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Fitness Manager | Brackley Leisure Centre

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Fitness Manager | Brackley Leisure Centre

Salary £24,000

About Us

Legacy Leisure, established to support a national legacy following the Olympics, is a not for profit charitable organisation committed to providing a diverse and meaningful range of leisure and culture related activities for the local communities in which we serve. Aiming to deliver high quality services to our customers, the Company also prides itself on its exemplary health and safety record and commitment to staff.


Job Description

Primary objectives for the Fitness Manager will be:

  • To ensure all Health & Safety procedures and responsibilities are carried out at all times.

  • To promote excellence of customer services and motivate people to enjoy exercise through good communications and selling skills.

  • To take responsibility for all aspects of the daily operation of the gym facilities.

  • To ensure the development and growth of the membership base.

  • To ensure the successful implementation and operation of the G.P. exercise referral programme

The Fitness Manager will focus day to day on the following tasks:

  • To work on a shift rota system to undertake the daily operation of the facilities.

  • To be aware of all Health and Safety issues within the Leisure Centre, and especially the gym.

  • To ensure that the financial objectives of the gym are achieved and the appropriate financial systems and procedures are implemented.

  • To achieve maximum levels of participation in all courses and activities.  Monitoring cost effectiveness and highlighting and rectifying areas of low performance.

  • To produce monthly performance records, statistics, targets and reports

  • To identify and assess the feasibility of new activities which the Centre could provide.

  • To ensure all staff are kept informed of the Centre’s activities and special events.

  • To assist in the marketing and publicity of all activities and events and develop distribution networks for promotional materials and merchandising of products.

  • To ensure sufficient staff are available for the safe, high quality functioning of the fitness suite.

  • To identify, develop and deliver appropriate staff training and development.

  • To guide, care for and assist all gym users.

  • To ensure all facilities are presented to the highest levels of cleanliness and comfort.

  • To undertake maintenance work as required and to coordinate and facilitate maintenance works.

  • To make sure all equipment and facilities are safe and secure at all times.

  • To undertake induction’s and workouts.

  • To assist in the management of the Leisure Centre’s quality assurance systems and procedures.

  • To undertake any other duties as may be required by the Centre Manager to ensure that the business objectives of the Centre are achieved.

The Candidate


The post holder will preferably hold a YMCA qualification or equivalent in a Leisure related subject.

As the successful candidate you must be flexible, reliable, and enjoy working as part of a team. You will ideally possess the REPS level 2 or equivalent qualification and be willing to work variable hours, including some evenings and weekends.



Among the personal characteristics sought the applicant:

  • Must be able to gain acceptance and respect from clients and the teams involved

  • Must be able to build strong relationships with customers, clients and employees

  • Must be able to communicate at different levels of the organisation, both listen and direct

  • Must be able to meet the demands of the role by working additional hours when required

  • Must be able to demonstrate clear identification with all customer requirements

  • Must be able to maintain and, be committed to good employee relations and deliver quality training

  • Must be able to perform recreation assistant duties when requires

  • Must be able to work from various locations as and when required.


The position of Fitness Manager is classed as a regulated post and therefore requires a DBS Disclosure. Where the individual does not hold already hold a DBS Disclosure, it will be necessary for the post holder to be submitted for a DBS check.


We are proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers that are committed to inclusion and diversity.

If you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as interviews will be held throughout the process. Please note that if you have not received correspondence within 21 days then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.