Sectors We Recruit For

  • Swimming
    Swimming

    ​Unlock Your New Career: Discover The Joys Of Swim TeachingKickstart a Rewarding Career with Us…Would you like a career where every day you make a tangible difference to people's lives? A career where you not only teach a vital life skill but also nurture confidence and joy in individuals of all ages? Welcome to the world of swim teaching!As a Swim Instructor, you will have the opportunity to educate and progress children through our swimming lesson programme. Meet Kim, who combines her work in the Fire and Rescue service alongside being a swimming teacher at her local swimming pool. Whether you’re looking for full-time or part-time work, swim teaching offers great flexibility and life satisfaction for you. There’s also lots of routes to re-train that are reducing barriers for many.​Our programme starts from parent and baby up to competitive level, incorporating RLSS approved water safety criteria to not just ensure that children can swim, but can also make safe and smart decisions around the water.Level 2 up to £17.50 (this will vary between each site)Ideally you will already hold a current SEQ qualification, but if you show us that you are the right candidate, a competent swimmer and keen to learn we will be happy to put you through your training *subject to meeting requirements*. We’ll also ensure that you receive a full induction and regular training so you can be the best you can be.SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) Course SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming Course*Requirements* You must be 16 or over to take the final assessment. You must be able to swim 100 metres continuously, tread water for 30 seconds in deep water, surface dive to the floor of the pool and climb out unaided without steps.​Apply for our Swimming Instructor roles or fill in an Expression of Interest Form below;​​Our Swimming Teachers Love Their Job! See here

  • Apprentice
    Apprentice

    ​Are you seeking the opportunity to gain qualifications whilst earning? Are you eager to learn? Are you enthusiastic and motivated? ​If you identify with the above, our Apprenticeships are made for you! ​Most importantly, you will be joining a company that can offer you valuable career prospects and believes in investing in its people. ​Kickstart a Rewarding Career with Us… ​We live, breathe and inspire a healthy lifestyle. As our Apprentice, you will learn everything you need to know to ensure the safety of all leisure centre users. You will assist with responsibilities relevant to your role such as assisting with a wide range of activities such as safety checks, assisting customers with their needs, and generally ensuring that you help maintain a comfortable and safe environment for our customers at all times. ​As our Apprentice… ​You will be a role model and have the opportunity to learn additional valuable skills within the Leisure Centre including sales, customer service, effective communication, building workplace confidence and improving your lifesaving abilities! ​Whilst undergoing your apprenticeship you will have a mix of on and off the job training, including shadowing to gain the competencies required for the role. You will also be given time to complete modules and tasks for your apprenticeship and spend time with your designated tutor from our learning partner. The successful applicants will be enthusiastic, responsible and hardworking individuals, maintain the Centres’ high standards of Health & Safety and cleanliness, and assist with general day to day operations. ​In addition, what can we offer you? In your downtime you can even use our fantastic leisure facilities for free and will have access to a wide range of other benefits including our discount portal, free gym membership for you and a nominated person / Company sick pay / Career Progression and More!!... ​The Parkwood Leisure Holdings Ltd Group are proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers that are committed to inclusion and diversity.

  • Outdoors
    Outdoors

    ​Parkwood Outdoors has a vision to encourage children and adults to get active in the outdoors. With an almost endless supply of outside activities and countryside we know that there is something for everyone. Our talented instructors and innovative programmes combine physical fitness and social experience all in the wonderful outdoors.We know that the outdoors provides a unique learning platform to help students when they return to school after taking part in outdoor activities. We are passionate about ensuring our instructors not only teach students about the outdoors, but contribute to their physical, personal and social education. We truly believe that positive experiences with Parkwood Outdoors help students when they return to school and college and we are passionate about the wider benefit that we can provide young people who take part in one of our activities. ​We are not just about encouraging young students, we truly want everyone to experience the multitude of benefits that being active outdoors brings. It is our mission to not only encourage more people to take part in outdoor activities, but also to ensure we are enhancing people’s lives. We love being active, it is what we do and we are passionate about the outdoors, in our opinion it is a truly wonderful environment with a different mix available for us all. If you love the outdoors as much as we do then apply to join our team and help us keep our mission alive.Life outdoors is simply more fun!WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?We are committed to recruiting flexible, motivated and dynamic individuals for all aspects of our operations. We are looking for individuals that can offer a genuine level of commitment in return for support, opportunities and a rewarding career. By paying attention to the people we employ, in the form of development, we are able to achieve the excellence for which we strive. We are committed to being the recognised standard for quality, care and excellence in the provision of leisure related facilities and to being an employer of choice.

  • Theatres
    Theatres

    ​Parkwood Theatres is a subsidiary of Parkwood Leisure Limited. We currently manage four theatre venues located around the UK, The Hawth in Crawley (855 + studio 146 + ampitheatre 400 seats), The Playhouse in Weston super Mare (664 seats), The Hazlitt in Maidstone (353 + studio 153 seats), and The Castle in Welingborough (503 + studio 84 seats), with ambitions to take on more.WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?We are committed to recruiting flexible, motivated and dynamic individuals for all aspects of our operations. We are looking for individuals that can offer a genuine level of commitment in return for support, opportunities and a rewarding career. By paying attention to the people we employ, in the form of development, we are able to achieve the excellence for which we strive. We are committed to being the recognised standard for quality, care and excellence in the provision of leisure related facilities and to being an employer of choice.

  • Central Support - Leisure
    Central Support - Leisure

    We offer exceptional career opportunities at our Head Office in Droitwich where our teams play a vital role in shaping our future success.We are committed to recruiting flexible, motivated and dynamic individuals for all aspects of our operations. We are looking for individuals that can offer a genuine level of commitment in return for support, opportunities and a rewarding career. By paying attention to the people we employ, in the form of development, we are able to achieve the excellence for which we strive.

  • Lifeguards
    Lifeguards

    ​We are looking for lifeguards across a number of our sites. Winners of ukactive’s 2022 Outstanding Organisation of the Year Award, we currently operate 90 leisure, golf and culture facilities throughout the UK and employ 4,000+ staff.Kickstart a Rewarding Career with Us…If you’re looking for a rewarding career, why not combine your passion for swimming with customer care. Keeping our customers safe and happy is our top priority.If this sounds like you, look no further and apply to be a lifeguard today! More About the RoleAt Parkwood Leisure, Legacy Leisure, Lex Leisure, 1Life and Wellbeing Fitness and Leisure Community Trust Limited we live, breathe and inspire a healthy lifestyle. As a lifeguard you will be responsible for ensuring the safety of all swimmers. It’s not just sitting around in a chair all day, you will have to be alert, and ready to act fast should any incidents arise. When you aren’t on poolside you will assist with a wide range of activities such as setting up sports equipment, cleaning, assisting customers with their needs and ensuring that you maintain a safe environment at all times.Ideally you will already hold a current RLSS NPLQ qualification, but if you show us that you are the right candidate, a competent swimmer and keen to learn we will be happy to put you through your NPLQ training*. We’ll also ensure that you receive a full induction and regular training so you can be the best you can be.You will be a role model to other swimmers and will have the opportunity to learn additional valuable skills within the Leisure Centre including sales, customer service, effective communication, building workplace confidence and improving your lifesaving abilities!*NPLQ Requirements* You must be 16 or over to take the final assessment. You must be able to dive into deep water, swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds, swim 100 metres continuously, tread water for 30 seconds in deep water, surface dive to the floor of the pool and climb out unaided without steps.​APPLY FOR OUR LIFEGUARD ROLES OR FILL IN AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM BELOW;​​

  • Front of House
    Front of House

    The fast-paced nature of the leisure industry means that we always looking for Front of House professionals to take the lead in interacting with members and actively promote our philosophy of Quality, Care and Excellence in the service we provide. The activities from Leisure Centres to Golf Courses are wide ranging and the involvement with people is continuous.  This allows for an exciting day, using your skills on a diverse range of jobs. WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?We are committed to recruiting flexible, motivated and dynamic individuals for all aspects of our operations. We are looking for individuals that can offer a genuine level of commitment in return for support, opportunities and a rewarding career. By paying attention to the people we employ, in the form of development, we are able to achieve the excellence for which we strive. We are committed to being the recognised standard for quality, care and excellence in the provision of leisure related facilities and to being an employer of choice.

  • Sports Development & Coaching
    Sports Development & Coaching

    ​A role in Sports, especially with our Leisure Centres' provides an exciting working day, every day, in a social environment with the opportunity to gain further skills and qualifications.Involved in all functional areas of the Centres’, our fitness instructors, coaches and sports development managers enjoy a genuinely rewarding experience and are provided with a springboard to a leisure management career in one of the most attractive and fast growing leisure management companies. WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?We are committed to recruiting flexible, motivated and dynamic individuals for all aspects of our operations. We are looking for individuals that can offer a genuine level of commitment in return for support, opportunities and a rewarding career. By paying attention to the people we employ, in the form of development, we are able to achieve the excellence for which we strive. We are committed to being the recognised standard for quality, care and excellence in the provision of leisure related facilities and to being an employer of choice.

  • Golf
    Golf

    Changing the future of golf. For good.WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?We love Golf. It's one of those few sports that offers the opportunity for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to participate and socialise together; at the same time as getting to enjoy the wonderful greenspace that the Golf course offers. We’re more than just golf. We bring together people and make a positive contribution to local communities by making people feel healthy and happy, both mentally and physically.We have a chance to make a difference for so many: our customers, teammates, partners and neighbours, which is why we welcome everyone and encourage laughter, gratitude, and hospitality. It’s good for our team, and it’s good for you.We also know it takes diverse people with different ideas, strengths and interests to be a success. We are passionate about learning and seek to constantly improve and innovate. This is why we bring our customers and employees together as a whole, to encourage feedback and challenge the norm. We are proud of what we’re doing to shape the future of golf and our unified attitude helps us progress further, together.We’re constantly developing, reviewing, and improving to make sure our customers get the best experience. It takes a close knit team to achieve this. We’re always trying stay one step ahead of our customers expectations, so you get the most from your time with us. We can’t do this without a great team so we care for and protect our employees, while they’re busy expanding their careers with us.​

  • Catering
    Catering

    Do what you love, and love what you do with us – choose from dozens of opportunities from Chefs to Food & Beverage Assistants to progressing towards Catering Managers and Head Chefs.WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?We are committed to recruiting flexible, motivated and dynamic individuals for all aspects of our operations. We are looking for individuals that can offer a genuine level of commitment in return for support, opportunities and a rewarding career. By paying attention to the people we employ, in the form of development, we are able to achieve the excellence for which we strive. We are committed to being the recognised standard for quality, care and excellence in the provision of leisure related facilities and to being an employer of choice.​​

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Everyone from our Managing Director to site managers and centre staff has a vital role to play in driving our business forward.

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Benefits

  • Pension Scheme

    Pension Scheme

  • Incremental Annual Leave

    Incremental Annual Leave

  • Company Sick Pay

    Company Sick Pay

  • Free gym membership for you and a nominated person

    Free gym membership for you and a nominated person

  • Career Progression

    Career Progression

  • Training and Development

    Training and Development

  • Employee Discount Portal

    Employee Discount Portal

  • Free Uniform, if required

    Free Uniform, if required

  • Great career progression...

    Great career progression...

    ...I've worked at the Company for a number of years and they have provided me with lots of training and development opportunities that has allowed me to progress in my role and this is what has kept me working here. Good range employee benefits including free use of the centres.

  • Training and Development

    Training and Development

  • Clear aims and goals set for all...

    Clear aims and goals set for all...

    ...Great communications. Customer focus driven. It is great to be part of an award winning company in the sector.

News and insights

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    We bid farewll to Assistant Regional Director Paul Nangle

    ​Today we bid farewell to Assistant Regional Director for the South East, Paul Nangle.Paul is retiring after 17 years in the business after an incredibly successful time in the South East leadership team.Hugely respected amongst colleagues at site and within the central teams, Paul has been pivotal in helping build thriving communities in the region - he receives a large bottle of Moet & Chandon Champagne upon his depature - thank you and all the best with your retirement! 🍾

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    THOUSANDS BENEFIT FROM NEW MUSCULOSKELETAL HUBS IN LEISURE CENTRES ACROSS ENGLAND AND WALES

    Leading leisure management operator Parkwood Leisure, in partnership with Legacy Leisure, Lex Leisure and 1 Life, has launched Musculoskeletal rehabilitation programmes across 30 leisure centres in England and Wales.According to recent statistics[1]over 20 million people [roughly a third of the UK population] live with a musculoskeletal [MSK] condition with the NHS currently spending £5 billion on treatments for these conditions every year. Recognising this, Parkwood Leisure has introduced an initiative to integrate community MSK rehabilitation programmes into leisure facilities.Parkwood Leisure in collaboration with Good Boost, ukactive,Orthopaedic Research UK, ESCAPE-pain, and Arthritis Action aims to grow the role of leisure centres, pools, and gyms as ‘MSK health hubs’ following a successful strategic two-year research project.The initiative has resulted in the creation of 30 MSK hubs, which have achieved TAS (The Active Standard) Accreditation, ensuring the highest standards in musculoskeletal care. With 1,170 individuals already registered and 1,885 referrals received, the impact is already being felt within the local communities. The sessions are open to anyone with an MSK condition, providing valuable information on active living, pain management, and information on suitable available activities at the leisure centre.The project has already generated an estimated £400,000 in social value. Two-thirds of participants have already reported that their wellbeing has ‘improved’ up to their MSK condition being ‘no longer a problem’ as a result of accessing their local MSK Hub. Pain reduction has been reported across each patient specific complaint following the Goodboost sessions, demonstrating the positive impact on both individuals and the wider community.Parkwood Leisure is committed to expanding the MSK hub initiative to create a network of accessible community hubs. 250 staff have completed MSK related training, with 30 staff identified as MSK coordinators across the MSK Hubs.MSK Hubs incorporate Goodboost rehabilitation and prehabilitation sessions, weekly social MSK sessions in the cafes as well as online nutrition courses to support people with MSK conditions. Parkwood Leisure continues to shape services based on the needs of the local community, supporting the development of local MSK ‘Lived Experience Groups’.A survey carried out found that 55% of respondents found their MSK condition has affected their working life, 22% have been out of work for over 10 days in the last 12 months because of their MSK condition and 6% suggest their MSK condition has affected their ability to find work.The MSK hubs are essential in reducing physical pain, improving mental wellbeing and reducing economic inactivity due to MSK conditions.Managing Director of Parkwood Leisure, Glen Hall, said: “I couldn’t believe the statistics on how many people live with a musculoskeletal condition, so Parkwood Leisure is honoured to lead an initiative that transforms leisure centres into vital community hubs. This MSK project reflects our commitment to inclusivity and creating a positive impact on the lives of individuals in local communities. We believe in fostering, not just physical health, but also a sense of community, making leisure centres truly accessible to all.”This new initiative goes beyond addressing the physical health needs of individuals with MSK conditions; seeking to tackle the mental health side of the conditions too, the MSK social sessions within the leisure centre cafes have contributed towards an improved sense of community and support among participants.Hannah Gilday, Head of Healthy Communities & Partnerships at Parkwood Leisure,has said, “It has been a pleasure to witness the success of our MSK hubs in transforming lives and fostering an improved wellbeing among local communities.”For more information, head over to:www.leisurecentre.com/msk

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    March Employee of the Month Award

    ​March employee of the month!Congratulations to administrator, Gaynor Hayes, at Cardiff Int'l Pool who has been rewarded for ensuring the smooth running of the centre by being the gatekeeper and a huge support for everyone within her role.Fitness Instructor, Caiden, at Broughton Astley Leisure Centre has been named employee of the quarter for stepping up with overtime and covering Duty Manager shifts as well as contributing fresh ideas to the centre’s operations.Finally to Sales Advisor, Amy, at Crook Log Leisure Centre who has continued to be a great support for both sales and swimming lessons - Amy often receives really positive feedback from members / swim parents and goes above and beyond in her role.  Each of the employees received a gift or a bonus in their pay packets - congratulations guys!

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