Fitness Instructor

  • Job Reference: 00095889-1
  • Date Posted: 12 November 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Wellington, Somerset
  • Salary: £21,484
  • Sector: Catering and Hospitality
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Do you take pride in helping people with their fitness? If you want to make a positive influence on the health of some of the most vulnerable in society, then this job is for you.

Join the team at Wellesley Hospital as a Fitness Instructor, where you will work 37.5 hours between Monday to Friday and be a part of meaningful change. You will join the Occupational Therapy team, where you will facilitate all fitness-based activities within the Occupational Therapy timetable. You'll enjoy support from the OT team, which consist of Registered Occupational Therapists and Therapy Assistants.

As a part of the programme, you'll explore and promote different elements of a healthy lifestyle, covering key topics each week such as the importance of exercise, food groups and lifestyle choices. You'll provide individual and group sessions within different locations, including a fully equipped gym and sports halls.

A range of training opportunities are available that can see your career grow and you achieve your career aspirations.

Your responsibilities will include to:

Delivering sessions on a 1:1 basis or as part of a group, as set out in the patients 12 week program
Maintaining a safe environment for patients to work out and exercise
Document patients physical progress
Support the physical health team in assisting patients in reaching and maintaining a 'healthy weight'.
To support the planning and running of hospital health programs (Mission Fit).
To work alongside the Occupational therapy department to support patients integrate into the community.
To stay up to date with hospital training procedures (E-Learning)
Plan and successfully run a 12 week program for patients alongside the hospital Fitness instructor.
Fitness Assistant will report to the Fitness Instructor.To be successful in this role, you'll need:

Previous fitness instruction experience
Level 2 gym instructor- Essential
Level 3 Personal training- Desirable (willing to work towards)
Knowledge of mental health
Completion of the relevant 'Personal trainer education'
Previous experience in designing and delivering personal training programmes What you will get:

Annual salary £21,484 + Benefits
The equivalent of 33 days annual leave - plus your birthday off!
Free meals and on-site parking
Wellbeing support and activities
Career development and training
Pension contribution
Life Assurance
Enhanced Maternity PackageThere are also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check and much more.

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with over 8,000 employees and a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 90 services across England and Wales covering Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move.

Elysium Healthcare is part of Ramsay Health Care with a global network that extends across 10 countries and employs over 86,000 people globally.

The safety of our service users and colleagues is our priority and as such we encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person's individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure