Hendon Leisure Centre in Brent Cross, North West London is looking for a Head Gymnastics Coach to be responsible for delivering and developing all gymnastics programmes to over 1000 participants. 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
- Childcare vouchers
- 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
All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications, age and location.
To be shortlisted for the role, internal applicants will need to demonstrate their commitment to GLL by becoming a Society member where eligible.
Up to £30,252 per annum (40 hours a weeks pro rata plus an 8% bonus following a qualifying period)
GLL is the UK’s largest leisure 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.