Exercise Referral Specialist

Discipline: Leisure
Job type: Part Time
Salary: Circa £26,000 p.a. (pro rata)
Contact name: Diane Friday

Job ref: 009402
Published: about 1 month ago

Position: Exercise Specialist


LocationDual sites

1. Walnuts Leisure Centre, Lych Gate Rd, Orpington BR6 0TJ

2. The Spa at Beckenham Leisure Centre, 24 Beckenham Rd, Beckenham BR3 4PF


Salary: Circa £26,000 p.a. (pro rata) Plus Benefits


Job Type: 9-hour fixed term


Closing Date: 28th June 2024


We are looking for a passionate and experienced Exercise Referral Specialist to join our Active Lifestyles team. You will be required to deliver exercise and lifestyle intervention on our commissioned referral programmes across multiple sites. We currently have 9 hours available with the option of cover and potential increase of hours as the programme expands.


Key Duties:

  • Conduct initial appointments and inductions on the Active Lifestyles Fresh Start and/or Heartsmart Exercise Referral scheme in accordance with national guidelines.
  • Plan, prescribe, implement, monitor and evaluate a suitable exercise programme and physical activity plan using either fixed gym equipment or a circuit class with appropriate equipment.
  • Appropriately progress the clients individualised exercise programme and technique, taking into account medical conditions/chronic diseases and progression/regression.
  • Complete client reviews at set intervals and record data using the Active Lifestyles monitoring paperwork and database in line with key performance indicators.
  • Complete all appropriate scheme administration and monitoring forms to ensure operating procedures are adhered to.
  • Motivate and encourage participants to adhere to regular physical activity and exercise programmes both at home and in Mytime Active leisure centres underpinned by theoretical application of behaviour change techniques.
  • Attend Exercise Specialist update meetings and training on a regular basis.
  • Contribute to the development of the Exercise Referral scheme through feedback, support, and promotion.
  • Report to and liaise with the Exercise Referral Co-ordinator responsible for programme on scheme issues and cover requirements.


  • Applicants must possess a Level 3 Exercise Referral qualification as recognised by REPs or CIMSPA.
  • This must be underpinned by a recognised level 2 industry qualification in exercise and fitness such as a Certificate in Gym Instruction or Exercise to Music.
  • In addition a Level 4 Cardiac Rehabilitation/ BACPR Phase IV qualification would be desirable
  • Current First Aid qualification including CPR and AED.


In return you get to work for a great company with like-minded people with a competitive salary and benefits package including:

*       Free access to Mytime Leisure & Golf for you and one other.

*       29 days annual leave (including bank holidays). Additional leave with length of service.

*       Holiday purchase scheme.

*       25% off food and beverage and free hot drinks.

*       NEST pension.

*       Early Pay- withdraw a part of your salary in advance of the pay day.

*       New Employee Referral Bonus

*        Exceptional achievement award scheme.

*        Employee Benefits Platform & salary sacrifice schemes.

*        Health and Wellbeing Benefits including Health Assessments and checks.


About us:

We are an independent social enterprise on a mission to improve wellbeing through our range of accessible services. These include golf, swimming, gyms, bowling, social and health programmes at 20 locations across Bromley, the Midlands and Hampshire. We reinvest our profits into the long-term wellbeing of our local communities, and to date we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of people to live a happier and healthier lifestyle.


*All offers of employment are conditional upon you signing the contract of employment and:

* Satisfactory health clearance;

* Two satisfactory references;

* Proof of attainment of qualifications;

* Evidence of your right to work in the United Kingdom; and

** Satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if needed for the role*

Mytime Active applies its Equal Opportunities Policy at all stages


Mytime Active reserves the right to remove this role at any time.