Exercise Facilities Manager

Exercise Facilities Manager

Employing Force: Dorset

Contract Type  Permanent

Department  Alliance People Department

Location  Police Headquarters, Exeter

Type of working arrangement  Hybrid Worker

A Hybrid Worker is an employee whose role can be performed remotely from a variety of alternative locations including force premises, partner organisation premises or a member of staff's home. 

This role will require the post holder to travel to alternative locations on an ad hoc basis to undertake the role, travel expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with force policy.


Scale G

Advertised Internally / Externally  

Internal and External Recruitment


Starts at £34,287 rising by yearly increments to a maximum of £37,953 per annum

Salary Information  

The above salary is based on a full time (37 hour) salary. If you are successful in a part time role this will be pro-rata'd to reflect your working hours.

Please note: Exceptions to starting salary may apply if you are an existing Police Staff employee substantively posted to a role at the same grade.

Does Flexi-Time apply to this role?  


Additional allowance information  

For additional information on allowances please see our "allowances" page

Part/Full Time  

Full Time

Hours per week  


We welcome applications from individuals wishing to work on a part-time basis and are willing to consider flexible working patterns subject to business need.

Published role profile/ job description  

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Interviews will commence the week of  

3 July 2023

Job Advert Description  


Responsible for the provision of a professional health and wellbeing service relating to fitness, exercise and rehabilitation within Devon & Cornwall Police, whilst holding Forcewide responsibility for, and having oversight of, management of exercise facilities (including gyms) and the Force fitness tests (including the quasi-management of the divisional Health & Fitness Leaders) and exercise rehabilitation programme. In addition, acts as a lead for Health and Wellness promotion contributing to the Joint Health & Wellbeing Strategy.


Effectively manages and oversees all aspects of the training, fitness, Exercise & sports facilities, and pitches for Devon & Cornwall Police; conducting regular health & safety checks, risk assessments and ensuring Force procedure is in place.

Delivery of induction for gym users, taking into account specific needs of the individual, together with the design of personal fitness programmes for officers and staff. Training of Fitness Leaders to undertake local gym inductions.

Holds responsibility for the management and oversight of the Force fitness testing matters (and failures), including the swimming test, ensuring compliance with the Force and National Standards, as appropriate, and developing / implementing changes to policy and working practice as a result of changes in national guidance. Training of Fitness Leaders to deliver approved fitness tests.

Supports Recruitment and Selection matters by overseeing the Force recruitment related fitness and swimming tests.

For further information please see the attached job description.

Closing Date  

16/06/2023, 12:00

For Further Information, Please Contact:

Hiring Line Manager  Jonathan Nickson

Hiring Line Manager Position  Alliance wellbeing Manager

Hiring Line Manager Phone Number  07789 753613

Hiring Line Manager Email Address  jon.nickson@dorset.pnn.police.uk

2023.04.21 JD Exercise Facilities Manager.docx