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At Origin Fitness, we strive to be the UK’s best commercial fitness equipment supplier. To be the best to work for, the best to work with, and to be better every day.

We are Origin Fitness

We offer our own exciting brand of free weights, accessories, flooring and functional training equipment. Using our extensive experience within the fitness industry, our in-house design team have put together a portfolio of products that is durable, reliable and adaptable to fit all purposes. All aspects of the Origin range, from design and testing to quality control and customer service, are managed in-house. With a wealth of experience across all sectors, we are able to call upon the various experts from within our team to discuss the specific requirements of your project or business. This allows us to provide an individually tailored proposal and an exceptional gym design service.

We develop together

Our team is made up of an knowledgeable and forward-thinking group of individuals across a variety departments. Our team has now grown to over 50 in numbers, but certainly hasn’t lost the close-knit friendly feel it’s developed over the years.

The knowledge and expertise of our team is what sets us apart from other companies in the fitness industry. That is why we actively promote continued professional development for all our staff. We take our time introducing all new staff to the business and to our industry, and it’s important to us that we offer the support they need to apply their unique skills within the company.

Careers at Origin Fitness

Origin Fitness are an innovative, growing company working towards their vision of being the best commercial fitness equipment supplier in the UK. They supply gym equipment and apply their gym design skills right across the board, from modest personal trainer start-ups to global gym brands, local authorities to hotels, and sports clubs to CrossFit boxes. They are proud to offer their own exciting brand of free weights, accessories, flooring and functional training equipment and using their extensive experience within the fitness industry, their in-house design team have put together a portfolio of products that is durable, reliable and adaptable to fit all purposes. All aspects of the Origin range, from design and testing to quality control and customer service, are managed in-house. They are passionate about delivering the best customer experience and pride themselves on building lasting relationships with their customers. Their core company values drive their strategy and behaviours, creating a positive culture within the business.

Origin Fitness are looking for an experienced Manager to lead their Installation and Orders team which plays a critical role in achieving business objectives, offering their clients the best experience ensuring the equipment is installed correctly and assuring excellent customer service to their wide range of clients.

This is a vital role within their expanding Operations Team to ensure that the gym Installation process happens on time and within budget.

You will ensure that multiple projects and installations happen at any one time across the UK and abroad. You will also manage and develop the current teams in our Newbridge office and be able to communicate clearly with external installation teams, Account Managers and our customers to ensure they receive an excellent service.

The successful candidate will be committed to delivering an outstanding level of customer service, be able to work in a fast-paced environment, will be a driven individual with previous management experience and the ability to work on your own initiative, with strong problem-solving skills, planning and organisational skills and good attention to detail. You will be someone who takes immense pride in your work, always keeping an eye on the details and a degree of flexibility with working hours to be available for our customer needs. You will have excellent People Management skills including the ability to inspire, lead and motivate a team of people, delegate work and explain ideas. You will also have strong technical and IT skills, particularly when it comes to database management and spreadsheets.

This is an opportunity to be part of a vibrant, growing company offering training and support to help both diversify and specialise your skills as you develop your career within the business.

Benefits

We like to get to know each other, whether that’s in the workplace or at one of out-of-office events. Our staff engagement committee regularly organise after work drinks, festive events and other team building activities. Our annual festive party has taken place at some of Edinburgh’s nicest venues in recent years.

Origin Fitness is a flexible working company that ensures our employees can work from home, remotely or at our headquarters as needed.

You’ll find us using the staff gym before work (in our free kit!), during lunch, and in the evening. Don’t worry though, fitness definitely isn’t a pre-requisite to working at Origin. If you’d like advice on how to get more active we have a full-time master trainer who can help with gym introductions and fitness programming.

We all benefit from a joint contributory pension scheme – where Origin Fitness will match up to 5% annually.

We offer parental and family leave as well as 28 days annual leave (33 days after 5 years’ service). We also close for Christmas and New Year to ensure everyone can enjoy a well-deserved rest.

There’s plenty of parking at our head office, and it’s always absolutely free. You can also reach our office easily by public transport from Edinburgh City Centre.

Our values

Personal Best

We aim to show integrity, transparency, and do the best we can in any given situation. We approach a project in a creative, enthusiastic manner and strive for an exceptional outcome, every time.

Be Accountable

We take responsibility for our own actions and are committed and persistent in pursuit of our goals. In order to grow, we actively promote the learning of new skills so we can improve on a daily basis

Teamwork

We work together to achieve the best solutions for our customers. Sharing knowledge and inspiring others is vital in this. We respect and understand everyone’s role in achieving our vision.

Apply today

If you would like more information about these fantastic opportunities with Origin Fitness, please contact Denholm Associates today.

JAMES BLYTH

SCOTT CAITHNESS

SENIOR CONSULTANT - MARKETING

Scott started his career working for one of the leading Advertising & Comms agencies in Edinburgh where he spent 7 years before moving in to recruitment in 2011. As such, he is well-networked in the Marketing & Comms space across Scotland. With a friendly and consultative approach, Scott is genuinely passionate about providing a positive journey to both candidates and clients alike and believes communication plays a big part in this.  A “thinking-outside-the-box recruiter”, he is known for helping candidates portray the best version of themselves and helping clients find talent for those hard to fill roles.

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Communication Lead

We’re a passionate and professional team who thrive in issue-rich environment and we’re looking to add a Communication Lead to our fast-growing team. You’ll be a trusted advisor to clients across several sectors in all aspects of communication, external affairs, marketing and issues management. Coming from an agency or consultancy environment, at Account Director level or above, you’ll report directly to the Managing Director and be responsible for a small and busy multi-disciplinary team. You’ll have first-class project management skills, be solutions-driven and excellent commercial acumen too. Alongside the senior team, you’ll work to drive the strategic growth of Aspect.

Your core duties will include:

  • Working with the MD to develop and deliver growth strategies 
  • Attracting and retaining profitable clients across a range of sectors 
  • Leading the creation and execution of strategic communication programmes
  • Inspiring, leading and developing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Developing strong relationships with clients, colleagues and associates
  • Producing high quality pitches and proposals to secure new business 
  • Curating, nurturing and managing a team of talented associates.

You’ll be a skilled communicator, interested and knowledgeable about the key issues shaping the external environment. In addition, to be considered for this role, you must be able to demonstrate:

  • 7+ years of senior leadership experience within an agency or consultancy
  • Experience in Energy, Renewables, Financial Services or Life Sciences would be very desirable
  • Outstanding writing skills and the ability to engage and excite an audience
  • An impressive track record of client attraction, retention and growth 
  • The ability to thrive fast-paced environment managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong influencing and leadership skills to motivate and inspire those around you
  • Excellent planning, evaluation and project management skills
  • To develop new processes, systems and ways of working to drive performance

Communication Advisors

We’re a passionate and professional team who thrive in issue-rich environment and we’re looking for Senior Communication Advisors, Communications Advisors and Communications Executives to join their fast-growing team. 

You’ll have previous agency experience at Senior Account Manager or Account Manager level and be passionate about delivering excellent results for clients. You might be a specialist in PR and media relations who produces compelling editorial content across a range of topics and sectors or you might be a public affairs expert who understands the policy landscape and helps clients build influential relationships. Whatever your specialism, you’ll be an excellent writer, full of creative ideas, with proven client management experience and the ability to provide expert advice our clients.

Your key duties will include:

  • Supporting the key account lead with day-to-day client liaison, providing strategic counsel on day-to-day account matters when required
  • Active involvement in planning and delivering global PR, marketing and digital campaigns
  • Managing content programmes, including mapping out content themes, spotting industry trends and story angles, writing copy when required which may include opinion articles, web and social
  • Building strong media relationships, creating pitches based on your story ideas and delivering content in-to suit the client’s target media and securing opportunities
  • Planning and running client’s social media programmes, and management of their channels
  • Continuously identifying opportunities to grow brand awareness and profile our client’s businesses within their target sector through events, webinars, thought leadership
  • Producing comprehensive and timely reports on client activity 
  • Supporting in the development of client proposals to help grow or win parts of the business


In addition, to be considered for this role, you must be able to demonstrate:

  • Proven background in account handling and direct client liaison – 4 years’ minimum
  • Experience in an agency setting focusing on B2B communication or PR
  • Strong communications skills, verbal and written
  • A background in delivering creative, digitally led B2B communications such as LinkedIn campaigns
  • An innate understanding of earned media, with the ability to create stories and generate coverage across traditional media, digital and social
  • Experience working on content management programmes, with an awareness of the changing way business audiences consume information and an appreciation of search, paid and wider customer marketing activity, and how it all fits together
  • A history of working with clients in a variety of sectors is welcomed but experience in the tech and energy industries is advantageous.

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Andy has been recruiting in Technology, Change & Transformation since 2001. Delivering tailored resource solutions as trusted advisor to clients ranging from start-ups through to global blue-chip organisations across contract, permanent, fixed term, and managed service/statement of work solutions. He has experience providing candidates for Helpdesk through to CIO and takes great pride in providing excellent customer service and ensuring each candidate journey is a positive one. An expert in his market he can provide guidance across current market trends.

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Our Purpose

Our aim is to combat illicit online trade by identifying and removing counterfeits for sale. Counterfeits not only damage brands, their reputations, and revenues, but can cause significant harm to the end customer – whether as a fake toy or a fake medicine – and the consequences can be life threatening.

Counterfeiting is a significant economic and social issue.

The OECD reports that counterfeit and fake goods make up more than 3.3% of the world’s global trade. Those involved in the trade of counterfeits have been linked to people trafficking, prostitution, and drug dealing.

As such, reducing illicit trade is about much more than brand protection but also about human rights, safety, and social equity.

And this is what we do, every day.

Our People

Our people are our most important asset, and their mental well-being and happiness are core to our success. We love our diverse workforce, actively embrace flexible working (even pre-pandemic!) and encourage a healthy work-life balance. We have been recognised as one of the most diverse SME workplaces in the UK and are holders of the Scottish Business Pledge which exists to promote a fairer Scotland. We have also just been included in the 2021 Culture Leaders Top 25 – an accolade of which we are very proud!

We are a fully inclusive and nurturing employer and, despite being in tech, the majority of our team are women, leading to accolades in the Computing Magazine Women in IT Awards and the Amazon Growing Business Awards. We currently represent 15 nationalities and speak 20 languages. Age is no barrier, and we recruit for attitude, providing and encouraging appropriate learning and training for each and every role.

We are also proud members of IP Inclusive, a network of professionals working to make the intellectual property industry more diverse.

Our Environment

We deliver purpose-driven work from an extremely welcoming environment near the City Centre. We actively encourage the responsible use of resources, from using public transport to reuse, recycling, and, of course, a minimal impact office environment. We have benefited from the advice of the Energy Saving Trust and Resource Efficient Scotland. Our waste contractor also provides us with a monthly report on volumes and types of material and the carbon emissions avoided through recycling.

Over 80% of our employees can walk or cycle to The Lair and, pre-pandemic, 10% were using public transport as their normal daily commuting mode. Without doubt, online meetings will replace considerable miles, going forward, saving resources, time and energy. Where possible, when possible, the train remains our preferred option. 

Our Community

As well as working in close collaboration with our clients, and the online marketplaces, we are active members of groups that have been established to combat illicit trade. These include the Scottish Anti-Illicit Trade Group, the European Intellectual Property Office, The Scottish Business Resilience Centre, the Anti-Counterfeiting Group, and the China Britain Business Council. Members of our senior management sit on the boards of ACID (Anti-Copying in Design), the Scottish Ministerial Trade Board, and the European Union Intellectual Property Office’s Observatory Panel for SMEs, amongst others.

Each team member nominates good causes or charities that are supported on both an individual and corporate basis. Wherever possible, we support the employee’s involvement whether through time or fundraising events.

ANGELA MCCANN

DIRECTOR OF GROWTH

Having worked in the recruitment industry since 2000, Angela brings a wealth of experience as a Recruitment Professional and a proven track record of delivering a high-quality search and selection service to both public and private companies in the UK and internationally. Angela believes in a partnership approach to recruitment, ensuring a detailed understanding of employer/jobseeker requirements and delivering a bespoke service underpinned by professionalism, pragmatism and strong market knowledge.

JAMES BLYTH

HEAD OF MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING

James has a decade of experience within the FMCG sector where he has partnered with a wide range of businesses placing key appointments at all levels including Director/ Board level. Driving growth across our Manufacturing & Engineering function, James specialises in Production, Operations, Engineering, Quality, HSE, Technical, NPD and Supply Chain. With his passion and expertise in these areas, James supports candidates and clients by working closely to understand their needs and wants providing exceptional service.

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