JOB OPPORTUNITY: Fitness Engineer

Our Fitness Engineers inspect, maintain, service and install a range of fitness equipment for clients including colleges, universities private sector, schools and fitness suites throughout the UK. This post will be based at the Headquarters in Colchester and will cover Essex and the southern regions. There may be requirements to work further afield at certain stages including abroad.

The Fitness Engineer must be able to diagnose problems, service equipment, fit parts and be able to install new machines to the highest standard.

This is a high profile role dealing with major clients and to this the individual must be presentable, IT literate, tidy when working, have a basic knowledge of electrics and fault finding and finally have great customer care skills.

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Hand Tools: 1 year
  • Basic electrical knowledge
  • CSCS: Training and courses can be supplied through the company
  • Fitness machine experience
  • Computer literate
  • Must be able to gain an Enhanced CRB Certificate (This will be carried out by the company)

Job Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Paid overtime
  • Childcare scheme
  • 4 weeks holiday per year
  • Tools and PPE provided
  • Training Programme
  • Promotion prospects
  • Long service benefits
  • Company Vehicle
  • Trade and Fuel cards for company business

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location: Colchester, Essex

Required EducationSecondary Education

Required Experience: Fitness Machines: 1 year

Required Licence or Certification: Full Driving Licence

For more information email or call 0333 300 0032.

A120 CONSULTATION – have your say!

Part of Essex County Councils strategy to improve access and congestion is a proposed new route for the A120 and how it connects to the A12.

ECC will then present the preferred option to central government to be considered for inclusion in the next Government Road Investment Strategy (RIS), which will run from 2020 to 2025.

The process originally started with 68 options of proposed routes, these have been assessed and reduced to the five best options.

Today is the last day to submit your consultation response. It’s really important that we have as many residents and businesses as possible take part in this once in a lifetime opportunity.

It should only take around 5-10 minutes and you can do it all online:


Already decided on which option you think is best for the then go straight to the Survey

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Warehouse Manager

Key Tasks

  • Hold the daily huddle with Warehouse to set priorities for the day, reporting daily on Service Department diary values.
  • Ensure highest levels of tidiness of indoor and outdoor areas ensuring a tidy, clean and safe working environment and secure outdoor area.
  • Efficiently manage goods inwards procedure, incoming and outgoing stock procedures and miscellaneous parts and fitness equipment and the fitness list is fully updated in the warehouse to ensure overall stock levels, stock values and equipment status are correct at all times.
  • Ensure weekly stock purchase request is made to the company Purchaser; liaise with Purchaser where suppliers need to be chased for deliveries.
  • Carry out Warehouse stock takes.
  • Follow weekly paperwork checks, zoning, de-zoning and returns processes relating to engineers’ work.
  • Carry out van checks for all company vehicles attending head office.
  • Ensure quality of packing and all internal works is of expected and acceptable standard to be within the annually set company returns percentage target.
  • Track daily and weekly value of goods packed by warehouse and ensure the tracker is updated following correct paperwork process.
  • Track orders not packed at the end of each day to reduce the value of sales orders held back in Warehouse to zero, ensure the tracker is updated.
  • Track internals completed and internals still to complete within the warehouse tracker.
  • To attend and feed into the weekly video managers meeting and bi-monthly H&S meeting.
  • Ensure the Midlands parts run is correct and complete before this leaves HO.
  • Work together with and fully support Service Departments in reaching company goals and responding quickly to the company, internal and external customer needs.


  • Organised, operationally strong with a fundamental understanding and experience of running robust business processes.
  • Bright, charismatic, inspirational character with the ability to gain credibility, internally and externally, quickly.
  • Excellent communicator, able to articulate and deliver messages effectively with excellent presentation skills, with an open and direct style.
  • Have the intellectual capacity to articulate the company’s strategy internally and to customers.
  • Able to lead and adapt to change.
  • Team player with strong determination to succeed

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location: Colchester, Essex

Required education: Secondary education

Required experience: Warehouse Management: 3 years

Required licence or certification: Full driving licence

For more information email or call 0333 300 0032.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Field Sales Manager – Outdoor Spaces, Daventry

Accountable for driving new and repeat business, you will be meeting with key decision-makers in Primary Schools and Nurseries, as well as major Building Contractors and Local Authorities, proposing innovative and exhilarating solutions for their outdoor play and learning spaces. Sportsafe have a very wide range of products and services and can sell on supply and install or supply only and really do have a product for every application and use.

Must be prepared and able to travel extensively across the UK. Reporting to Head of Outdoor Spaces based in York.

Skills Required:

You must have:

  • Minimum two years B2B consultative sales experience
  • A track record of exceeding sales targets through new and repeat business
  • Experience of establishing and maintaining a sales pipeline
  • Commercially astute with ability to negotiate costs, margins and price
  • An engaging personality that supports a credible, consultative manner
  • The ability to listen, digest, identify needs, articulate a vision and bring to life compelling solutions
  • Ability to capture site information through survey with strong attention to detail
  • Prepare quality written briefs for central support team and designers
  • Considerable drive and self-motivation; a positive attitude
  • A tendency to thrive in, and contribute to, a dynamic team environment
  • Ideally a degree or equivalent qualification
  • A full driving licence

In addition to the above, the ideal candidate would have one of the following:

Preferred experience:

  • Outdoor Play industry
  • Sport surfaces and artificial grass
  • Selling to education establishments
  • Please note, due to the nature of the role, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a DBS (formally a CRB) check. The role will also require some manual handling of equipment, including lifting, bending and stretching to undertake measurements, climbing steps and walking throughout playgrounds and fields.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience: Sales: 2 years

Required licence or certification: Full Driving Licence

Spotting Rigs

Bespoke support brackets are made to suit the roof structure using trapeze cord and twisting or tumbling belts to secure the user.

Cleat board fitted to store rope when not in use, a great training aid now being used by diving coaches to assist training.

  • Fitted on main support beam in sports hall
  • Bespoke manufactured to suit roof structure
  • Fully installed by professional engineers
  • Tumbling or twisting belts provided

Please fee free to contact us with any questions on trampoline spotting rigs and we would be happy to help!

If you’d like to find out more about any of the products listed above then please contact us today!

Fitness Technician Apprenticeship

Sportsafe UK Ltd was founded in 1997. During this time Sportsafe has expanded beyond all recognition from a team of two to now over 90 at five offices in Essex (head office), Wales, Midlands, York and Scotland with international expansion planned during the next two years to Germany, Middle East and Australia. Sportsafe offers international installation, service and sales of sports and fitness equipment to more than 14,000 customers from the Shetland Isles to the South Coast in the UK and as far afield as Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Bangkok, including private schools, sports centres, care homes and more than 100 county councils and fire, police and NHS authorities. The company is ISO 9001, ISO 14001.


Sportsafe UK Ltd





Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Working week

Monday – Friday Hours will vary depending on workload and overtime will be paid where necessary. PER WEEK OVERTIME PAYABLE FOR ANYTHING IN EXCESS

Total hours per week: 40.00

Apprenticeship duration

18 months

Possible start date

25 Jan 2017

Date posted

22 Dec 2016

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

You will work within the Engineering team and your responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • To promote a professional company image
  • Carry out service/inspections to a variety of Sports Equipment as instructed and as per training given
  • Carry out repairs to a variety of Sports Equipment as instructed and as per training given
  • Ensure vans are fully stocked at all times with a selection of spares that may be required, following correct van stock processes.
  • Maintain well-being of company vehicles as instructed at all times in company handbook. Ensure any van you drive is fully signed and van checked in and out from you. Ensure you allocated vehicle is weekly van checked. Regional engineers to ring Team Leaders weekly with van update and all to report and van issues appropriately
  • To ensure customer satisfaction of service offered, to make contact with correct contact on site at each service visit to build customer relations, to go over works carried out or recommendations made to ensure customer is clear and happy
  • To follow correct computer reporting processes as per training given
  • To follow the correct reporting processes for returns, ie. jobs not done or completed against run sheets or non-attendance due to absence. In case of absence, engineer to advise each site of non-attendance
  • To ensure briefing processes are followed correctly and job parts are checked against corresponding job sheets

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You must be efficient and organised in your work, have reasonable computer skills and be willing to learn
  • should demonstrate a high level of attention to detail and have good practical skills
  • Be able to follow instructions

Personal qualities

  • You will need to be personable and have good customer relation skills as you will be the face of the company to our customers.
  • A friendly and flexible outlook with a willingness to go the extra mile for the team and for our customers
  • You must be a team player
  • Fast Learner
  • Calm under pressure
  • Confident
  • Friendly
  • Determined

Qualifications required

Good level of Maths and English

Future prospects

Training towards a full-time position as a Fitness Engineer and the opportunity to expand your role into service and repair of all sports equipment.

Things to consider

You must be willing to travel and stay away as necessary within the UK. Support the team in meeting daily targets Valid full Driving licence and at least 3 years experience of driving would be an advantage. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.40 per hour from 1st October 2016. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18-year-old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

Training provider

The Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Maintenance Intermediate Apprenticeship course is designed to give you the relevant training and education required to become a successful employee within the engineering maintenance and installation industries.

Core Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Maintenance Intermediate Apprenticeship units:

  • Complying with Statutory Regulations and Organisational Safety Requirements
  • Using and Interpreting Engineering Data and Documentation
  • Carrying out Engineering Activities Efficiently and Effectively
  • Handing Over and Confirming Completion of Maintenance or Installation Activities
  • Carrying out Fault Location on Mechanical Equipment
  • Carrying out Maintenance Activities on Mechanical Equipment

Optional units:

  • Restoring Mechanical Components to Usable Condition by Repair
  • Carrying out Scheduled Maintenance Activities on Mechanical Equipment

As part of the Apprenticeship framework, you will also study Employment Rights and Responsibilities, and Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT.

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

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