Community Leisure UK ezine
December 2019
Latest member news
Aspire launches transgender swimming club to encourage safe space swimming
Aspire Sports and Cultural Trust in Gloucester recently trialled a new transgender swimming sessions at their popular GL1 facility. The trans and non-binary swimming group is in partnership with Trans* Gloucestershire and is designed to support transgender customers and their families to feel more confident whilst using their swimming facilities.
Culture seminars launch in 2020
Community Leisure UK's Culture Seminars have been rescheduled for early 2020 following the announcement of the general election. Purdah meant that some of our partners' ability to come and participate in the day's discussions would have been limited.

Connect Centre opens to the public
Newport Live celebrated the re-opening of a much-loved community venue in Pillgwenlly with an Open Day in November.

Sport Aberdeen provides 260 free memberships to care experienced young people
Charity Sport Aberdeen has handed out 260 free memberships to care experienced young people (CEYP), both in and out-with Aberdeen, through a pioneering initiative since the beginning of 2017.

Tickets for the Afterlife attracts funding for Vision Redbridge Libraries
Following on from the success in 2017 of Redbridge Libraries' The Final Party – Celebrating Death through Celebrations of Life, Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure have secured funding to expand and continue with their project around death.

Heather Watson serves up a tennis treat for Kensington kids
Kensington Leisure Centre recently welcomed former Wimbledon Doubles Champion and double Olympian, Heather Watson, to join Better tennis coaches in delivering sessions for inner city children, in association with Give it Your Max.

Magna Vitae project wins diversity award
The Celebrated Still Me project, offering a friendly and active lifeline for people living with dementia in Lincolnshire, has won a major national award for its work in the community.

Sport Aberdeen ramps up adventure offering in north-east
The merger of two popular outdoor activity services, operated by award-winning charity Sport Aberdeen, was celebrated on Tuesday 12 November, broadening the range of outdoor adventurous activities available in Aberdeen and providing an enhanced experience for all.

Teens to learn bicycle maintenance thanks to new community project launched by LiveWire
An innovative free new community bike project will teach young people bicycle maintenance skills – with participants being given their rebuilt bike to keep at the end of the six-week course.

Pendle Leisure Trust's Good Life Project has a brand new website
Packed with information and testimonials of how the project has helped and changed the lives of so many people, the website is THE go-to place to find out about this very worthy cause which makes a difference to people affected by isolation and mental health.

Mayor of London recognises GLL for creating healthy workplaces
Charitable social enterprise GLL has been received the Mayor of London's Healthy Workplace Foundation Award for 11 of the leisure centres it operates across four London boroughs.

Health and leisure partnership develops a 'Falls Prevention' programme in West Suffolk
Suffolk's largest fitness provider Abbeycroft Leisure, working in partnership with West Suffolk CCG and West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has developed a falls prevention programme.

Andy Bindon joins GLL as Director of Change and Values
HR Director and Business Leader Andy Bindon has joined the UK's largest leisure and cultural charitable social enterprise – GLL.

Chrissie makes Outstanding Contribution!
We were delighted that Chrissie Mullings-Lewis was a finalist in the Outstanding Contribution category at the prestigious Active Westminster awards held at Porchester Hall on Friday 22nd November.

Get Out Get Active project success
Your Leisure Kent, over the last 3 years, have been enormously proud to be part of the national project "Get Out Get Active," which was funded by the Spirit of 2012 and led by Activity Alliance.

Free coaching clinics to engage with community sports in Aberdeen
Active Schools Coordinators in Aberdeen have organised a series of training and development courses for volunteer sports coaches across the city.

Newport Tennis Centre awarded insport Club Ribbon standard
Newport Tennis Centre has been awarded Disability Sport Wales insport Club Ribbon standard.

Courageous Clements Hall swim teacher wins award
At 26, Jo-Jo McQueen - Swim School Manager and Head Swim Teacher at Fusion's Clements Hall Leisure Centre, in Hawkwell, Essex - has shown that with enough determination and regardless of disability, anything is possible, as she is awarded the prestigious title of 'Swimming Teacher of the Year' from Swim England.

Another award for Withington Baths!
The folks over at Withington Baths & Leisure Centre have won yet another award, this time it's for their new Over-50's Table Tennis Project!

Thor Blimey! Viking Day is Norse-tastic success at Warrington Museum & Library.
You could have been forgiven for thinking it was 860 AD when Viking Warlords and Shield- Maidens conquered Warrington Museum and Library for the day on Saturday 9th November.

Atrial fibrillation - the ticking time bomb
People across west Suffolk are being urged to have their pulses checked for signs of a heart condition that has been described as a "ticking time bomb".

Half Fish nominated for Swim England teaching awards
Half Fish HQ were amazed to be nominated in all 6 categories of the recent Swim England Teaching awards with 2 nominations in one category!

Active Nation scoops five industry honours with the TRP member experience awards
This month, Active Nation has scooped a fantastic five TRP Member Experience Awards across three of its sites.

Lifestyle Centre to Make Waves with Pool Refurbishment Project
Kingswood Active Lifestyle Centre is set to refurbish both of its swimming pools this December, following the successful renovation of its diving boards earlier this year.

Club Ride at St Peters Centre
Burnley Leisure organised an event to bring all its indoor cycling customers together.

Rochdale sports winners achieve success at Greater Manchester Sports Awards
Three Rochdale sports winners have achieved success at this year's Greater Manchester Sports Awards.

Swindon Water Safety Roadshow reaches 1,000 local children
Children from across Swindon have taken part in a Winter Water Safety Roadshow run by charitable social enterprise Better during November 2019.

12 days of fitness – Don't wait for the new year to make those resolutions
It's the most wonderful time of year, being the season of shopping, eating, drinking and partying but all those good times can take their toll on your health.

Woodford Town FC set to relocate in Redbridge thanks to successful funding bid
Thanks to the help of Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure, Woodford Town FC is set to relocate after their funding application to the Football Foundation for the development of a new stadium at Ashton Playing Fields was successful.

Sport Aberdeen receives Silver Award for continued Armed Forces support
Sport Aberdeen is proud to announce that it has received the Armed Forces Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award.

Sport Aberdeen and NHS Grampian join forces to get more employees active
Registered charity Sport Aberdeen and NHS Grampian have come together in a community wellbeing partnership.

Seminars - how trusts deliver public culture services
Community Leisure UK are delighted to invite colleagues to two upcoming seminars, discussing how trusts deliver public culture services.

New CEO for West Lothian Leisure
Tim Dent has been appointed Chief Executive of West Lothian Leisure. Tim has over 25 years' experience in sport and leisure management in Scotland and has held a number of senior roles with high profile organisations in the public and commercial sectors.

Exciting new Escape Game developed for Redbridge
Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure are continually searching for new and exciting ways to engage the local community with the rich history of Redbridge and Valentines Mansion.

Make sport everyone's game – LGBT+ guidance from club matters
Pride season may be over, but inclusivity is still top of the agenda for Club Matters, Sport England and many other sports and community groups.

Torfaen Leisure Trust partners with Torfaen County to combat vandalism
The 3g pitch Grandstand at Cwmbran Stadium has been a hotspot for trespassing and vandalism over recent years.

Abbeycroft Leisure awarded two more county-wide exercise referral quality standards
Abbeycroft Leisure has been awarded two more county-wide exercise referral quality standards, for their work with patients with long term conditions referred to them by local GPs and health professionals.

Another great year of growth for active schools in Aberdeen
The latest data published by sportscotland shows that the national Active Schools programme continues to have a positive impact on children's physical activity levels with 7.3 million visits made to activities across Scotland in 2018/19, an increase of 0.4% on the previous year.

ESCAPE-pain rehabilitation comes to Portsmouth
In Portsmouth it is estimated that twenty-two thousand people aged 45 or over have knee or hip osteoarthritis.

Redbridge Sports and Leisure Centre re-launch blue world class, indoor tennis courts
At the heart of Essex is the world-class, London 2012 Olympic Games Time Training Venue Redbridge Sports and Leisure; which now hosts eight newly refurbished, international standard indoor tennis courts, open to players from beginners to professional standards.

Active Nation celebrates hat trick of Swim England awards
Aquatic excellence at Active Nation's flagship diving venue, Quays Swimming and Diving Complex, has been rewarded with a hattrick of coveted prizes at the recent Swim England Awards.

General Meetings
Community Leisure UK General Meeting
4 February 2020: thestudio, Birmingham
Community Leisure UK GM & Awards
20th May 2020 - Science & Industry Museum
Regional Meetings
london and south east regions
10 December 2019: Jubilee Hall Trust, Covent Garden, London
North East & Yorkshire and North West meeting
13 February 2020: Adrenaline, Rossendale
central region
18 February 2020: TBC
london and south east regions
18 March 2020: TBC
south west and wales regions
27 March 2020: TBC
North east and yorkshire regions
Feb / Mar 2020: TBC - north west based
Other events
Culture Seminar England
21 January 2020: Doncaster
Culture Seminar Wales
23 January 2020: Newport
Single Sites Group England & Wales
21 April 2020: TBC
Learn to Swim Conference
28 April 2020: TBC
GDPR Group England & Wales
3 March 2020: Stevenage
Safeguarding Group England & Wales
5 March 2020, London
Culture Group England & Wales
1 April 2020: Flintshire
HR England & Wales Group
23 April 2020: London
Job vacancies
Finchley Lido Leisure Centre
Salary: Up To £23,894 PA (based on 40 hours per week)
Location: London N12 0GL, UK
Company: GLL
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Assistant Manager
Salary: Up To £34,966 PA (based on 40 hours per week)
Location: Epsom KT17 1BN, UK
Company: GLL
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General Manager
Salary: Up To £31,251 PA
Location: Bradford, UK
Company: GLL
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Fitness Class Instructors
Salary: Hourly paid upon submission of claims
Location: Chelmsford, UK
Company: Anglia Ruskin University
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Operations Manager
Salary: circa £30,000 pa (dependant on experience)
Location: Cheshire, UK
Company: BeWILDerwood
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Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Leeds, UK
Company: The Gym Group
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Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Nottingham, UK
Company: The Gym Group
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Community Development Manager
Salary: Competitive Salary
Location: Southwark, UK
Company: Everyone Active
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Swimming Teacher
Salary: £10.96 - £13.24 per hour
Location: Yate, Bristol, UK
Company: Circadian Leisure Trust
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Duty Manager
Salary: Up To £25,655 PA
Location: London, UK
Company: GLL
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Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £9.00 per hour
Location: Belfast, UK
Company: GLL
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Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Milton Keynes, UK
Company: The Gym Group
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more job vacancies >>
Diary dates
10-12 Dec 2019
SportAccord Pan America
Fort Lauderdale, United States
21-23 Jan 2020
BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME)
Harrogate, United Kingdom
28-30 Jan 2020
Spatex 2020
Coventry, United Kingdom
29-30 Jan 2020
Digital Transformation in Sports Summit
San Francisco, United States
24 Feb 2020
SAPCA Annual Conference, Awards and Annual Dinner
Burton Upon Trent, United Kingdom
23-25 Mar 2020
AMI’s Artificial Grass
Barcelona, Spain
25-26 Mar 2020
active-net 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom
19-24 Apr 2020
Beijing, China
04 Jun 2020
SAPCA Annual Golf Day
Birmingham, United Kingdom
more diary dates >>
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