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Fitness Instructor

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Priory Hospital Ticehurst, Ticehurst, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 7HU

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time




30 (includes flexibility to work some evenings and weekends)

Job Advert - Division Information

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.


Job Advert Location Description

Centrally located with easy access to Tunbridge Wells, Hastings, Ashford and Maidstone, The Priory Hospital, Ticehurst House stands in 48 acres of beautiful grounds. We offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient specialist mental health services for young people and adults in a safe and supportive environment.    

Job Advert Role Description

Would you regard yourself as an enthusiastic people person, who is creative and adaptable, demonstrates self motivation, autonomy and resilience? If you are passionate about helping people, sensitive to supporting those who are feeling vulnerable and patient in engaging both adults and young people towards optimising their health, we have a rewarding challenge for you.



The post holder will work within a mutidisciplinary context and have a key role in delivering interventions which support the mental, emotional,physical and social well-being of clients, their carers and families. You will develop implement and evaluate the delivery of  agreed fitness programes designed to aid the development and well-being of patients and young people using creativity to maximise the use of available facilities. You will be highly conscientious ensuring risk assesments are completed to best meet the physical needs of individual patients and keen to collaborate with professional and clinial colleagues assisting with analysis and and contributing to case conferences when necessary.  You will hold up to a Level 3 (Advanced Instructors) qualification and will be registered under the REPS scheme. Thorough knowledge of first aid is important as is a keen interest and understanding of the role played by diet and nutrition in fitness and well being.


This is a fantastic opportunity to bring your passion for fitness to a vibrant multi disciplinary team of Healthcare and Medical professionals and support staff. The experience gained in this setting offers a valuable progression in the career of a  Fitness instructor as it provides a supportive space to engage people with diverse needs.


In return we offer a competitive salary, a contributory pension scheme, development opportunities, a range of benefits including gym membership, child care vouchers and cycle to work scheme, free on site parking and a highly subsidised staff restaurant. 

Division DBS info

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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