Fitness Instructor (Perm and FTC)

Job Type:
Job Sector:
South East
£21,730 to £25,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£21,730 pern annum + London weighting (£287.75 recurring monthly)
Job Ref:

HMP Bronzefield are recruiting for 2 Fitness Instructors. One permanent and one on a 6 month FTC.

You will lead, instruct, and motivate individuals or groups of all ages and skill levels in exercise activities, including cardiovascular exercise strength training, stretching and therapeutic exercise. You will be required to demonstrate exercises and routines to service users, assist service users in exercises to minimize injury and promote fitness and modify exercises according to clients' fitness levels.

We house up to 572 women (approximately 14.5% of the national female prison population). The women in our custody have a diverse and complex set of needs and range from mothers and babies, young offenders, life and long term sentenced women, short to mid-term sentenced women, foreign nationals and women on remand. HMP/YOI Bronzefield is a closed local prison serving courts across the South of England. Our mission is to deliver quality of life services which make a meaningful difference to women in the criminal justice system by supporting them to change their lives for the better. To achieve this we focus on providing needs-based services and programmes to rehabilitate and improve the well-being of our women. 

We have been awarded a bronze accreditation by Investors in People for our commitment to our staff, their development, engagement and investment in a sustainable future.
Package description£21,730 + London weighting £287.75 recurring monthly

Excellent benefits including season ticket loans, free meals, free parking, subsidised gym membership, group discount schemes, pension and 28 days holiday
Main responsibilities
Organise and supervise a range of activities for residents using the Gym
Ensure the physical health and Well-Being needs of the residents are met
Run a range of PEI programmes that promote participation and complement the prison regime taking into account the diverse needs of the population
Promote healthy lifestyle opportunities for the residents whilst in custody, that can be continued upon release
Deliver accredited qualifications to Gym users and facilitate learner progression
Provide new users with full Multi Gym inductions
Responsible for the opening and closing of the Multi Gym and Sports Hall
Organise Sports Competitions and events for users
Promote and support Staff health and fitness programmes
Provide relevant reports as directed by the gymnasium manager to the required areas on time, ie regime monitoring, wages tool check sheets
Ensure the safe set up and storage the sports equipment
Deliver fitness sessions for Staff to promote health and well being

Ideal candidate
Yoga qualification
Zumba /Fitness in Dance  Qualification
Level 3 certificate in Personal Training
Ability to carry out data collation as set out by the Gymnasium Manager
Strong customer services skills and experience  with at least 1 year in the fitness industry
Service orientated attitude combined with innovative thinking
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a proven experience of managing client and/or customer relationships
Good knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint

About the companyIn the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

Sodexo Justice aims to change lives for the better by reducing reoffending and improving the quality of life for those under our supervision and in our care. We deliver safe, effective and innovative custodial and community rehabilitation services that challenge offending behaviour, protect the public and offer individuals the opportunity to change their lives for the better. We deliver the total operation of five prisons within the UK and own six Community Rehabilitation Companies in partnership with crime reduction charity Nacro.

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.

Please note all roles within Sodexo Justice are subject to security and recruitment checks which may include a Social Media Check. You will also be asked to provide 3 years’ worth of references and request employment history details from the HMRC.


Fitness teacher, fitness instructor, gym instructor

Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Kathryn Pendlebury

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