Bath

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Help make a fitter and better connected community

October 20, 2020

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Lead GoodGym in Bath

Make your community a healthier and better connected place

Can you grow GoodGym in Bath?

Make your community a healthier and better connected place.

GoodGym is a growing community of runners, walkers and cyclists who get fit by doing good. We shift earth instead of weights and use our exercise to visit older people instead of running still on treadmills.

We employ people who really care about their community to lead GoodGym in their local area. If you’re passionate about health and care about the world around you, we want you to be a GoodGym area activator. You’ll be creating a fitness community in Bath and helping charitable organisations across the area.

We welcome applications from people who are in full time employment. This role can be done outside of normal office hours.

Responsibilities

As the GoodGym Bath area activator, you’ll be responsible for the success of GoodGym in the local area. You will increase participation by supporting a network of GoodGym members and local community projects. You will do this by:

  • Increasing participation on GoodGym group sessions
  • Increasing the number of GoodGym group sessions being listed
  • Creating a supportive community of members
  • Encouraging engagement by promoting GoodGym activities
  • Recruiting members to assist with the above activities

Person Specification

All applicants must have:

  • A passion for making communities better
  • Experience of making something happen from scratch; football club, PTA, club night, - anything that shows you get involved
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good computer and social media skills

You would also need access to the internet and a computer so you can use the GoodGym website and engage with your members.

Good to have:

  • Volunteer management experience

  • Knowledge of local community initiatives and charities

Working Hours

We estimate this all to take between 8 - 10 hours each week, in total.

Pay

£6,000 a year on a monthly freelance contract. There is a £600 a year London weighting applicable to positions in London boroughs

How to apply

Deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 2nd November.

To ensure that our recruitment process is fair, we are using a standardised application form for all applicants, this will replace the need to send us a CV and cover letter.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

If you wish to discuss the role or have any questions please contact jobs@goodgym.org. Please see below for more detailed job description.

Full Job Description

Person specification

Skills and knowledge

  • Local knowledge of community groups and charities
  • Ability to use social media and Google Apps (mail / calendar)
  • Good computer and web skills
  • Good communication and negotiation skills

Personal attributes

  • Ability to develop positive relationships with people from all backgrounds
  • Ability to coach and mentor people
  • Self-motivation: the ability to use self initiative and makes opportunities happen
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Passion for fitness

Experience

Experience of leading running groups and improving fitness of participants is desirable

Running/fitness

GoodGym is a community of runners, walkers and cyclists. Fitness is central to what we do and a key reason why people get involved. Whilst you don’t need to be a fitness coach or instructor for this job we would expect the successful applicants to have an interest in improving the fitness of GoodGym members.

Working Hours

8-10 hours per week with no set hours. We expect the post holder to respond to email queries within 48 hours.

Responsibilities

As a GoodGym area activator, you’ll be responsible for the success of GoodGym in your area. This is done by working alongside the area TaskForce, a group of local GoodGym members.

Supporting TaskForce

  • Supporting them to use the website
  • Answering their queries
  • Supporting them in finding organisations to work with
  • Supporting them in building long term relationships with organisations
  • Regular communication with TaskForce
  • Encourage TaskForce to rotate responsibilities
  • Identifying and encouraging new TaskForce members
  • Resolving issues / disputes between TaskForce members
  • Ensuring TaskForce meet the GoodGym code of conduct and guidelines

Building relationships with task organisations

  • Contacting new organisations with whom we might be able to do tasks
  • Ensuring positive connections are maintained with the organisation long term
  • Encouraging new task owners to use the task referral form
  • Task relationships to be built through shared inbox with TaskForce.

Monitoring safety

  • Supporting TaskForce in listing tasks that comply with GoodGym guidelines and safety rules
  • Ensure all TaskForce have completed relevant training
  • Reporting safety concerns

Reporting learning

Short weekly report on where impact is being made and what you have learned

Support and monitoring

  • You will report to a named person in the GoodGym Central Team
  • Support groups / learning groups on video chat on a monthly basis with a regional group of 4-5 people.
  • Success of the role will be gauged on overall levels of participation in the area overall.

Management, Support and Reporting

On joining GoodGym you will receive training on the role. Due to Covid-19 restrictions this may be over video-conferencing or in person.

You will be assigned a named contact at GoodGym who will then catch-up and review your area’s performance every 2 months. This catch-up lasts around one hour and can be held on Skype if agreed in advance. During this time, you must have access to a computer to review your dashboard and feedback from the runners on the GoodGym website.

Your contact at GoodGym will be available for support and advice 5 days a week between 9.30am - 6pm.

You are obliged to attend a yearly review to update you on new GoodGym policy, technology and to what’s working well and what could be improved. You are also obliged to complete online training every year to ensure you have a full understanding of essential health and safety processes and responsibilities.

How to apply

Deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 2nd November.

To ensure that our recruitment process is fair, we are using a standardised application form for all applicants, this will replace the need to send us a CV and cover letter.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

If you wish to discuss the role or have any questions please contact jobs@goodgym.org. Please see below for more detailed job description.

Have your own GoodGym story to share with the community? Email getinvolved@goodgym.org and we'll be in touch.
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