Use your fitness skills to make the world a better place
See below for a job advert in the Guardian for a Personal Trainer/Running Coach/Community Leader for the GoodGym. Having past involvement with them when I was at London, I highly recommend them, they do amazing work. With the group runs, as well as having the coach runs, where you are paired with an isolated elderly person, and you run to them once a week. See below for what GoodGym is about, and what the role entails
GoodGym is a growing community of runners who get fit by doing good. We shift earth instead of weights and run to do good instead of running on treadmills.
We employ the best trainers and running coaches in the UK and make a difference to thousands of people’s lives. If you’re amazing at what you do, passionate about running and care about the world around you, we want you to be a GoodGym trainer.
GoodGym is a leading social enterprise that channels the energy wasted during exercise into social good. We connect runners, or those who want to get fit, with physical tasks which benefit their community. GoodGym has been cited by leading fitness industry bodies as important fitness innovation, it is is described as having a real impact by the Prime Minister. GoodGym aims to operate in every city in the UK.
As a GoodGym Trainer, you’ll be responsible for the success of GoodGym in your area: Organising and running weekly group runs (examples available on our website)
- Getting new people involved
- Developing the fitness of members
- You’ll be part of a growing team of trainers and you can work from home or from our central London office.
- Experienced running coach or personal training qualification.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Good computer and social media skills.
We have plans to be in every city in the UK over the next 3 years. At the moment we are actively recruiting in the following areas:
ammersmith & Fulham (London)
London - roaming trainer delivering weekly sessions across various boroughs
However if you are located elsewhere and would like to be involved in GoodGym's expansion please make contact and make it clear on your application where you are based.
Flexible 10 - 16 hours / week, including one evening run/week
Apart from 3 hours leading runs a week, work can be done flexibly from a computer.
£9,000 per year, £750 a month. Monthly freelance contract.
How to apply
Send a CV and cover letter telling us why you would make GoodGym successful in your chosen area. Use the button below to apply and use the subject line “Trainer Application” and the name of the area you'd like to work in. Attending a GoodGym run is strongly encouraged (upcoming runs are listed on GoodGym's website). Please demonstrate that you understand what GoodGym does in your cover letter or you are highly unlikely to get an interview.
This recruitment process is being run in collaboration with OurParks, a leading provider of free park-based exercise sessions. You may be contacted by a member of OurParks following your application. If you do not want to be considered for a role as an OurParks trainer, please indicate in your cover letter.
Applications closing date
Monday 1st February, 11.59pm.
Interview dates and process
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.
Interviews and fitness sessions will take place in the week commencing 22nd February so please ensure you are available on these dates and state in your application if for any reason you cannot be available.