Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Leisure Trust
  • Year established:
    1998
  • Website:
    http://www.edinburghleisure.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Edinburgh Leisure, 3 Cultins Road, Vantage Point, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH11 4DF

About Edinburgh Leisure

Edinburgh Leisure are a leading leisure trust, which manage and develop sport and leisure services on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council. The organisation is uniquely placed to offer a range of citywide services that aim to combat growing levels of inactivity.

Established in 1998, the organisation has grown to employ over 800 members of staff who assist over 4.8 million customers every year.

Through 30 sites across the city, the trust looks to inspire Edinburgh to be a more active and healthy city and aims to make a positive difference to communities by being welcoming, caring passionate and proud.

Their senior team passionately believes in the positive impact physical activity can have on people’s physical, mental and social wellbeing.

Edinburgh Leisure’s Chief Executive June Peebles is dedicated to getting to know members of the team through regular use of services and delivering core briefs around all venues twice a year.


What is it like to work for Edinburgh Leisure

My Manager
My Manager
Managers are encouraged to complete SVQs in Management. There’s a programme of internal courses for managers, including the Art of Assessing (Recruitment), Attendance Management and Making Difficult Feedback Easier. Managers get monthly one-to-one meetings with their own managers.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
The Gold Healthy Working Lives Award acknowledges the range of support provided to staff, who get free access to on-site facilities, flexible working, and an employee assistance programme offering healthcare, financial advice, stress management and counselling.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Their Green Plan has ten sections aimed at improving their carbon footprint, covering recycling, travel, nature, energy and more. On each site, a Green Champion is supported by a Green Team.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 28 days annual leave to all employees

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Development
    Development

    Non work related training supported

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    25%

  • UK sites:

    30

  • Average Age:

    36

  • Earning £35,000+:

    4%

  • Male : Female:

    50% / 50%

  • Staff:

    907

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