January 2019
Latest member news
First year partnership between GLL and STA boosts swim teacher numbers
GLL has succeeded in addressing a national shortage of swim teachers by recruiting over 300 new staff at its Better leisure centres across the UK throughout the first 12 months of the partnership between GLL and the Swim Teachers Association (STA). In January 2018, a 3-year partnership between GLL and STA began, in which GLL – the UK's largest leisure charitable social enterprise - would transform the way it delivers swimming teaching qualifications nationally.
Support for trust's community club networks - Sport England's Club Matters Team
Community Leisure UK have developed a new working relationship with Sport England's Club Matters Team, to support members and their community club network.

Girl Power heads to the Black Country
'Girl Power' is coming to the Black Country this month - with a new ladies-only weights programme geared towards boosting confidence as well as body toning and definition.

Mayor of Pendle has Hill walk in his sights
The Mayor of Pendle has set himself a challenge and is joining forces with Pendle Leisure Trust to help him achieve his goals.

Active Tameside's Winter Swim Festival makes a big splash
Active Tameside's inaugural Winter Swim Festival took place on 16th December at Active Copley. The successful event gave those on swimming lessons, and Swim Academy members, a taste of competition, with a chance to show off the skills they have learnt and with a focus on fun.

North-west campaign to boost community wellbeing message
Warrington-based Community Interest Company, LiveWire is supported by Community Leisure UK – formerly Sporta – as it launches campaign to raise awareness of it's not-for-profit status

2nd Anniversary for unique 'Hub'
The first of its kind to be opened, January 2018 has seen the 2nd anniversary of The Healthy Hub, situated within the Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre.

GLL supporting today's and tomorrow's athletes
In 2019, GLL is set to support more than three thousand athletes, through its athlete support programme, the GLL Sport Foundation. Applications are now open and close 20th February 2019.

Bradley Stoke boys swim the Channel to secure school funding
Three schoolboys from Bradley Stoke have made a splash this week after completing a challenge to swim the width of the English Channel in just twelve weeks.

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Latest industry news from leisureopportunities.co.uk
New long-term plan for NHS – what will it mean for physical activity?
Prime Minister Theresa May has revealed a new long-term plan for the NHS, saying that it will help "secure the future of the health service", with measures to support people at all stages of life.
10 Jan 2019
GLL to make its leisure centres more dementia-friendly
Leisure operator GLL has revealed plans to make its 14,000-strong workforce "dementia-aware" in order to make its 350 public facilities more accessible for those living with the condition.

09 Jan 2019
Study: obesity linked with 13 common cancers globally
Obese people have an increased risk of developing 13 types of cancer – and the threat is greatest in developed nations with sedentary populations.

08 Jan 2019
Sports Recreation Alliance CEO Emma Boggis to step down
Emma Boggis, chief executive of the Sport and Recreation Alliance (SRA), will step down from her role in April.

07 Jan 2019
Daily Mile could be introduced in all primary schools in England following £1.5m grant
All primary schools in England could be offered the opportunity to get involved in the Daily Mile fitness programme, after the initiative secured a £1.5m Sport England grant.

04 Jan 2019
All change at RLSS UK: new chair and IQL director named as search begins for new CEO
The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is shuffling its top team heading into 2019.

04 Jan 2019
£26m Dover leisure centre to open in February
The £26m Dover District Leisure Centre is set to open its doors on February 2019.

03 Jan 2019
Social enterprise to deliver physical activity for carers in partnership with NHS and council
Sport For Confidence is to deliver a series of physical activity sessions to carers, following a unique partnership with the NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Southend Borough Council (SBC)

03 Jan 2019
Amir Khan launches initiative to get youngsters off the streets
Former boxing world champion Amir Khan has launched ‘Ring the Changes’ – an initiative aimed at addressing youth crime in London.

02 Jan 2019
Swim England and Everyone Active sign strategic partnership
National governing body Swim England and leisure operator Everyone Active have signed a new partnership in the hope of "creating a nation of swimmers".

30 Dec 2018
DLL to spend £15m on rolling out Blaze across portfolio
David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) has revealed details of the roll-out of its boutique-style HIIT concept, Blaze.

30 Dec 2018
Leisure industry leaders feature in New Year Honours list
A number of leisure industry people have been recognised in this year's New Year Honours list.

28 Dec 2018
Work set to begin on Parkwood Leisure's £3.6m Broughton Astley centre
Construction work on the Broughton Astley Leisure Centre in Leicestershire is set to begin in February 2019, following the appointment of a contractor for the project.

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General Meetings
5 February 2019
The Lowry, Salford, Manchester
22 May 2019
Regional Meetings
Central region
19 February 2019: Peterborough (Vivacity)
London & South East region
28th February 2019: TBC
North East & Yorkshire Region
6 December 2018: Newcastle
(Jesmond Community Pool)
6 February 2019 (potential change): TBC
North West Region
6 December 2018: TBC
South West & Wales Region
22nd February 2019: TBC
Job vacancies
Party Food Cook/Chef
Salary: £12.24 per hour
Location: Bradley Stoke, Bristol, UK
Company: Circadian Leisure Trust
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SOHO Coffee Team Member
Salary: Competitive
Location: Yate, Bristol, UK
Company: Circadian Leisure Trust
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Self Employed Personal Trainer
Salary: Competitive
Location: Woolwich, London, UK
Company: énergie fitness
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Sales Advisor
Salary: Up to £16286.40 per annum
Location: Kent, England
Company: Mytime Active
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Swim Lesson Manager
Salary: Competitive rate of pay
Location: Uttoxeter, UK
Company: Everyone Active
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Fitness Motivator / Personal Trainer
Salary: Competitive rate of pay
Location: Barking, UK
Company: Everyone Active
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Team leaders (Wet)
Salary: Competitive salary, excellent benefits
Location: Southampton
Company: Everyone Active
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Gymnastics /Trampolining Brand Development Manager
Salary: Circa £22k - £25k dependant on experience
Location: Trafford, UK
Company: Trafford Leisure
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Assistant General Manager - East Croydon
Salary: Fantastic Benefits
Location: Surrey, England
Company: The Gym Group
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Personal Trainer-RENT FREE
Location: Basildon, Basildon, UK
Company: énergie group
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Diary dates
22-24 Jan 2019
BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME)
Harrogate, United Kingdom
28-29 Jan 2019
Facilities Management Forum
Stansted, United Kingdom
29-31 Jan 2019
Spatex 2019
Coventry, United Kingdom
27-28 Feb 2019
Quest/NBS & CIMSPA Conference
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
07-09 Mar 2019
(IWF Shanghai 2019) Int'l Health, Wellness, Fitness Expo
Shanghai, China
27-28 Mar 2019
active-net 2019
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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