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Warwickshire County Council is recruiting with Leisure Opportunities
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£27,668 - £30,153 pa
Job sector: public sector
Job description:
About Us
The Country Parks Service operates a portfolio of 5 Country Parks and 3 Greenways across Warwickshire serving in excess of 900,000 visitors a year.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and commercially aware individual to join our team, and lead the Ranger Service in the north.

As a member of the Country Parks management team, the Senior Ranger will support the development and delivery of the Country Parks business & management plans and the Council’s vision, values and strategic objectives.

You will be directly responsible for the Ranger Service and the day to day operational management and development of the parks in the north of the county to ensure the sites are high-quality destinations. The north Ranger team comprises 5 full time and 2 part time rangers plus seasonal staff, volunteers and contractors.

The north Parks comprise;
Kingsbury Water Park is the service hub for Warwickshire’s Country Parks and is one of the top visitor attractions in the West Midlands with a wide range of visitor activities, a diverse Fishery and is renowned for its birdlife. The Park lies on the River Tame and is bordered on the western edge by the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal. The Park comprises 620 acres including meadow, woodland and lakes attracting over 350,00 visitors each year.

Hartshill Hayes Country Park, covering 137 acres of ancient woodland and open hilltop has magnificent views across the Anker Valley. It’s a steep hilly woodland Park and is open every day of the year, except Christmas Day.

Pooley Country Park is 154 acres, one-third of which is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest, contains several pools caused by mining subsidence and has woodland habitats. Situated on the Coventry canal, the Park and is open every day of the year, except Christmas Day.

The Role
- Ensure the Parks are maintained to a high standard to meet customer expectations, generating repeat visits. You will be expected to develop and maintain positive relations with all partners, and neighbours associated with the sites including business concessions, community enterprises, Friends Groups, and parish councils.
- Working within a team, and in all-weathers, you’ll be promoting and assisting visitors’ enjoyment of the countryside.
- To devise and deliver work programmes through the ranger team, volunteers and partners. Travelling around the Parks, and the county as required, you’ll take the lead in supervising & developing the team of rangers ensuring service objectives and individual appraisal targets are met.
- Responsible for ensuring health and safety of the public, staff, volunteers and contractors across the north sites.
- To contribute ideas towards events; deliver and provide information on activities.
- Oversee the review and implementation of management plans for the northern sites.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience
You will be qualified to degree level in countryside or recreation management; possess an applied knowledge of conservation, recreation and countryside issues and have well developed practical countryside skills. As you’ll be managing a variety of relationships it’s important you have strong communication skills.

To be able to demonstrate significant experience of managing staff, volunteers and contractors in a countryside or outdoor leisure environment.

To have a sound understanding of current health & safety legislation and implementing and writing risk assessments.

Understanding and knowledge of local government priorities and practices.

Ability to develop and monitor multifaceted management plans.

To communicate effectively across all levels and to be diplomatic, politically and commercially aware, but also results driven.

Competent with IT systems including Microsoft office including email, excel and word and social media.

It’s essential that you are willing and able to work occasional week-ends and Bank Holidays. You will have good leadership skills and the ability to build consensus and work collaboratively. Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work under pressure are also required.

Additional Information
You will be based at Kingsbury Water Park, Sutton Coldfield.
There is a requirement to be on-call for alarms and out of hours incidents for which a call out fee is paid.
A relocation package is offered.
Competitive hourly rate
Job sector: public sector
Job description:
At Pingles Leisure Centre

Everyone Active Swimming Lessons are a nationally recognised and award winning swim development scheme, designed to teach and develop a skill that lasts a lifetime.

We are recruiting for fully qualified swimming teachers to assist in the delivery of our “Learn to Swim Programme” teaching children of all ages in our Swim School and to teach School Swimming to the local junior school children.

We would like to hear from you if you:
* Deliver high standards of swimming teaching and are self motivated
* Realise every individuals true swimming potential using the NPTS
* Are focussed and have the ability to demonstrate the highest levels of swimming teaching
* Hold a current ASA level 2 teaching qualification (Qualified for adults and children) and are up to date on current and modern teaching techniques
* Work well as a team and as an individual.

Everyone Active is an equal opportunities employer and an Investors in People organisation, who are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All applicants will be required to undertake checks and references prior to appointment.
Up to £34,548 per annum (40 hours a weeks pro rata
Job sector: public sector
Only 1 day left to apply!
Job description:
GLL College is looking for a Skills Developer to support the expanding college agenda with training delivery across Better leisure centres in our West Region which includes Swindon, Oxfordshire and Reading. GLL College is the training arm of GLL, leading on internal training, funded provision including apprenticeships and commercial training. Our training programmes have won external awards and at present we are the only leisure provider in the sector to hold Main Provider status for apprenticeships with the government (ESFA).

As a Skills Developer, you'll be responsible for delivering internal training to our workforce across the West Region and supporting GLL College in delivery and coordination of training and assessment to GLL's apprenticeship programmes and commercial courses that are provided to the general public and other businesses. Reporting to the College's Development Manager and National Apprenticeship Manager, you will ensure learning targets, programmed activity and commercial targets are met in line with the GLL College KPIs.

With the exciting growth of the GLL College, you will have the opportunity to really influence how this role will develop and evolve. You'll spend time developing and implementing systems and processes within set time frames to enable the College provision to operate and deliver quality training programmes both within the West Region and on a national basis.

You'll have accredited and recognised teaching and assessing qualifications, and ideally have achieved (or be working towards) a level 3 or above management qualification. You'll have experience of delivering and assessing quality training including funded apprenticeship programmes, ideally within an active leisure environment. Excellent communication skills are key, as you'll build relationships with a variety of staff and external partners such as our preferred training providers, awarding organisations and external apprenticeship departments.

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

If you want the opportunity to influence the apprenticeship journey and develop yourself as the college programme further grows and expands then apply now.

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.

About Us
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.
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