Coaching Jobs with Edinburgh Leisure

Swim and Dive Coaches, Gymnastics Teachers, Climbing Instructors, Tennis, Football, Athletics and Sports Coaching Roles

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 have a variety of Full-Time/Part-Time/Flexible positions available so you can make coaching whatever you want it to be

What we offer you

  • FREE membership across all our centres with access to fitness classes, gyms, and swimming pools
  • Opportunities for training, career growth and development
  • Support for you to gain professional qualifications whilst coaching with us
  • Generous holiday allowance  
  • Cycle-to-work scheme  
  • Paid sick leave  
  • Company pension  
  • Access to discounts with a huge number of retailers (saving money in cinemas, restaurants, clothing, and electronics shops, on insurance and healthcare and much more)  

Where can I work?

You can coach almost anywhere in Edinburgh as our programme runs in venues all over the city including the new Meadowbank Sports Centre and the iconic Royal Commonwealth Pool.

Where you could work depends on your availability, desired hours and sport. We take your venue preferences into consideration and where possible try to match you with a preferred venue. Remember, you can use our gyms, pools and other fantastic facilities in your spare time as part of your FREE staff membership .

Coaching Roles with Edinburgh Leisure

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.

Swim Teacher

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

Required Qualifications: SSTQ, UKCC Aquatics Level 2 or equivalent

Find out more about our Swim Teacher Roles here

Gymnastics, Trampoline and Preschool Gymnastics Coach

As a Coach you will be responsible for delivering fun, engaging and inspiring classes, helping participants succeed to their full potential within our recreational programme. 

Required Qualifications: Minimum SCC or UKCC Gymnastics Coaching Level 2 in at least one of General, Women's Artistic, Men's Artistic, Trampoline or Preschool, or Gymnastics Activity Instructor

OR embark on the Gymnastics Coach Trainee Programme to become qualified.

Tennis Coach

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

Support the delivery of a range of tennis sessions and coaching lessons for children and adults. 

Required Qualifications: Minimum LTA Level 1 Assistant and up to date LTA Coach Accreditation

Athletics Coach

Help to deliver our athletics coaching programme, with fun and engaging classes, encouraging participants to a healthier, more active life. 

Available at Ainslie Park and the new Meadowbank Sports Centre.

Required Qualifications: SCC Level 1 / Sports Leadership SCQF Level 5 qualification with relevant Scottish Athletics Introductory Coach Education Certification. 

Diving Coach

Work at the renowned Royal Commonwealth Pool, with top of the range diving pool and dry diving teaching facilities. Our Dive Coaching programme offers the full pathway from preschool to performance diving, developing Olympic and National Team divers. 

Work with experienced and dedicated dive coaches and benefit from inhouse and external CPDs for coaches.

Required Qualifications: ASA/UKCC Level 2 Diving Coach or equivalent and current RLSS UK NPLQ or equivalent

Climbing Instructor

Help customers of all ages, stages and abilities develop their climbing skills at the iconic Edinburgh International Climbing Arena

From taster courses and family introductions and our coaching programme to lead climbing, the advanced Ratho Youth Squad and our outdoor climbing programme, teach, coach and deliver sessions at all levels. 

Required Qualifications: Rock Climbing or Climbing Wall Instructor qualification

Football Coach

The Edinburgh Leisure Football Academy focuses on skill development, getting moving and having fun, delivering for kids from 18 months to P7.

Work through five stages of development at venues across Edinburgh. 

Required Qualifications: SCC Level 1 / Sports Leadership SCQF Level 5 qualification with relevant Scottish FA Introductory Coach Education Certification. 

Multi-Sports Coach

Help our pre-school customers develop a range of sporting skills across a variety of activities, as part of our Jump into Sport coaching programme.

Required Qualifications: SCC Level 1 / Sports Leadership SCQF Level 5 qualification with relevant Introductory Coach Education Certification in a relevant discipline. 

Basketball Coach

Our introductory basketball classes are a fun and enjoyable way to introduce children of to the sport through 4 age and stage specific classes.

Required Qualifications: SCC Level 1 / Sports Leadership SCQF Level 5 qualification with relevant Scottish Basketball Introductory Coach Education Certification. 

Ask us a question or click the button below for full details of our current vacancies and roles.

If you are interested in getting into coaching but aren’t yet qualified we could support you in gaining your qualifications, before offering you a role in our valued coaching team. 

Our Swim Teacher and Gymnastics Trainee programmes pay you a salary while providing training and support to become a qualified coach.

Qualifications we can help you achieve include:

  • UKCC General Level 1 and 2 Qualification
  • Scottish Swimming Teacher Qualification (SSTQ)
  • Early Childhood Swim Teacher's Qualification (SVQ)

Full details of the Swim Coaching, Lifeguarding and First Aid qualification courses being run by Edinburgh Leisure can be found here.

Interested in learning how Edinburgh Leisure can help you start your coaching journey? Contact us via the Enquiry Form below.