Gym Assistant

Description of the Volunteer Role:

The ExtraCare Charitable Trust enables older people to enjoy a healthier, active and more independent lifestyle in a network of inspirational communities that represent a modern alternative to the traditional care or nursing home. The Charity operates 14 retirement villages and 17 smaller housing developments across the Midlands.

Purpose of the role:

To assist the fitness instructor in the smooth running of the gym and to ensure proper procedures are observed. Enhancing the services provided within the village.

Main tasks:

  • Assisting with the opening and closing the gym
  • Turning machinery on and off as required
  • Carrying out daily cleaning and health and safety checks on gym facilities
  • Providing excellent customer service to gym members
  • Providing information on the operation of gym equipment
  • Operating the gym music system
  • Observing the gym (being able to raise the alarm in an emergency)
  • Filing and finding gym members programme cards
  • Promote gym facilities and memberships
  • Assisting with housekeeping tasks within the gym facilities
  • To observe standard procedures and observe Health and Safety and rules of conduct


A people person with a pleasant and friendly personality
Trustworthy, honest and reliable
Ability to carryout their role within a team and under own initiative

This role does not include the following tasks:

  • Instructing and advising in relation to exercise, fitness programmes, health and dietary information
  • Personal care tasks
  • Administering of medication
  • Advice or support in relation to a person’s financial affairs
  • No transferring (manual handling) or physically assisting residents

Contact information for applicants:

Laura Jones

Stoke Gifford Retirement Village, Edward Parker Road, Stoke Gifford, Bristol,
BS16 1EJ

Contact Number: 0117 440 3000

Closing Date: 30/06/2019