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Sales and Marketing Manager

Job description

Sales and Marketing Manager

North Devon Leisure Contract

Salary £25,000 + OTE to £30k plus commission

We are seeking to recruit a motivated, enthusiastic, flexible and customer focused person to join our team at Tarka Leisure Centre in Barnstaple, North Devon.
Tarka Leisure Centre is the most modern leisure facility in the North Devon locality and provides a 25m swimming pool, 20 metre learner pool, sports hall, state of the art gym, spin studio 2 x group exercise studios, indoor ski facility, indoor and outdoor tennis courts as well as an all weather pitch.

This is an outstanding career opportunity with a market leader committed to providing a diverse and meaningful range of leisure and culture related activities for the local communities in which we serve.

You will be responsible for relentlessly driving sales and marketing across the contract and delivering promotional activity to attract new customers and members to the Centre.   You will be creative, highly motivated and be able to collate accurate and detailed membership information on sales achieved, income generation, future targets and levels of attrition within set working deadlines. There is also the opportunity to increase our community profile through advertising and awareness campaigns, outreach opportunities and events management.

The Opportunity

  • To increase participation through increased sales, retention and public awareness

  • Development of our key brands - Gym, Swimming, Tennis, Camp Adventure, Retail and the opportunity to reinvigorate our activity programming to increase participation

  • To create and deliver digital campaigns

  • Budgetary control and the opportunity to earn OTE

  • Project and event management

  • Coordination of marketing, special events and PR to raise the profile of the North Devon Leisure  Facilities

The Person

  • Excellent communication skills  - both verbal and written

  • Self motivated and driven to exceed targets

  • Previous experience in a similar role, with awareness of the leisure industry

  • Attention to detail

  • The ability to build effective working relationships

  • The ability to create posters, leaflets and press releases

  • Confident in outreach and all customer interface opportunities

  • Good negotiating skills

  • Be passionate about the products they sell

What can Parkwood Leisure offer you?

  • Competitive salary

  • Generous 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

Lex Leisure 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.

How to Apply

If you feel like you could bring some fresh ideas to the table we want to hear from you.  Please apply with a letter of application and CV to

Closing Date

  • 5/03/2024

About Lex Leisure

Lex Leisure seeks to operate leisure venues on a commercial basis with a view to generating a surplus that can be used for our principal objective of supporting those who are disabled, physically or mentally or who require support or bespoke care plans to stay physically active. Lex Leisure, working with key partners, wants to empower disabled people to take a more active role in all aspects of sport and physical activity and for our facilities to be more inclusive and to provide a greater range of sporting opportunities for disabled people.

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