Gymnastics Equipment Setup - setup and set down of our gymnastics kit in 2 areas that we regularly train in as well as checking the layout and safety of the equipment prior to use. This is a physical role and would require a successful DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. Training on how to store and setup kit will be provided as well as how to check correct installation or find faults or damages. Heavy Lifting / Manual Handling course will be arranged.
Hours: 3 hours per week. Monday, Wednesday and Friday 4.30pm-5.30pm, term times only
Rate: £10 per hour
Age Restriction: Applicants must be 18+ years old
Welfare Officer - to be a point of contact for anybody in the club to listen to welfare concerns and provide support to gymnasts, coaches, parents, employees and fellow volunteers in potentially difficult circumstances Job Description
Health & Safety Officer - review and develop our health & safety procedures to ensure we operate a safe and controlled environment for our gymnasts and coaches. We're expecting existing knowledge and experience in this area
Volunteers - various positions including helping out at events such as the Christmas display and the presentation evening. It makes a huge difference if some of the smaller jobs are taken care of such as selling tickets, making cakes, running the bar, setting up tables and chairs
Committee Members - the team who work behind the scenes to ensure the club operates successfully. Be available to meet once a month and have a say in the important decisions we make as a club
Contact Charlotte Cunningham to enquire about any of these roles
WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD WEAR TO GYM?
Girls should wear leotards and boys unitards and shorts - these are available to buy. Bare feet, hair tied back and no jewellery. It is not obligatory to wear the club leotard
IS THEIR SPACE FOR MY CHILD TO JOIN?
Our club mostly runs at full capacity and we operate a waiting list for nearly all our sessions. We fill spaces as children leave or if new sessions are created. Turnover in the club is low and the average wait is 9-18 months. Our waiting list is currently closed to new additions
HOW MUCH DO SESSIONS COST?
Our monthly rates are listed above and dependent on the number of hours your child is signed up to train to each week
I'VE GOT A QUERY, WHO CAN I TALK TO?
If you are at the club (Deer Park School), first point of contact should be our Front of house representative when you enter the atrium, just ask. During the week, the coaches are very busy but they will be free to talk at the end of sessions
CAN I BUY SECOND HAND KIT?
Yes please, we are always grateful to receive donations of second hand kit to sell. Other parents get cheaper kit and the club benefits from the proceeds - win/win!
WHAT'S THE YOUNGEST AGE YOU TRAIN?
At present the youngest we currently train is pre-school age 3+ with no upper age limit
WHERE DO YOU TRAIN?
We train in the gymnasium & main hall at Deer Park School. Use the second entrance to the school (not the college/Sundial theatre entrance) and park in the allocated parking next to the hockey pitch. The Physical Education department is directly opposite the tennis court. Go in and turn left into the atrium and you will find us. We have a map available here
CAN I WATCH MY CHILD DO GYM?
It's club policy that parents are not permitted in the gym during normal sessions but we hold an annual display at Christmas and occasionally have parent watching sessions. We'll advertise when those are
WHY DO YOU WANT MY E-MAIL ADDRESS & PHONE NUMBER?
We have over 450 members so the most efficient way of communicating with members is via e-mail. If we have to cancel a session at late notice we will only notify you by e-mail.
We will only use your mobile number if we need to get hold of you urgently, usually during a gym session if your child is unwell or if they have injured themself. It is important that you keep us informed if any of your contact details change.
WHY DO WE HAVE TO PAY FOR BRITISH GYMNASTICS MEMBERSHIP?
Our club is a member of British Gymnastics who provide us with insurance, training and support. It is a condition of our insurance that all our members are registered with BG. Registration runs from September to September and must be arranged with BG directly
WHAT HAPPENS TO MY REGISTRATION FORM?
These are kept in a secure file in the gym so that if we need to contact you, or if there is a medical emergency, we have all your details to hand. We will ask you to check your details from time to time to ensure that we have the most up-to-date information
WHY HAS MY CHILD'S SESSION CHANGED?
We try and place your child into a session which will enable them to work to their best ability. When your child joins the gym club we do not know where their abilities lie so take time to assess them, they also need time to settle into the session. We review the sessions at the end of every term and may move children around to ensure that they are benefiting from the coaching that they receive; sometimes this will mean offering more hours in the gym or simply moving them into a different session. If you’d like to discuss session moves then please arrange to talk to your child’s coach
FINDING LOST PROPERTY
Lost property is held at the gym for one month before being donated. Please ask Front of house or the Coffee Shop volunteers if you have lost property or have found property to hand in
WHO DOES WHAT AT THE GYM CLUB?
Claire Marriott is the Head Coach. She is responsible for managing the coaching team of 35+ coaches and volunteers. Charlotte Cunningham organises our active members, waiting list, entering competitions, allocating gymnasts to sessions and more. Behind the scenes we have a committee whose job is to manage our finances, organise events and displays, membership details, policy and procedures, plan for the future and more
Club Chair - Tammy Cooper
Club Manager - Charlotte Cunningham
Welfare Officers - Charlotte Cunningham & Andy Finlayson
Treasurer - Angela Vizor
Fundraising - Emma Urqhuart
Technology Officer - Andy Finlayson
Committee Member - Mell Underhill
Charlotte Cunningham and Andy Finlayson are our welfare officers. Both are regularly at the club and contactable by e-mail; firstname.lastname@example.org. Andy is one of our senior coaches, present at the club Fridays and Saturdays. Charlotte is contactable by mobile phone on 07879 628716. Gymnasts or parents can talk to one or both of the welfare officers in confidence if they have any concerns whether they are about the club and gymnastics or otherwise. They are a friendly impartial contact ready to listen and where required, give advice.
We are actively seeking more welfare officers. Contact the committee or HR if you wish to get involved or find out more. We are committed to providing a safe environment for the gymnasts and coaches to train in. For more information please read our Safe Guarding Policy or visit... Safe guarding from British Gymnastics