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Convenience Store Manager

£35000 - £43000 per annum + Exceptional Holidays and Pension | London, England

Convenience Store Manager £36,000- £45,000 + exceptional benefits I am working on an outstanding opportunity for an experienced convenience store General Manager to launch a new convenience store working at one of London's largest and successful Universities based near Euston in Central London.. In addition to a highly competitive basic my client offers an exceptional range of benefits which include 41 days annual holiday and an industry leading pension scheme. For this opportunity it is essential interested candidates have a proven track record as a general manager working within a convenience store. This is a stand-alone operation so the successful candidate will need to demonstrate they have the knowledge, skills and experience to head up the retail operation and set out the strategy and vision for the business without the support and safety net of a huge retail operation. Leading the team to achieve budgeted targets and ensuring that profit margins and budgets are achieved Meeting budgeted labour margins through effective rota management and accurate forecasting/anticipation of trends Responsible for all aspects legal compliance , food safety and operating practises across the retail operations. Managing and leading the team to deliver the highest operational standards across all retail outlets Introducing formalised set procedures, systems and standards across the retail outlets Increasing footfall through the customer experience and compelling offers/product presentation. Managing stock, cash control and ordering systems, following operating and finance procedures. Utilising customer feedback, surveys and mystery shops to improve the customer /team member experience. Ensuring that we recruit great people and induct, train, manage and develop a high-performance team. Produce Board level reports to track performance against budget and other key performance indicators Negotiate with supplies to ensure the highest levels of service and commercial advantage. Candidates will require first class communication skills and the confidence and credibility to prepare reports and to present at Board level. A degree education is preferable. We regret that only those candidates meeting the above criteria will be considered.

Group Sales & Marketing Manager

£55000 - £60000 per annum + bonus+ benefits | Guildford, Surrey

Group Sales & Marketing Manager- To £60K+bonus+benefits South East   Our client is a privately owned Leisure Group with a diverse range of properties incorporating hospitality, health and fitness and sports facilities and services. The Group Sales and Marketing Manager is a newly created post to accelerate their growth to pre-pandemic levels and beyond.   Key Responsibilities (but not limited to):   Setting and reviewing the sales and marketing plans for each property and the group. Contribute to setting the sales budgets. Directly manage the sales teams at each site; inspiring, coaching, supporting and driving their performance. Implement and manage all sales processes and KPI measures. Take responsibility for recruitment and training within sales. Manage, analyse, and interpret all sales data and developing action plans to improve performance. Working collaboratively with all key stakeholders across the business. Compile daily, weekly and monthly reports for the board.   The person: Inspiring, driven, commercially astute with a can-do attitude and hands-on approach. Regional or National Sales and Marketing management experience within health and fitness, hospitality or commercial sports and leisure. Proven track record in impacting properties to drive membership sales. Exposure to driving functions and events is highly desirable. A Full clean driving licence and flexible approach to work as some overnight stays may be required particularly in the first 6 months. Living or prepared to relocate to the South East/South of England where most properties are located.   The remuneration includes a competitive basic salary depending on experience, with a good bonus structure and all the benefits you would associate with a group role.   For more information please click apply detailing your current remuneration and why you should be considered for this post and we shall be in contact if you have the right level of experience.  

General Manager - Nottingham

£55000 - £60000 per annum + bonus+ benefits | Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

General Manager - Nottingham £55,000 - £60,000 + bonus + excellent benefits Our client is an entrepreneurial, progressive, fast paced private clinical chain disrupting their market by delivering high quality, affordable and accessible services in their state-of-art centres which they are opening nationwide. The General Manager is responsible for the operational and commercial performance of the whole business unit and will lead their business development and growth strategy. They will work closely with the Clinical, Nursing and Service Teams to unite and inspire them to deliver an incredible personal service, operational excellence and ensure they maximize sales opportunities, revenue and ultimately EBITDA for the business. Benefits include a very competitive basic salary depending on experience, annual bonus, contributory pension, healthcare and life assurance. The biggest benefit is joining a company who are innovative, ambitious and all about their people so you will learn, grow and contribute towards the shaping and success of the whole business with a view to progressing further yourself. To apply you will have worked in a senior leadership role that provides clinical services in a commercial business environment such as rehabilitation, dental, optical, sports/medicine, hospitals, care homes, aesthetic clinics or health and wellness. You could be a General Manager, Business Manager, Commercial Manager, Business Development Manager, Clinic Manager or Centre Director looking for a new challenge with a growing business that challenges the status quo to be the best on their field. Apply today and we will be in contact swiftly if you have the right level of experience to discuss this exciting opportunity further

Assistant General Manager - Tunbridge Wells

£22000 - £23000 per annum + £3K bonus+ benefits | Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Assistant General Manager - Tunbridge Wells 22K basic 25K OTE Interviews are immediately available in Tunbridge Wells Kent for an Assistant Manager to join a market leader in the family entertainment industry. The business delivers a great value entertainment experience and is relentless in ensuring that they consistently deliver service superiority to every customer. On top of a competitive basic salary of 22K, there is a 15% annual bonus potential and most importantly a clear development plan in place to progress from being an Assistant Manager into General Manager with a structured training plan to support this. As Assistant Manager responsibilities include: Duty management shifts overseeing the day to day running of the centre. Coach and mentor the team, supporting them to hit their targets and creating a fun environment in which to work. Support with both sales and marketing initiatives within the local area. Support with team recruitment, induction and ongoing training. Responsible for cash and stock control, including investigation of variances. Be highly visible with customers and team, promoting positive energy and great service. We are keen to hear from candidates who have: 1 year's people management experience in a fast-paced, customer-facing role, ideally within leisure or hospitality. Have high standards and ambitions to fast track their career. Are passionate about delivering exceptional customer service. Are commercially astute and confident in promoting new business and sales. Can work shifts and are prepared to work 3 weekends out of 4. Interviews are immediately available in what is anticipated to be a 2-stage interview process with a start date in May/as soon as possible. Due to the anticipated high levels of interest in this role we regret that only those candidates meeting the above criteria will be contacted.

Assistant Manager

Up to £22000 per annum + +3K bonus | Basingstoke, Hampshire

Assistant Manager - Basingstoke 22K basic 25K OTE Interviews are immediately available in Basingstoke for an assistant manager to join a market leader in the family entertainment industry. The business delivers a great value entertainment experience and is relentless in ensuring that they consistently deliver service superiority to every customer. On top of a competitive basic salary of up to 24K, there is a 15% annual bonus potential and most importantly a clear development plan in place to progress from being an assistant manager into deputy and centre management with a structured training plan to support this. As assistant manager responsibilities include: Duty management shifts overseeing the day to day running of the centre. Coach and mentor the team, supporting them to hit their targets as well as their personal development goals. Support with both sales and marketing initiatives within the local area. Support with team recruitment, induction and ongoing training. Responsible for cash and stock control, including investigation of variances. Be highly visible with customers and team, promoting positive energy and great service. We are keen to hear from candidates who have: 1 year's management experience in a fast-paced, customer-facing role, ideally within leisure, hospitality or retail Have high standards and ambitions to fast track their career Are passionate about delivering exceptional customer service. Are commercially astute and confident in promoting new business and sales. Can work shifts and are prepared to work 3 weekends out of 4. Video interviews are immediately available in what is anticipated to be a 2-stage interview process with an immediate start date. Due to the anticipated high levels of interest in this role we regret that only those candidates meeting the above criteria will be contacted.

Duty Manager - Leyland

to £20K + Benefits + development | Leyland, Lancashire

Duty Manager - Private Health and Fitness Club - Leyland - Circa £18K-20K+benefts   We are looking for an ambitious and multi-talented Duty Manager for a stunning high quality full service health and fitness club near Leyland in Lancashire with a fantastic fitness chain who put their members and team members first, giving you the development you need to progress within the business.   Key Responsibilities: Manage the smooth operational running of the whole club on a shift including health and fitness, pool and spa operations and front of house. Deal with member and membership queries and ensure members have an amazing customer experience with each and every visit. Ensure the club is clean, safe and well maintained at all times, undertaking regular pool and club checks. Taking care of banking and other administrative duties on shift Deputise for the General Manager and Assistant General Manager in their absence.     Person Specification: Outgoing, engaging personality with a hands-on approach to leadership and can do attitude. Impeccable standards and a real eye for detail. Ability to multi-task within a fast paced environment. A Passion for delivering 5-star service and obsessive about operational standards. Exposure to managing gym/health club operations within the Fitness industry A flexible approach to work as some early mornings, evenings and weekends could be required. Have your own transport or live very locally.   In return for your hard work and dedication the company offers ongoing development and training to move your career forward within the organisation.   For more information please click apply and we will be in contact immediately if you have the right level of experience as this could be an immediate start.    

Marketing and Communications Manager

£39000 - £41000 per annum + +Benefits | Woking, Surrey

Marketing and Communications Manager £40,000 +benefits Woking/Flexible working We are looking for a Marketing and Communications Manager for an expanding progressive Veterinary Chain who are delivering high quality and accessible services in their state-of-the-art new purpose-built centres nationwide. The post holder will work closely with the Head of Marketing and Digital to develop and execute the marketing strategy for the Group. Key areas of responsibility (but are not limited to) include: Take responsibility for all marketing material within their centres, on their phone lines and social media. Create and implement an annual seasonal marketing plan and individual promotions. Provide support to centres with local marketing initiatives. Communicate internally about new campaigns, project launches and strategic projects. Work closely with their marketing agency, other suppliers and all internal stake holders. Produce regular reports on key metrics in the business, highlighting trends to relevant stakeholders. What we are looking for in applicants: Marketing Degree or equivalent Multi-site marketing experience within hospitality, leisure or healthcare and a working understanding of how marketing plays a key role in the customer journey. Experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously. Data Analysis and interpretation experience. Agency management and third part supplier experience. Live within reasonable commuting distance of Woking, Surrey even though some flexible working will be allowed. Benefits include 5% employer pension contribution, 25 days-annual leave plus bank holidays, flexible working in addition to a very competitive basic salary depending on experience. The biggest benefit is joining a young, growing, dynamic business who are committed to offering the best pet care in the U.K. For more information, please click apply and we will be in touch shortly should you meet the client brief.

Programme Manager - Junior Gymnastics Gym

£26500 - £28000 per annum | Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

Programme Manager - Junior Gymnastics Gym up to £28,000 Stoke on Trent I am looking for a programme manager to take responsibility for the day to day running of a well-established and successful junior gymnastics gym in Stoke on Trent. With over 500 children enrolled on the curriculum based programme of 30 weekly classes you will lead a team of 12 gymnastics coaches and ensure that both the children and parents continue to receive an outstanding level of teaching and engagement. There is a genuine opportunity for the successful candidate to assume further responsibility and potentially take an equity stake in the business further down the line. We are keen to talk to candidates living locally who: Have managerial experience working with children within leisure, PE or child development Are level 1 or 2 gymnastics qualified or are keen to qualify with other coaching/teaching qualifications Will take a number of classes each week with children aged up to 12 years Responsible for health and safety and risk assessments in the gym Have a positive and engaging outlook with great interpersonal and communication skills Will take ownership for the lesson programme and rota management Responsibility for managing student records and accident reporting. Having a flair for social media is advantageous Can work every Saturday and a combination of shifts in the week, typically between the hours of 9am - 8pm In addition to a competitive basic salary in the range of up to £28,000dependent on experience, there is private healthcare, 20 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays (the gym is closed) and an enhanced contribution pension scheme. Free parking is also available. Interviews are immediately available.

Head of Food and Beverage

Up to £60000 per annum + car+bonus | Surrey, England

Head of Food and Beverage South East up to 60K + Bonus We are looking for a Head of Food and Beverage to review and relaunch the food and beverage offer for a market leading brand within the leisure industry. My client is looking to significantly enhance the scope and quality of the hospitality offering bringing to market a compelling and on trend food and drinks menu to a wide-ranging customer base that includes corporate days and functions, stag and hen do's and children's parties. Reporting into the board the successful candidate will be responsible for: Menu and recipe development, creating an exciting F&B offer within operational constraints. To design and layout a compelling clubroom proposition. To optimise GPs linked to ease of production and service Food & Beverage stock management processes including ordering, stock counts and audits Sourcing group-wide suppliers and negotiating terms. To have an in-depth knowledge of allergens and government legislation Responsible for the H&S processes and documentation for all F&B operations Confident with training, motivating and influencing teams at all levels. Daily, weekly, and monthly reporting of financial KPI's. Set labour scheduling models and maintaining budgeted labour levels. Develop and manage a regional based team to assist in the delivery of the F&B Strategy. Oversee the general maintenance schedule of the F&B equipment. We are keen to hear from candidates who have held a similar position within a multi-site branded hospitality offering from the high street or a similar family entertainment proposition. You will be directly accountable to the board and will need to demonstrate well developed financial and modelling skills to secure sign off and to deliver a group wide roll-out strategy within agreed timelines and to budget. In addition to a basic salary of up to 60K plus bonus benefits include a company car and private health care. Head office is based in Surrey and there will be a requirement to typically be in head office one day a week so base location can be flexible. Interviews are immediately available.

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I changed career sectors from retail to leisure and Leisure People were pivotal to my success. Not only have they personally mentored me but have aligned my skills, capabilities and leadership to the right opportunities. A must for anyone taking their career to the next level. 

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I have worked with Leisure People over the last year and they have helped me with 5 very successful key placements. They are incredibly pro-active in their searches and notably good at matching applicants to our very specific briefs.

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In an industry that is awash with recruitment agencies, Leisure People stand out. They have been an excellent sounding board for some complex challenges and their honest and open approach is refreshing. They are extremely well connected and in touch with the leisure industry. 

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Imperial have partnered with Leisure People for a number of years. They have provided us with a range of staff from Lifeguards to Senior Managers. They understand our business, priorities, personalities and operating models so they can always provide us with pragmatic, like minded and most importantly hireable people!

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I have been fortunate to have worked with Leisure People for a number of years, and they have always delivered, always over and above of what has been asked. As a business, they carry a wealth of expert knowledge in recruitment, and further to that, have a level of integrity and credibility that is hard to match.

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Leisure People have the ability to source high quality candidates and place value on quality over quantity when sharing candidate CV's. Their in-depth knowledge of what is going on in the marketplace and solid relationships sets them apart from other recruitment agencies, especially when sourcing more senior candidates.  Their honest, pragmatic response is refreshing. 

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I have worked with Leisure People on our senior management needs for the last 15 years. They are always highly responsive, discreet, thorough and targeted giving me a shortlist of quality candidates for the required roles. I have absolute trust they can get the job done and really understand the type of person who fits our culture. 

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I just wanted to thank Leisure People for all the great work and partnership through our recruitment process. Two weeks ago we had five open roles for an entirely new concept and virtually no talent in the pipeline. Fast forward to today and I am really excited by the team we have pulled together with their leadership. Thank you for all your hard work in getting us to this point. I look forward to working with you again on future talent acquisition needs. 

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