Employment law training

Further to the success of the training sessions run last year in partnership with DAS Law, British Gymnastics will be delivering another series of these sessions in 2017 to BG registered clubs.  The popular sessions, titled “Employment & Contracts Overview” and “Recruitment and Selection” will be repeated on a rotational basis around the regions and home countries.
The sessions are delivered to you free of charge including documentation, lunch/refreshments and certificates.

These training sessions are open to all club managers and individuals with responsibility for recruiting, employing and contracting people at the club.

Session 1 –  Employment & Contracts Overview

Employment law is in place to guarantee a fair and safe working environment for both employers and employees.
There are statutes and regulations which outline for the employer how their employees should be treated within the workplace.
It is important therefore for employers to understand employment law to create the best working environment possible.

The first session is a general employment focused seminar with add-ons, and will cover issues to be aware of regarding:

      • Employment status
      • Employment rights, including pensions
      • Reasons for dismissal
      • Written particulars of employment
      • Staff policies and procedures
      • Self-employment and contracts for services
      • Apprenticeships
      • Volunteers

Session 2 – Recruitment & Selection

Recruitment needs to be carefully planned in order to attract the right type of applicant. Ultimately, this increases the chances of making a suitable selection and appointment. Whatever your involvement, this session makes it clear that it is important for you to understand the whole process to make an effective contribution to the staffing of your club.

This session provides an overview of the recruitment, selection and resourcing process, including preparation for conducting interviews, providing you with the tools for different recruitment and selection methods. It covers an explanation of the legal context of recruitment and selection and how to select appropriate recruitment channels.

This session covers the following:

  • Writing and placing advertisements
  • Application forms
  • Safer recruitment checks 
  • Sifting and short-listing
  • Interviewing 
  • Selection and appointment
  • Compliance with immigration legislation
  • Induction 

Session 3 – People and Performance Management

It is a key responsibility for anyone who has a line management role to be able to motivate and deal with staff development. This people and performance management session will help you develop the skills and confidence to build a focused, highly effective team. 

Session 4 – Equality & Diversity/Data Protection

This session provides an introduction to the Equality Act 2010 and details each of the protected characteristics so you can learn more about what they are and how to avoid discrimination through your words and actions. The session also looks at your responsibilities under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Who is eligible to attend? 

Anyone who is responsible for recruiting, employing or contracting staff or workers.

Where are the sessions taking place?

The sessions will take place in regions across the UK.

Recruitment & Selection - 5th April - Kirkby, Merseyside

Employment & Contracts Overview - 20th April - Loughborough

Recruitment & Selection - 25th April - Gillingham, Kent

Employment & Contracts Overview - 11th May - Sheffield

Recruitment & Selection - 24th May - Queensferry

Employment & Contracts Overview -  31st May - Rugby

Employment & Contracts Overview - 13th June - Belfast

Recruitment & Selection - 14th June - Belfast

Recruitment & Selection - 21st June - Cambridge

Employment & Contracts Overview - 29th June - Basingstoke

Recruitment & Selection  - 5th July - Cardiff

All sessions will start at 10.30am and finish by 4pm.  

How do you book your place?

To reserve your free place
 just click on one of the course links above. 

If you have any queries, please email us at: business-support@british-gymnastics.org