The Regional Fitness & Swimming Centre is temporarily closed. Alternative swimming is available at Peterborough Lido, Jack Hunt Pool and Stanground Sports Centre Swimming Pool - more details. Fitness classes have been relocated where possible - see timetable.

Activity Leader/Assistant - SEN

2 hours per week
£21,000-£24,000 per annum (pro-rata)
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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.


Health and Wellbeing Team


Do you have a passion for creating an inclusive environment in leisure activities?

Would you love to work alongside the Health and Wellbeing Team on an amazing opportunity to develop disability activity clubs during term time and school holidays.


This role involves leading a team in delivering a range of leisure activities for children and young people aged 7-19yrs with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions.  Activities include reading, arts and crafts, games, exercise, sports.

You will be confident in a childcare environment and changing communication styles to suit individuals or groups and enjoy the challenge of creating activities that enable all participants to achieve their goals. You will be able to enthuse participants to become active in a fun and sociable environment whilst being sensitive to an individuals’ needs. 

Key responsibilities of the roles include:

Planning, preparing & delivering high quality adaptable activity sessions(Leader).

Use a range of communication methods during sessions.

Be responsible for the safety of participants and staff during sessions.

Provide personal care when required.

Administration such as registers, consent forms, needs assessments and participant feedback (Leader)

Administer, record and report any First Aid & Safeguarding incidents.

Collect, report and feedback to the Health and Wellbeing Lead on Key Performance Indicators (Leader)

Before applying for these roles, it is essential to have the following:

Childcare qualification (Leader)

Experience of supporting or caring for children with special educational needs, disabilities or long-term health conditions.

Experience of coordinating activities for people with disabilities or long-term health conditions.

Experience of a leisure or childcare environment.

Able to travel to venues

Mileage is available along with other benefits like discounted gym membership, access to free coaching & development courses, business partnership discounts plus more.

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