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General Manager (Sports Services)

Leicester City Council
Reference: 804
Salary: £34,788 to £37,849
Job location: Leicester, UK
Closing date: 21 Aug 2019
About us

Leicester City Council’s Sports Services are the leading provider of sport and fitness facilities within the city with nine sport, leisure and golf facilities, along with a range of parks and opens spaces for formal and informal activity.

After three years of delivering year on year improvements we now have in place ambitious plans to ‘step up the service’ to take us to the next level. Exciting plans for capital improvement have been approved and the Service is growing in confidence and ambition to continue the next phase of transformation and improvement.

We are now recruiting to various posts that form part of the new service team that will all play a key role in transforming the Council’s approach to Sport, Leisure and Exercise. This is an exciting time to be joining a team of highly motivated and passionate individuals to help deliver our vision.

Job purpose

We are looking for three dynamic General Managers to play a crucial part in Active Leicester’s long-term ambition to reduce high levels of inactivity and increase participation across the City. You will lead the overall management and performance of a small group of leisure centres, develop a high performing management team to deliver operational and financial targets.

You will

Manage centre financial performance (In excess of £2m value) in line with income and expenditure budgets.

Formulate long term business plans that lead to the transformation of leisure centres performance and link closely with the wider Sport Services three-year plan.

Develop and implement measures to improve centre net performance with the support of the Leisure Facilities Development Manager.

Plan, implement and monitor quality systems that improve and modernise service standards across the leisure centres.

Monitor health & safety compliance to ensure that it is delivered across facilities in line with industry guidance and Leicester City Council policy and procedures.

Lead, develop and support a team of approx. 50 staff + temporary resources, and undertaking the full range of associated management activities.

Requirements of the post

Significant experience of managing leisure facilities, driving improvements and performance.

Proven record of business planning, product growth, budget and financial management and a track record of improving P&L performance.

Experience of managing staff performance and development

Detailed knowledge of key performance indicators and their application and how they can be used to effect service improvement.

Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation, regulations and other guidance affecting leisure centre operations.

Additional information

3 x Full Time, Permanent Posts

Salary: £34,788 to £37,849 per annum.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact: Nick Browning, Leisure Facilities Development Manager on 0116 454 2276 or email [email protected]

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.

* Please note that the total package number includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement, including bank holidays.
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