17 Nov 2017 Sport, parks, & leisure: daily news and jobs
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Sports Centre Manager
Salary: £32,000
Location: Amersham, United Kingdom
Company: London Youth

Strategic Lead, Leisure Contracts and Operations
Salary: Competitive
Location: London, United Kingdom (Flexible)
Company: Sport England

Centre Assistants - Lee Valley VeloPark
Salary: Competitive Hourly Rate
Location: Olympic Park, London
Company: Vibrant Partnerships

Sales and Marketing Manager
Salary: £18,000 - £22,000 plus Commission and Bonus
Location: Various, United Kingdom
Company: Xercise4Less

Sales Advisor
Location: Burghfield Common, United Kingdom
Company: Legacy Leisure
Sales Advisor
Location: Thatcham, United Kingdom
Company: Legacy Leisure
Fitness Instructor
Location: Newbury, United Kingdom
Company: Legacy Leisure
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: £15,417 to £16,341 pa
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
Company: University of Leeds
Personal Trainer
Location: Canterbury
Company: fit4less
Sway Dance Co-ordinator
Salary: Competitive
Location: Windsor, United Kingdom
Company: Legacy Leisure
Duty Assistant/Lifeguard
Salary: £17,965 - £19,306
Location: Hatfield, United Kingdom
Company: Hertfordshire Sports Village
Operations Manager
Salary: Up to £30,000 dependent on experience
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Company: Premier Education Group
Duty Manager
Salary: Competitive rate of pay
Location: Dagenham, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Leisure Assistant
Salary: Competitive
Location: Yate, Bristol, United Kingdom
Company: Active Lifestyle Centres
Swimming Teacher
Salary: up to £24,423.16 pro rata
Location: Longwell Green, Bristol, United Kingdom
Company: Active Lifestyle Centres
Swimming Teacher
Salary: up to £24,423.16 pro rata
Location: Kingswood, Bristol, United Kingdom
Company: Active Lifestyle Centres
Swimming Instructors
Salary: £16 - £20 per hour
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: Swimming Nature
Dual Use Supervisor
Salary: up to £16,474.81 pro rata
Location: Downend, Bristol, United Kingdom
Company: Active Lifestyle Centres
Head of Commercial
Salary: Circa 34K negotiable
Location: Hattersley, Hyde, United Kingdom
Company: Active Tameside
Swimming Instructor
Salary: £9.00-£11.00 per hour
Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Trainee Duty Manager
Salary: £15,600 - £16,640
Location: Solihull, United Kingdom
Company: Lex Leisure
Sports Centre and Swimming Pool Assistants
Salary: £21,447 pa
Location: Borehamwood, United Kingdom
Company: The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School

Training directory

Active Lifestyles Learning

Ten Education

Discovery Learning

Focus Training


Gym Academy


in this issue

• Pure Gym sold to US investors LGP
• 1Rebel secures £6.6m for expansion
• Admiralty Arch set for hotel conversion

Property & tenders
East Cambridgeshire District Council is seeking expressions of interest for Mepal Outdoor Centre.
Location: Company: East Cambridgeshire District Council
Early Market Engagement for sport, leisure and golf facilities operators
Location: Company: Taunton Deane Borough Council
Recreational Land for Development of Sporting Activities
Location: Company: Gravesham Borough Council
Major UK Visitor Attraction for sale
Location: Company: GVA
Opportunity To Develop and Operate Outdoor Leisure Facilities at Castle Park
Location: Company: Colchester Borough Council
A Historic Opportunity - Hastings Castle
Location: Hastings Company: GVA
More property/tenders>>

News headlines
Heritage coalition formed to restore historic baths for today’s swimmers   Heritage coalition formed to restore historic baths for today’s swimmers

By Rob Gibson

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help train swimming teachers and volunteer lifeguards at Britain’s oldest operational swimming baths. The Moseley Road Baths are one of Birmingham's most important heritage buildings and the only operational Grade II* baths that predate 1914 still in use, however, .... more>>
AECOM to oversee multi-million-pound Center Parcs-style activity resort in Wales   AECOM to oversee multi-million-pound Center Parcs-style activity resort in Wales

By Alice Davis

A major adventure resort offering a wide variety of physical, thrilling and wellness activities, a 100-bedroom hotel and 400 luxury lodges on a 480-acre (194-hectare) Welsh site will be project managed by AECOM. Afan Valley Adventure Resort will offer a mix of healthy and exhilarating pastimes, including water .... more>>
VisitBritain turns to Paddington in latest promotional campaign   VisitBritain turns to Paddington in latest promotional campaign

By Tom Anstey

VisitBritain is turning to a bear from Peru to boost tourism, with a new film campaign inspired by the upcoming release of Paddington 2. Last year set a record for inbound tourism to Britain on visits and spend, with 37.6 million visits up 4 per cent on 2015, and visitors spending £22.5bn (US$29.8bn, .... more>>

Community leisure facilities worth £3.3bn to society – new report  
By Rob Gibson

A landmark study of the wider social value of public leisure facilities in Britain has shown they contribute more than £3.3bn (US$4.3bn, €3.7bn) a year to health, wellbeing, education and .... more>>
Consultation sets out plans for Scotland to become a ‘Daily Mile' nation  
By Deven Pamben

Scotland plans to roll-out 'The Daily Mile' scheme to all educational facilities and workplaces in a bid to tackle obesity in the country. Currently, the scheme involves primary-aged .... more>>
Sport England injects £10m into projects to get older adults active  
By Rob Gibson

Sport England is investing £10m of National Lottery money into 20 projects across the country to reduce inactivity among over 55s. The funded organisations will use activity to help tackle .... more>>
Social cohesion, health and education top agenda for ukactive National Summit  
By Rob Gibson

Lawrence Dallaglio will lead a speaker line-up from the worlds of sport, health and government to address society’s burning issues at this year’s ukactive National Summit. Taking place at .... more>>
Birmingham named candidate city for UK’s 2022 Commonwealth Games bid  
By Tom Walker

Birmingham has beaten Liverpool in a two-horse race to be named the preferred candidate city for the UK’s bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The decision to put Birmingham forward – .... more>>
Championship rugby clubs launch grassroots initiative  
By Tom Walker

Professional clubs playing in the second tier of English rugby have signed up to a grassroots rugby development programme which will see a selection of players from each club go out and help .... more>>
£7.5m Erdington Leisure Centre opens to the public  
By Tom Walker

Erdington Leisure Centre in Birmingham will open to the public today (4 September) as part of Birmingham City Council’s (BCC) £40m investment programme in the city’s ageing leisure centre .... more>>
English GPs 'unaware' of physical activity recommendations  
By Tom Walker

A vast majority of doctors in England are “unfamiliar” with the recommended levels of physical activity – resulting in up to 72 per cent of GPs never discussing the benefits of prescribed .... more>>
£32.8m Maidenhead leisure centre to feature 'indoor garden' and 200-station health club  
By Tom Walker

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) council has revealed detailed plans for the new £32.8m Braywick Leisure Centre in Maidenhead, scheduled to open in 2019. Designed by .... more>>
Funding reinstated as Table Tennis England pushes through governance reforms

By Matthew Campelli

Table Tennis England’s public funding has been reinstated after the national governing body finally agreed to a package of reforms compliant with the government’s Code for Sports .... more>>
Only 5 per cent of athletes funded by UK Sport come from black or Asian backgrounds  
By Matthew Campelli

The number of athletes from ethnic minority backgrounds being funded by UK Sport has not increased over the past year, shining the spotlight on the organisation’s diversity credentials. .... more>>
Table Tennis England become first NGB to lose funding for breaching governance code
By Matthew Campelli

The national governing body for table tennis has become the first to breach the government’s Code for Sports Governance, with its full £9m (US$11.6m, €10.2m) Sport England funding .... more>>
Sport Wales opens up £3m community physical activity fund  
By Matthew Campelli

Community groups, sports clubs and businesses have the chance to bid for a portion of a £3m (US$3.8m, €3.4m) physical activity fund being made available by Sport Wales. The National .... more>>

Cruise control

Talking Point:
Cruise control

The cruise industry is expanding, but concerns are growing about pollution
Making a big play

Adult play:
Making a big play

LM reports on the emerging trend of adults playing like kids
Rule breakers

Rule breakers

Leisure architecture that’s pushing boundaries and upturning expectations
Joe Taylor

People profile:
Joe Taylor

The founder of Wave Project uses surfing to get through to troubled kids
Taking the waters

Thermal Spa:
Taking the waters

Magali Robathan met the key people behind the Gainsborough Bath Spa
Future of leisure

New opening:
Future of leisure

Selby Summit focuses on activity, not sport. Is it a new era for leisure centres?
Play to the crowd

Play to the crowd

When public sector budgets are tight, crowdfunding is an attractive option
Failing the elderly

Editor’s letter:
Failing the elderly

Liz Terry shares her thoughts
Angels’ advocate

Angels’ advocate

Gymtopia founder Ray Algar on making a difference beyond the health club walls
Jason Torrance

People profile:
Jason Torrance

Sustrans director Jason Torrance talks about the relationship between active transport and sport
Product news
Bkool launches smart trainers

Bkool launches smart trainers


Spanish sporting goods company Bkool has launched two new smart trainers, the Smart Pro 2 and the Smart Air, for cyclists.
JC Leisure Solutions names new managing director

JC Leisure Solutions names new managing director


Wetside leisure engineering company JC Leisure Solutions (JCL) has named Graham Brown as its new managing director.
Life Fitness launches innovative new IC8 bike

Life Fitness launches innovative new IC8 bike


Life Fitness has introduced the IC8, an indoor power trainer with greater power accuracy, wattage and performance data than any other indoor cycle.
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Rubb Buildings Ltd

Rubb was founded in 1977 and has a proud history of delivering innovative and quality structures to a wide range of clients.

Rubb Buildings Ltd designs and manufactures relocatable, semi-permanent and permanent fabric engineered specialist sports buildings.
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RICE FORCE expands treatment menu

Japanese luxury skincare brand RICE FORCE’s updated treatment offering has proven to be a hit with both customers and therapists alike.
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Katherine Connolly on her plans for Anne Semonin

Katherine Connolly, newly appointed global director of Retail and Spa Operations at Anne Semonin, discusses her plans for the brand.
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World Architecture Festival

Arena Berlin, Berlin, Germany

16-17 Nov 2017

Museums Association Conference and Exhibition

Manchester Central Convention Complex, Manchester, United Kingdom

17-19 Nov 2017

SpaCE (Spas of Central Europe) Show

Radenci Spa & Health Resort, Radenci, Slovenia

20 Nov 2017

Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design (AHEAD) - EUROPE

Park Plaza, London, United Kingdom

20-21 Nov 2017

Destinations & Travel Management Summit

Radisson Blu Hotel, London Stansted, Stansted, United Kingdom

21-22 Nov 2017

Sleep: The Hotel Design Event

The Business Design Centre, London, United Kingdom

22 Nov 2017

Postgraduate & Professional Open Evening

Bucks New University, High Wycombe, United Kingdom

23 Nov 2017

Beautyworld Middle East Roadshow to Nigeria

Sheraton Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria

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