Our people

Working for Places Leisure, part of Places for People

Working for Places Leisure

Places Leisure is made up of people who care about making a difference in their communities. They are passionate about creating active places and healthy people for communities to thrive . This is crucial work for our society. No matter what your job title or where you work in the organisation, everyone plays a vital role in making sure our frontline team can deliver the best possible service.

We prize moral courage – the preparedness to do the right thing, however hard, to be accountable and never to walk on by or turn a blind eye. Transparency and honesty are key enablers to this. We care deeply about our people and we expect everyone always is treated with kindness, empathy, dignity and respect. Trust need not be earned: everyone is trusted from the outset. Humility is a trump card from which common decency flows. 

We believe that leadership is an awesome privilege and responsibility.  Our leaders must deliver on their obligation to lead really.

Central to everything is the workplace should be fun, innovative, supportive, compassionate and invigorating – we try to create an environment which delivers this and enables you to thrive.

Benefits of working at Places Leisure


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Current vacancies

We’re looking for individuals who can engage with our customers, enhance their experience and exceed their expectations.

If there are no current vacancies for you at this time, why not register for our job alerts.

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Training opportunities

Beyond our world class career development programme we also offer the opportunity to upskill your professional qualifications. As an IQL approved training centre we run many courses to help you with developing a career within the leisure industry. These courses are run not only for our new and existing team members but also for the local community.

Find out more below about the courses we offer, and if you are interested please contact your local centre using the details on our Find a Centre page.

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)

First Aid at Work/Emergency First Aid at Work

Paediatric First Aid

Automatic External Defibrillator

Anaphylaxis Management

Our people promises

As part of the Places Leisure community, we're determined to have a shared idea of what that really means for our people.

Led by our colleagues at Places for People, we set about to create our People Promises. These define everything we do and will not only help in our mission to create and support thriving communities across the UK, but will underpin what a new colleague should feel from the moment they join Places Leisure.

Our People Promises in full:

 - Do the right thing. Always.

 - Fired up, ready to grow.

 - One community.

 - Be respectful, earn respect.

 - Enjoy work.

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Our senior team

As a leading leisure operator, our directors and management team utilise their collective proficiency and experience to help direct and guide Places Leisure.

Meet the team

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The people behind our places

Our places wouldn’t be what they are without our people. Our Placemakers, coaches, instructors and teachers are the driving force behind what allows our communities to flourish.

Meet some of our people

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Equality and diversity

Places for People, and in turn Places Leisure, is somewhere everyone is welcome. Our commitment to this is absolute. Without the voices of the entire community, we are unable to serve these communities effectively. To help us identify and address barriers to inclusion and belonging, Places for People actively encourages the participation in six groups championing change for the better. These include our:

Equality, diversity and inclusion

With representation in each of these communities from across the breadth of the enterprise, we can make a real difference to ensure everyone can bring their whole self to work and the organisation and its communities can benefit as a result.

Gender pay gap report

Companies employing 250 people or more are required to publish a Gender Pay Gap report each year. The report must contain certain statistics that seek to measure the gender pay gap. These statistics must also be provided to the Government.  

Led by our culture and values, we go above the requirements and report on gender pay across the whole organisation, regardless of size, as well as fulfil our legal obligations.

Our latest Gender Pay Gap report, as at 5 April 2022, outlines gender pay across the organisation, as well as the breakdown for our companies which must legally publish their data.

What is the gender pay gap? 

The gender pay gap is a measure of the difference between the average pay of men and women across the same organisation. It is not the same as equal pay, which relates to men and women being paid equally for equal work or work of equal value. This has been a legal requirement for many years and a matter of principle that we are committed to. 

Read the report