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£45000 - £50000 per annum + +6K car allowance + bonus | Gillingham, Kent

General Manager Gillingham, Kent 45-50K + car allowance +bonus A general manager is required for a cluster general management position to have full responsibility for 2 businesses based in the Gillingham area in Kent. As general manager you will be tasked with delivering the highest levels of customer service and operational excellence across both buildings and their grounds which generate a combined turnover of C £2m and employ around 30 members of staff. This opportunity is almost exclusively Monday to Friday and based around core office hours of 8.30-5.30pm. As general manager you will require: First class organisational and communication skills with high levels of IT. Well-developed leadership, coaching and performance management experience. Have full responsibility for health and safety and risk assessments. Extensive experience in premises management and ideally grounds maintenance. Ability to drive volume through key accounts, to win and bring on new contracts. To optimise programming and yield management. We are keen to talk to candidates who have a proven track record as a hands on manager leading from the front in driving performance working within a premium service and sales focused business. Backgrounds of particular interest include venue and/or leisure management. In addition to a competitive basic salary of up to 50K, there is a car allowance of 6K, a performance related bonus, 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays, life assurance and an enhanced pension scheme. Due to the anticipated high levels of interest in this position unfortunately only those candidates meeting the above criteria in full will be considered. Interviews will take place in early October.

General Manager - Watford

£28000 - £34000 per annum | Watford, Hertfordshire

General Manager - Watford - Circa £28,000 basic + £6K bonus This is a fantastic Health and Fitness General Manager opportunity in the Watford area to take up the reigns of one the coolest, largest and newest gyms in the region, working for a successful and stable privately owned operator who has tangible plans to grow the business further. Key Responsibilities: Your number one priority is to keep your team and members safe during this unprecedented time so you will be hot on cleaning, ensure safe distancing and that your team are well drilled and compliant with health and safety too. (All PPE equipment and usage guidelines is provided). You will recruit, coach and inspire your gym team to be the best they can be every day, leading on training, PDP's, appraisals and managing performance. Ensure each of their 5000-members have a memorable customer experience with each and every visit to keep them coming back for more. Driving new member sales initiatives through sales planning, in-reach and outreach activity and social media. Administration for the club including payroll, budgets, rotas, club audits and HR procedures. Evaluating and developing their fitness product offering especially group exercise. Create a fun environment for team members and members and instill a strong sense of community with events and challenges. Person Specification: Outgoing, assertive, hands-on leader who thrives on interacting with customers and developing team members. Highly organised with attention to detail and able to multi-task in a fast moving business. Experience in delivering exceptional operational and customer service standards in a high volume customer centric environment as a General Manager, Club Manager, Centre Manager or Store Manager. A flexible approach to work as some evenings and weekends will be required. A demonstrable passion for health and fitness and being fitness qualified would be a bonus. The package includes a basic salary of circa £28,000 depending on experience, 20% bonus potential and if you are qualified to personal train or teaches classes, you would take 100% of your earnings outside your 40-hours. For more information please click apply and we will be in touch

Assistant Club Manager Nothampton

£20000 - £23000 per annum + +PT+Classes | Northampton, Northamptonshire

Assistant Club Manager - Entrepreneurial Fitness Operator Up to £20,000 + bonus + 100% of personal training + Classes + career development We are looking for an Assistant Club Manager in Northampton to manage all things fitness for arguably the coolest gym in the area with the most innovative class timetable. The company is growing, has an entrepreneurial feel and a history of internal promotion, which together with a competitive basic salary of £20,000, £3000 bonus potential plus 100% of personal training or classes you do outside your 40-hours, makes a fantastic career opportunity. Key Responsibilities: Your number one priority is to keep your fitness team and members safe during this unprecedented time so you will be hot on cleaning, ensure safe distancing and that your team are well drilled and compliant with health and safety too. (All PPE equipment and usage guidelines is provided). Lead, coach and inspire your team of trainers and instructors to be the best they can be every day. Ensure members have a memorable customer experience with each and every visit to keep them coming back for more. Driving new member sales initiatives through sales planning, in-reach and outreach activity. Evaluating and developing their fitness product offering especially group exercise. Create a fun environment for team members and members and instill a strong sense of community with events and challenges. Deputise for the Club Manager in their absence. Person Specification: Outgoing, engaging, fun personality with a hands-on approach to leadership and an ownership mentality. Exposure to supervising, coaching, and supporting fitness teams or personal trainers. Management experience within a commercial health and fitness environment possibly as a Gym Supervisor, Senior Personal trainer, Fitness Manager, Duty Manager, Assistant General Manager or Leisure Club Manager. At least level 2 fitness qualified and ideally able to teach a gym floor class. Have your own transport or live very locally to Northampton For more information please click apply and we will be in touch if you meet the above criteria.

Managing Director - New Start Up

Negotiable | England

Managing Director - New Start Up Significant Equity Stake Location - flexible in the UK An exciting opportunity for a Managing Director to get involved in the early stage investment for an innovative rollout development within the leisure industry targeting the family and children's fitness market. As MD you will be rewarded with a significant equity stake in the business pre funding. Once funding is in place (likley to be 9-12 months) a remuneration package c50K will be offered and increasing in line with the rollout of the business. We are keen to talk to candidates with Board Level experience who are: Experienced in pitching for and securing capital funding Have operated within the leisure or hospitality sectors Had responsibility for new start -ups/openings/product launches Are operationally focused with the ability to implement brands standards and ways of working Have a detailed knowledge of a recurring membership model and operating systems With a well-developed and researched business plan and with ideal sites being offered on exceptionally favorable terms in the market there is the potential for a rapid roll-out at the back end of 2021 subject to the necessary finance being in place. There is a highly experienced Board to support the successful candidate. There is aloa an opportunity for the MD to further increase their equity stake by investing in the business at the outset. To find out more about this exciting opportunity please contact David Peacock at Leisure People to discuss this further.

Assistant General Manager

£30000 - £32000 per annum + excellent benefits | Manchester, Greater Manchester

Assistant General Manager- Luxury Workspace Provider - £30,000-£32,000 + Excellent benefits Manchester City Centre Looking for a career change into a growing industry? Experienced in delivering a world class service within a premium operation? Well please read on…. Our client, a leading Global luxury workspace provider is looking for an Assistant General Manager for its newly opened uber-cool Manchester City Centre facility. With another stunning Manchester site due to open in 2021 and aggressive expansion plans in the pipeline, this is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door, learn the business and progress to General Manager and beyond. Key Responsibilities: Take care of your customers every need; from on-boarding new businesses to ensuring the service delivered to your customers is world class. Oversee all operational aspects including facility management, maintenance, soft services, the food and beverage outlets and health and safety. Support and host events within the centre. Respond to Net Promotor Score feedback, creating and delivering actions plans to ensure you retain your clients over the long term. Deal with all incoming enquiries professionally, taking prospects through the full sales process. Lead a small team to be exceptional every day, providing training, support and inspiration. You would work normal business hours from Mon-Fri but as the main key holder would be expected to deal with an emergency call out. Person Specification: Warm, personable, professional disposition, highly tuned to deliver an exceptional customer experience. Ambitious, self-motivated and always willing to go that extra yard. Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail with the ability to multi-task multiple projects from start to finish. Strong operational experience within a premium, fast paced, multi-faceted customer centric business such as a Club Manager, General Manager, Centre Manager, Store Manager, Facilities Manager, Assistant Manager, Operations Manager or Hospitality Manager possibly within health and fitness, leisure, hotels, hospitality, retail or facility management. Experience of managing the full sales cycle from taking enquiries, appointment setting, business presentations to follow-ups and sign-ups. Benefits include a discretionary bonus, generous pension scheme, healthcare, 27 day's holiday (plus bank holidays), travel loan, bike-to-work scheme, subsidized gym and dental and other discounts too. For more information please click apply and we will be in touch shortly should you match the person specification.

General Manager

£34000 - £36000 per annum + + 4K bonus | Edmonton, London

General Manager Edmonton up to 36K basic 40K OTE This is a great opportunity for a general manager to join a market leading company at their Indoor Karting venue in Edmonton, North London. We are looking for an outstanding leader who will be given the opportunity to take the team and business to new levels. You will need to be a hands on manager who will thrive in a position that is very much customer facing and operationally focused in a business with very well established ways of working and brand standards. The majority of your shifts will be from midday to close and it is a minimum expectation to work 1 in 2 weekends. Overall responsibility for health and safety and delivering operational excellence Passionate about recruiting, coaching and developing team members Ensure a great guest journey from check in and throughout the track experience. To meet and exceed budgetary targets To drive repeat and referral bookings and upsell both retail and F and B To inspire everyone around you to be the very best they can be We are keen to talk to candidates who have a really strong operationally focused leadership role from a fast paced customer focused leisure or hospitality business. Some of the best general managers have come from branded restaurants, licensed retail or from running large leisure or family entertainment centres. An interest in karting or motor racing is desirable but not essential. Interviews are immediately available.

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There isn't a more professional and supportive recruitment agency in the market. From both sides of the spectrum; the constant support and contact is of huge value, whilst understanding exactly what the client wants and matching that to the perfect candidate. 

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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. 

Operations Director, Roko Health Clubs

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