GLL - Trainee Manager Scheme

Salary: Competitive
Location: Northern Ireland, Ireland
Start date: ASAP
Sectors: Customer Service, Management, Sports and Recreation, Travel & Hospitality

Trainee Manager Scheme - External Applicants

Job overview
If you have a real passion for leisure, sport and fitness and are interested in leisure management, the GLL Trainee Manager scheme in Belfast could be for you.

Leisure managers operate within complex business environments and are responsible for centres’ operations, leadership, and customer liaison, technical, marketing and financial management. The Trainee Manager scheme helps you to prepare for these challenges. Our award-winning scheme is nationally recognised within the leisure industry and aims to produce the General Managers of the future for GLL. Many of our current Directors, General and Assistant Managers came through the Graduate Trainee Manager Scheme.

Our challenging two-year training scheme for graduates includes practical work experience in all aspects of leisure provision. You’ll complete customer-facing placements such as Fitness Instructor, lifeguard and customer service advisor within a structured programme in year one and supervisory placements in year two. In addition, you will complete statutory, management and modular training throughout the two years. You will also experience working within a central support team and gain experience in project management and human resources.

You’ll need a degree or equivalent qualification (a sports, leisure or business-related qualification is an advantage) and be:
• Customer-focused
• Business-driven
• Committed to a career in leisure management
• Flexible
• Willing to travel within the UK
• Hard-working
• A competent swimmer
• Capable of embracing this fast-track scheme.

• Salary increase in Year 2 of the scheme
• Assistance with relocation if needed
• Pension scheme
• Uniform
• Ride to work scheme
• Travel allowance
• Discounted staff fitness membership
• Continuous training and career development (qualifications and professional studies including CIMSPA accreditation)
• Mentoring throughout the duration of the scheme

If you feel your experience, knowledge and career aspirations match this exciting opportunity, please click on the apply now button.

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 operate 14 facilities in Belfast and have exciting expansion plans. 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.