KA Leisure provides sport, leisure and recreational services for the North Ayrshire community and beyond. The Company shares a vision, in common with other North Ayrshire Community Planning Partners (NACPP) and as identified in the Single Outcome Agreement for North Ayrshire 2013-17, of “North Ayrshire A Better Life”.

To deliver the shared NACPP vision, the Company mission is to ensure “people are more active, more often” through provision of a comprehensive range of accessible activities, programmes and events across North Ayrshire.
KA Leisure Annual Report 2015, KA Leisure Progress Report 2014

Administrative Assistant

Job Ref: L869
Rate of Pay: GS2 (£15,825 - £16,598)
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Active Lifestyles Team (Auchenharvie Leisure Centre)

Role Summary:

  • To provide administrative and clerical support to the Active Lifestyles Team and other departments across the Company as required
  • Support customer enquiries for all projects
  • Maintain databases and records within the Physical Activity programme ensuring compliance with confidentiality and access
  • Processing invoices and orders within the Company’s electronic ordering system

You Must Have:

  • Qualification in Business Administration
  • Working experience of all Microsoft Office programmes
  • Customer service experience

Job Outline

Closing Date: Friday 26th May 2017

Interviews will take place on Thursday 8th June 2017

Relief Gymnastics Coach

Job Ref: L809
Rate of Pay: £9.12-£10.33 per hour (dependant on qualifications)
Hours: As and when required
Location: Throughout North Ayrshire

Job Purpose:

  • To pro-actively promote and deliver gymnastics programmes across North Ayrshire
  • Preparation of sports session plans
  • Accurate reporting and maintenance of class registers
  • Ensure welfare of all participants at all times

You Must Have:

  • Gymnastics qualification (level 1 minimum)
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Experience working with pre-5 children is desirable

Relief Driver

Job Ref: L797
Rate of Pay: £8.33 per hour
Hours: As and when required
Location: Various locations throughout North Ayrshire

Job Purpose:

  • As per Job Outline

You Must Have:

  • As per Job Outline
  • Codes B+E and C1 codes valid on driving licence

Job Outline

Relief Dance Instructor

Job Ref: L781
Rate of Pay: £17.85 per hour
Hours: As and when required
Location: Various locations throughout North Ayrshire

Job Purpose:

  • To deliver Dance across KA Leisure and community facilities as part of the KA programme
  • To deliver Dance within Schools and Nurseries
  • To deliver specialist dance for Older adults in Community
  • To deliver dance for children with additional support

You Must Have:

  • HNC/HND Dance, Degree in Dance, BATD, RAD, ISTD Various styles or equivalent
  • An outgoing personality, positive attitude and excellent communication skills
  • Own transport would be an advantage
  • Experience in instruction of Dance

Job Outline

Relief Swimming Instructor

Job Ref: L653
Rate of Pay: £10.58 per hour – Level 1 Swim Teacher
£13.54 per hour – Level 2 Swim Teacher
(Dependant on qualifications)
Hours: As and when required
Location: Various Locations throughout North Ayrshire

Job Purpose:

  • Promotion and delivery of swimming lessons to children and adults as part of the KA Leisure swimming programme.
  • Prepare and deliver a variety of swimming lessons.
  • Encourage and promote KA Leisure swimming lesson programme.
  • Ensure the health and safety of all staff and customers.

You Must Have:

  • Current teaching/coaching certificate as approved by the relevant Governing Body of Sport.
  • Availability to work evenings and/or weekends.

Relief Aerobics/Aqua Instructor

Job Ref: L634
Rate of Pay: £17.85 per hour
Hours: As and when required
Location: Various locations throughout North Ayrshire

Job Purpose:

  • To deliver fitness classes across KA Leisure and community facilities
  • To deliver fitness classes within the KA Studio and community fitness programmes

You Must Have:

  • Hold a recognised fitness industry REPS Level 2 qualification in any of the following disciplines; Exercise to Music; Les Mills; Aqua; Pilates; Yoga; PSI; BACPR
  • An outgoing personality, positive attitude and excellent communication skills

Job Outline


Application Information

All posts within K:A Leisure are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2003 as amended or the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

Regulated Work with Children/Protected Adults:

Where work is considered regulated work with children and/or protected adults, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children and/or protected adults.  Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by KA Leisure.

Please note:  Successful candidates will meet the cost of the relevant PVG check (£59 for scheme membership and £18 for scheme member update); this will be deducted from wages following commencement of employment with the Company.

For further information on the PVG scheme, please visit www.disclosurescotland.co.uk

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The downloaded file can be saved to your own PC, edited and emailed back to:

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Recruitment Packs are available by telephone: 01294 316475 or 01294 316467 or in writing from Human Resource Department, K:A Leisure, The Magnum Leisure Centre, Harbourside, Irvine KA12 8PP.

Please note, CV’s will not be accepted as supplementary information and will not be supplied to the shortleet panel.

We will be in contact with you no later than 20 working days after the detailed closing date of the post however, if you have not heard from us within that period, unfortunately you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2003, as amended, applies to all posts.

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