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Wellness Coach

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
£25,186 - £28,371 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Closing date
6 May 2023

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Job description

This is a hugely exciting time to be joining the King’s Sport team at King’s College London as we look to begin the next stage of our delivery from 2022-2025, supporting our community to be their personal best through sport & wellness. This post will play a key role in the delivery of our Wellness activity through the King’s Sport & Wellness Clinic and across our facilities.

  • In conjunction with the team of Fitness Coaches and the Gym Management Team, and wider King’s Sport team, help to connect with our communities to be their personal best
  • To share expertise and knowledge to support the delivery of outstanding gym operations, quality fitness services and a World Class Service to our members, growing a community and strengthening connections to King’s Sport
  • To play a key role in the delivery of Wellness opportunities across our services and programmes, developing both physical and digital platforms of engagement to optimise the physical, mental and social wellness of our community

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract

This is a full-time  post - 100% full time equivalent


Key responsibilities

  • To conduct, write, implement and review programmes in line with the Active Wellness Scheme delivered across King’s Sport Gyms. Supporting students and staff to build self-efficacy.
  • To deliver an inclusive environment for participants through a wide range of activities, including walking clubs, beginners exercise programmes and holistic group activity such as mindfulness, meditation and journaling.
  • To deliver a comprehensive range of wellness workshops, events and group exercise classes that ensures that our members are engaged and educated in fitness and their physical wellbeing 
  • Help our community to understand their motivations around behaviour change whilst developing sustainable behaviours around nutrition, sleep, exercise and other behaviours related to optimising their health 
  • To monitor and coach gym members to ensure their safety and the use of correct techniques when exercising therefore providing quality member experiences
  • To write, implement and review inductions and programmes in line with the King’s Sport Gym Experience and to actively coach on a broad and holistic range of health, fitness and wellness  aspects when supervising the gym floor
  • To assist in the development of a series of events that brings university community together through the year across the university campuses and in the gyms through empowering our community to optimise their health whilst working towards building a whole University approach to supporting our community. 
  • To assist in the operational systems and processes of managing Gym memberships and services and ensure all cash register procedures are adhered to
  • To have a working knowledge of the Normal Operating Procedures and Emergency Action Plans and to understanding of Health and Safety Legislation
  • Ensure all operating policies are adhered to whilst in the gyms - being responsible for the opening and closing procedures and ensuring all equipment and the building operates within Health & Safety guidelines as required
  • To achieve and maintain a high level of cleaning and maintenance in accordance with King’s Sport high standards, responsible for cleaning gym equipment and the gym area.
  • Ensure all fitness equipment maintenance is carried out, reported and monitored in accordance with the operating policies
  • To support the Gym Management in ensuring all part time staff adhere to all operating policies and procedures
  • To develop positive working relationships with the high-performing team of Fitness coaches, King’s Sport staff, and other student service providers within the University to enhance students’ experience    
  • To attend and contribute to Team meetings to engage in the review of procedures and development of working practices within King’s Sport Gyms.
  • To assist in the promotion of King’s Sport Gyms and to endorse the brand identity and Values of King’s Sport
  • To implement the Estates and Facilities Fit for King’s values and high standards of customer care to ensure a World Class Service for a World Class University 
  • Commitment to attending internal and external CPD programmes as part of the Fitness Coach team, keeping up to date with new techniques and trends and gaining additional qualifications where necessary to enhance the quality of services to members
  • Any further duties, which may reasonably be required by King’s Sport Gym Management or King’s Sport Senior Management

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria  

1.        A good level of education (A-level) or equivalent 

2.        Holistic group fitness qualifications (mindfulness, yoga, pilates) 

3.        Suitable experience and knowledge of working in a similar/related role 

4.        Commitment to Continued Professional Development 

5.        Knowledge of the importance of physical, mental and social skills to aid individual wellness 

6.        Excellent communication skill across a variety of customer groups and ability to forge good relationships with a variety of departments or user groups  

7.        Experience of working with the needs of a broad range of members with experience in delivering group activity relating to wellness 

8.        Knowledge of relevant Health and Safety regulations 

9.        Prepared to work flexible hours, including working weekends and evenings as required 

10.     A strong grasp of information technology and Microsoft office skills including word and excel


Desirable criteria

1.       A degree in Sport & Exercise science (or equivalent) or commensurate health and fitness experience  

2.       First Aid Qualification 

3.       Level 2 fitness qualification  

Further information

As part of new Ways of Working Policy, this role is expected to be ‘On Campus’  full-time.

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and Occupational Health clearance.


King's College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world and among the oldest in England. King's has more than 27,600 students (of whom nearly 10,500 are graduate students) from some 150 countries worldwide, and some 6,800 staff.

King's has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings. Eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*). The university is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of more than £684 million.

King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services. For more information, visit:

King’s £600 million campaign, World questions|KING’s answers, has delivered huge global impact in areas where King’s has particular expertise. Philanthropic support has funded new research to save young lives at Evelina London Children’s Hospital; established the King’s Dickson Poon School of Law as a worldwide leader in transnational law; built a new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital; allowed unique collaboration between leading neuroscientists to fast-track new treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, depression and schizophrenia at the new Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute; created the Cicely Saunders Institute: the first academic institution in the world dedicated to palliative care, and supported the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership in the Ebola crisis. Donations provide over 300 of the most promising students with scholarships and bursaries each year. More information about the campaign is available at

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