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We have the below open job vacancies here at The Box Portsmouth.  Click on the vacancy to find out more about the role and information on how to apply.

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RAW Kids Job Ad



PART TIME at The Box Portsmouth, 235 Commercial Road, Portsmouth, PO1 4BJ, UK.


Due to the rapid expansion of our RAW Kids Gymnastics classes within our facility as well as Portsmouth based schools we are recruiting part-time coaches to join our team.  The role will involve being responsible for teaching gymnastics to children who are crawling to 7 years old within our classes (Explore crawling to 2 years, Wrigglers 18 months to 3 years, Rollers 3-4 years and Foundation 4-7 years).


We hold over 20 classes per week.  We are particularly looking for coaches to provide class instruction for our regular Sunday classes as well as other events such as birthday parties.   


Experience in teaching children and/or gymnastics would be advantageous although not essential as we will provide all the training that you need.   



The Box Portsmouth exists to realise human potential through physical activity in a fun, inclusive environment.  Through using fitness as a mechanism to unlock personal potential, build confidence and improve self-esteem and then to transfer these skills into other aspects of life.  It is so important to instill a love of sport and physical activity at an early age.  RAW Kids gymnastics as well as our other youth fitness activities provides a solid foundation to enable this to happen. 


This role will report to The RAW Kids Gymnastics Portsmouth Coordinator.



Will include (but are not limited to): 

  • Teaching children the art of gymnastics in a fun and engaging way

  • Keeping kids safe and happy during classes

  • Creating a cool, fun atmosphere for the kids during class and other events such as birthday parties or school sessions

  • Setting up and maintaining equipment and facilities

  • Chatting with parents about their child’s progress and answering and questions

  • Assistance with any marketing campaigns to grow RAW Kids outreach


  • Attendance at Coach development sessions and all staff meetings

  • Cooperating with all other staff and personnel at The Box Portsmouth



Applicants must have 

  • a passion for working with children (particularly preschool to 7 years of age) 

  • an enthusiasm for fitness

  • a great attitude towards learning new skills

  • good communication and interpersonal skills

  • able to work well as part of a team

We offer a competitive hourly rate of £13 and a range of hours available throughout the week and weekends although we are particularly seeking coaches to undertake our regular weekend and evening classes.  If you’re interested in joining our RAW team at The Box Portsmouth email your CV to and tell us why you are perfect for the job!  We are looking forward to hearing from you.  


Application closing date: 28th June 2024.


CrossFit L1 Job Ad


PART TIME POSITION (Up to 20 hours per month)

The Box Portsmouth is seeking a Level 1 CrossFit Coach to provide coaching and training to assigned groups of clients using CrossFit methodologies, ensure safe practices are followed and facilitate client performance towards planned goals, injury-free.

This role will commence as soon as possible.  In particular we are looking for a Coach to support our mornings (6-7pm) and lunchtime sessions (12:30-1:30pm).   


The Box Portsmouth is a registered CrossFit affiliate and has been in operation for over 10 years. This role will report directly to The Head CrossFit Coach and General Manager.



Will include (but are not limited to): 

  • Execute opening & closing procedures

  • Follow CrossFit programming

  • Assist in maintaining cleanliness & organisation of the facility

  • Assist in facility & equipment maintenance

  • Implement group warm up protocols

  • Coordinate logistics to ensure efficient use of gym equipment and space during classes

  • Greet clients upon entering the facility

  • Lead and supervise group coaching sessions

  • Provide post training feedback and cues for improved athlete performance

  • Develop & maintain professional relationships with clients to enhance their gym experience

  • Calmly and competently respond to emergency situations

  • Participate and contribute towards staff meetings and staff education events

  • Actively engage in professional development and continued education

  • Promote and exemplify CrossFit principles

  • Undertake any other duties as may be reasonably required




Must have the below skills, qualities & experience: ​

  • Level 1 CrossFit trainer qualification

  • Highly organized and process driven

  • High level of attention to detail

  • Strong team player

  • Comfortable using own initiative and taking ownership of processes

  • High levels of integrity and trustworthiness

  • Positive outlook and fun, with a good sense of humour

  • Proven customer care skills that can be transferred to supporting our membership

  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal

  • Has an active involvement in facilities operations to support member experience

  • Emotional stamina to be “at your best” with each group of clients


To apply email your expression of interest along with your CV to

Application closing date: 28th June 2024.


Baristas Job Ad



We are looking for friendly coffee shop baristas to join our team to deliver a high quality ancillary service to our main fitness business operations. 

The purpose of this role is to help with the smooth day to day running of our coffee corner and maintain consistently high standards of customer service.  



The Box Portsmouth has been in business since 2013.  We take great pride in our facility and welcome all to it.  Our venue is home to CrossFit Portsea Island, RAW Kids Gymnastics, The Box Studio (hired by multiple dance and fitness providers) and now our Coffee Corner.  

We are a community-based facility with many regular, committed members of all ages and abilities.  The aim of our coffee corner is that of a connection space.  Our coffee corner is the main front of house for the facility.  As such it is highly important that our coffee shop staff are personable, friendly and welcoming.  We also require that our staff keep up to date about all of our service provisions and offerings in order to be able to fully assist with any regular enquiries.  Thus, maximising the experience for any facility visitors, customers and regular members.         


This role will report directly to the facility’s General Manager.



Will include (but aren’t limited to): 

Undertaking the full range of coffee shop tasks:

• Grinding and brewing coffee

• Developing and maintaining expert knowledge of coffee and educating clients and colleagues about these coffees

• Consistently providing well-crafted, beautifully presented and tasty beverages 

• Taking client orders and receiving payment

• Speaking and interacting with both new and regular customers 

• Maintaining a clean and sanitised working environment. Ensure all coffee corner & amenity areas are clean and tidy. 

• Following health and safety guidelines

• Regularly performing stock checks in the coffee bar 

• Following recipes and presentations for food and beverage items, if needed

• Being aware of and following operational policies and procedures

• Being punctual and maintaining regular and consistent attendance

• The ability to work flexible hours and shifts which may include early mornings, late nights, weekends and bank holidays

• Contributing to a positive work environment

  • Support adjacent activities such as RAW Kids and CrossFit sessions as required.  

  • Cooperate with all other staff and personnel at The Box Portsmouth

  • Carry out any other reasonable duties within the overall function of the job



Applicants must have the below skills, qualities & experience: 

  • excellent communication & customer service skills (i.e. able to speak English fluently) and the ability to work as a team

  • must be sensible, responsible, reliable & have good organizational skills

  • Be self-motivated and able to identify and complete needed tasks without direct supervision

  • must be available for shifts during weekdays (mainly mornings) and at the weekend

  • experience of working in a coffee shop environment is beneficial

  • strong support of the mission, vision, and values of The Box Portsmouth.

Salary: £11.50 per hour


All interested parties must send an expression of interest and CV to

Closing date for applications is 28th June 2024.  Suitable applicants will then be contacted to meet with the General Manager for an interview.





PART TIME POSITION (5+ hours per week)

This role has been developed due to our facility wishing to enhance & grow current activities provided within our youth & teens department. 


With an expanding number of children & young adults to the facility and an increase in class popularity the position will form an integral part of our team.  Thus ensuring that this membership sector is well managed, enhanced, developed and expanded upon.  Immediate start.

The Box Portsmouth is an elite venue providing specialist facilities for CrossFit (all ages), pre-school gymnastics and dance/fitness enthusiasts.  We have undertaken operations within our current facility space since 2013 at 235 Commercial Road, Portsmouth. PO1 4BJ.  We provide fitness activities to over 250 members and visitors every week. 


This role will report directly to the facility’s General Manager.


Will include (but are not limited to): 

  • Overseeing current activities within the youth (kids & teens) department including CrossFit Kids, Teens Weightlifting, our Youth Fitness Awards and Sports Leadership Programmes

  •  Assisting GM in planning curriculum, coordinating and promoting all youth fitness activities

  • Working hands-on (i.e coaching) in programs, activities and special events as needed

  • Providing quality customer service to members, volunteers, participants and parents/guardians

  • Performing administrative duties which support the youth fitness programs & activities

  • Assisting with the implementation and delivery of department trainings & meeting coordination 

  • In absence of GM, provide work direction to other coaches, sports leaders and oversee weekly operations

  • Follow all health & safety regulations & provides a safe, fun & positive environment within the youth fitness department 

  • Cooperate with rest of The Box Portsmouth staff & trainers



Applicants must have the below skills, qualities & experience: 


  • minimum of one year of experience working with & instructing youth fitness

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, REPS Level 3 Personal Trainer or Level 2 Fitness Instructor, CrossFit Kids or equivalent youth/teens trainer qualification

  • have experience in youth fitness class programming

  • excellent communication & organisational skills and able to work as a team

  • demonstrate ability to be a good role model to the youth fitness participants 

  • be self-motivated and able to identify and complete needed tasks without direct supervision or instruction

  • first aid qualified & DBS certified

  • demonstrate ability to work with diverse populations

  • able to perform a variety of physical activities with program participants


We offer a competitive hourly rate.  Administration and class programming hours can be flexible but we require the candidate to be fully available to undertake our set class coaching hours of:  Wednesday 4:30-5:15pm; Friday 4:30-5:30 (when cover is required); Saturday 8:15-10:00am).  It is expected that the Youth Fitness Coordinator will steadily increase working hours in the department through the growth & expansion of new department activities. 

If you’re interested in joining the youth fitness team at The Box Portsmouth email your expression of interest detailing why you would be great for the role to We are looking forward to hearing from you.  

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