Jobs & Careers at David Lloyd Leisure
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Everyone at the David Lloyd Leisure team shares a real passion for working in this rewarding industry, and if you share our love for sport, health or fitness then it would be great to have you on board.
We are always looking for self motivated and energetic people to join us and help us drive David Lloyd forward. It is a winning career move as you will be joining the UK's leading racquets and health and fitness group, incorporating David Lloyd, Next Generation, and Harbour brands. As the premium market leader we have 78 clubs in the UK and 10 sites across Europe. We have over 450,000 members whose expectations and goals we strive to exceed through our 6000 employees.
With the right attitude and enthusiasm we can offer a number of great job opportunities to enable you to have a truly rewarding career. It really is a winning career move!
Take the time to gain a better understanding of what we are all about by looking through our career pages. You will learn more about what it is like to work at David Lloyd Leisure and about some of the roles available- Personal Trainer, Club Manager, Receptionist -. You can also read some amazing stories from real David Lloyd people.
Feel free to search and apply for current roles or you can register your details and create your own personal profile. Once you have a personal profile you can then receive email alerts about jobs that match your criteria or apply speculatively .
David Lloyd Leisure Recruitment Team
The great thing about working for David Lloyd Leisure is that every day is different, especially in our health clubs. What doesn't change though is that everyone is focused on our members, and they are at the heart of everything we do. This is reflected in our brand standards and through a set of shared values, or DNA as it is known at David Lloyd Leisure. We look for these traits in all of our potential new employees.
Working together to achieve shared goals and aspirations. Our team members need to be self motivated individuals who will need to use their initiative and drive to make things happen, but you will not do this alone, as team work is at the core of how we operate.
The quality and strength of our brand means that consistent ways of working and brand standards are of high priority for us all, however we should also always be looking for new ways to improve the quality of what we offer.
Engaging our members and delivering excellent customer service at all times. It is about creating a memorable experience, whether you work in one of our clubs, or at our Head Office (Club Support) our members are at the heart of everything we do.
Striving to be the best in everything we do. You do not have to have a leisure industry background to be successful at David Lloyd Leisure, however you will need to be driven and passionate about the facilities, products and services we offer our members.
Always doing the right thing. We aim to ensure that whatever role you fulfil in the business we are open, honest and behave professionally. This doesn't mean that we can't have fun at work, but what it does mean is that we are considerate of our members and each other at all times.
Encouraging others and ourselves to aim higher. An important aim here at David Lloyd Leisure, is about helping our members achieve their personal goals and so we have a role in inspiring them to do this. This is also about inspiring and supporting each other at work.
Working at David Lloyd Leisure is truly a great place to work. So, if you think you can help us achieve our aims and objectives and could commit to delivering our values then why not have a look at some of the roles we have on offer.
We don't just have ordinary jobs at David Lloyd Leisure but rewarding careers. Regardless of what it is you are looking for, what is certain is that we have a variety of roles on offer to match your skill set and help you develop new skills. We will look to provide challenge in your role, but will also ensure you feel supported and rewarded.
Most of the vacant roles on offer at David Lloyd Leisure are in our clubs and here is a typical club structure and some of the roles that exist in the business.
Just as many people join us from outside as well as inside the leisure industry and we train and develop everyone to be a success at David Lloyd Leisure.
Most of the training our team members receive is 'on the job' and this is often supplemented by further structured learning. We have programmes such as Leading High Performance aimed at managers to help them manage and drive performance and courses about Successful Selling which is a 4 day course aimed at new Sales Consultants and Sales and Membership Managers.
You can begin to see the variety of opportunities that exist at David Lloyd Leisure. Whether you want to join us as a Sales Consultant and progress through to Sales and Membership Manager, or whether you join as a Personal Trainer with a REPS level 3 qualification and progress through to Sports Manager it is up to you, as the right attitude, drive to succeed and hard work is all you need!
Recruiting people externally is important to give us fresh ideas and alternative views as well as the desire to promote the talent from within the business.
There are also numerous people who have been promoted internally to roles such as Club General manager, as you will see on our Real Career Stories page.
Our core business is to deliver a great member experience through our clubs, with our Club Support (Head Office) team based at Hatfield acting as the driving force behind settling and determining the direction for the business, and importantly supporting the clubs with their needs.
Here are the main functional areas that exist at our Head Office:
We'd love you to read a few career stories to really understand the career routes available to you.
I graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy in 2008 and began looking for positions within the NHS. Having found that the job situation at the time was not good I decided to look elsewhere for employment. That is when I saw a Personal Training position available at David Lloyd. I sent my CV into the managers at the Southampton club who promptly called me up and explained that they would allow me not only to personal train, but practice physiotherapy aswell. I was invited along to the Assessment Day and once I got through that I was then asked to come and work in the Gym at Southampton.
That was 18 months ago and since then I have made resounded progress in the industry. I have been able to build a successful PT and Physio business at Southampton. I was put onto the David Lloyd ‘Personal Trainer Journey’, and with the help of my managers I was able to complete it within the year. I had to complete training modules on ‘PT on the Net’ and pass my NASM level 3.
The result now is that I am now delivering 30+ hours per week and on top of that take 5 classes a week, earning great money! However, the money isn’t the only thing keeping me at David Lloyd. The team I work with are brilliant and I have more and more opportunities put out in front of me, and I get to go on some really interesting courses. I have loved every minute of the last year and a half at David Lloyd and hope to continue on in my career.
I started in Operations for Virgin Active in 2001 and following a promotion continued for 4 years as a General Manager , I gained a great introduction to the Health & Fitness industry, but I always recognised that I wanted to work for the 'employer of choice' within the industry - David Lloyd Leisure.
I was fortunate enough to move into a Sales and Membership Manager role at Raynes Park after attending an Assessment Centre. Through this approach, my desire and future capability to be a General Manager again was recognised which I was very impressed with. After being at Raynes Park for a short period of time I was fortunate enough to be promoted to General Manager at Brighton Club - now all I need to do is achieve the expectations and deliver!
I started work for David Lloyd Leisure in 2002 as Assistant Fitness Manager and was part of the opening of the Bromsgrove club. 1 year on and I was given the opportunity to become a Duty Manager, opening the club and ensuring member satisfaction. At the end of 2003 I moved clubs to Solihull Cranmore to cover materinity leave as Fitness Manager for 9 months and stayed a further 8 months at Cranmore as a Duty Manager. In 2005 I was promoted to Sports Manager at David Lloyd Solihull South and 2 years later took post of Sports Manager back at Solihull Cranmore. It was at Solihull Cranmore that I received "Sports Manager of the Year" and in July 2009 I was promoted to General Manager of David Lloyd Solihull South!
From personal experience, David Lloyd have always ensured that development within the company is a high priority. There are a variety of different roles within a vast amount of clubs, which would give an individual a fantastic opportunity to mould a career for life!