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General Manager- Premium Lifestyle Club

£40000 - £50000 per annum + car+bonus+benefits | Reading, Berkshire

General Manager- Premium Lifestyle Club - Reading area £40,000-50,000 + bonus + excellent benefits   We are looking for a General Manager in the Reading area to manage a fabulous private-members lifestyle club with extensive fitness, sports and spa facilities for all the family.   Key Responsibilities: Leading, coaching, developing and inspiring a large management team and front line staff to deliver a 5-star experience to their members every day. Support your leadership team to develop their sports, fitness, food and beverage, events and family offering to ensure the right products are delivered at the right time to maximise participation, aid retention and improve the bottom line. Work closely with the Membership department to develop and execute their sales and retention strategy to drive positive net member movement and yield. Full financial accountability; profit and loss, income, expenditure, debtors; helping set the budgets and business plan. Ensure the property and grounds are well maintained, clean and safe at all times. Support the wider business on projects.   Person Specification: Well groomed, highly personable and professional with outstanding communication skills Customer facing and strategic approach to management with an ownership mentality and entrepreneurial flair. At least 3-years-experience as a General Manager, Club Manager or Club Director in a premium, multi-faceted, multimillion pound leisure business. Experience and track record in driving new member sales and growing the bottom line. A demonstrable passion for health, fitness and sports.   For more information please click apply with your covering letter detailing your current remuneration and why you should be considered for the post and we will be in contact if you have the right level of experience.

General Manager- Bristol

£55000 - £60000 per annum + bonus+benefits | Bristol, England

General Manager- Bristol £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 medical, dental, spa, hospitals, care homes, aesthetics or health and fitness. 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.

Cluster General Manager - Kent

£45000 - £55000 per annum + car+bonus+benefits | Kent, England

Cluster General Manager - £50,000-£55,000+ car+ bonus+ benefits We are working with a Premium lifestyle fitness operator to find a Cluster General Manager who can take the reins of one of their flagship family health clubs whilst also overseeing sales performance across five other clubs in the estate. Key responsibilities: Lead, coach and inspire your teams, instilling a culture of service excellence and a drive for results. Full profit and loss accountability across the diverse business with a key focus on sales and retention. Management of their products and services, facility and operational standards, Health and Safety and regulatory compliance Support General Managers and Sales Managers with their campaign planning and execution. Compile weekly sales reports for the board. Manage, analyse, and interpret all sales data and developing action plans to improve performance. Working collaboratively with all key stakeholders across the senior team. The person: Inspiring, driven, commercial with some entrepreneurial flair. Premium fitness/family lifestyle club experience perhaps as a General Manager, Cluster Manager or Regional Manager. Ideally multi-site management experience with a strength in sales/campaign management. To live in Kent or within commuting distance of Kent. Full clean driving licence and flexibility to travel. Benefits include a competitive basic salary depending on experience, 30% bonus potential, pension, free family membership and mobile. The biggest benefit is being part of a brand who empowers their senior team to truly manage the whole business and encourages input to help shape the whole organisation. 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 - Sports and Recreation Grounds

£35000 - £40000 per annum | Wandsworth, London

General Manager - Sports and Recreation Grounds Wandsworth Common 35-40K I am looking for a General Manager to take full responsibility for the day to day management of Trinity Playing Fields which are based next to Wandsworth Common in South West London. Managed by Trinity Fields Trust, the General Manager will report into the Trustees and be responsible for 8 acres of sports pitches and 2 clubrooms. In addition to multiple contracts with local primary schools and sports clubs The Trust has a huge focus on sports development driving accessibility and participation to lower income groups at subsidised rates living within Lambeth, Battersea and Wandsworth. GM's responsibilities include: Managing the key commercial partnerships already in place with the schools and clubs. Optimise the programming across all facilities balancing the commercial and community needs. Proactively building partnerships with local schools and community groups to encourage usage. Leading and directing the ground staff, bookings manager, contractors and casual staff. Ensure that the playing fields are maintained and prepared to the highest possible standards. Operate the highest level of safeguarding and Health and Safety. Develop revenue-generating and sponsorship opportunities and grants applications. Project management of significant investments into the clubrooms and the playing surfaces. Ensuring facilities booking, invoicing and credit control systems are in line with best practice. Reviewing and update the website and social media platforms to drive awareness and bookings. Support with the ground's maintenance/pitch markings and preparations as and when required We are keen to talk to candidates who have: Proven managerial track record working with sports grounds. leisure and/or facility management. Experience and success with sports development and outreach within a community setting. Extensive knowledge of managing and maintaining sports grounds and turf pitches. Well-developed financial management and IT skills, familiarity with budgets and accounts Strong communication and relationship management skills. DBS check required, First Aid and Health and Safety experience an advantage. The position is offered on a 37hr week contract with a requirement to work 1 weekend in 2. In addition to a competitive salary of 35 to 40K dependent on experience, benefits include 31 days' holiday including bank holidays, stakeholder pension and free parking on site. To apply please apply via the link to David Peacock, Director at our retained recruitment partners Leisure People. Closing date for applications Friday 12th March 2021.

Commercial Manager- Nationwide/Homeworking

£30k O.T.E + Excellent benefits | England

Commercial Manager- National Role -  Remote Working with some travel to sites £30k O.T.E + Excellent benefits   We are looking for a Commercial Manager to support a leading leisure operator execute their new digital sales and retention strategy across their centres Nationwide.    Key responsibilities: Work in conjunction with the Central Sales & Marketing, Digital and Product teams to develop their customer acquisition and retention strategy and to roll it out across all of their centres. Work with Centre management teams to ensure they receive the resources, insight and support needed to execute their new ways of working and business strategy. Help create and deliver appropriate training and coaching to the relevant teams remotely and on site. Lead on the management of their sales and CRM processes and systems, ensuring teams are compliant and are achieving their business KPI’s. To support the business with their overall digital strategy, sharing best practice and offering innovating solutions.   The Person: A Strong influencer, ambitious and commercially driven. Excellent planner, well organized and a self-starter. An expert in sales and CRM management systems, procedures and interpreting data. Exposure to delivering sales training to teams. A history of overachievement in delivering membership sales targets within health and fitness/golf/tennis possibly as a Sales Manager, Impact Sales Manager CRM Manager or Club Manager. Ideally experience in promoting kids products such as swim school or other junior sports and activities. Preferably living in the South East or East of England for easy access to many of their centres.   Reporting into the Commercial Director, this newly created National Central Support role is such an exciting opportunity for someone to step up and have a strong influence on the culture, direction and success of a business going through some transformative changes.   Benefits include a competitive basic salary depending on experience, quarterly bonus, contributory pension, 25 days holiday, travel expenses and free gym membership.   For more information please click apply and we shall be in contact if you meet the above criteria  

Studio General Manager - West London

£32000 - £35000 per annum + bonus+benefits | West London, London

Studio General Manager - West London -Up to £35,000 + bonus + benefits Our client is a boutique fitness studio offering some of the most innovative classes as well as hosting events and creating a real community for its customers.     Your role as Studio General Manager: Recruit, coach, develop and inspire your team to be the best they can be every day. Instil a culture of service excellence and strong sense of community. Drive class occupancy, treatments and retail spend through business development activities Ensuring the club is COVID safe, immaculate and in good working order at all times Manage financial budgets and stock control Above all, ensure your customers have a 5-star experience with each and every visit   We would love you to apply if you have: High volume customer service experience in a luxury environment Senior leadership experience within the premium boutique fitness, luxury retail or hotel markets possibly as a Deputy General Manager, Leisure Club Manager, Spa Manager or Store Manager. Business development experience to drive occupancy, yield and secondary income. Strong coaching, developing and leadership skills. Profit and loss experience A demonstrable passion for health and fitness A flexible approach to work as some evenings and weekends will be required   With more studios opening in 2021, this is a really exciting opportunity to join the business and help develop the brand and be central to its growth.   For more information please click apply and we will be in touch if you meet the above criteria  

Studio General Manager - East London

Circa £35000 per annum + classes+ bonus | East London, London

Boutique Studio General Manager - East London - Up to £35,000 +bonus + classes   Our client is an entrepreneurial boutique fitness studio in East London offering some of the most innovative and energizing group exercise classes and personalized fitness training in a super luxurious environment.   Your role as Studio General Manager: Recruit, coach, develop and inspire your team to be the best they can be every day. Develop and deliver innovative new member sales initiatives through sales planning, in-reach and outreach activity and become known in the community. Ensure members have a memorable customer experience with each and every visit and are supported to achieve their goals. Help coordinate and develop the fitness product offering. Ensuring the club is well maintained, clean, safe and compliant with brand standards at all times. Profit and loss accountability Create a fun environment for team members and customers and instill a strong sense of community.   Your profile Outgoing, engaging, passionate about fitness and service with a hands-on approach to leadership and some entrepreneurial flair Exposure to leading, coaching, developing and supporting high performing teams. Experience in managing a group exercise centric boutique fitness studio or club in London as Studio Manager, Club Manager or General Manager. A flexible approach to work as some evenings and weekends will be required.   With more studios opening in 2021, this is a really exciting opportunity to join the business and help develop the brand and be central to its growth.   For more information please click apply and we will be in touch if you meet the above criteria    

Assistant Club Manager - Watford

£20000 - £22000 per annum + +bonus+PT+benefits | Watford, Hertfordshire

Assistant Club Manager - Exciting Gym Chain Watford Up to £22,000 + bonus + 100% of personal training + Classes + career development   We are looking for an Assistant Club Manager in Watford to manage all things fitness for one of the largest and coolest gym's in the area with a really 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 £22,000, £3000 bonus potential plus 100% of personal training or classes you do outside your 40-hours, makes for 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. 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 and/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 of a smaller club. At least level 2 fitness qualified and ideally able to teach or cover a gym floor class. A flexible approach to work as some evenings and weekends will be required. Live close to Watford or have your own transport for shifts.   For more information please click apply and we will be in touch if you meet the above criteria.    

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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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