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GP referral Instructor

Job description

GP referral Instructor

Rushcliffe Arena Leisure Centre

20 hours per week

£11 per hour

About Us

Lex Leisure is a Community Interest Company (CIC) that has been established to build upon the legacy of two successful paralympic games in London and Rio, the Invictus Games and other sporting events that have helped to inspire persons with physical, mental or health related inequalities to be physically active. Aiming to deliver high quality services to our customers, the Company also prides itself on its exemplary health and safety record and commitment to staff.

Job Description

Primary objectives for the GP Referral Fitness Instructor will be:

  • To ensure the safety and enjoyment of everybody using the GP referral programme.

  • To promote the programme with local health professionals and Parkwood Leisure/LEX Health initiatives.

  • To promote excellence of customer service and motivate people to enjoy exercise through good communication and selling skills.

  • To take responsibility for all aspects of the daily operation of the health and fitness facilities.

  • To drive the Lex Leisure brand and specifically adhere to all operational and sales procedures.

  • To analyse statistics from the GP referral programme in order to evaluate the success of the scheme and provide relevant reports.

  • To maintain your professional qualification and to attend and complete any relevant CPDs or further qualifications requested by management to help develop the GP referral scheme.

The GP Referral Fitness Instructor will focus day to day on the following tasks:

  • To support, develop and maintain the Steps To Health programme along with any other initiatives and health projects being delivered.

  • To manage the GP Referral bookings, Legend appointments, and referrals to help the programme to grow.

  • To undertake Inductions, Fitness Assessments and Personal Programmes in accordance with the Lex Leisure brand.

  • To be aware of all Health and Safety issues within the centre, and specifically the fitness and health facility, and to constantly implement and assess procedures, drawing attention to unsafe practices.

  • To guide, care for and assist all fitness users especially in areas of motivation, well-being, nutrition, and fitness testing.

  • To work as part of a team to achieve income and sales targets for the fitness and health facility ensuring that all reports and deadlines are met.

  • To take responsibility for ensuring the health and fitness facilities are clean, tidy and well presented at all times.

  • To make sure all equipment and facilities are safe and secure when not in use.



The post holder will preferably hold a YMCA qualification or equivalent in a Leisure related subject.  In addition an exercise referral qualification and phase VI cardiac rehabilitation qualification would be desirable.


Among the personal characteristics sought the applicant:

  • Must be able to gain acceptance and respect from clients and the teams involved.

  • Must be able to build strong relationships with customers, clients and employees.

  • Must be able to communicate at different levels of the organisation, both listen and direct.

  • Must be able to meet the demands of the role by working additional hours when required.

  • Must be able to demonstrate clear identification with all customer requirements.

  • Must be able to perform recreation assistant duties when required.

  • Must be able to work from various locations as and when required.


The position of GP Referral Fitness Instructor is classed as a regulated post and therefore requires a DBS Disclosure. Where the individual does not hold already hold a DBS Disclosure, it will be necessary for the post holder to be submitted for a DBS check.

We are proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers that are committed to inclusion and diversity.

If you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as interviews will be held throughout the process. Please note that if you have not received correspondence within 21 days then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.