life at puregym
Find out why our people love working at PureGym Central Functions...
unparalleled in-house capability
As the UK’s largest gym operator with ambitious growth plans, we need the right people to help us on our mission to inspire a healthier nation. Now an international Group, and leading European operator, our scale gives you the opportunity to grow and accelerate your career. Our UK offices are based in Central London, Central Leeds and Southampton, with the opportunity to collaborate in person, while promoting a flexible working ethos in most functions roles. Functions teams sit at the centre for gyms, providing tools, thought leadership, and expertise in functional specialist areas of all disciplines.
If you're excited about working with cutting-edge technology, some of the best minds in engineering, and making a difference to over a million people then PureGym Group IT will enable you to achieve this. Whether you are a Software or Quality Assurance Engineer, Project or Delivery Manager, Business Analyst, Operations Manager, or Technical Support Manager, you can find yourself working in the fastest-growing gym company in the world!
The fitness industry has seen tremendous change over the past ten years and we have led from the front growing 5x in that time in terms of gyms from being based in the UK to expanding across Denmark, Switzerland and last year launching in the USA and Saudi Arabia with our new franchise offering. The expansion of our business would not be possible without our people in the technology team, they have implemented the website and mobile app in-house, choosing the best solutions with a quality-first mentality. These applications are hosted in the cloud, supported with Infrastructure as Code, and can be deployed multiple times per day.
We're a highly collaborative team, hiring the best talent means learning is part of the job and everyone wants you to succeed and support you on your journey. If you thrive in a fast-moving business where your excitement comes from not standing still and stretching your abilities, we will expand your horizons on our future journey.
Our business is a tremendous place, supporting our members, helping their physical and mental health, and technology underpins all of this from the slick join process on the website, workout plans in the mobile app, and contactless entry to our clubs via the QR readers supporting our business ethos: Everybody Welcome.
The Property function at PureGym is a hugely exciting place to work with the eyes of the whole business upon you. Our ambitious growth strategy means that this function is critical in ensuring the overall company delivers its objectives.
The team has a broad range of roles across Acquisitions, Development and Estates teams. More specifically this provides opportunities for Acquisition Managers, Development Project Managers, Architects and Technicians, Designers, Quantity Surveyors, Technical Specialist roles, and Estates Managers.
With over 300 existing sites being managed and a further 300 within our sights, there's always plenty to get your teeth into. Our new site rollout and refurbishment programmes are hugely important as we seek to optimise pace, quality and cost to deliver our fantastic gyms to our operations colleagues and of course to our members. We are hugely proud of our proposition and so expect high standards in all that we do, combined with a desire to continually improve.
If you want to become famous for playing a key part in one of the UK’s biggest growth stories, then don’t hesitate to apply.
At PureGym we combine strategy, creativity, data, and technology to drive our business forwards. This all comes together in our Marketing function to create a high-performing team of committed specialists that add real value to our business and our members. And as the 'UK's Favourite Gym' the marketing team is proud to be central in building a brand that serves millions of members in communities across the UK.
Based in our Leeds offices, we are responsible for PureGym’s branding, member communications, acquisition campaigns, new gym openings, and supporting the wider business to achieve its objectives. We use the full range of marketing channels and leading-edge technologies, driven by specialist sub-teams such as Brand and Communications, Digital Marketing, CRM, Local Marketing, and we were the first in our industry to build a full-service in-house creative studio with designers, videographers, and a content team fuelling our brand growth.
Marketing at PureGym are a dynamic, fast-paced, and forward-thinking team that aims to bring worldwide best practices into our industry to support our ambitious growth plans, as well as the health and wellbeing of each and every one of our members.
The Finance department at PureGym offers a broad range of opportunities for high-caliber individuals who are passionate about making a difference and thrive in a fast-paced environment. You don’t have to love fitness, just love the job and the company!
The function comprises numerous sub-teams within Financial Control (management and financial accounts, purchase ledger, revenue collection, payroll) and within Commercial Finance (FP&A, business partnering and decision support, and membership system configuration expertise) who work collectively to provide quality support (and challenge!) to the rest of the business.
The team is spread across our Leeds and London offices (primary location depends on team/role) with all teams coming together as required. Finance is a hugely valued function at PureGym with many of the team being publicly recognised as award winners in our annual awards ceremonies – we don’t hide in the background!
There are constant opportunities to make a real difference in the performance of the business. Proactive and energetic individuals will love the opportunities that exist in each role, with career progression within the business demonstrable for those who seek it.
Strategic Business Development is a small team with a big role, delivering strategic development initiatives that will fuel the ambitious growth plans that we have as a business. Our current core activity includes: International expansion through Franchise and Owned gyms - we have just opened our first locations in the Middle East followed by our first three owned gyms in America! The world of Digital Fitness, including our award-winning App. And Strategic Sustainability, which is an area of immense importance to a business with a conscience.
But we also need to be ready to pivot to new business opportunities, so challenge and fresh thinking are always on our agenda. We are a high-performing team with diverse skills. We see ourselves as the ‘swiss army knife’ of PureGym, we usually have the tools to deal with any task that comes our way. But if we do not, we are used to finding another way to achieve it. The team is multi-disciplinary covering areas such as business and digital development, marketing, analysis, Information technology, intellectual property, and concept. But we also work collaboratively with our colleagues across the business to benefit from our fantastic in-house expertise.
To thrive in our team, you will need to be curious, challenging, resilient, determined, and behave with integrity. Given our remit, our team is based in London, Leeds, and increasingly across the world.
And...oh yes, we love to have fun along the way!
People are at the heart of PureGym – it is our team that brings our facilities to life. The People function at PureGym is built around partnering, leadership and support for our incredible employees.
Talent Attraction is the first pillar of the employee journey, and recruitment of the best possible people is something we are passionate about. Searching hard for people to add to our culture is an activity we own from the centre. Our Human Resources professionals are responsible for supporting across all business areas. From junior to senior roles, we partner on proactive people leadership and growth and respond to challenges when they arise. We believe in helping people have the best career experience possible while on their journey with us and approach every situation with that ethos in mind. People Development is a ‘virtual first’ team that makes high-quality content available 24/7 to all staff, with bespoke topics covered and internal transition programmes enabling structured internal progression within the business.
We keep a focus on the experience of working with us. This includes our diversity strategy, engagement programme and exciting events throughout the year. The People function is a valued, quality, and critical part of the business support. We work at an incredible speed; learn from interactions and projects we work on and make sure we have some fun along the journey.
Operations is the heart of what PureGym offers – exceptional member experience to over 1 million members across our 300+ gyms (and growing!) 24/7/365. We define and deliver the PureGym experience consistently and to a high standard day in and day out. We are the front-line team that never stands still, driving continuous improvement to ensure we stay ahead.
Central Operations groups into four main areas:
- The people and processes that define our core operating model, ensuring that the ‘PureGym experience’ feels the same from Inverness to Plymouth and everywhere in between. From our supportive team of Managers and Fitness Coaches on hand to welcome existing and new members, to our industry-leading Group Fitness offering, and Personal Trainers to support our members reach their goals
- Design, installation, and maintenance of the physical infrastructure in our gyms – everything that you can see and touch, from the gym equipment and layout to safety mitigations and CCTV, keeping everybody safe in our gyms
- Delivery of the ‘extras’ – vending machines to massage chairs, sports water to body composition machines. If you see it, it’s ops
- Operational improvement projects to drive efficiencies and innovate the way we do things – be it retendering multimillion-pound contracts or implementing new systems to drive more efficient ways of working. We are not afraid to try new things, fail sometimes, and learn fast. We are deep in the detail and strive for continuous improvement, learning from the information and data to hand. We thrive on working at pace in an ever-changing environment
Safety and compliance sit at the centre of what we do, and the team upholds our industry-leading TrainSafe Commitment – our propriety safety framework centering around physical safety and security, cleanliness & hygiene, and the welcoming, judgement-free treatment of everyone.
Central Operations partners closely with the Gym Operations leadership team, who ensure we meet our high-quality service standards, driving best practices across all gyms, managing and supporting our Gym Management and Fitness Teams to be the best they can be.
If you want to be part of an exciting front-line team that develops industry-leading processes and procedures and delivers exceptional member experiences then look no further!
PureGym’s Commercial team sits at the heart of decision-making for the Group, working in close partnership with all areas of the business to make improvements for both PureGym and for our members. The core functions of the Commercial team are Revenue Management, Member Feedback, and Insight and Analytics; in combination, these functions set best practices in Pricing, Product Development, Member Experience and Competitor Strategy, and ensure we are being data-led in every decision we make.
We are a small and highly collaborative function, with team members sitting in the UK, Denmark, and Switzerland; as a geographically diverse team, we are in constant communication with each other, leveraging the scale and breadth of our business to find synergies and share learnings across our operating markets.
We are obsessed with data; we combine our market-leading analytics capabilities with a specialised and highly skilled team to continually improve and optimise our proposition and outperform our competition. Our team has a wide range of business and consulting experience, which allows us to look outside the ‘four walls’ of the fitness industry, and drive PureGym to be more innovative as we scale up. We are always asking ‘why’ – challenging the status quo – we are obsessed with driving the business forwards. We love to be challenged as a team, and we are known for being go-to thought partners for stakeholders who are looking for fresh ideas.
In our team you will need to be highly creative, collaborative, and data-focused; you will need to be able to see the big picture, and then dive in and drive the business towards it. We are a driven and ambitious group of individuals, which makes Team Commercial a fun and rewarding place to work.
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