Activity Leader - SEN

7 hours per week
£9.74 - £10.24 per hour
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Be part of the future of leisure in Peterborough!

Are you passionate about fitness and leisure and focused on creating an excellent customer experience? Do you currently work in a customer-facing role where you thrive on leading by example? If so, we want to hear from you.

Vivacity is excited to be moving forward in the next phase of its journey as part of Peterborough Limited and we need the best people to help us grow. Our new management structure will enable us to develop our leisure facilities across Peterborough to offer our customers a great experience and succeed on our mission to Keep Peterborough Active.

What can we offer you?

  • Variety – we manage 10 venues across the city where no two customer journeys, activities, or daily routines are the same.
  • Expertise – learn from our team of highly experienced leisure experts.
  • Development – enhance your career through training opportunities and new qualifications.
  • Employee benefits – free gym membership and discounted memberships for family/friends, money-saving schemes, support services, pension, and life assurance.

To plan, prepare and deliver purposeful & safe sport based session suitable for the level of ability of the participants.

To ensure that all aspects of the session apply with the Sports Development Team’s Normal Operating Procedures.

To correctly complete any necessary administration and maintain accurate and up to date records in the session specific folders.

To provide session plans before an activity and guide assistant(s) to support delivery.

To ensure all equipment is collected and stored correctly at the end of the session to comply with all necessary Health and Safety requirements as required to undertake these duties.

To supervise the safe dispersal of participants giving proper consideration to parents’ requests but also remain with any children that haven’t been collected

To inform parents/carers if their child is involved in an accident no matter how slight and/or the behaviour of their child should they go against the Sports Development’s Team’s Discipline Policy. 

To ensure compliance with the Vivacity’s Equalities Policy and Child and Vulnerable Adult’s Safeguarding  procedures

Communicate with your assistants to ensure both know what the session plan will look like

Risk assess the area, equipment and participants prior and during the session and note any discrepancies – monitor safety, keep participants on the set task and follow correct practice and progressions.

Has overall responsibility for the session

Arrive no less than 15 mins prior to session starting

Contact SDT member if they have any concerns about the session/safety

Complete the incident forms if an accident / incident occurs no matter how slight

Take the register and collect money (whilst assistant sets up)

Ensure that feedback is collected at the end of each session / or session block

Minimum of 12 months experience whether it be voluntary or paid in a coaching or leading capacity in sport

Higher Sports Leadership Award Level 3 or A National Governing Body of sport qualification level 2 + Community Sports Leaders Award Level 2


Has excellent verbal communication skills

Ability to control and hold a group’s attention

Interested in sports coaching / development

Ability to plan and assess activities

Ability to react professionally under pressure

Seeks to increase their learning and experience through gaining new coaching qualifications


Has a clear Enhanced DBS screen


Holds a clean driving licence and has a car to get around in.

Vivacity is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will undertake relevant checks including DBS checks where appropriate.

Vivacity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will undertake relevant checks including DBS checks where appropriate and this role will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure.

Vivacity is proud to be a disability confident employer and this answer will not impact on your opportunities but help us to accommodate you.