Sports & Leisure
At Wellington College
Exciting sports and leisure opportunities at Wellington Health & Fitness Club.
Wellington Health & Fitness Club is a well-established leisure facility that has approximately 2,800 members. We also accommodate the College’s PE and Sports programme for 1,000+ pupils throughout the academic year. The Club is set within the beautiful grounds of Wellington College and offers fantastic opportunities to improve well-being and quality of life.
Our fantastic people make us who we are. On a daily basis, you will find yourself immersed in a modern environment surrounded by friendly and passionate colleagues. Your work will be challenging and fast-paced but it will also be enjoyable, as working for us is about having fun. We aim to provide a happy, inviting and safe culture where our team members feel comfortable and are able to thrive, whatever their long-term career goals.
Who we are
Wellington Health & Fitness Club is a well established dual use leisure facility that is set within the beautiful Wellington College Estate. The Club operates in conjunction with the College term times, and offers fantastic opportunities to improve your health, well-being and quality of life. With a wide range of facilities including fitness classes, gym, swimming, tennis, squash and more, Wellington Health & Fitness Club is an extremely varied and rewarding place to work.
Why choose a sports & leisure position at
As well as having the opportunity to work in such an amazing environment, there are a list of incredible benefits that come with the role (subject to eligibility criteria and availability):
Free lunch whilst on duty
Subsidised membership to the onsite Wellington Health and Fitness Club
Personal health cash plan
Employee Assistance Programme
Contributory pension scheme
Death in Service benefit
Free parking on site
Why work and live
Berkshire is able to offer country living, close to London, with brilliant transport links. Berkshire’s booming towns such as Reading, Newbury and Slough provide all the shops and entertainment while traditional villages such as Cookham and Bray.
The county is home to many historic site such as Windsor Castle, giving it the Royal County of Berkshire title. Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world and has been a royal home and fortress for over 900 years with the queen still staying here throughout the year.
You can get a tour, view the state apartments and watch the changing of the guard. Look out for the Royal Standard above the Round Tower to see if the Queen is in residence.
Legoland is a great attraction for children of all ages. Beale Park near Reading is also a great day out for the family, as is the Tropical Rainforest attraction near Newbury. And adults can enjoy a flutter on the horses all year round at Newbury and Ascot Racecourses.
Sports & Leisure Staff
Employed at Wellington College Services since 2014
Wellington Health and Fitness Club has given me a great opportunity to experience a number of varied job roles within leisure. Starting as a casual lifeguard, there was ample scope to develop skills serving on the bar, helping in the gym and even on the front desk, eventually leading to a managerial role. The atmosphere is positive and my colleagues are a delight to work with. I’d recommend Wellington Health and Fitness Club to anyone.
Employed at Wellington College Services since 2015
Working at Wellington Health and Fitness Club has given me the opportunity to work in a variety of roles within leisure, allowing myself to develop a cache of skills which are applicable in my future life. Starting in a junior part time Lifeguard role, and working my way up into a managerial role is evidence that Wellington Health and Fitness Club provides ample opportunity for progression, even when balancing work with my sixth form and University studies. The working environment is always relaxed yet professional, making it thoroughly enjoyable.
Employed at Wellington College Services since 2010
I joined Wellington College 9 years ago working in the Wellington Health and Fitness Club, my role started with teaching swimming lessons, Aqua Aerobics classes and working in the Gym as a Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer.
With my past background in management and marketing as well as fitness industry. I have been fortunate enough to work additional hours on a marketing project and then been promoted to Fitness Manager three years ago. My Fitness Team are awesome and deliver great Group Exercise classes, HITT classes and gym programmes to help all Wellington College students and Health Club members to reach their individual fitness goals. I have had the opportunity to attend courses for my personal development and in my role every day we are making a difference to people’s lives through Health, Fitness and Wellbeing.
I enjoy working at Wellington College due to the positive community of teaching and college staff, beautiful grounds with a Health Club available for students and members alike.
The sports & leisure staff application process
Due to the nature of our establishment, there are a number of pre-employment checks that need to be completed prior to commencement of work. The processing of checks normally take around 4 weeks to complete, in busy periods this could take longer. Without these checks completed we are unable to confirm your start date, so there may be a possibility of your start date being moved back until the checks have been completed.
In accordance with paragraph 220 of KCSIE, the College will conduct online searches on shortlisted candidates with the purpose of identifying any issues or incidents relating to any safeguarding or reputational matters that have occurred and are publicly available online. The searches will be conducted by a third-party company and the College will be provided with a summary report highlighting any areas of concern which will be explored at interview by a safer recruitment trained panel member.
Failure to authorise this search will result in the applicant’s withdrawal from the recruitment process.
In line with KSCIE we are required to obtain references prior interview, along with this we perform a gap analysis to ensure that there are no gaps within your application employment history. We also reserve the right to check online and social media for all shortlisted candidates.
If you already work for Wellington College and wish to apply for another role you may do so in the same way as an external candidate. However, if you are successful you are bound by a new contract under the current terms of employment, continuity of service will apply where applicable. We are unable to accept internal applicants who have been in there current role for under 12 months.
You can download the Recruitment, Selection and Disclosure Policy here in PDF format.
Under the latest Keeping Children Safe In Education 2021 statutory guidelines for schools and Colleges, and as a regulated environment, we are required to take up references on all short listed candidates prior to interview, and explore any issues as part of the interviewing process. For both teaching and teaching support staff, this is a mandatory requirement.
For College staff, whilst again it is a mandatory requirement, if a short listed candidate is concerned about their current employer finding out about their intention to leave sooner than they would like, please email us at the time of application on email@example.com with justification on why we are not to contact your references. Please note that no offer of employment will be made until all references have been completed and considered satisfactory.
You need to complete the application form for the vacancy that you want to apply for.
Please ensure you include a full history of employment post-secondary (or equivalent) education, all periods not in education or employment need to be accounted for, for child safeguarding purposes, we will not be able to accept incomplete applications.
A tour of the school will be given if you make it through to interview. However, there is a visual walk through tour here.
The salary is always dependent on your experience and the nature of the position.
The only way to apply for a role is completing an online application form.
We do not accept agency applications. The only way to apply for a role would be by filling out an application form.
A job description is attached to each vacancy, any additional questions can be answered at interview if you are successfully shortlisted.