Build a Career with Edinburgh Leisure

Making a positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing is at the heart of what we do. 

We pride ourselves on providing a supportive and enjoyable work environment that people are proud to be part of. 

We’re firm believers in investing in staff development and value behaviours that create a positive and enjoyable atmosphere all round. 

Our people underpin everything we do and aspire to achieve. We have a team of over 800 from swim teachers to greenkeepers and from leisure attendants to reception and administration - all here to make the experience of Edinburgh Leisure a great one.

Are you passionate about sport, passionate about people and passionate about inspiring everyone in Edinburgh to get healthier and more active? Then you’ll love working here. 

Current Opportunities to join Edinburgh Leisure

Leisure and Sports Attendants

Our professional leisure staff work in a number of areas to assist, support and supervise customers using our venue facilities.

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Gym, Fitness and Climb Instructors

Our team of instructors help inspire, guide and support visitors to get the most out of theirworkout, class or climb.

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Qualified Coaches

Our qualified coaches work across a range of activities such as gymnastics,  tennis, basketball, swimming, football and more.ind Out More 

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We are currently looking to add to our service provider database, in particular coaches who are qualified in Aquafit, Body Combat, Body attack and RPM

Anyone interested in working with Edinburgh Leisure or seeking more information should contact our Fitness Class Manager at

There are lots of ways to work with us to help encourage the people of Edinburgh to lead fitter, healthier and happier lives. Whether it's an employee, a volunteer or service provider.

Coach With Us

Being a coach with Edinburgh Leisure opens up a world of opportunity with many benefits so that you can make the most out of coaching with us. 

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Become a Volunteer

Many of our projects and our events rely on volunteers to make them a success. We have lots of opportunities to get involved, some require an ongoing commitment and others which are for one off events or activities.  

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Service Provider

We aim to provide an up to date and high quality fitness class programme that delivers an enjoyable experience to our customers. To achieve this we engage with the best Fitness Class Instructors as Service Providers to deliver a service which exceeds expectations.  

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Edinburgh Leisure is a charity dedicated to making a positive difference by creating opportunities for everyone to get active, stay active and achieve more.  We passionately believe in the positive impact physical activity and sport can have on health and wellbeing.

With over five million customer visits across 30 venues, we offer hundreds of activities and opportunities for people who live, work and visit Edinburgh, to get active and protect their own health and wellbeing.  With 8 swimming pools, 13 gyms, 6 golf courses, Europe's largest climbing arena, 141 sports pitches, tennis and badminton courts and 700+ fitness classes each week – we are the Biggest Club in Town.

As well as operating over 30 venues across the city, from swim centres to golf courses, we invest time, resources and expertise in developing services and programmes which reflect the needs of individuals and local communities. 

It’s not money or profit that motivates us to get up in the morning, it’s people that are our number one priority, inspiring them to be active and changing lives. 

We provide targeted intervention programmes that seek to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals with an aim at reducing the demands on public services, using sport and physical activity as a tool for addressing some of today's health challenges.

Ryan Cramb - Schools Operations Manger - Over 8 Years with Edinburgh Leisure

Leaving school with a few Highers, Ryan Cramb, 26, has had a varied career with Edinburgh Leisure for eight and a half years, taking advantage of the training opportunities on offer. 

“I started as a Job Employment Training volunteer with school at 15 and moved into a part-time role as a Leisure Attendant, pool-side at Glenogle, when I was 16, staying in this role for four years. I moved into a supervisor role in the schools’ team where I was for three years and have recently been successful in securing a temporary Schools’ Operation Manager position.

“My average day includes aspects of line management, liaising with internal and external partners, working through projects and ensuring information is shared with the wider team.

“There’s ample opportunities to progress your career and you are fully supported with training.

”If you have enthusiasm, genuinely enjoy working with people, and relevant skills such as being able to offer good customer service and communicating well, we will support you with the necessary training to ensure you have a long and fulfilling career.