Gymnastic Instructor

  • Location: South Gwynedd
  • Contract: 37 hours
  • Salary: £ 10.59 - £ 11.47 per hour

Gymnastic Instructor

Gwynedd Council operates internally through the medium of Welsh, and offers all its services bilingually. The applicant will be required to reach the linguistic level noted in the Person Specification

Job description

Purpose of the Post:-
•Ensure that the people of Gwynedd are at the heart of everything we do.
•Contribute as a team member towards the provision of a successful Gymnastics programme across a range of Byw’n Iach company centres.
•Ensure that the programme meets the requirements of residents with regard to quality.
•Ensure that the programme is implemented in an effective and sustainable manner for the company.

Responsibility for functions . e.g. staff, budgets, equipment
•Sports and Fitness Equipment – ensure that it is safe and suitable to be used before and throughout every session
•Finance – check that the number of people attending activities adhere to the Gladstone recording system with regard to payments and bookings.
•Systems – suitable use of relevant equipment and software (e.g. Pulse / Learn 2/ Gladstone)
•Staff – mentor and supervise casual staff, new staff, apprentices or volunteers during the practical sessions


Main Duties
•Ensure the health and safety of the users who attend sports classes / personal training programmes including the completion of risk assessments.
•Contribute to the work of planning and reviewing the programme across a number of Byw’n Iach centres.
•Plan and lead a wide range of Gymnastics classes and individual sessions for Byw’n Iach customers. These may include purely practical sessions or sessions involving promoting an understanding of health and well-being.
•Plan programmes and hold sessions according to the need on Byw’n Iach sites at the request of customers, e.g. on local school sites for groups of pupils
•Hold assessments that are relevant to the field and adjudicate awards/certifications where appropriate.
•Create relevant resources in the field which are for the use of the team or for promotion purposes, e.g. session plans, educational resources, resources for the programme, case studies, videos, blogs.
•Contribute towards arranging special events in your field, e.g. competitions, courses, holidays, open days, etc. and also complete appropriate risk assessments.
•Work closely with the company’s marketing officers in order to promote and advertise Gymnastics activities
•Advise managers of the equipment needs for the programme activities
•Responsibility for self-development.
•Ensure compliance with Health and Safety rules in the workplace in accordance with the responsibilities noted in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Council’s Health and Safety Policy.
•Operate within the Council’s policies in relation to equal opportunities and equality.
•Responsible for managing information in accordance with the Council’s information management guidelines. Ensure that personal information is treated in accordance with Data Protection legislation.
•Commitment to reducing the Council’s carbon emissions in accordance with the Carbon Management Plan, and to encourage others to act positively towards reducing the Council’s Carbon Footprint.
•Undertake any other reasonable duty which corresponds to the salary level and responsibility level of the job.
•Responsibility to report any concern or suspicion that a child or vulnerable adult is being abused

Special Circumstances . e.g. the need to work unsociable hours, special working arrangements etc.
•The need to work outside normal working hours will be part of the basic requirements of the post, e.g. evenings and weekends. There will also be a requirement to work on a number of various sites.

The above indicates an outline of duties only, in order to give an idea of the level of responsibility entailed. This job description is not exhaustive in detail, and job duties may change from time to time without changing its fundamental nature and level of responsibility.

Person specification


  • The ability to work independently.
  • Able to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Flexible, punctual, friendly and enthusiastic,
  • Commitment to equal opportunities (able to adopt Insport recommendations into activities).
  • A positive attitude towards health and fitness and the ability to motivate others


  • Level 2 UKCC Qualification in Male and Female Artistic Gymnastics or General Gymnastics/Gymnastics for Everyone.
  • First Aid Qualification including CPR – 1 Day Course


  • Experience of working in a leisure centre or a specialist fitness centre.
  • Experience of successfully running relevant sports classes.
  • Experience of planning a series of sports / fitness sessions.
  • Experience of adapting sessions to meet the needs of a variety of ability and fitness levels.


  • Possesses excellent motivational skills.
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Able to work under pressure and to be flexible and creative when solving problems.
  • Good Information Technology skills, including the ability to use Microsoft Office programmes and popular social media.
  • Valid driving licence and use of a car.

Listening and Speaking – Intermediate
Able to maintain a fluent conversation on a number of various everyday subjects, and discuss cases involving the field of work. Able to follow a discussion in Welsh, in Clear Welsh, on familiar matters relating to the post. Able to contribute to the conversation and answer questions.

Reading and Understanding – Foundation
Read and understand simple messages and information leaflets associated with the post through the medium of Welsh and English, and understand short and simple reports on familiar subjects.

Writing – Foundation
Able to complete simple forms and compose a letter or short e-mail through the medium of Welsh and English by using a number of familiar phrases in order to convey a simple message.

The attributes expected of the postholder should be noted. These should be used as assessment criteria for all candidates.

Applying for the Job

For further information about this post please contact David Wyn Morris on 07497346161 or (

Application forms and further details available from Support Service, Gwynedd Council, Council Offices, Caernarfon, LL55 1SH
Tel: 01286 679076

The Council will request a Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service for the successful candidate.

If you are successful to be short listed for an interview you will be contacted by E-MAIL using the address provided on your application form. You need to ensure that you check your email regularly.

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