GLL is looking for Lead Gymnastics Coach to join the team at the brand new York Leisure Centre and Stadium in York, Yorkshire. You will be be responsible for delivering and developing all gymnastics programmes to over 300 participants.
York Leisure Centre is part of the exciting new York Stadium development, opening in Autumn 2019. The Stadium complex is the culmination of a £42m investment and will have a capacity of over 8,000 in the main Stadium plus a 13-sceen cinema, an NHS outpatient clinic plus restaurants, a library and a bowling alley. The complex will be a one-stop shop for our customers, be it for health or leisure.You will be based at across the York leisure centre / stadium and Burnholme.
Our ‘Better Gymnastics’ programme is designed to challenge and give participants the opportunity to be the best they can be. Across GLL, there are over 10,000 participants in gymnastics covering all age groups and abilities, from toddlers to adults and recreational level to elite performance, so the variety of deliverable programmes can be vast.
You’ll have a real passion for gymnastics that will shine through as you manage and motivate your team of coaches to develop a quality, structured and balanced programme for them to follow. You’ll understand the needs of gymnasts and their abilities, helping you to create an environment that enables each and every one of them to reach their potential through safe, organised and progressive squad training sessions. You’ll plan competition entries and physically and mentally prepare gymnast for competition. In turn, you’ll also be able to understand and operate the business aspect of gymnastics in terms of staff development, reposting and administration, whilst achieving financial, performance and sales targets.
You’ll need a relevant British Gymnastics level 2 coaching qualification and have experience of managing a team in various environments such as leisure centres, clubs and schools. . As the main point of contact for customers regarding gymnastics enquiries, you’ll have good communication and customer-service skills too. A consistent track record of running successful gymnastics programmes through developing existing programmes, increasing participation numbers and income and offering new opportunities will be of benefit. As you’ll be working with children it would be useful that you have knowledge and understanding of the Children Act and Child Protection issues.
In return, we offer a range of benefits that you’d expect from the UK’s largest leisure provider:
- Pension schemes
- Ride to work scheme
- Discounted membership at our leisure centres
- The opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say in how we’re run plus associated social events
- Career pathways
- Ongoing training and development to help you to be the best
If you want to give people to opportunity to be the best they can be, apply now.
The welfare and safety of the children in our care is of the utmost importance to us at GLL. We follow safer recruitment procedures to ensure that our staff are checked and appropriate to work with children and young people. Therefore we’ll require you to complete an enhance DBS check before you will be allowed to start work.
All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications and location.
GLL is the UK’s largest leisure and cultural services provider and one of the first and largest leisure social enterprises. Our aim is to get more people, more active, more of the time whilst making leisure and community facilities accessible and affordable. We partner with local authorities to run leisure centres, swimming pools, libraries, children’s centres, spas, events spaces and world-class sporting venues such as the Copper Box Arena and London Aquatics Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – all under our Better brand. As a not-for-profit organisation, we’re different. Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are an Investors in People Silver Award employer.
GLL is an equal opportunities employer.