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15 Oct 2018

Jo Talbot appointed interim director of IQL UK
BY Tom Walker

Talbot has worked in the leisure industry for 20 years

Talbot has worked in the leisure industry for 20 years

Water safety charity The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) has named Jo Talbot as interim director of its awarding body, IQL UK.

Talbot is a 20-year veteran of the active leisure industry and joined RLSS UK in 2015.

As head of products at IQL UK, Talbot was responsible for the management and development of all awards and qualifications.

In her new role, she will oversee the provision of qualifications and awards to candidates, trainers and operators that meet the requirements of regulators, while providing expertise and advice to operators of swimming pools.

She succeeds Martin Symcox, who earlier this month was appointed CEO of London-based sports charity Metro Blind Sport

“We have some fantastic, talented people doing some great work behind the scenes to help operators meet their recruitment and staff development needs, while supporting individuals to build successful and rewarding careers,” Talbot said.

“One of my main aims is to ensure our guidance, qualifications and processes are clear and easy to understand for our customers."



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