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Belfast City Council job opportunities in the Leisure Academy

 

The Council’s Economic Development Unit are working with GLL (Greenwich Leisure Lmtd) to offer people opportunities to gain employment with our Leisure Academy Programmes.  – please forward to anyone you think may be interested – applications to be  returned on Friday September 25th .

Welcome from Gareth Kirk, Regional Director, NI Region, GLL

We are delighted that you are interested in joining our leisure team in GLL, and growing and developing your career with us in Belfast.

We are working closely with Belfast City Council who are investing £105 million in building new leisure facilities and we are investing in current facilities so that transform are transforming what Belfast has to offer its residents and visitors. We believe it is our people who can be able to make this transformation a success.

GLL is a charitable social enterprise that works in partnership with the Council to operate and run the city’s leisure centres under the Better brand.  With over 25 years’ experience operating over 250 leisure facilities we are the UK’s leading leisure trust.

We are a not for profit organisation. We reinvest all profits back into the community by developing staff, investing in leisure centres, supporting young athletes and increasing participation in sport for young and old.  Our aim is simple.  We want to get ‘more people, more active, more often’.

We deliver our service in line with our four company values; Better Service, Better People, Better Communities and Better Business.

We hope to see you on the team in one of our centres soon.

 

 

Gareth Kirk

Regional Director, NI Region

 

 

 

CAREERS WITH BETTER LEISURE CENTRES

THE REWARDS OF WORKING WITH GLL

  • We are a social enterprise which means we reinvest in our staff and the communities we work in.
  • Starting rate is National Living Wage, currently, £9.00 per hour.
  • Hours of work are 39 hours per week (excluding breaks), with requirement to work weekends / shifts.
  • Annual Leave entitlement is 30 days including public holidays.
  • Pension contribution of 20% (from April 2019) under the scheme administered by NILGOSC.
  • We offer Ride to Work, Society Membership, and reduced gym membership.

WHAT TYPE OF ROLES DO WE OFFER

We offer various roles within our Better Leisure Centres

Job role About the job To be appointed you need to have
Recreation Assistant / Leisure Team Member Our Leisure Team keep our facilities clean and welcoming, lifeguard our pools and look after equipment arrangements for fitness classes and in our gyms.  They might also teach swimming or take Fitness Classes, depending on their skills. ·         National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

·         Great customer service skills

·         Enjoy working with people

 

Senior Recreation Assistant Senior Recreation staff are responsible for cleaning, preparation of venues and lifeguarding; along with leading and mentoring a small team; and being the a point of contact for customers. ·         National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

·         Great customer service skills

·         Enjoy working with people

·         Able to lead a team

Concierge / Welcome Host As Concierge, your job is all about making the customer experience really good.  You will be working at reception, helping customers get the best from using our facilities, products, activities and membership arrangements so they get the best out of their visits. ·         Great customer service skills

·         Good IT skills

·         Able to relate to customers details of our products and membership

Fitness Instructor Our Fitness Instructors are involved in planning, instructing and evaluating gym based inductions for our members to get them motivated. They also assist more qualified instructors in the delivery of personal training programmes and take an active part delivering our fitness classes. ·         Fitness Instructor Level 2

·         Great customer service skills

·         Enjoy working with people

Swimming Teacher Our swimming teachers help people of all ages learn and improve on a life skill – swimming!  We employ free lance and permanent swimming teachers. ·         Swimming Teacher Award

·         Great people skills

·         Ideally with NPLQ

 

JOB VACANCIES

You can apply now for one of our permanent or casual vacancies. Please visit our website www.better.org.uk/jobs-belfast for more details on our current vacancies.  If you haven’t got the qualifications you will need for a job with us, you may be able to register for a place on a Leisure Employment Academy – please see more details overleaf.

 

 

 

 

 

LEISURE EMPLOYMENT ACADEMIES

 

GLL are working with Belfast City Council to offer people opportunities to gain employment with our Leisure Academy Programmes.  We have already held three successful Leisure Employment Academies with 90% of participants gaining employment.  This is a sample of some of the Leisure Employment Academies that we run:-

 

LEISURE EMPLOYMENT ACADEMIES

 

What courses are available? Recreation Assistant Fitness Instructor Customer Service Assistant Swimming Teacher Team Leader (Upskilling for internal staff)
How long will it take? 2 weeks Approximately 3 weeks Approximately 3 weeks 2 – 3 weeks 1 day  per month for 4 months
What qualifications will I gain? ·         NPLQ  Level 1

·         Award in Preparing for Employment

·         Customer Service Module

·         Level 2 Fitness Instructing

·         Level 1 Emergency First Aid

·         Level 2 IQ Certificate in Customer Service and Professional Development ·         STA Level 2 Award ·         Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading, Project Planning

 

What support will I receive on completion of my course? Guaranteed interview at end of the programme and mentoring support for 6 months Guaranteed interview at end of the programme and mentoring support for 6 months Guaranteed interview at end of the programme and mentoring support for 6 months Guaranteed interview at end of the programme and mentoring support for 6 months Normal in-house job chat process applies
What further employment and training opportunities will be available to me? Permanent or Casual Recreation Assistant, Leisure Operations Apprentice Fitness Instructor, Permanent or Casual Recreation Assistant, Leisure Operations Apprentice Permanent or Casual Customer Services Advisor Swimming Teacher Apprentice, Permanent or Casual Recreation Assistant, Swimming Teacher Recreation Assistant, Leisure Centre Supervisor

 

To register for a place on one of our Leisure Employment Academies please visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/employment

All current vacancies can be found on www.better.org.uk/jobs-belfast

FINDING OUT MORE ABOUT BETTER IN BELFAST

Check out our video clips to find out more about Better Leisure in Belfast

GLL staff making a difference