Activity Leader - SEN

3.5 hours per week
£14.95 - £15.10 per hour
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Term time

Saturdays, 12.45-4.15pm, Werrington Leisure Centre

School Holidays

Monday-Thursday, 9.45am-2.15pm (Fridays if there is a Bank Holiday Monday) Werrington Leisure Centre

Be part of the future of leisure in Peterborough!

Are you passionate about fitness and leisure and focused on creating an excellent customer experience? Do you currently work in a customer-facing role where you thrive on leading by example? If so, we want to hear from you.

Vivacity is excited to be moving forward in the next phase of its journey as part of Peterborough Limited and we need the best people to help us grow. Our new management structure will enable us to develop our leisure facilities across Peterborough to offer our customers a great experience and succeed on our mission to Keep Peterborough Active.


Health and Wellbeing Team


Do you have a passion for creating an inclusive environment in leisure activities?


Would you love to work alongside the Health and Wellbeing Team on an amazing opportunity to develop disability activity clubs during term time and school holidays.


This role involves leading a team in delivering a range of leisure activities for children and young people aged 7-19yrs with Special Educational Needs.  Activities include reading, arts and crafts, games, exercise, sports.


You will be a confident decision maker in a childcare environment. You can change communication styles to suit individuals and enjoy the challenge of creating activities that enable all participants to achieve their goals. You will be able to enthuse participants and staff to become active in a fun and sociable environment whilst being sensitive to an individuals’ needs. 


Key responsibilities of the roles include:


  • Planning, preparing & delivering high quality adaptable activity sessions.
  • Leader and mentor to colleagues
  • Use a range of communication methods during sessions.
  • Be responsible for the safety of participants and staff during sessions.
  • Provide personal care when required.
  • Administration such as registers, consent forms, needs assessments and participant feedback.
  • Manage, record and report any First Aid & Safeguarding incidents.
  • Report to the Health and Wellbeing Lead on Key Performance Indicators.
  • Input into development of the programme.


Before applying for these roles, it is essential to have the following:


  • Childcare, Teacher, Teaching Assistant qualification
  • Leadership experience
  • Experience of supporting or caring for children with special educational needs, disabilities or long-term health conditions.
  • Experience of coordinating activities for people with disabilities or long-term health conditions.
  • Able to travel to venues


Mileage is available along with other benefits like discounted gym membership, access to free coaching & development courses, business partnership discounts plus more.

Vivacity is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to a DBS Check at Enhanced Level.


Has excellent verbal communication skills

Ability to control and hold a group’s attention

Interested in sports coaching / development

Ability to plan and assess activities

Ability to react professionally under pressure

Seeks to increase their learning and experience through gaining new coaching qualifications


Has a clear Enhanced DBS screen


Holds a clean driving licence and has a car to get around in.

Vivacity is proud to be a disability confident employer and this answer will not impact on your opportunities but help us to accommodate you.