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Being a coach with Edinburgh Leisure opens up a world of opportunity

You could be coaching in one of our 19 amazing venues – and using them for free in your spare time

We'll support you in the job and in you development - last year we helped 87 coaches gain 107 qualifications! (And that's just the swim team!)

We don't just coach one age or ability! With 415 individual classes you'll have the opportunity to coach all ages and abilities with us. 


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 offer you:

  • a variety of Full-Time/Part-Time/ Flexible positions available so you can make coaching whatever you want it to be
  • support for you to gain professional qualifications whilst coaching with us
  • free use of our amazing facilities all across the city
  • an opportunity to make a difference as part of a valued coaching team

On top of that we will offer you one of the best benefits packages in the business including generous holiday allowance, pension, and flexible benefits.





You can coach almost anywhere in Edinburgh as our programme runs in 19 quality venues all over the city.

And you can use our gyms, pools and other fantastic facilities for free in your spare time.

Where you could work depends on your availability, desired hours and sport. We do take your venue preferences into consideration and where possible try to match you with a preferred venue.

Our available roles and venue vacancies will be discussed with you at a recruitment day appointment at Royal Commonwealth Pool  or ask us a question for full details of our vacancies and roles




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.

Currently we have the following roles available:

Swim Teachers 

Gymnastics Coaches 

Trampoline Coaches 

If you're interested in any of our roles see our live vacancies or sign up for a vacancy alert for updates on vacancies for specific roles - Click here

To find out more about the sports, classes, and courses we coach see our coaching page - Click Here



If you are interested in getting into coaching but aren’t yet qualified we could support you in gaining your qualifications.

As part of our development opportunities we will help you in getting qualified, such as gaining a UKCC General 1 qualification, before offering you a role in our valued coaching team.

For more information on our current coaching development opportunities please visit our vacancies page to see our live opportunities - Click Here





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I'm interested in becoming a coach but don't have any qualifications yet?

We have a specific recruitment events for unqualified coaches but if you would like to speak to someone about this please pop along to any of our coaching recruitment events and we will be happy to speak with you. Please also see above for our Getting into Coaching information.

How long will my assessment/appointment last?

You appointment at our recruitment events will usually last no longer than 1 hour

What will the assessment consist of?

You will take part in a meet and greet, having a chat to one of the assessors. You will then have a walk around the coaching area to get a feel for what it is like being a coach at Edinburgh leisure.

Will I need to deliver a coaching session as part of the assessment?

No, our coaching appointments at recruitment days focus on a behaviors and competency assessment. 

Do I need to bring anything?

In most cases you do not need to bring anything. However it would be useful to bring along any proof of a qualification to our recruitment events.

What is the dress code?

We would recommend wearing something smart casual.

What roles are available?

At our recruitment events the positions we have available will be discussed with you at your appointment and we will ascertain your availability at this time

To see our live list of roles we are recruiting for please visit our vacancies site - Click here