Work with us in Windsor and Maidenhead
Help make Windsor and Maidenhead a healthier and more connected community
October 03, 2019
Lead GoodGym in Windsor and Maidenhead
Make your community a healthier and better connected place
GoodGym is a growing community of runners who get fit by doing good. We shift earth instead of weights and run to visit older people instead of running still on treadmills.
We employ people who love running and care about their community to lead GoodGym in their local area. If you’re passionate about running and care about the world around you, we want you to be a GoodGym Area Coordinator and Trainer. You’ll be responsible for creating a community of runners and helping them improve their fitness.
We welcome applications from runners who are in full time employment. This role can be done outside of normal office hours.
As a GoodGym trainer, you’ll be responsible for the success of GoodGym in your area. This includes:
- Organising and running weekly group runs (examples here: www.goodgym.org/reports)
- Developing the fitness of your members by sending out weekly emails
- Creating a supportive community of members
- Encouraging engagement by promoting GoodGym activities in your area
All applicants must have:
- A passion for running: you’ll be running at least once a week.
- The ability to confidently lead groups of runners
- Excellent communication 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 to list your runs and engage with your members.
Good to have:
- A running coach (Coaching in Running Fitness) or personal training qualification
- A leadership in running fitness qualification
- Knowledge of local community initiatives and charities
You will lead one run a week on either a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evening. This is usually from 18.30 - 21.00 (including time for setup and wrap up). Each run is written as a run report and this would take a further 45 minutes. This should be completed by 12 noon following the day of the run.
Outside of this run, you’ll be responsible for making as many GoodGym sessions as possible happen in the local area. This will involve liaising with community organisations, organising tasks, processing DBS checks of runners, managing a twitter account, as well as providing fitness advice via email to your runners. All of this can be completed in your own time.
We estimate this all to take between 8 - 10 hours each week, in total.
If you do not have a Leadership in Running Fitness Qualification, PT qualification or higher you must be prepared to undertake this immediately in order to accept the job. We can assist you in gaining this qualification.
£6,000 a year on a monthly freelance contract.
How to apply
Send a CV and cover letter to email@example.com with the subject line “Trainer Application - GoodGym Windsor and Maidenhead”. Attending a GoodGym run is strongly encouraged (upcoming runs are listed at https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/group-runs). Please demonstrate an understanding of what GoodGym does in your cover letter.
Interview dates and process
The deadline for all applications is 10am on Monday 4th November.
Applicants will be required to attend a sit down interview, complete a short online exercise and lead a practical fitness session. The fitness session will be a short run, without a GoodGym task. It'll be a chance to see you and the other candidates in a more practical way. You'll be asked to demonstrate a running drill. This drill should 10 minutes, but it's not about the length, rather a chance for you to show us your style.
This opportunity is supported by The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Council
We are looking for the best people to help us increase physical activity and provide support to millions of people affected by loneliness in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of race, sex, gender identity, disability, age, nationality, religious or philosophical belief, age, sexual orientation, family status, trade union activity or any other factor. We see diversity as a strength and want everyone to be able to be themselves at work. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture where everyone feels safe and respected.