Working at Parkwood

Parkwood Leisure is a national company with locations based across the UK. Primarily we run leisure facilities but our portfolio also includes Visitor Attractions and Country Parks, Theatres, Private Health Clubs and Events and Conferencing Venues.

We can offer you a fantastic opportunity to progress your career by joining a team of over 4500 employed nationwide in this successful, dynamic and nationally recognised leisure company.

Who Parkwood are looking for?

Parkwood Leisure is committed to recruiting flexible, motivated and dynamic individuals for all aspects of our operations. We are looking for individuals that can offer a genuine level of commitment in return for support, opportunities and a rewarding career. By paying attention to the people we employ, in the form of development, we are able to achieve the excellence for which we strive. Parkwood Leisure is committed to being the recognised standard for quality, care and excellence in the provision of leisure related facilities and to being an employer of choice.

Career Opportunities

Parkwood Leisure offers exceptional career opportunities in a variety of locations nationwide. You can join a winning team in one of the following;

Management Positions

Regional and Area Management; Contract & Centre Management; Department Management

Head Office Opportunities

Finance; Human Resources; Sales & Marketing; Business Development; Purchasing; Administration


Recreation Assistants & Lifeguards; Fitness Coaches; Memberships, Sales & Marketing Assistants; Sports Development Officers; Food & Beverage Assistants; Crèche Assistants; Administration Assistants; Receptionist; Maintenance Technicians; Dance Teachers

Training Programmes

Fast Track Manager Programme; Trainee Duty Manager Programme; Apprenticeships; Placements & Projects.

What we can offer you

Our commitment to achieving excellence means that we need to attract and retain talented, committed people. In return Parkwood Leisure provide: A wide range of career and development opportunities A commitment to quality, care and excellence in everything we endeavour to do Competitive salaries and benefits, including:

  • Pension scheme
  • 28 – 33 days holiday
  • Company sick pay
  • Free use of Parkwood Leisure facilities
  • A progressive, supportive environment in which to work
  • Access to training schemes and initiatives
  • Free uniform for those required to wear one
  • Discounts on products across the Holdings Group.

Volunteering opportunities are also available. Find out more.


We are always searching for enthusiastic and talented individuals to work within our catering outlets and operational teams and help support services at Rufford Abbey Country Park.

Casual employment opportunities are available working weekends, school holidays and Bank Holidays either within our food and beverage outlets or our operation team assisting with the everyday operation of running the park, assisting with our on site activities and ensuring the park grounds are kept clean and tidy for our customers to enjoy. If you require further details or wish to discuss further please email:

To view a full list of employment opportunities at Parkwood please click here.