At Penrith City Council, we’re passionate about people; in our community and in our workplace. We want you to be able to be your best self and we get that work is just one part of your life, so we’re here to support you in the moments that matter. As the winner of the 2020 Local Government Excellence in People and Culture Award and an Excellence Award in the 2020 Australian HR Awards, you can be confident in joining a workplace that offers truly outstanding benefits, including:
- A range of flexible work arrangements
- 18 weeks paid maternity leave
- Health and wellbeing leave
- 15 days personal leave
- Significant financial and leave support for undertaking further education
- Diverse salary packaging
- And much, much more!
Ripples provides a number of facilities including a gym, pools, and a hydrotherapy and rehabilitation centre to the residents of the Penrith Local Government Area. We are proud of our highly performing team who have won a number of recent state and national Austswim and Swim Australia awards.
About the role
The purpose of this role is to positively engage with members in the Gym and provide Health and Fitness advice and programming.
The position will play a pivotal role in the implementation of the Ripples Member Retention Strategy. Key duties include proactive gym floor supervision to ensure the safety of staff and customers at all times, exercise prescription to a wide variety of customers and the development and delivery of fitness programs.
You will be passionate about providing an outstanding experience for our members and be able to work passionately and enthusiastically within the team. You will need to possess excellent communication skills with both customers and staff, and project a professional and friendly manner.
It is essential for you to be available for weekend work.
- Current Certificate III and IV in Fitness
- Current Fitness Australia Registration and Insurance
- Current First Aid Certificate (including Provide First Aid, Provide Basic Emergency Life Support and Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
- Minimum six (6) months experience in a similar role or equivalent in education
- Demonstrated experience with Group Training
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to promote services to members
- Demonstrated commitment to corporate values of Penrith City Council
- Diploma in Fitness
- Diploma in Nutrition
- Group Fitness qualification
- ASCA Level 1 and/or 2 Strength & Conditioning Accreditation
Salary:$26.65 to $30.85 per hour, plus 9.5% superannuation
This position has been identified as a Child-Related position under Child Protection laws in NSW. To be eligible to apply, you are required to provide Council with a valid Working with Children Check Number.
You may be required to undertake background checks, as relevant to the position for which you have applied.
Visit careers.penrith.city to view the position description and to find out more information about employment with Penrith City Council. To submit your application, please apply online using the link below.
In addition to a cover letter and resume, applicants are required to submit comprehensive responses to the selection criteria (listed above) as a part of their initial application. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.
Completed applications must be received by 11.55pm on the closing date. Please allow 4 weeks from the closing date for the processing of your application.
For further information about the position, please contact Sherin Ibrahim, Team Leader - Fitness, on 9833 3000.
Council practices EEO and WHS principles.
Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this position.
Penrith City Council is committed to ensuring the safety of our people and community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many of our employees are currently working remotely or in a way that is different to normal, which may impact our recruitment processes including time to respond to applicants and conducting online interviews instead of in-person. Some roles may also require temporary remote working arrangements; if applicable, this will be discussed with you at the time of interview.
We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.