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Lead Multi Activity Instructor


Job overview


Building on our continued growth, we’re now the UK’s largest leisure social enterprise – and set for even greater success. So, if you have the talent and ambition to be a Lead Instructor, there’s never been a more exciting time to progress with a sector leader. This is more than an Instructor role – it’s a career. Ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of a leisure centre, you’ll ensure the health, safety and enjoyment of customers and colleagues alike.


We’re looking for experienced Instructors or Duty Managers or ambitious and talented Senior Recreation Assistants who are passionate about the leisure industry. So, if you’re looking for a desk job, this isn’t for you – as there’s no such thing as a typical day as a Lead Instructor. That’s what makes the role so special. Here, you could be doing anything from unlocking the centre and setting up, to ordering supplies and checking everything is perfect for your customers which will include some cleaning and maintenance work. Then, once the day is in full swing, you’ll ensure it’s all running as it should be – handling customer queries, managing your team and ensuring the successful operation of the centre. You will also be required to deliver group sessions on the high ropes course, team development, orienteering, circus skills and any other activities that the centre requires.  Ensure the safety and control of the climbers and ensure all relevant regulations are enforced.


Your own development is just as important, as we’ll train you to sharpen your skills in this diverse role.


If you’re a fast-thinker who’s calm under pressure, responsible and a natural with people from all walks of life, this is your chance to progress as a Lead Instructor. We also look for previous experience of working with groups and young people, integrity, a can-do attitude, health and safety knowledge, and a customer service focus, combined with relevant professional qualifications such as a Level 2 qualification in Outdoor Activities and First Aid (desirable).


All applicants must be available to attend a 5 day training course running from Monday 5/3/18-Friday 9/3/18 and 12th & 13th March 2018.


Join us as a Lead Instructor and enjoy career progression and great benefits including flexible hours and locations, a uniform and discounted membership at all our leisure centres.


If you have the passion and skills for this role, 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.


GLL is an equal opportunities employer.


Better Leisure Centres are run by GLL, the largest leisure operator in the UK and one of the first and largest leisure social enterprises. We operate over 230 facilities including leisure centres, pools, spas, libraries and children’s centres in London & the South East, the South West, the North and Northern Ireland which encompass some of the most iconic venues in the country such as the London Aquatics Centre and Copper Box Arena on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 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 have recently achieved the Investors in People Silver award.


Closing date:
28th February 2018

Contract Type:
37 hours per week – fixed term contract between March and October 2018, applicants must be willing to work weekends and school holidays


Band 3.2

£8.52 per hour

Initial Location:

Vivary Adventure Centre,



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GLL is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The aim of GLL is to recruit people not just for jobs but for long term careers.



GLL is a registered trademark of Greenwich Leisure Limited, a charitable social enterprise and registered society under the Co-operative & Community Benefit & Societies Act 2014 registration no. 27793R. Registered office: Middlegate House, The Royal Arsenal, London, SE18 6SX. Inland Revenue Charity no: XR43398 VAT registration no: 219749179. Email: