Recruitment open day

Pursue your career in leisure with us!

Passionate about creating active places and healthy people? We want you!

Come along to our recruitment open day over at Waltham Abbey Leisure Centre to chat to our friendly staff about a career opportunity suited to you.

We’re looking for individuals who can engage with our customers, enhance their experience and exceed their expectations, with many exciting roles available across all of our centres within the Epping District (Epping Sports Centre, Ongar Leisure CentreLoughton Leisure Centre and Waltham Abbey Leisure Centre). Plus, from managerial roles to lifeguarding, receptionists to personal trainers - we really have got something for everyone!

We're committed to helping you flourish, thrive, and better yourself in our fantastic community of inspirational colleagues and customers. Your career with us in your chosen role is a great first step to many different routes, with training and career progression opportunities available along the way, plus flexible part-time and full-time options.

So, pop along and let us chat about you joining us on our mission to create active places and healthy people. You never know, you may even leave with a job application!

Dates and times
  • Saturday 10th September
  • 12.30pm-5.00pm

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The benefits of working for us

We know that there's always more we can do to make you smile, that's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to help colleagues save money or make their lives a little bit easier; from a pension, generous holiday pay, training, sick pay, and free or discounted gym membership – to a wealth of extra perks including interest-free loans for colleagues, discounts and offers on thousands of retailers, restaurants and leisure outlets and much more.

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Our team says...

“Working for Places Leisure has been a fantastic experience. I've worked here for over 5 years now and every day is a new experience. I love the working environment and the customers are great. Places Leisure has provided me many opportunities so far, from sponsoring my further studies to sending me for external courses to pick up more skills from.” 

Matthew, Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer

"I started as a part-time Placemaker, working 20 hours a week and as soon the opportunity arose, I increased to a full-time position. I thoroughly enjoy the friendly atmosphere, the wide range of personalities and bantering with the regulars. As well as customer service experience, I have managed to develop my sales skills and I like the fact that each day is different. Also, taking advantage of the free gym membership is definitely a plus!"

Becca , Placemaker

"I like working at Loughton Leisure Centre as it's quite a varied role which keeps things interesting and I enjoy the staff camaraderie and the interaction with our regular customers."

Joanne, Placemaker

"I have worked for PFP Leisure for roughly 5 years now. It is a good environment to work in. Since I have worked here I have been offered the chance to complete my pool plant course which has led me to do duty manager shifts, and I have also been lucky enough to have been put on a PT course which I am very grateful for. Over my time working here I feel I have flourished and blossomed as a person and I know this workplace has impacted me in a good way."

Lloyd, Lifeguard