Kirklees Active Leisure

Sports and Activity Lead Activator (Inc Aquatics)

Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
£20,215-£22,170 per annum
12 Oct 2016
30 Oct 2016
Job Type
Full Time

Sports and Activity Lead Activator

(Inc Aquatics)

Various KAL Locations – based Dewsbury Sports Centre

37 hours per week

Scale 5: £20,215 - £22,170 per annum



Kirklees Active Leisure (KAL) is one of the most progressive Leisure Trusts in the UK. We believe in continually developing the business and have invested heavily in our product and our overall facilities to improve these for our customers. We strive to ensure that all that we offer meets and exceed the expectations of our customers with our overall aim being to ‘help more people become more active more often’.  We also continue to invest in our employees to ensure that we get the right people in the right posts and have strong values of One Team, Excellence and Passion.

KAL is one of the only Trusts in the UK to provide a complete career in Sports & Activity from Apprenticeships through to Corporate Management. Within this role, you will manage the KAL Sports & Activity Activators in the site. In addition you will lead, manage and develop corporate products and programmes to ensure the continual development of Sports & Activity in Kirklees. You will play a vital role in effectively implementing all new initiatives to ensure that KAL continues to be a leading trust.

You will also lead, manage, supervise and assess a team of people who deliver sessions just like you do. You will be there to coordinate them offering support and guidance where needed. You will need to be able to give feedback and feel confident in managing other people’s performance.

You will be:

To be successful in the role of Lead Sport & Activity Activator, you will manage the Aquatics & Sports Activator and coaching team. You will have significant experience in areas of supervision, project management and programming; you must have proven your ability in these areas and ready to take on some additional responsibilities. You will be part of a corporate team of people delivering sports and activity sessions to our customers, making sure that they have a great experience and ensuring that they choose to keep coming back.

You would be required to deliver within the current Aquatics and Sports programme; so you will be adaptable and have a range of delivery skills. We need people who know how to lead a session in an engaging, motivating, and of course a safe manner.

You will be based at Dewsbury Sports centre which is one of KAL’s largest facilities. Lead Activators may also be asked to work at a range of KAL sites at varying times and days depending on programming so you will be flexible on location and hours.

We are looking to appoint individuals who are committed to achieving and exceeding the expectations of our customers.  Our ideal candidate will be dynamic, have strong leadership and organisational skills, be analytical, highly numerate and show attention to detail. 

Does this sound like you? Apply, now.

In return, we can offer you a great package of benefits through our Staff and Family Membership scheme, which provides virtually free facilities for you and a greatly discounted rate for some of your family. Plus we also have a great discount website which can save you and your family loads of money too!

We have excellent annual leave entitlement and can offer an excellent pension scheme (West Yorkshire Pension Fund). We also like to have fun and celebrate our successes as often as we can.

To find out more about this position, please take a look at the Role Profile.

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Disclosure is required for this post, a conviction will not exclude a candidate from applying but will be considered as part of the overall recruitment process.

For more information / an informal discussion on the post please contact Gareth Watson, Sports Development Officer on 01484 766131.

To apply:

Applicants must hold a minimum Coaching Level 2 qualification or equivalent. Proven experience in management / supervision.

To apply please click Apply Now to send your completed Application Form detailing how you meet all of the ‘A’ and ‘B’ Criteria and the KAL Competencies as detailed in the attached Role Profile.

CLOSING DATE:                      Sunday 30th October 2016