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Ipswich Fit Careers

Join the Team

Are you passionate about Sport and Leisure?
Have you always fancied a job in the Leisure industry?
Ipswich Fit are looking for enthusiastic and driven individuals to join our dedicated team of Coaches,
Instructors, Managers, Front of House staff and more!
Find out what exciting roles we currently have to offer below!

To apply for these roles, you will be redirected to the Ipswich Borough Council jobs page,
and will be required to
apply via the jobs portal.

Current Vacancies

Business Development Assistant

Application Closing Date – 27 May 2022

Salary – £22,132 – £23,484

Basis – Full Time (37 hours)

Due to promotion within the team, we have a new opening for a full-time Business Development Assistant. If you are enthusiastic about getting people active, have excellent customer service & sales skills and have an eye for detail then we want to hear from you.

As a Business Development Assistant, you will be responsible for providing administrative and sales support to the Sport and Leisure service, maintaining high levels of customer service with new and existing customers.

You will be responsible for important clerical tasks and financial administration, including the running of twice-monthly direct debit collections and processing of weekly income returns.

For more information about this role please contact Jeni Watts via email jeni.watts@ipswich.gov.uk or via phone on 07825899249.

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification to find out more about this role:

Job description and Person specification

The selection process will be an interview with scenario. Interviews will be held w/c 25 April.

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Recreational Facilities Assistant Level 2

Application Closing Date – 22 June 2022

Salary – £8,736 – £9,089

Basis – Part-time (15.5 hours) – Fixed Term until 6-12-22

Location – Various Sports Centres

Ipswich Borough Council operates various sports sites across the town, we are looking for hard-working, organised and motivated individuals to join the team.

The job will require evening and weekend work – you will need to be able to adapt to different tasks in what can be a fast-moving busy environment, you will be responsible for rigging/de-rigging equipment, cleaning and various other tasks with tight deadlines to enable customers to enjoy their sessions in a safe and clean environment

This job requires a current qualification to undertake gym inductions, manage the gym floor and be available to offer advice to gym customers on workout programmes to suit their individual needs

For more information about this role please contact Graeme Chatten on 01473 433648 or via email graeme.chatten@ipswich.gov.uk.

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification to find out more about this role:

Job Description And Person Specification

The assessment interview process will be carried out remotely via skype for business, Microsoft teams or in person.

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Recreational Facilities Assistant Level 1

Application Closing Date – 8 June 2022

Salary – £16,279 – £17,405

Basis – Part-time (31.5 hours per week)

Location – Various Sports Centres

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Ipswich Borough Council’s Sport and Leisure Team as a Recreational Facilities Assistant.

In this role, you will be responsible for assisting the team with the efficient day-to-day operation of our Sports Centre’s to ensure our customers can be more active in a safe and customer-focused environment. The role involves assisting with the set-up and set-down of activity equipment, dealing with customer enquiries, cleaning duties and the supervision of children’s activities.

For more information about this role please contact Heidi Smith on 01473 433603 or via email at heidi.smith@ipswich.gov.uk.

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification to find out more about this role:

Job Description and Person Specification

The selection process will be an interview. Interviews will be held W/C 13 June.  

This post is offered on a fixed-term basis to 4 July 2023.

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Lifeguard

Application Closing Date – 8 June 2022

Salary – £20,855 – £21,697

Basis – Full time (37 hours)

Location – Various swimming pools

We are seeking qualified lifeguards to join our team. You will be responsible for delivering exceptional customer service whilst supervising and assisting customers to enjoy their visit to the swimming centres. Following Health and Safety guidance, Normal Operating and Emergency Action Plans and Procedures.

As part of the day to day running of a busy leisure facility, basic operational tasks will include checking of the rescue equipment, delivering high cleanliness standards and organisation of pool-based activities, along with the set ups and de-rigging equipment. This post is subject to a two-week shift rota which includes weekends and some bank holidays.

For more information about this role please contact Shaun Jordan via email Shaun.jordan@ipswich.gov.uk

Job description and Person specification

The selection process will include a water-based assessment and a formal interview week commencing 13th June 2022.

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Crown Pools

Gainsborough Sports Centre

Fore Street Pool

Our Centres

We run 5 locations throughout Ipswich, including 3 Sports and Leisure centres, 4 Gyms, and 2 Swimming Pools. These, along with external locations such as our parks and open spaces, play host to a variety of sports and activities for our members and the wider community.

Our Team

Our staff are essential to our main goal which is to get more people active, more often. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and providing a variety of opportunities for our members to be active.
Do you think you’ve got what it takes to join the team?

Northgate Sports Centre

Whitton Sports Centre

Ransomes Sports Pavilion

Meet Our Staff

Hi, I’m Jeni and I joined Ipswich Fit in January 2022 as the sports & Leisure Manager. I have always been an active person and enjoy helping others to move more and feel the benefits of positive impacts both physically and mentally. I make the most of our free staff swimming and regularly swim over a mile at lunchtime.

I am passionate about our 5 main objectives which revolve around getting people more active through providing active places, active facilities and active environments for people to enjoy physical activity in, working with other organisations committed to an active Ipswich.

I have been quickly welcomed into the team and enjoy the challenge of a varied and fast-paced role.

Hi, my name is Courtney and I have been a sports assistant for three years now. I have had multiple opportunities with various sports centres from birthday party assisting to half term dance coaching. I have such a great network of staff and feel honoured to be a part of a great team.

Hello, my name is Sonny and I am the Assistant Manager at Northgate & Ransomes Sports Centres. I have been working for Ipswich Fit for 5 years. I started as a Party Assistant and have worked my way up since. I absolutely love working for Ipswich Fit; our customers and clubs are lovely, and we have a fantastic team of friendly staff in many different job roles. A career with Ipswich Fit (Ipswich Borough Council) is an extremely rewarding opportunity.

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