Reopening Roadmap


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Start your journey here and join us on ours! Tees Active is committed to local jobs for local people, employing a team of around 370 individuals all from a variety of backgrounds and professional disciplines. We are a leading organisation in the Tees Valley, focused on promoting physical activity as a way of increasing health and wellbeing in our communities, and are recognised as an influential and industry-leading voice within the public leisure sector.

Tees Active is supported by a variety of roles, some that might not necessarily spring to mind when you first think of the leisure industry. We offer career pathways in everything from HR, Finance and Administration, to Marketing, graphic design and education. There are many roles that are vital to the smooth and efficient operation of our services and we aim to recruit enthusiastic, motivated and talented individuals for all aspects of our business. As one of our strongest assets, we are committed to providing the training and continual development that our staff need to develop and grow.

We are proud to be dementia friendly and a forces friendly employer.

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“We are a people business and our staff are at the heart of everything we do. It is our diverse and dedicated team who deliver the fantastic service we are so proud to offer.”

Equal Opportunities

Diversity delivers. We stand for equality and believe that everyone deserves to be treated fairly.

Investing in People

We share your ambitions and are committed to furthering the personal development of our teams through training opportunities, courses and professional qualifications.

Favourable Conditions

We offer our employees a generous holiday entitlement and pension scheme.

Support & Encouragement

We respect and value everyone in our team. You will be working in a progressive, structured and supportive environment where you opinions and ideas will be welcomed.

Excellent Employee Benefits

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Our workforce benefits from free access to the gym, fitness classes, swimming and ice skating.

Supporting Communities

We are proud to be Dementia friendly and a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant.

Working With Us

At Tees Active you work with us, not for us. As a team, we are all highly motivated and extremely passionate about the work that we do and believe in the power of physical activity to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities. The culture and ethos of the organisation has been built upon our long-standing partnership with Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and our shared desire to deliver an excellent and valuable service that truly benefits local residents.

As an organisation we are always growing, always innovating, and always seeking to develop and empower our workforce to achieve our aims. Do you share our enthusiasm?

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There is a very unique culture here where I feel extremely valued and supported in everything I do.

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Added Benefits with Westfield Health

As part of our commitment to investing in employee wellbeing, we have teamed up with Westfield health to bring our staff a selection of healthy benefits.

Big White Wall

This is a safe online space to share troubles and experiences anonymously with others. Trained counsellors are online at all times to provide advice and guidance.

High Street Savings

Access an exclusive rewards website with special offers from 500+ high street and online retailers such as M&S, Sainsbury's and B&Q.

24 Hour Doctor Support

Speak to an NHS doctor by telephone or online consultation from anywhere in the world. This is available to you and your resident family.

Counselling Advice Line

Receive confidential guidance and support on medical, legal and domestic issues from experienced counsellors, lawyers and medical advisors.

Career Pathways

The leisure sector offers an exciting and rewarding career with endless opportunities to branch out into a variety of areas. The industry is essentially centred around how people choose to spend their free time…and that’s why it’s so exciting! It doesn’t matter your age, background or ability, we all just want to spend time doing things we enjoy, keeping fit, staying healthy, laughing with family and friends, and just simply having fun.

A career in leisure can open up many avenues and you could go on to do anything, from working in fitness, administration or marketing, to local government, policy making or technology. The sky really is the limit, and wherever you want to be, there is a leisure pathway to get you there.

Health & Fitness

Are you good at motivating others? Do you enjoy helping and supporting people? If this sounds like you, a career in the fitness industry could be just right for you. You could start out as an apprentice to gain the necessary qualifications for employment and then the possibilities are endless. You could go on to become a personal trainer or fitness class coach, a club manager or even run your own fitness business!

Sports Instructor

Every sport or activity needs a qualified professional to help others improve their skills and ability. This could be a swimming instructor, ice skating coach or a watersports guide. The good news is, you don’t have to be the best swimmer to teach swimming! In most cases the required skills can be taught, plus you can work towards professional qualifications, it’s really all about being friendly, supportive, patient and passionate!


A lifeguard can be a very rewarding career choice. Not only will you become an experienced and competent first aider, you will be responsible for the lives of people every day. It can be extremely gratifying to know that your presence brings peace of mind and that you are admired for your commitment and dedication to helping others.

Finance & Accounting

Next time you’re in one of our leisure centres, just think about all the people behind the scenes who are helping to keep the business moving forward. If you’re organised, good with systems and like to analyse data, finance and accounting could be an option for you. It’s these teams who work on budget planning and financial forecasting, and ensure the business performs efficiently.


If you are creative, ideas-driven and passionate about people, marketing could be the perfect career for you. Marketing is closely linked with other communication disciplines such as advertising, PR, events and digital platforms like social media and search engines, and is all about growing the business and improving the experience for your customers.

Human Resources

If you have a friendly, caring and professional nature, a career in Human Resources could be an ideal option. Any business can only be as successful as it’s staff, and that’s why HR is so important. It’s the HR team who look after the wellbeing of every single member of staff and are responsible for the training and development of the workforce.

Cleaning and Hygiene

Cleaning and hygiene has never been so critical to the safe operations of a business as it is today. Our cleaning teams play a vital role in ensuring our venues can run smoothly and that customers can visit a presentable and pleasant environment. If you are self-motivated, take pride in delivering high standards and have a keen eye for detail, cleaning could be a great career choice.

Customer Service

The face of any company is always the teams who interact and engage with customers on a daily basis. The front of house staff are the faces that spring to mind when you think of a company. If you are chatty, personable, empathetic and calm under pressure, this could be a great career path for you.

IT, Data & Systems

We all rely on technology so much these days and for any large company in today’s climate, using data responsibly is essential. Whether you’re extracting data to support business insights, developing ecommerce platforms or managing the day to day maintenance of systems and software, IT specialists are always in high demand. If you are a logical thinker and enjoy problem solving, a career in IT is the perfect choice.

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Community News

April 7, 2021
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Today is #WorldHealthDay and Tees Active are excited to be launching our #MovingForwardTogether campaign as we look forward to reopening our venues and welcoming everyone back to help create a happier and healthier community.

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March 26, 2021
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April Reopening Roadmap

We have created our very own guide to the reopening of our services after lockdown 3.0 to help you visually see what will be returning and when, dependent on Government guidance.

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January 13, 2021
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Stay Active With Activ8 Live & On Demand

Since it’s launch in December 2020 Activ8 Live & On Demand has gone from strength to strength!

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December 30, 2020
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December 30th 2020 Covid-19 Update

Following on from the latest government announcement today (Wednesday 30th December) we are deeply saddened to find ourselves in Tier 4 along with the restrictions this brings. It is therefore with regret that all our venues will be closed from tomorrow (Thursday 31st December) and will remain closed until further notice.

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November 26, 2020
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December Reopening Announcement

We hope you have all been keeping active during this second lockdown and that you and your families are safe and well. Following the government’s announcement and confirmation that our local area will be placed into Tier 3 once lockdown ends, we’d like to outline exactly what that means for each of our activities.

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November 1, 2020
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November Lockdown Statement

Yesterday’s government announcement really wasn’t the news any of us wanted to hear, or were expecting, and unfortunately the new restrictions mean our centres will close from Thursday 5th November

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October 15, 2020
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Flying the Green Flag for the North East

Newly formed Tees Barrage Park Celebrates the Green Flag Award as Tees Barrage Goes Green in its 25th Anniversary Year.

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