Our annual social impact is £6 million

We are a trusted partner of choice.
We work with our strategic partners for improved services for all.

We are local.
We have knowledge and understanding of the communities we work in because we are part of those communities.

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

We manage 16 facilities across Suffolk with 1 in Cambridgeshire, on behalf of West Suffolk Council and Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council.

READ MORE HERE

SAFEGUARDING & EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES POLICY

Abbeycroft Leisure is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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.

Our full privacy policy can be viewed here: privacy-policy

VISION

Inspiring healthier active communities through excellent facilities and services, great experiences and strong partnerships.

MISSION

Inspiring a Healthier You

Inspiring someone to do something that has a positive impact on their health and wellbeing.

VALUES

Act with Integrity

Community Focused

Delivering Together

Pride

Meet some of our staff

Dan

DAN

I’m the centre manager at Brandon Leisure Centre. I started as a leisure assistant – then went onto duty officer, duty manger, operations manager, sports centre manager and now leisure centre manager.

The oportunties are here if you want to take them and you can also do all sorts of training – NPLQ, first-aid, NVQs in leisure management etc.

I was very much into martial arts and football so for me this was such a natural career choice becuase I love fitness but you don’t need to have that interest – you just need to like people.

The best part of the job is working with our customers, getting people to their personal best is very rewarding but also some customers just love the social side of being here and that’s a great, positive environment to work within.

KIM

KIM 

I started as a fitness instructor in 2009 with Abbeycroft – then I did some class instructing and trained as a personal training.

I then progressed to a GP referral instructor, a coordinator and then onto pulmonary and cardiac rehab – so I’m now a qualified  Phase 4 GP referral coordinator.

I’ve benefitted from many courses and qualifications with Abbeycroft so I’m very grateful and proud of my progression.

I love seeing the start and the finish of what our GP referral clients achieve – for example a man who came to us after having a stroke had a goal to walk his daughter down the aisle and we were able to help him achieve that.

We get to work with so many different people and every day is different and that’s part of what is appealing. Abbeycroft is very flexible and understanding if you’ve got a family, so this helps a lot of us Mums return to work.

Andy

ANDY

I’m a fitness instructor and I used to be a leisure assistant. I love meeting different people, finding out what they want to do – and this inspires me to help them and improve their lifestyle.

Fitness has always been part of my life – I’m actually a professional swimmer, having qualified for Rio but was unable to go because of a heart condition – but I have my sights set on Paris 2024.

Best of my job is interacting with customers and developing a rapport – everyone knows your name here – I love that.

I also enjoy using the facilities myself – and Abbeycroft are so good at helping me to fit in my swim training as well as do my job.

Toby

TOBY

I’m a health and wellbeing practitioner at Brandon and Newmarket,  overseeing our Active Living referral scheme, dealing with all clients who are referred to us by clinicians.

It’s such a rewarding job becuase we see first hand what a difference exercise and movement can have with these clients – you can’t help but love it.

I’ve had so many opportunities during the last 10 years with Abbeycroft – having had lots of fitness roles. They’ve fnded all the qualifications I’ve taken which is excellent and I would encourage anyone who wants to do something worthwhile as a career to try it.

JOSEPH

I’m a fitness instructor at Brandon Leisure Centre and for me the best part of my job is helping people achieve their goals. I’ve always found the flexibility of the hours great to be honest – and it’s such a happy environment.

I used to work in the construction industry but I’m a people’s person so this job is perfect for me.

I would encourage anyone to give this industry a try…you won’t regret it!

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