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General Manager Woughton Leisure Centre

Job description


General Manager

Woughton Leisure Centre

This is an ideal role for an individual who is motivated by running their own facility.  Whether for the development of your career or the belief in a worthwhile role, the satisfaction, pride and personal responsibility you gain from such a key role will be important to you. A key role, a key challenge, a personal experience

The Opportunity

  • To consistently enhance both the financial performance and usage of the centre.

  • To ensure the effective running of the centre for the community.

  • To manage, develop and co-ordinate staff resources effectively to meet the operational requirements of the centre whilst creating a dynamic, innovative and responsive staff team through open communication and leadership.

  • Develop, maintain and evolve good relations with the client..

  • Monitor the performance of the operation through the proper company accounting and reporting procedures.

  • Increase the company’s image and credibility.

  • Take responsibility for health and safety and actively participate in the maintenance and improvement of the overall company Health and Safety culture.

  • To act in a commercial manner to develop the profitability of the centre.

The Person

The post holder will have a recognised qualification in Leisure Management, Sports Development or a related subject preferably to degree level or NVQ 3. An additional business qualification would be advantageous. With a proven track record in managing and developing sports and leisure facilities the post holder will ideally have achieved a presence within the industry that ensures personal credibility.

Among the personal characteristics sought the postholder:

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

  • Have a clear identification with the requirements of all customers

  • Will be able to communicate at different levels of the organisation and portray strong listening skills

  • Innovative particularly in their approach to the design and delivery of programmes and services

  • Will be able to demonstrate financial awareness, medium term business planning as well as clear-sighted operational management ability

  • Will be reliable and confident in making key decisions within the contract

  • Will be able to demonstrate excellent planning and time management ability

  • Will be able to proactively resolve day-to-day operational issues

  • Will be able to adapt the management style and thinking process to the needs of the business

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

  • Will be able to maintain and be committed to good employee culture and deliver quality training

  • Will be able to demonstrate the ability to manage complex, diverse operations to a high professional standard

  • Will be able to meet the demands of the role

  • Ensure the effective delivery of local and Company marketing initiatives

  • Will be able to assist in the effective marketing of the company and location for business development purposes

  • Will be able to proactively demonstrate commitment to a health and safety culture

What can 1Life offer you?

  • Competitive salary

  • Incremental annual leave

  • Free gym membership for you and a nominated person

  • Employee health cash plan

  • Employee discount portal - discounts on travel bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • Pension Scheme

  • Company sick pay

  • Career progression

  • Training and development

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.

1Life is a well established business that is continuously growing. Successful applicants can look forward to joining a company that can offer career prospects and believes in investing in its people.

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