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Vacancy Details

About Role

4Leisure are currently recruiting on behalf of a leisure facility in the East London area for a part-time Mental Health Development Exercise Instructor to join their dedicated, friendly and close-knit gym team. This is a great opportunity to work in a new and exciting environment and develop their skills as an instructor. In return, the successful applicant will see the impact of their vital work first-hand.

About the company

Supporting 400 disabled people from Tower Hamlets and Hackney to exercise each year, Ability Bow is inner London's only remaining disabilities and long-term health conditions gym.

As a small charity, they are committed to keeping disabled people fitter for longer and encouraging the clients they work with from diverse local communities to make lasting positive physical and emotional wellbeing changes.

The Role

Working for their small charity - which provides essential support to people in east London to live active and healthier lives - our successful candidate will be responsible for promoting Ability Bow's work to people with disabilities and long-term health conditions, who also have mental ill health, in Tower Hamlets and Hackney.

The successful applicant will also ensure safe and effective exercise service delivery to all Ability Bow service users, matching the Mental Health Development Program’s objectives, outputs and targets and our gym's strategic objectives.

Who They're Looking For

Seeking a Development Instructor with a positive, friendly and resourceful approach, it is also crucial the successful candidate will have skills and experience within:

  • Assisting mental health-specific exercise project delivery

  • Managing own gym appointments and client caseload

  • Developing exercise referral services and activities which reach all communities and alongside local partners (including GPs/hospitals)

  • Supporting clients to become mental health champions and gym-based fitness class assistants

  • Assisting peer support development opportunities such as developing social clubs

  • General health and safety, business development and team working practices (ranging from client monitoring and reporting to managing own personal development)

Contract Details

Working Hours: 14 hours per week.

Salary: £15.60 per hour

Contract Type: Part-time, fixed-term contract to May 2020.

Provisional Start Date: End of February 2019.



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