Community Leisure UK ezine
November 2020
Latest member news
Kirsty Cumming named new CEO of Community Leisure UK
Kirsty Cumming has been named as the new CEO of Community Leisure UK, the organisation representing charitable leisure trusts.
Kirsty had been with CLUK for over 7 years, predominantly leading the work in Scotland and is delighted to have the opportunity to step up to lead the organisation and build on the strong foundations laid by her predecessors.
As part of a restructure of the organisation, two new colleagues, Rachel Sim and Theo Jobst, are also joining the organisation as project and research officers.

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Moseley Road Baths receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund
Moseley Road Baths is one of 445 heritage organisations across the country set to receive a lifesaving financial boost from the government thanks to the £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund to help them through the coronavirus pandemic.
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The Valley Leadership Academy and Rossendale Leisure Trust confirm partnership
Leaders of The Valley Leadership Academy and Rossendale Leisure Trust are delighted to confirm a partnership agreement to support community use at the school site.
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Vision receives lifeline grant from Government’s Culture Recovery Fund
Vision RCL has been awarded £547,565 as part of the Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund (CRF).
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Sport Aberdeen pedalling the way to a healthier north east
A Granite City leisure trust has secured funding to boost awareness and deliver programmes encouraging more people and businesses to use cycling as their main mode of transport in the north east.
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BH Live receives £2.5m grant from Government’s Culture Recovery Fund
Social enterprise and charitable trust BH Live has been awarded £2,499,531 from the Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has announced.
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Your Leisure Kent helps those hardest hit by COVID19 lockdowns
Through a successful application to Sport England’s “Tackling Inequalities” fund, through its county sports partner, Kent Sport, Your Leisure has been delivering boot camps for women, yoga for people with hearing impairments and online low impact exercise for people with disabilities and/or long term health conditions.
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Highland library operator welcomes reports
High Life Highland, the Charity responsible for the operation of libraries across Highland has welcomed two new reports on the role of libraries in communities during lockdown and what it will look like after the pandemic.
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Oldham Community Leisure achieves world-class customer feedback
Net Promoter Scores (NPS) from Oldham Community Leisure (OCL) customers, which have seen a significant increase during the Covid-19 pandemic, put the company ahead of some of the best brands in the world.
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Highland Young Musicians collaboration creates Remembrance Day video
High Life Highland’s Young musicians have collaborated with Inverness Military Wives and Children’s Choir and Poppy Scotland to produce a Remembrance Day video which was premiered on the High Life Highland Facebook page at 11.02 on Sunday 8th November following the national two-minute silence.
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West Reservoir launches first ever winter swimming programme
For the first time ever, West Reservoir, the 36-hectare reservoir situated in the heart of London’s Stoke Newington, will be remaining open to swimmers year round.
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Aberdeen snowsports centre unveils lockdown refurbishments
Sport Aberdeen Chairman Tony Dawson has officially reopened the city’s snowsports centre following a body of refurbishment works ahead the busy winter season.
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Withington baths launches new swimming lesson portal
Despite these uncertain times Withington Baths has been working hard to continue serving the community.
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The Commie unveils new car parking system
The Royal Commonwealth Pool has unveiled a new car parking system installed by innovative parking solutions’ company, Orbility, to allow for a smoother car- parking experience for customers when using this iconic venue.
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High Life Adult Learning secures digital funding
The High Life Highland Adult Learning team have been successful in a funding application to the Scottish Council for Voluntary organisations.
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Highland Folk Museum thanks visitors for their support
Highland Folk Museum welcomed 12,257 visitors after opening again at the end of July operators High Life Highland have said.
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Jubilee Hall Trust generates £2.1million in social value
Jubilee Hall Trust generated £2.1m of social value in the year ending March 2020, which is a £500,000 (31%) increase on the previous year. The social value calculator has been developed by Sheffield Hallam University in conjunction with Sport England, and measures the benefits to society of physical activity which include improved health, improved subjective wellbeing, increased educational attainment and reduced crime.
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Pendle Leisure Trust celebrates 20th anniversary
Pendle Leisure Trust came into being on October 1st 2000. Before then, sport and leisure in the borough had come under the umbrella of Pendle Borough Council’s Leisure Services Department formed in 1974.
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OCL offers free memberships to pandemic volunteers
Oldham Community Leisure (OCL) is offering a full month’s complimentary health and fitness membership to recognise the fantastic efforts of volunteers in Oldham during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Partnership keeps club swimmers in training during lockdown
The City of Newport Swimming Club and Torfaen Dolphins have partnered to help keep club swimmers in the water during lockdown.
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Vision’s Virtual Remembrance Day & Christmas Pantomime
Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure has prepared a special virtual Remembrance Day service, ensuring the veterans of Redbridge will not be forgotten during these unprecedented times.
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Falkirk Community Trust – Reopening after lockdown
Since reopening Grangemouth Golf Course on 28 May, Falkirk Community Trust has continued to take a careful and phased approach to reopening facilities, in line with health and safety tests with Falkirk Council and ensuring that we have safety measures in place for staff and customers alike.
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Pendle Leisure Trust explores heritage of the Muni Theatre
Pendle Leisure Trust has created a Memory Map for the Muni Theatre in Colne.
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Active Luton bounces back
After a false start when Luton’s gyms and leisure centres were delayed from opening along with the rest of England due to concerns around rising COVID levels, Active Luton is now bouncing back with 85 per cent of its March membership already enjoying training, group fitness and swimming.
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Newport Live to use RLSS UK aquatic qualifications
As we mark National Fitness Day today, the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is delighted to welcome Newport Live into their fold.
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School access offers support to young people
Young people at school are the winners as a result of discussions between High Life Highland and The Highland Council that will see the Charity’s staff phased back into schools after the October break.
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Edinburgh Leisure reopens Europe’s largest climbing arena
Edinburgh Leisure reopened Edinburgh International Climbing Arena at Ratho on Monday, 21st September 2020.
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Off-Duty Manchester Lifeguard Who Saved Toddler in River Rescue Returns to Work
East Manchester Leisure Centre’s Duty Manager Susan McDonald has used her life- saving skills, learned on the job, to save a three-year-old from drowning.
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Swimming Lessons return to Better pools after five months
14th September 2020 will see swimming lessons restart at Better’s pools across England and Northern Ireland following a five month hiatus due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
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Greater Manchester programme using local leisure facilities prepares cancer patients for surgery and helps them recover
A unique exercise, nutrition and wellbeing programme delivered in community leisure centres to help thousands of cancer patients prepare for and recover from major surgery shows how innovative co-working between the leisure and healthcare sectors in Greater Manchester is creating better patient outcomes and NHS savings.
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High Life Highland strike gold in Employer Recognition Scheme
The Board of Directors of High Life Highland have been informed that the Charity has received the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award for their support of The Armed Forces Covenant in the Highland area.
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New £500,000 3G artificial grass pitch opens at Broomfields Leisure Centre
LiveWire and Appleton AFC are celebrating more than just the resumption of grassroots football this month after completion and handover of the new 3G Artificial Grass Pitch at Broomfields Leisure Centre.
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Events
All weekly HR and finance meetings have been ceased. Special Interest Group and regional / national members meetings up to the end of December have been scheduled as per the schedule below. This schedule may be added to and most meetings for this calendar year will take place online.
Community Leisure Wales meeting
10th November 2020
SIG Swimming & Aquatics (England & Wales)
12th November 2020
SIG HR (All home nations)
12th November 2020
Community Leisure UK AGM & EXEC MEETING
30th November 2020
Community Leisure UK Conference
8th December 2020
North East & Yorkshire regional meeting
9th December 2020
Single Sites Meeting (England & Wales)
9th December 2020
The above schedule is supplemented by a weekly reopening knowledge share webinar (Fridays 1-2pm) which will continue for the remainder of September.
For more information, please contact [email protected]
Job vacancies
Membership consultants
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Location: Lutterworth, UK
Company: Everyone Active
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Parthian Climbing Southampton Centre Manager
Salary: £35k - £42k
Location: Southampton, UK
Company: Climbing Centre Group Ltd
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General Manager
Salary: £45,000 per annum
Location: Ilkley, UK
Company: Ilkley Lawn Tennis and Squash Club
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Swimming teachers
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Location: Stowmarket
Company: Everyone Active
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Visitor Services Manager (Maternity Cover)
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum based on experience
Location: RHS Garden Bridgewater, Salford, Manchester
Company: Royal Horticultural Society
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Gymnastics Coach
Salary: Competitive
Location: Poole, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
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Assistant Manager
Salary: £20K Basic circa
Location: Leeds, UK
Company: Coach Gyms
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Membership Consultant
Salary: £15k basic + commission + Bonus
Location: Leeds, UK
Company: Coach Gyms
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Membership Experience Team Member
Salary: Competitive
Location: Rugby, UK
Company: Xercise4Less
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Train as a Les Mills Instructor
Salary:
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Les Mills
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Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
National Fitness Awards 2020
Leicester, United Kingdom
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03-03 Dec 2020
Retention Convention 2020
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09 Dec 2020
Health, Fitness and Wellness Leadership Summit (APAC)
Singapore, Singapore
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02-04 Feb 2021
Spatex 2021
Coventry, United Kingdom
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23-26 Feb 2021
Tecnova Piscinas
Madrid, Spain
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03-04 Mar 2021
Saltex
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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03-06 Jun 2021
RiminiWellness
Italy
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Kirsty Cumming, Chief Executive

Tel: 020 7250 8263
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