Are you ready for a Better, new career?

As a Charitable Social Enterprise and workers cooperative GLL has grown over the last 30 years to become the UK’s largest public leisure and libraries operator. As a staff owned business we ensure all our people are paid the Real Living Wage and in 2023 were awarded with Investors in People Gold status, whilst offering a range of meaningful careers and training for everyone in our local communities.

We manage over 375 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. 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.

Whether you want to become a swimming teacher, work in events & catering, health & beauty, corporate support or look after the next generation at our creches, nurseries and children’s centres, you’ll find your ideal new job at GLL.

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What new job opportunities are available at Better?

From roles focused on customer service and sales to positions that involve working with children, we offer a range of careers that are suitable for everyone.  

Departments in the business range from swim teachers, library work, events management, lifeguarding, fitness coaching and even leisure centre management, all requiring different skills and strengths. We also strive for inclusivity and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

Whether you’re looking for your first job or are thinking about finding a new career, we offer both senior and entry-level positions so you can find a job no matter your experience.

Discover a career in leisure

We also run unrivalled and award-winning industry training and development programmes, including:

These training opportunities allow you to grow and develop with us, helping you build up to a new career in the sports and leisure industry. So, whether your skills lie in management, sports coaching, beauty services or events, there’s a Better job for you.

Working with GLL

At GLL, we believe in offering more than just a job. We understand that every individual is unique, which is why we offer a variety of working arrangements to suit your lifestyle and career goals. Whether you're seeking stability or flexibility, we have options tailored for you.

Our 'You Choose' initiative empowers you to select the working arrangement that best fits your needs at the point of recruitment and beyond:

  • Flexible worker pool: Join our flexible worker pool, where you can accept shifts based on your availability. This option is ideal if you value flexibility or require a secondary source of income to complement other commitments.

  • Full-time or part-time contract: If you're seeking a regular commitment and hours and can accommodate a 7-day-a-week service, consider a full-time or part-time contract with us. With these contracts, you'll receive a guaranteed minimum number of hours per week or month, providing stability and the opportunity for career progression.

At GLL, we understand that flexibility is essential for many individuals. Whether you're returning to work, managing family responsibilities, or pursuing further education, our 'You Choose' initiative is designed to provide the control you need over your schedule.


"I am very thankful for my time at GLL. I have had so many great opportunities to learn, contribute and grow through the years. The ‘Can do’ attitude and ‘thrive to be better’ are fantastic, and have been a great drive for me. It’s more than ‘work’. It’s a healthy and be better lifestyle." - Jaruwan, Finance Department.

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Find a job by division

From graduate schemes to leisure centre jobs, take a look at the different positions available to start your new career with Better:

Why GLL?

Unlike many other brands, we are for everyone. Community is at the heart of everything we do, and we want to make sure that everyone can live a healthy and active lifestyle.

What’s more, when you apply for a job at GLL, you can enjoy our range of employee benefits including:

  • Pension schemes
  • Discounted leisure centre and gym memberships
  • Ride to work scheme

Our people make us what we are, and our employees play a key role in helping us uphold our social purpose. Don't take our word for it though, check out the video below to see what we do and what our people say about working for GLL. The Better brand is operated by GLL who is an inclusive employer that welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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"The hours suit me and I’m learning something new every day. My colleagues are so supportive and I love being part of a team that’s passionate about providing the community with an essential service to stay healthy and active." – Clinton, Team Member

Frequently asked questions

What early career options do you provide?

Our award-winning trainee and development programmes are ideal for people just starting their career in the leisure and fitness industry. These include apprenticeships and trainee manager schemes that help you learn key skills and develop your career with us.

We also offer a range of entry-level and graduate positions across our divisions.

What can I do if I change my mind on my application?

If you decide you no longer want to apply for a job, all you need to do is delete your application. You can do this by going into the ‘Application History’ tab on our vacancies portal and clicking ‘Delete’ next to your current application.

How do I search and apply for a job at Better?

For specific roles and locations, click the links above to find current job listings and application details.

If you’re not sure which type of role you want to apply for, take a look at our current vacancies to see which positions are available. Click on the role to see the job description and find information about the application process.

How long will it take to hear if I’ve been successful?

Depending on the role and location, it could take a while for you to hear about your new job application. Keep an eye on your emails and check our vacancies portal so you can see when your application has been processed.

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