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 2016, KA Leisure Progress Report 2016

Director Opportunity

KA Leisure is seeking to recruit an individual for a non-executive, voluntary position on the KA Leisure Board of Directors.

We are keen to attract an enthusiastic and dynamic individual who can draw on experience of working within the area of health inequality and improvement. The successful individual will positively contribute to shaping and developing sport and physical activity across North Ayrshire.

KA Leisure is the trading name of North Ayrshire Leisure Limited, a Company limited by guarantee and a recognised Scottish Charity. The Company was established in 2000 to provide leisure, sport and physical activity opportunities for the community of North Ayrshire.

To register a note of interest in this position please email your contact details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Temporary PT Activity Co-ordinator - 3 posts – temporary until 31.03.19

Job Ref: L965
Rate of Pay: £8.41-£8.81/hour
(KA Leisure provides workers with a minimum hourly rate of £8.75 per hour under the Living wage initiative. Terms and conditions apply.)
Hours: 7.5hrs, 13.75hrs and 17hrs hours per week
Location: Campus Greenwood, Greenwood Academy, Dreghorn, Irvine KA11 4HL
Campus Kilwinning, Kilwinning Academy, Dalry Street, Kilwinning KA13 7HD

Job Purpose:

  • Organise, promote and deliver a range of games and activities
  • Setting up and down of sports activities
  • Liaise with user groups and record accurate footfall
  • Provide a high standard of Customer Service
  • Observe and promote Healthy & Safety
  • Carry out inductions and programs in the fitness suite
  • Ensure all safety inspections are carried out and recorded
  • Carry out Front of House duties, including bookings, cash handling and banking

You Must Have:

  • At least one qualification in fitness, sports coaching or exercise to music and preferably a first aid qualification (assistance in gaining qualifications may be available)
  • Experience in provision of a range of sport/fitness activities
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekend

Closing Date: Friday 21 September 2018

FT Recreation Assistant II (pool) – 2 posts – temporary posts until 31 March 2019

Job Ref: L966
Rate of Pay: £8.75 per hour (including living wage allowance)
(KA Leisure provides workers with a minimum hourly rate of £8.75 per hour under the Living wage initiative. Terms and conditions apply)
This vacancy is salaried, paid on the 12th of each month.
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Portal and Townhouse, 66 High Street , Irvine, KA12 0AZ

Job Purpose:

  • Pool supervision
  • Cleaning duties
  • Observe and promote Health and Safety
  • High standard of customer care
  • Assist with the day to day running of the facility

You Must Have:

  • Current National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

Closing Date: Friday 5 October 2018

Relief Swimming Instructor

Job Ref: L653
Rate of Pay: £10.76 per hour – Level 1 Swim Teacher
£13.71 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 K:A 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: £18.04 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 KA 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

To download an application form in PDF format, please save to computer and and then open file and fill in using Acrobat Reader, (do not fill in using your browser).

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 315121 or in writing from Human Resource Department, KA Leisure, 22 Quarry Road, Irvine, KA12 0TH.

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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There will be no public skating on Fridays from 14th Sept - 5th Oct. Apologies for any inconvenience.


PORTAL SWIMMING POOLS: Due to a gala the Portal Pools will be closed to the public on Sat 29 & Sun 30 Sept. No swimming lessons on Sat 29 Sept. Apologies for any inconvenience.


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