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GLL announces 75 new Belfast jobs as part of £105m leisure investment

  • The social enterprise that operates leisure facilities across Northern Ireland has announced 75 new permanent jobs across Belfast as part of a new investment in the city's leisure facilities.

    GLL currently runs leisure facilities across Belfast in partnership with the Belfast City Council, managing 14 leisure centres in total. The social enterprise has now announced the creation of 75 new permanent job roles in three of its new Belfast facilities that are due to open in late 2019 and early 2020.

    The new jobs will be across a range of roles and disciplines and come as part of the Belfast City Council's ongoing £105m investment in the transformation of Belfast's leisure services. This stage of investment will see new state-of-the-art leisure facilities and services open in the Andersonstown Leisure Centre, Brook Activity Centre, and Lisnasharragh Leisure Centre.

    In addition to the 75 permanent staff required, GLL also expects to create 100 new seasonal or casual job roles to fill a variety of sports roles, including gynmnastics coaches, swimming coaches, lifeguards, fitness instructors, and staff for summer schemes. Applications for the new jobs are expected to open this month.

    GLL's Northern Ireland Regional Director Gareth Kirk commented on the investment, saying "As a strategic partner of Belfast City Council, we are committed to contributing to the Belfast Agenda. An important part of that involves getting more people in the city, more active, more often. The creation of these jobs will be really important in helping us to promote better health and wellbeing to more people across the city."

    Source: Written based on press release.

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