Three new opportunities with GLL
Three new opportunities with GLL
GLL makes community services and spaces better for everyone. And it’s about more than just money. Our people invest time, energy and effort into helping and improving communities through the services we offer - and with great results.
Project Manager - Swindon
Supporting a new 2 year funded project by Zurich Community Trust, GLL is embarking on a new initiative that manages apprenticeships to positively engage with older people to help improve their social and physical activity opportunities. We are looking for a Project Manager to help us make this pilot scheme a success. This brand new role sits within GLL's Sport and Communities Team and will be supported by the local Swindon management team.If you have a Sports Development or Community background this role may be an exciting project to become involved with.
As a Project Manager, you will be working across all the Better Leisure Facilities in Swindon as well as in care homes and community settings. There is no typical day in this role: one day you could be presenting to funders and managing apprentices, the next supporting a new chair based exercise class in a care home.
You will be the key person connecting the leisure centres with the older community. You will also be the link to support the apprentices to successfully work with older people and a range of GLL staff. Supporting these two generations to work together can be challenging, but also very inspiring, as you will help break down barriers in the local communities.
Closing date: 17 January 2017
Older People's Activity Co-ordinator - Swindon
Supporting a new 2 year funded project by Zurich Community Trust, GLL is embarking on a new initiative, with the overall focus on upskilling apprenticeships to support the Older People's programme. We are looking for a Older People's Activity Co-ordinator to help us make this pilot scheme a success. This brand new role sits within GLL's Sport and Communities Team and will be supported by the local Swindon management team. If you have a Sports Development or Community background this role may be an exciting project to become involved with.
As an Older People's Activity Co-ordinator, you will be working across all the Better Leisure Facilities in Swindon as well as in care homes and community settings. You will support older people to be more active and less socially isolated by delivering a variety of activities, ranging from walking football in a leisure centre to supporting elderly people in a care home to attend a tea dance. Thriving on the variety this role offers, you have the opportunity to make a difference to a community by growing a sustainable Older Peoples programme.
As you will deliver a wide variety of sessions to older people in the community, you will connect the leisure centres with the older community. Engaging with older people to break downs barriers that they may face to be more active can be challenging, but also very inspiring and rewarding too. This is a unique and rewarding role as you will deliver a sustainable Older People's programme through a wide variety of activities increase activity and reduce social isolation in the process.
Closing date: 17 January 2017
National Children & Young People's Engagement Manager - Better Futures
GLL is looking for a National Better Futures Manager to engage children and young people in sport and physical activity across GLLs UK wide estate. The role will be based at the Copper Box Arena, set in the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford but will involve a significant amount of UK travel.
Better Futures is GLL's philosophy and strategy for getting more children and young people involved in sport and physical activity, encouraging fitter, healthier and more social communities not just for today, but for the future. The role will sit within central support's Sport and Community team which has a network of over 70 sport and community specialists who each drive our national strategies and local needs/agendas. The Sport and Community team are exemplars of GLL's social enterprise values and are recognised as innovators and standard-setters for the industry. We are looking for a passionate Manager who can drive this agenda forward with us.
As National Better Futures Manager, you will develop GLL's Better Futures strategy of programming and product development for children and young people by engaging them in positive, physical activities to cultivate a lifelong commitment to sport - reducing the impact of economic inequality and social exclusion as barriers to participation. You'll implement and monitor the effectiveness of products, work streams and training across the UK, to ultimately deliver the positive effects of an active lifestyle to improve quality of life and help our children and young people reach their full potential. The role supports the regional and partnership level sport and community teams by providing support, guidance, product development and work streams to deliver on key outcomes. You will work with a variety of stakeholders to develop strategies, review existing services and implement an accessible and meaningful menu of products and services that take into account the needs of children and young people. Developing tools and support to engage schools will be a priority for this role.
Passionate about using sport and fitness to make communities thrive, you will have proven experience of managing services designed for children and young people including working in partnership with the education sector. You will be educated to a minimum of degree- level (or equivalent experience) and ideally have a background in the sport or leisure industry. Naturally, you will be a great all-round communicator as your day could see you doing anything from preparing reports, to meeting with clients and partners and delivering presentations. Understanding the importance of delivering against KPIs, you will be adept at using measurement and performance management tools and have the ability to interpret results and turn strategies into a workable project.
Closing date: 15 January 2017