Cycling Coach

Location London
Discipline: Leisure and Fitness, Internal
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Contact name: David Cooley

Job ref: 193788

Better is looking for a full-time Cycling Coach to work at Lee Valley VeloPark.


Amazing Opportunity to be part of the team at one of the worlds most iconic cycling venues.


Full-time position, with a starting salary of up to £32,120 per year.


If you have the skills and ambition to join us as a Cycling Coach, there's never been a more exciting time to join us. This is more than a Cycling Coaches job, it's a career.


As a Cycling Coach we’ll look to you to deliver high quality, rider-focused coaching across all four of the cycling disciplines; track, BMX, road and mountain biking, as well as balance bikes. You’ll coach anyone from school children to corporate groups and experienced riders at all levels. Working within the VeloPark coaching team, a Cycling Coach will be a strong team player, planning and delivering effective coaching sessions, and acting as an inspirational ambassador for the VeloPark. As Cycling Coach, advocating best practice, keeping up to date with the latest developments and regularly reviewing your performance whilst pursuing continual professional development will form key parts of your role.

What you’ll do:


  • To deliver coaching across all of the VeloPark disciplines ranging from balance bike and Bikeability through to elite competency.

  • To deliver coaching including the complete in house programme including accreditation, skills sessions, club and schools bookings and corporate packages as well as other coached activities.

  • To lead and guide casual and volunteer coaches in delivery as part of a strong team unit in conjunction with the Lead coach

  • To liaise with the management team in order to ensure that the highest safety standards are met in terms of venue infrastructure, hire equipment and coaching protocol.

As a leader within the leisure industry we can also offer scope to progress your career, and job variety like nowhere else.

What you need:

  • British Cycling Coaching award (or equivalent) preferably with DSU in Track Cycling and BMX

  • A willingness to further develop coach skills through further coaching courses and CPD both internally and externally

  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of team within a coaches remit

  • To ensure all statutory requirements (e.g. Health & Safety, Child Protection, Environmental Health requirements) are adhered to in delivering the coached sessions

  • Hold a relevant First aid certificate

  • Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment with will be subject to a satisfactory enhance DBS check.

  • Flexible availability is essential to this role, as you will be working regular evening and weekend shift

As a charitable social enterprise owned by its staff GLL has a great range of benefits for its employees:

  • A salary of up to £32,120 per annum 40 hours per week.

  • A Values driven organisation

  • Learning & development to support career development

  • Good Pension schemes

  • Discounted gym membership for you and your partner.

  • Industry leading rates of pay

  • Opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say in how we are run plus invites to associated events

  • Exclusive discounts on villas in Portugal

  • Exclusive discounts on ski chalets in Bulgaria

  • Health Assurance

  • Career Pathways, professional development is just the start. To ensure you stay at the top of your game, we provide training with practical theory elements too.

  • Discounts across thousands of retailers (GLL Extras)

  • 25% off Red Letter Days

  • 25% off Buy A Gift

  • 20% off GLL spa experience treatments and associated products

  • Ride to work scheme

  • Free eye tests and discounts on glasses


About GLL:

As the UK’s largest leisure operator and charitable social enterprise, we offer a range of careers for everyone in our local communities. We manage over 400 facilities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, including public sport and leisure centres, elite sporting venues, libraries and children’s centres.

Our people are from the communities we serve and help us make real changes in their local area.

One of our core values is ‘More than a Job’, because working with us opens up a wide range of possibilities and opportunities for you, starting with how you work with us. To make sure we’re having a positive impact on our people, we also offer some flexible and part-time working options so you can make sure your new job works for you. Subject to vacancies,

whether you are after a contractual commitment and a regular work schedule or the freedom of flexible hours, you may be able to choose an arrangement that works best for you and play your part in improving the health and wellbeing of your community.

We offer two different types of work arrangements:

  • A permanent employment contract - part time and full time

  • A flexible worker engagement by joining our flexible worker pool

If you are looking for a regular number of hours that you can work, and are flexible to meet the needs of a 7 day a week service, then a full-time or part-time permanent contract might be the right choice for you.

So whether your ambitions lie in sport and leisure, events & catering, health & beauty, corporate support or working with children, you’ll be able to find your ideal new job at GLL.

Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are Investors in People Silver Award employer.

However you choose to work with us, you can be sure that you will be a valued member of our team, working with great colleagues, and making a real difference to people’s lives.

We are an inclusive employer. We seek and welcome diversity in our teams.

All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications and location.