Riding Instructor

Discipline: Leisure and Fitness
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Contact name: Nicola Ward

Job ref: 188825

GLL is looking for a Riding Instructor to work at Lee Valley Riding Centre. If you have the skills and ambition to join us as a Riding Instructor, there's never been a more exciting time to join us. This is more than aRiding instructor job, it's a career.

We are keen to hear from BHS qualified riding instructors with experience of working at a commercial riding school. You will provide riding lessons and lectures to customers and Working Pupils. You will assist our team of staff to provide the best possible care to our horses. Under the guidance of our Yard Manager, you will meet deadlines, work reliably and responsibly and be a key part of our dedicated team. Great communication skills and an ability to develop a rapport and create a positive experience for customers is a must.

What you’ll do:

*   Providing coaching to a wide range of customers of all ages and abilities, including ridden sessions and stable management training

*   Ensuring health and safety and safeguarding guidelines are met by all customers and visitors to the riding centre

*   Supporting the Yard Manager with administrative tasks and promotional activities

*   Assisting the yard Manager with efficient and effective operation of the stables and yard

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:

*         BHS Stage 3 complete coach (BHSAI)

  • Enthusiasm
  • Patience
  • Dedication to horse welfare

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

  • Salary dependant on experience – starting at £30000 FT 40hrs
  • A values driven organisation
  • Learning & development to support career development
  • Good pension schemes
  • Discounted gym membership for you and your partner
  • A full time permanent position
  • The opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say on how we ar run plus associated events
  • Exclusive discounts on our villas in Portugal
  • Exclusive discounts on our Ski chalets in Bulgaria
  • Career Pathways, professional development is just the start. To ensure your stay on top of your game we provide training with practical and 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 discounted 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 Gold 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.