General Manager

Places for People Leisure
Loughton, Essex
£32000 - £36000 per annum
04 Feb 2017
04 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently recruiting for a General Manager to run Loughton Leisure centre. This is a high profile post as we have recently won a 20 year contract (Commencing on 1st April 2017) to run the 4 leisure facilities on behalf of Epping Forest District Council. Loughton Leisure Centre will significant investment of £2.5m to upgrade facilities, such as gym and studios.

What your role will be

Reporting to the Contract Manager you will take responsibility for ensuring your team deliver exceptional service, well presented and clean facilities at all times. You will identify strategic initiatives that provide real commercial value and make a positive impact to the bottom line. You will also ensure that key metrics are achieved and that our key stakeholder is engaged and happy at all times.

You will be responsible for a large centre offering facilities such as a gym, two swimming pools, a group exercise studio, crèche and a café.

Your background

You will be a strong leader with a commercial brain, you must be able to evidence at interview where you have taken decisions that have improved the bottom line. You will be a skilled manager/coach and be able to motivate and develop your direct reports and wider team. Our business is fast moving and ever changing and you will possess the capability to lead a team through change in a positive engaging manner.

Ideally you will possess a background in leisure, alternatively we would welcome applications from candidates from a hospitality background. However more importantly to us is your ability to lead a fast moving business and maximise commercial value whilst delighting our customers.

What we offer you

This is a unique opportunity for you to deliver a leading leisure facility with the support of a leading group in the leisure sector. In return we offer you a competitive salary, bonus, pension and relocation package (if required).

About us

Places for People Leisure is one of the UK’s leading and award-winning local authority leisure management partners, managing 113 public sector leisure facilities for 32 local authorities and two community gyms. With 30 million visits annually and 200,000 paying members, it employs 8,500 people; teaches 70,000 children a year to swim, and trained 2,000 new lifeguards and 500 new first aiders, and taught 1,000 people to use life-saving defibrillators.

What’s next?

If you have any questions please call the recruitment team on 01772 897247. If you meet the criteria and are ready to make the next step in your career then apply following our simple 5 minute application process, upload a CV and a supporting statement which demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the role.

Please note that we may bring the closing date forward, if we receive a large number of quality applications. If you are interested in this role we would advise applying immediately to avoid disappointment.

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