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About Edinburgh Leisure

Operating leisure centres to golf courses, Edinburgh Leisure invest time, resources and expertise in developing services and programmes for the needs of local communities. They provide targeted intervention programmes to improve health and wellbeing, using sport and physical activity as a tool for addressing some of today's health challenges.

Edinburgh Leisure was established in 1998 and over time have evolved from, a not for profit trust that manages sporting facilities, to a charity, with the purpose of getting the people of Edinburgh active to improve their health and wellbeing.

Edinburgh Leisure firmly believe that their people are what makes them a great place to work. Their people deliver an experience that is welcoming to everyone and caring for their safety and wellbeing. They demonstrate passion for the service provided and take pride in what the organisation are all about.

The organisation foster a culture which encourages health and wellbeing among employees. For them it's simple: healthy staff means happy staff; happy staff means happy customers. This is echoed in their 'Gold Healthy Working Lives' Award, free staff access to all of their gyms and swimming pools, and their wellbeing programme.

What is it like to work for Edinburgh Leisure

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Edinburgh Leisure have a dispersed learning and development team which consists of a Learning and Development Academy group of managers who meet three times a year to agree a more strategic approach to learning activity and focus. 
Edinburgh Leisure recently launched their own 'your mental health matters' programme. The first part of this is to ensure that any employee who is responsible for the management of other employees attends the mental health awareness training (with refreshers at least every three years). All senior managers have now completed this training and all staff with management responsibilities will have completed this by the end of March 2020.  
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
The 'Active Communities' programme plays a vital role in getting people in Edinburgh active, harnessing the power of sport and physical activity to help around 10,000 people affected by health conditions, disabilities, poverty and inequalities to improve their health and wellbeing each year.

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  • Women

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  • Holidays

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  • Gym

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  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees have more than 5 years' service

  • Development

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