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Wiltshire Council desperate for leisure workers

May 19, 2022 6:37 PM

The labour shortage is hitting WC leisure centres as people leave to work elsewhere. So the council is doing a recruitment campaign. If you relish the challenge of doing a demanding job for low wages then this could be for you. You'd even get discounts at the leisure centres!

Wiltshire Council is looking for people to work in leisure centres, including the new Melksham Community Campus.

WC runs 20 leisure centres which are attracting more customers keen to get back to a more normal and active life following the pandemic. The council is looking for staff to fill a wide range of roles. They include lifeguards, duty managers, receptionists, swimming instructors, and fitness instructors.

The council is looking for friendly, enthusiastic people who can provide a high standard of customer service and can reward them with an excellent benefits package including training and discounted access to leisure facilities as well as wider rewards and discounts.

It's an exciting time to join the council's leisure service. In 2021, Wiltshire Council took over the management of 10 additional leisure centres throughout the county, and later this year Melksham Community Campus will open its doors to the community, with its leisure facilities including a state-of-the-art fitness suite, swimming pool, and sports hall.

Leigh, a lifeguard at a Wiltshire Council leisure centre, said: "It really prepares me for the future. It gives me so many skills like confidence, and you meet so many new people. It gives you the developing skills on how you act and speak to new people. It's just an all-round great job to have."

For more information about the variety of roles available, visit