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CAREER PROGRESSION WITH GLL

Regional Manager

Senior roles that provide support and leadership to all facilities in a region.

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Desired qualifications/experience

  • Degree in sport/leisure management
  • Senior management experience

Typical responsibilities
  • Senior-level high-profile roles reporting
  • Overall leadership and management of client partnerships, facilities and operations of a region
  • Strategy and delivery of commercial and social objectives
  • Leading continuous growth and improvement

Apply for our latest management jobs at glljobs.org

Earn between
£44k - £65k*

Area / Partnership Manager

A leadership role for a cluster of facilities and usually the main relationship holder with our clients.

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Desired qualifications/experience

  • Degree in sport/leisure management
  • Senior management experience

Typical responsibilities
  • Leading a group of leisure centres/gyms in a designated location
  • Driving participation and income with all of your venues
  • Increase commercial and community opportunities
  • Increase the awareness of your venues in the area

Apply for our latest management jobs at glljobs.org

Earn between
£39k - £57k*

General Manager

The most senior person in a facility, providing leadership, guidance and support to the team.

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Desired qualifications/experience

  • Degree in sport/leisure-related discipline
  • First Aid at Work
  • PPO (Pool Plant Operators)

Typical responsibilities
  • Lead a leisure centre or gym and a large team of people
  • Deliver operational and strategic framework of the wider business
  • Ensure organisation culture and values are embedded amongst your team
  • Achieving community, customer and financial objectives

Apply for our latest General Manager jobs at glljobs.org

Earn between
£30k - £48k*

Assistant Manager

Senior managers within a facility that will directly manage day-to-day teams and operations.

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Desired qualifications/experience

  • First Aid at Work
  • PPO (Pool Plant Operators)

Typical responsibilities
  • Lead teams in either operations or sales and fitness
  • Manage budgets and hit targets
  • Manage the smooth running of the venue with high-standards of customer care
  • Ensure the venue is compliant with health & safety

Apply for our latest Assistant Manager jobs at glljobs.org

Earn between
£22k - £38k*

Fitness Manager

Oversees the gym and sports areas, ensuring equipment is working and clean and safe.

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Desired qualifications/experience

  • First Aid at Work
  • Level 2 Fitness Instructing

Typical responsibilities
  • Lead a team of fitness class instructors
  • Ensure the gym, equipment and classes are fully-functional and clean
  • Inspiring customers to keep up with activity and try new things
  • Customer service and some sales

Apply for our latest Fitness Manager jobs at glljobs.org

Earn between
£19k - £28k*

Duty Manager

Front-line manager with key-holding responsibility, ensuring facilities are running smoothly.

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Desired qualifications/experience

  • NPLQ
    or
  • First Aid at Work (dependent on role)
  • PPO (Pool Plant Operators)

Typical responsibilities
  • Be an on-the-ground presence to ensure the smooth running of your venue
  • Open and close the building (keyholder)
  • Manage teams of operational staff
  • Be the first managerial point of contact for customers

Apply for our latest Duty Manager jobs at glljobs.org

Earn between
£19k - £28k*

Supervisor

Responsible for managing a small team of sales and/or recreation assistants/fitness staff.

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Desired qualifications/experience

  • NPLQ
  • PPO (Pool Plant Operator)

Typical responsibilities
  • Managing a small team of people
  • Inspiring your team to hit KPIs and targets
  • Providing excellent customer service
  • Ensuring the areas you manage are clean, safe and functional

Apply for our latest Supervisor jobs at glljobs.org

Earn between
£17k - £24k*

Fitness Instructor

Front-line role assisting customers in the gym, running some fitness classes and ensuring the gym fully-functioning.

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Desired qualifications/experience

  • Level 2 Fitness Instructing

Typical responsibilities
  • Inducting new gym users
  • Running some fitness classes
  • Ensuring customers are exercising safely
  • Keeping the gym area safe, functioning and clean

Apply for our latest Fitness Instructor jobs at glljobs.org

Earn between
£16k - £22k*

Recreation Assistant / Lifeguard

Keeping customers safe in and around the pool, setting up and putting down sports equipment and keeping everything clean and tidy.

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Desired qualifications/experience

  • NPLQ (National Pool Lifeguard Qualification)

Typical responsibilities
  • Watching the pool and surrounding area for hazards and reacting quickly in an emergency
  • Ensuring the pool and other areas are clean and safe
  • Ensuring swimmers are acting in a safe manner
  • Setting up/down sports equipment

Apply for our latest Recreation Assistant / Lifeguard jobs at glljobs.org

Earn between
£16k - £22k*

Customer Service Assistant

Welcoming and assisting customers with transactions, queries and memberships.

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Desired qualifications/experience

  • No essential qualifications needed

 

Typical responsibilities
  • Welcoming customers into your facility
  • Using systems to make bookings for customers
  • Selling memberships
  • Using digital payment systems and cash handling

Apply for our latest customer service jobs at glljobs.org

Earn between
£16k - £22k*
* Salaries are based on typical GLL salary scales and are dependent on location and experience.

Case Studies

Craig

Manchester, Fitness Instructor Course

“If you work in leisure, getting a fitness instructor qualification is another string to your bow”

Lydia

Cardiff, Apprentice

“I didn’t want to work just anywhere, I wanted qualifications”

Ceri

Cardiff, Apprentice

“It’s great knowing I can build a future in leisure”