Build a Career with Edinburgh Leisure

Making a positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing is at the heart of what we do. 

We pride ourselves on providing a supportive and enjoyable work environment that people are proud to be part of. 

We’re firm believers in investing in staff development and value behaviours that create a positive and enjoyable atmosphere all round. 

Our people underpin everything we do and aspire to achieve. We have a team of over 800 from swim teachers to greenkeepers and from leisure attendants to reception and administration - all here to make the experience of Edinburgh Leisure a great one.

Are you passionate about sport, passionate about people and passionate about inspiring everyone in Edinburgh to get healthier and more active? Then you’ll love working here. 

FREE use of our facilities

Career progression and training

Flexible working conditions

Opportunities at Edinburgh Leisure

See below a selection of some of the job opportunities available at Edinburgh Leisure. Visit our Applicant Portal for a full list of live jobs.

Lifeguards and Sports Attendants

Our professional leisure staff work in a number of areas to assist, support and supervise customers using our venue facilities.

Gym, Fitness and Climb Instructors

Our team of instructors help inspire, guide and support visitors to get the most out of their workout, class or climb.

Coaching Roles with Edinburgh Leisure

Being a coach with Edinburgh Leisure opens up a world of opportunity with many benefits so that you can make the most out of coaching with us. 

We don't just coach one age, ability, or sport. So we are always looking for lots of coaches from different backgrounds and disciplines to join our valued coaching team.

Find out more about the sports, classes, and courses we deliver at Edinburgh Leisure.

We'll help you get there with our professional accredited  Swim Qualification Courses 


Work with our friendly Aquatics and Learn to Swim teams, transforming ordinary people into swimmers.

Find out more about our Swim Teacher Roles here

Gymnastics and Trampoline

Help our customers to have great fun, develop their skills and keep them coming back for more. 


Work with all ages and abilities on court at our top class facilities at Craiglockhart Tennis Centre.


Help our customers develop a range of sporting skills across a variety of activities. 

We are proud to run a wide range of teaching, coaching, lifesaving, first aid and professional qualification courses. All are taught by highly skilled and motivated tutors. See what courses we have running below.

Edinburgh Leisure is a charity dedicated to making a positive difference by creating opportunities for everyone to get active, stay active and achieve more.  We passionately believe in the positive impact physical activity and sport can have on health and wellbeing.

With over five million customer visits across 30 venues, we offer hundreds of activities and opportunities for people who live, work and visit Edinburgh, to get active and protect their own health and wellbeing.  With 12 swimming pools, 14 gyms, 6 golf courses, Europe's largest climbing arena, 141 sports pitches, tennis and badminton courts and 700+ fitness classes each week – we are the Biggest Club in Town.

Many of our projects and our events rely on volunteers to make them a success. We have lots of opportunities to get involved, some require an ongoing commitment and others which are for one off events or activities.  

Find out more about volunteering with Edinburgh Leisure.

We aim to provide an up to date and high quality fitness class programme that delivers an enjoyable experience to our customers. To achieve this we engage with the best Fitness Class Instructors as Service Providers to deliver a service which exceeds expectations.  

We are currently looking to add to our service provider database, in particular coaches who are qualified in Aquafit, Body Combat, Body attack and RPM

Anyone interested in working with Edinburgh Leisure or seeking more information should contact our Fitness Class Manager at

As well as operating over 30 venues across the city, from swim centres to golf courses, we invest time, resources and expertise in developing services and programmes which reflect the needs of individuals and local communities. 

It’s not money or profit that motivates us to get up in the morning, it’s people that are our number one priority, inspiring them to be active and changing lives. 

We provide targeted intervention programmes that seek to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals with an aim at reducing the demands on public services, using sport and physical activity as a tool for addressing some of today's health challenges.

Ryan Cramb - Schools Operations Manger - Over 8 Years with Edinburgh Leisure

Leaving school with a few Highers, Ryan Cramb, 26, has had a varied career with Edinburgh Leisure for eight and a half years, taking advantage of the training opportunities on offer. 

“I started as a Job Employment Training volunteer with school at 15 and moved into a part-time role as a Leisure Attendant, pool-side at Glenogle, when I was 16, staying in this role for four years. I moved into a supervisor role in the schools’ team where I was for three years and have recently been successful in securing a temporary Schools’ Operation Manager position.

“My average day includes aspects of line management, liaising with internal and external partners, working through projects and ensuring information is shared with the wider team.

“There’s ample opportunities to progress your career and you are fully supported with training.

”If you have enthusiasm, genuinely enjoy working with people, and relevant skills such as being able to offer good customer service and communicating well, we will support you with the necessary training to ensure you have a long and fulfilling career.