Riverside Leisure Centre is Chelmsford City Council’s flagship leisure facility, offering a variety of sporting activities where there is something for everyone. Every member of staff plays their role, working within a dynamic team in a fast-paced environment. If you are interested in a career in leisure and are passionate about delivering the best customer service, then we have the job for you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work alongside the Leisure Centres’ Health and Fitness Manager to plan and programme our group exercise timetable of over 200 weekly classes across four leisure centres, whilst organising our team of Group Exercise Instructors to deliver high quality classes.

The applicant will have excellent organisational, interpersonal and customer care skills. The role requires the applicant to hold a current Exercise to Music qualification and/or Fitness Instructor Level 2, in addition to current related class qualifications, i.e. Les Mills Programmes, Indoor Cycling, Mind and Body, Freestyle Group Exercise.

The successful applicant will be required to work 37 hours a week on a shift basis including early mornings, evenings, weekends and bank holidays so flexibility is a must.


Chelmsford City Council is committed to safeguarding vulnerable groups and expects all employees to share this commitment and have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services. The Council’s Safer Recruitment process contains pre-employment vetting which includes safeguarding training, obtaining references and ensuring compliance with the Disclosure and Barring Service process.