Interested in becoming a coach? We have a large number of coaches working in a wide range of sports like gymnastics, athletics, tennis, basketball, swimming, football and more.

Coaching is a great way to express your passion for a sport and be actively involved instead of standing on the sidelines. 

It's not only exciting and self-satisfying but you can have a positive influence on people’s lifelong involvement in sport. It will also help you to keep you active both mentally and physically.

There are many ways in ways to get involved, such as helping your local club, getting involved in your children’s sporting activities or even helping to support the next elite sports star.

For advice and information about how to get started in Edinburgh, please see the Coaching Edinburgh website.

Once you're qualified, we'd be delighted if you got in touch with us.

If you're already a qualified sports coach, we offer a variety of opportunities to work with Edinburgh Leisure under our ‘Service Provider Agreement’ programme as self-employed and this provides the freedom necessary to operate a successful coaching programme across the city. 

‘Service Providers’ agree to provide a specific service to Edinburgh Leisure and are responsible for providing that service as well as keeping personal qualifications, insurance, licenses and Disclosure Scotland checks up to date.

Although Service Providers are not employed as staff by Edinburgh Leisure, you will play a key role in delivering our services to a large number of people and therefore we monitor performance and review feedback to ensure our Service Providers are treated fairly and our customers have a great time being active with us.

Opportunities exist in sports such as gymnastics, athletics, tennis, football, basketball and many more activities.