An exciting opportunity exists for a customer focused, professional Exercise Referral Instructor to join our friendly team at our Sports Centre.


As a qualified and experienced Instructor, you will be the first point of contact and play a key role in the delivery of our Activity on Referral Scheme, directly involved in the following:

  • Carrying out pre and post assessments of participants, to successfully design and review individual exercise plans.
  • Establishing and maintaining good relationships with participants, motivating and encouraging them to adhere to their physical activity programme.
  • Collaborate with external healthcare professionals and other social prescribers and communicating on progress and adjustments to individual plans.

There will be the extended opportunity to provide support in the fitness suite in addition to delivering fitness classes as and when required.

As an independent centre we are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated and well organised individual with a wide variety of communication skills and desire to support people at all levels. The successful applicant must demonstrate their initiative and flare to develop and deliver an engaging exercise programmes. To be successful in this role, as well as having a REP’s Level 2 qualification, you must be Level 3 qualified in GP referral, supporting clients and advanced instruction and have a genuine passion for exercise, fitness and health.

Hours of work: 24 hours per week. The shift pattern will include a mixture of mornings, evenings and weekends.

Salary: £18,000 per annum (full time equivalent: £30,000)


Oundle and Laxton Junior Schools have long been associated with the very best of modern independent education, especially boarding. The Schools take seriously their responsibility to pupils so that they can emerge as decent, open-minded adults; ambitious about what they can go on to achieve and contribute. A team of around 800 staff, both academic and support, ensure an education of the highest standard is in place across the Schools with the efforts of the whole team focused on this fundamental aim.

As well as providing new and improved facilities for the School’s pupils, the new Sports Centre facility has been designed to allow increased access to local residents, sports clubs and Schools. After accommodating the educational and social demands of the pupils the School is eager to develop wider access to the Centre and encourages participation by local community in a range of Sports and Leisure activities organised and managed by the Centre’s staff.

Our State of the Art Sports Centre offers a wide range of classes, fitness facilities and activities on a commercial basis, as well as numerous courses, children’s holiday clubs and organised parties. Our facilities include a 50-metre swimming pool, an 8-court hall, a 70-station fitness suite, a dedicated dance studio and three further multipurpose studios.


If you are excited by this opportunity, please complete and return an application form and supplement to the application before the closing date. Please note CV submissions cannot be accepted.

Application Deadline – 22 July 2024

Interviews will be scheduled for week commencing 29 July 2024

Job Description

Application Form

Supplement Form

Oundle School and Laxton Junior School are proud to be equal opportunity employers and we welcome applications from all. Both Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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