KA Leisure provides sport, leisure and recreational services for the North Ayrshire community and beyond. The Company shares a vision, in common with other North Ayrshire Community Planning Partners (NACPP) and as identified in the Single Outcome Agreement for North Ayrshire 2013-17, of “North Ayrshire A Better Life”.

To deliver the shared NACPP vision, the Company mission is to ensure “people are more active, more often” through provision of a comprehensive range of accessible activities, programmes and events across North Ayrshire.
KA Leisure Annual Report 2016, KA Leisure Progress Report 2016

Relief Recreation Assistant (Outdoor Sports)

Job Ref: L986
Rate of Pay: £9.00 per hour
KA Leisure provides workers with a minimum hourly rate of £9.00 per hour under the Living wage initiative. Terms and conditions apply.)
Hours: As and when required
Location: Bowencraig Pavilion, Largs

Job Purpose:

  • Preparation of facilities for use and the on-going cleaning of the facility
  • Provision of assistance to the customers
  • Promote the activities and programmes available within all the company’s facilities
  • Act as a key holder for the facility ensuring the facility is fully secured
  • Assist with routine inspections of the facility, equipment and plant to ensure that all areas are safe for use

You Must Have:

  • Experience working in a customer focused environment (ideally in the sports/leisure field)
  • Be flexible in approach to working patterns
  • Be self-motivated in carrying out all aspects of post
  • Knowledge of sports equipment required for a variety of sports is desirable

Closing Date: Friday 15 February 2019

North Ayrshire Champions for Change Coordinator

Job Ref: L987
Rate of Pay: AP2 (£19,635.95 - £21,220.64) Pro Rata
Hours: Temporary for 24 months (30 hrs per week)
Location: Head Office - Quarry Road Irvine

The Changing Lives Through Sport and Physical Activity fund is a partnership between Scottish Government, sportscotland, the Robertson Trust and is managed by Spirit of 2012. North Ayrshire has been successful in receiving funding and KA Leisure is recruiting a North Ayrshire Champions for Change Project Coordinator. Champions for Change will be delivered in partnership with the North Ayrshire Council Active Schools Team and the North Ayrshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership.

Role Summary:

  • To proactively coordinate, develop and deliver the Champions for Change project and ensure Changing Lives Through Sport and Physical Activity Fund outcomes are achieved.
  • To work with participants to jointly plan and deliver school and community-based sport activities, events and programmes to support behaviour change among communities in North Ayrshire

You Must Have:

  • Appropriate qualification and experience of working within Physical Activity, Health, Sport, Wellbeing or Community Development

Role Profile

Closing Date: Friday 22nd February 2019

Interviews: Thursday 14th March 2019

Seasonal Assistant Greenkeepers – 2 posts – temporary from 1 April until 30 September 2019

Job Ref: L985
Rate of Pay: £9.00 per hour
(KA Leisure provides workers with a minimum hourly rate of £9.00 per hour under the Living wage initiative. Terms and conditions apply.)
This vacancy is salaried, paid on 12th of each month
Hours: 30 hours per week
Location: Auchenharvie GC, Moorpark Road West, Stevenston, KA20 3HU
Ravenspark GC, Kidsneuk, Irvine, KA12 8SR
Routenburn GC, Routenburn Road, Largs, KA30 8QA

Job Purpose:

  • Promote Health & Safety of customers and staff
  • Assist in providing a quality service to customers
  • Work well within a team

Main Activities:

  • Grass cutting
  • General ground maintenance
  • Operation of machinery
  • Inspections of Golf Course as required


  • Experience in ground maintenance/landscaping
  • Experience in greenkeeping
  • Desirable Minimum Level 2 in greenkeeping but not essential

Closing Date: Friday 22 February 2019

Relief Recreation Assistant II (fitness)

Job Ref: L728
Rate of Pay: £9.00 per hour
(KA Leisure provides workers with a minimum hourly rate of £9.00 per hour under the Living wage initiative. Terms and conditions apply.)
Hours: As and when required
Location: Locations throughout North Ayrshire

Job Purpose:

  • See attached Role Profile

You Must Have:

  • See attached Role Profile

Closing Date: Monday 4 March 2019

Role Profile

Relief Aerobics/Aqua Instructor

Job Ref: L634
Rate of Pay: £18.04 per hour
Hours: As and when required
Location: Various locations throughout North Ayrshire

Job Purpose:

  • To deliver fitness classes across KA Leisure and community facilities
  • To deliver fitness classes within the KA Studio and community fitness programmes

You Must Have:

  • Hold a recognised fitness industry REPS Level 2 qualification in any of the following disciplines; Exercise to Music; Les Mills; Aqua; Pilates; Yoga; PSI; BACPR
  • An outgoing personality, positive attitude and excellent communication skills

Job Outline

Relief Sports Coach

Job Ref: L684
Rate of Pay: £9.31-£10.52 per hour (dependant on qualifications)
Hours: As and when required
Location: Throughout North Ayrshire

Job Purpose:

  • to pro-actively promote and deliver sports coaching programmes across North Ayrshire
  • preparation of Sports Session Plans
  • delivery of sports specific sports coaching sessions
  • maintenance of accurate reporting
  • ensure welfare of all participants

You Must Have:

  • current teaching/coaching certificate as approved by the relevant Governing Body of Sport
  • HNC/HND in Sports Coaching
  • First Aid Certificate

Application Information

All posts within KA Leisure are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2003 as amended or the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

Regulated Work with Children/Protected Adults:

Where work is considered regulated work with children and/or protected adults, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children and/or protected adults.  Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by KA Leisure.

Please note:  Successful candidates will meet the cost of the relevant PVG check (£59 for scheme membership and £18 for scheme member update); this will be deducted from wages following commencement of employment with the Company.

For further information on the PVG scheme, please visit www.disclosurescotland.co.uk

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Recruitment Packs are available by telephone: 01294 315121 or in writing from Human Resource Department, KA Leisure, 22 Quarry Road, Irvine, KA12 0TH.

Please note, CV’s will not be accepted as supplementary information and will not be supplied to the shortleet panel.

We will be in contact with you no later than 20 working days after the detailed closing date of the post however, if you have not heard from us within that period, unfortunately you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2003, as amended, applies to all posts.

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