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Job Opportunity – Sports Development Manager

Sports Development Manager – Part Time (24 hours per week average)

Salary circa: £26,000, pro rata.  Fixed Term – 12 months

The USN Bolton Arena is a registered charity with a strong belief that sport and leisure activity contributes to personal happiness and wellbeing. It is our mission to inspire people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to follow a lifelong passion for sport and healthy lifestyles through the provision of excellent sport & exercise facilities and sports programmes which are accessible to all.

As part of the Sports Team you will be passionate about sport, results orientated, target driven and self-motivated. You will be accountable for the development of current and new products across a variety of sports to drive income and participation. Working closely with the Director of Sport you will be educated to degree level (or equivalent), be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of sports in the local area and have a track record in developing successful sports related projects, with a big focus on growing children’s sports.

To be considered for this post you will be an excellent communicator and influencer, have a strong background and knowledge within sport & leisure and ideally have competed at a high level in sport. This post requires an individual who is creative, has excellent planning and organisation skills and is competent in Microsoft and related packages.

For further information and to apply for this post, please request an application pack from:

Kathryn Platt, Human Resources Manager – kathrynplatt@boltonarena.com

Please note that CV’s are accepted in support of applications but the company’s application form must be completed in full and returned by the closing date.

 

Closing date for applications:  7th December 2017, 12 noon

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New Arena Football Leagues – Match Fees From Just £28

Looking for a new football league or just wanting to get back into it? If so then USN Bolton Arena is the place to be!

Here at the Arena we cater for a range of ages and abilities, so whether you’re currently playing at decent level or just returning with a few mates after a couple of years off, we’ve got you covered. Not only do we create a competitive and positive environment, we create a fun and enjoyable one too. Our Football staff are on hand to organise and help you along the way.

Six days a week we run the best small sided leagues in Bolton. This includes our 5, 7, 9 and 11-a-side leagues, along with our Youth leagues which take place on a Friday night.  Not only are our leagues competitive, but so are our prices. Adult leagues start from just £28 per team per match and our youth league games just £21 per team per match.

All our men’s league matches are 25 minutes each way, with our youth matches 20 minutes each way. All games are officiated by a qualified referee. With 2018 on the horizon, why not get the boys together and give January an early kick!

If you’re still not sure, why not to try before you buy? We’re also offering teams a FREE Trial Match before taking their place in the league. To request a FREE trial match click here.

For more information on our league rules click here (http://www.boltonarena.com/wp-content/uploads/2093-BA-FOOTBALL-RELAUNCH-BOOKLET_SINGLES-WEB_V4.pdf)
If you would like further information on any of our leagues email football@boltonarena.com or call us on 01204 488106.

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New Activities: Coming Soon

Are you a current member of the gym here at the Arena? Or have been in the past? Or are you a member of a different gym?

If you’re any of the above, you’ll know that there are times when your training can become boring. That’s why we introduced a range of different activities into our membership such as walking group, Couch to 5k, Bootcamp and more. All of which can be seen here.

Not content with just our current activities, we’ve decided to give you more! Over the coming weeks we’ll be introducing:

Cardio Blast – This will be a 15 minute high intensity session that will definitely get your heart racing. There will be no need to book, all you will need to do is turn up and get put through your paces by one of our instructors. The exercises will change each session to keep it interesting, so one session could be bike work and the next shuttle runs!

Advice Sessions – These sessions will take place on Saturdays and will involve an instructor being present in the free weights area throughout the morning to give out advice. So if you need some pointers on your technique or need some new exercises, come and speak to us!

Bleep Test –  You might not have enjoyed it at school, but the bleep test is a great way to test yourself and set yourself some goals. We’ll be putting it on once a month in the studio.

Body Fat Testing – If you’re looking to lose weight (fat), stepping on the scales isn’t always the best way to measure your progress. This is because of the fact that a set of scales won’t account for your muscle mass. Taking a Body Fat Test will let you know what percentage of your weight is fat, from this you can accurately see how much you’re losing.

Along with the new activities we’ve also added in some new stretch sessions to go along with our 15 minute ab workouts.

We are still keeping on some of your favourite activities, but with the colder winter weather coming into play the last sessions of the year will be taking place shortly. Last dates are

For more information on any of the new or existing activities speak to a member of the gym team. Alternatively look out for posters around the gym and keep an eye on our social media pages.

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Meet The Staff: Ryan Cadman

NAME: Ryan Cadman

AGE:  23

WORK TITLE: Health and Fitness Instructor

WHAT DOES YOUR WORK INVOLVE: Helping people find specific health and fitness goals, then helping them obtain them within the gym environment. Giving people plans that they can follow which are suited to their individual needs and goals.

HIGHLIGHTS OF YOUR CAREER SO FAR: Helping and seeing a close friend lose up to 6 stone and getting them much fitter. Also winning my Pro card in Bodybuilding by coming first as a Junior Bodybuilder.

SPECIAL WORK CHALLENGES: Trying to make people see that the gym isn’t that big and scary but how it can be a fun place to be. Also there’s no point in doing a workout in which you don’t enjoy, if you enjoy it you give it 100%.

FUTURE PLANS: To learn more about the fitness industry as it is forever changing, you can never know enough! Branch out my knowledge to more cardio based exercises rather than strength and conditioning.

BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT THE ARENA: Since I joined the team I was made very welcome and comfortable from the start. People are more than happy to help each other.

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Arena Player Profile – Jamie Lee

Arena Football Player Profiles

Player name:  Jamie Lee

Team/s: Team Dave

Position: Captain/Defence

How long have you played football at USN Bolton Arena?

About 10 years

What are your top 3 sports to watch and participate in?

Football, Cycling & UFC.

Which football team do you support?

Bolton Wanderers

From the wider world of sport, what’s your favourite sporting memory?

Gazza’s goal vs Scotland in Euro 96. Non-football related would have to be the London Olympics

Who are your sporting heroes/favourite players (3 names max)?

Tony Yeboah, Cristiano Ronaldo & Conor McGregor

If you could choose to have scored any goal in the history of football, which one would it be? E.G. Beckham vs Greece.

Sergio Aguero’s 2012 league winning goal vs QPR.

Answering honestly, what are the strongest & weakest parts of your game (football)?

Strongest: Passing – Surging runs from the rear – Peace Keeper.

Weakest: Finishing – pace – Showboating.

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Job Opportunity: Football Assistant (part time)

Do you live and breathe football?  If so, why not apply for one of the part time roles working in the Football department at USN Bolton Arena?

We are looking for 2 part time staff join our team.

The key responsibilities for this position will include:

Applicants must:-

Hours of work will be between the hours of 5-9.30pm/6-10.30pm, Monday-Thursday with a 5-8.00pm shift on Fridays. Shifts will be arranged on a 2 weekly pattern with no weekend working and we can be flexible on preferred days. It is envisaged that each role will involve working 3 of 4 evenings per week.

We offer a competitive salary, plus free gym membership, enhanced holiday entitlement and other benefits.

For further information, application form and full job description please contact Kathryn Platt, Human Resources Manager

kathrynplatt@boltonarena.com

For an informal chat contact Marcus Brown, Football Manager 07584907559

Closing date for applications; 31st October 2017, 12 noon

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Job Opportunity: Head Of Commercial

Bolton Middlebrook Leisure Trust, Bolton, BL6 6LB

Circa £40K OTE + benefits

The USN Bolton Arena is a registered charity with a strong belief that sport and leisure activity contributes to personal happiness and wellbeing. It is our mission to inspire people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to follow a lifelong passion for sport and healthy lifestyles through the provision of excellent sport & exercise facilities and sports programmes which are accessible to all.

This is an exciting time for the Arena, and as part of the Strategic Leadership Team you will be a commercially minded individual who is results orientated, target driven and self-motivated. You will be accountable for a number of areas, including Health & Fitness Membership, Conference & Events, Sponsorship, B2B & Office Rentals you will be able to identify additional opportunities and work closely with other Senior colleagues on all commercially related activity across the business.

To be considered for this post you will be an excellent communicator and influencer with a strong background and knowledge of sales and marketing, ideally within the sports, leisure or similar sector. This is a strategic post requiring, creativity, insight into current leisure trends, product knowledge and excellent planning and organisation skills.

We’d love to hear from you if you are ready for a new challenge and would like to be instrumental in the future development of the USN Bolton Arena. Please send us your CV and tell us:

For further details and job description, please contact:

Kathryn Platt, Human Resources Manager – kathrynplatt@boltonarena.com

Closing date: 31st October 2017, 12 noon

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Arena Player Profile – Tim Rotheram

Arena Football Player Profiles

Player name:  Tim Rotheram

Team/s: El Diablo, 5 Lions, Hunter Wild Boys & The Trotters

Position: Striker

How long have you played football at USN Bolton Arena?

For well over 10 years now.

What are your top 3 sports to watch and participate in?

Football, Cricket & American Football

Which football team do you support?

Bolton Wanderers

From the wider world of sport, what’s your favourite sporting memory?

Has to be Kevin Davies scoring the equaliser, for Bolton, against Bayern Munich in the Europa League.

Who are your sporting heroes/favourite players (3 names max)?

Kevin Davies, Freddie Flintoff & Andrew Beavan

If you could choose to have scored any goal in the history of football, which one would it be? E.G. Beckham vs Greece.

Frank Worthington’s wonder goal vs Ipswich in 1979.

Answering honestly, what are the strongest & weakest parts of your game (football)?

Strongest: Intelligent football brain with an eye for a killer pass.

Weakest: Sadly my left leg is just for standing on but it helps with balance

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Arena Player Profile – Andy Aspinall

Arena Football Player Profiles

Player name: Andrew Aspinall

Team/s: Inter Bread

Position: Defender/Mid

How long have you played football at USN Bolton Arena?

2 years

What are your top 3 sports to watch and participate in?

Football, Rugby League & Darts

Which football team do you support?

Bolton Wanderers

From the wider world of sport, what’s your favourite sporting memory?

Walking out with Bolton Wanderers in the 1999 play-off final as a mascot.

Who are your sporting heroes/favourite players (3 names max)?

Kevin Davies, Andy Farrell & Phil Taylor

If you could choose to have scored any goal in the history of football, which one would it be? E.G. Beckham vs Greece.

Geoff Hurst’s winning goal for England in the 1966 World Cup Final

Answering honestly, what are the strongest & weakest parts of your game (football)?

Strongest: Tackling and passing

Weakest: My mouth (winding people up)

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Job Opportunity: Casual Arena Attendant

Working in the Operations Department, the successful applicant will be required to assist with cleaning, facility checks, setting up of equipment and other general duties on an ‘ad-hoc’ basis, as and when required.

A wide variety of shift patterns exist and will involve weekend, evening and early morning working, however, there is no guarantee that work will be offered regularly.

Shift examples:

Weekdays    6.30am – various finish times
2.30pm / 5.30pm – latest finish time 10.45pm

Weekends    7.30am / 9.00am – various finish times
1.30pm / 2.00pm – latest finish time 8.15pm

Weekend working is an essential part of the role.

For further information and an application form please contact:

Kathryn Platt, Human Resources Officer – kathrynplatt@boltonarena.com

OR

Craig Fairhurst, Customer Services Manager – craigfairhurst@boltonarena.com

Application forms are also available from Reception.

Please note that although CV’s will be accepted as support of an application, the company’s application must be completed in full.

Applicants will be required to provide documentation at the interview stage to verify their eligibility to live and work in the UK.

Closing date: 21st July 2017

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