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Competitive + bonus+ car allowance + benefits | England
National Swim ManagerHybrid/remote with Midlands/Southern England TravelHighly competitive + bonus + excellent benefitsWe are looking for a commercially astute National Swim Manager to join one of the most successful leisure operators in the U.K. who continue to grow and are renowned for being a great company to work for and advance in.Key responsibilities:Develop the business strategy to maximise participation and income of the swim schools and aquatics programmes nationwide.Work with key stakeholders (Operations, Marketing, Sales), suppliers and bodies to deliver a market leading swim product and fantastic customer journey to retain existing customers and attract new customers.Coach, support, and drive a large team of Swim Managers with the support of Area and Regional Managers.Ownership and delivery of the aquatic budget and resources for the business.Support with the overall growth and expansion of the company.Person specification:Inspiring, supportive and collaborative leader.Analytical, strategic thinker with a hands-on approach to delivering results.Proven track record in delivering commercial improvements within a swimming lesson/aquatics environment with a working understanding of the key levers for customer and commercial success in this arena.Experience in leading and impacting teams over a large geographical area possibly as a Regional Swim Manager, National Aquatics Manager, Head of Commercial, Regional Manager, Area Business Manager or Partnership/Contract Manager.Full clean driving licence and prepared to initially travel up to 50% of the working week from the midlands to the south of England.Ideally living in Central or Southern England for easy access to the majority of their centres.Benefits:Highly competitive basic salary depending on experience.Achievable annual bonusCar allowance + mileageContributory pension25 days holiday + bank holidays.Family membership and discounts on other products and servicesFully funded training and career progression opportunities.37-hour Week Monday to FridayFor more information, please click apply and we will be in touch if you have the right level of experience.
£28000 - £34000 per annum + Pension, social events, bonus | Bristol
Assistant Manager - Leisure Entertainment Bristol £28,000 basic £34K +OTE + career development(Based on 40-hour week +Overtime paid hourly + bonus received monthly)We are looking for an Assistant Manager in Bristol for one of the U.K.s most loved and most successful sports leisure concepts offering entertainment, gaming, food and beverage, competitions and parties appealing to children and adults alike.This is fun, fast paced place to work and the Nationwide company is renowned for their incredible employee benefits and harnessing their top talent and progressing them in the business with their structured development programme.Summary of the role:Customer facing - Ensuring customers have a fabulous time, every time.Team- Inspiring, coaching and developing team members to be the best version of themselves every day.Operations- Ensure the centre is clean, safe and fully operational at all times.Commercial- Upselling products and services ensuring the centre hits its targets.Financial- taking responsibility for banking and stock control.Working a mixture of shifts as the lead manager on duty including evenings and weekends.We are keen to hear from applicants who have:An abundance of energy, enthusiasm, and drive.Experience delivering an amazing customer experience in a fast-paced customer facing business such as health and fitness, leisure centres, entertainment venues, visitor attractions, bars, restaurants or retail stores.At least 1 year's people management and key holder experience possibly as a Shift Manager, Service Manager, Duty Manager, Operations Manager, Restaurant Manager, Assistant Manager, Trading Manager or Store Manager.A head for business and the confidence in promoting new business and sales.The flexibility in their life to work at least one late evening per week and up to three in four weekends as these are their busy trade times.There are great benefits and discounts working for this amazing brand too so to find out more please submit your CV and if you have the right level of experience, we will be in touch promptly. Interviews available immediately
£30000 - £38000 per annum + Pension, social events, bonus | Bracknell
Deputy General Manager - Family entertainment Up to £30K basic 38K OTE We are looking for a Deputy General Manager to work at a large entertainment centre in Bracknell.My client offers great value family entertainment, gaming, food and beverage, competitions and parties appealing to children and adults alike. This is a fun, fast paced place to work and the U.K. wide company is renowned for harnessing their top talent and progressing them in the business, so this is a great development opportunity for an ambitious manager.As Deputy General Manager responsibilities include:Customer facing - Ensuring customers have a fabulous time, every time.Team- Inspiring, coaching and developing your management team to be the best version of themselves every day.Operations- Ensure the centre is clean, safe and fully operational at all times.Commercial- Drive performance across all revenue lines and implement new business plans.Financial- taking responsibility for budgets, banking and stock control.Working a mixture of shifts as the acting General Manager including evenings and weekends.We are keen to hear from candidates who have:An abundance of energy, enthusiasm, and driveExperience delivering an amazing customer experience in a fast-paced customer facing business including, nightclubs, style bars, visitor attractions and fitness clubs.At least 3 year's people management and key holder experience possibly as an AGM, Operations Manager, Bars/Restaurant Manager, Assistant Manager or Senior Duty Manager.A head for business and experience in promoting and growing different revenue linesThe flexibility in their life to work at least one evening a week and up to three in four weekends as these are their busy trade times.Benefits:A highly competitive basic of up to £30kA monthly bonus of £200An annual performance related bonus of 8KAn overall package to be c 38K Please submit your CV and if you have the right level of experience we will be in touch promptly.
£26000 - £30000 per annum + Gym Membership,pension, career progression | Dunstable
Sales Manager Health Club Dunstable up to £26k basic £30,000 OTEWe are looking for a Sales manager to work for a leading health and fitness operator in Dunstable. This is a state of the art leisure centre that offers a wide range of fitness and sporting facilities.We are especially interested in talking to candidates currently working in Sales in retail, health clubs or health care who have a keen interest in Fitness with excellent communication skills and who are customer focused.If you have experience in sales, an interest in Health & Fitness, a positive attitude and are confident in your abilities as a Sales Manager, we would love to hear from you.Key responsibilities:Daily sales and activity targets with a minimum of 25 completed calls per day.Lead generation, book appointments, conduct sales tours and follow ups.Working with the regional sales manager to implement sales plans and campaigns.Converting both digital and incoming leads, managing in reach and referral campaigns.Developing and building both corporate and community partnerships.I am keen to hear from candidates who will:Thrive in a proactive target driven face to face sales role,Can demonstrate a proven track record in salesHave a minimum of 2 years senior sales/sales management experienceHave a genuine interest in health and fitness.Can work a combination of shifts including some weekendsSalary & benefits: The basic salary is up to £26K as a basic, depending on experience with a great commission structure that will take your OTE to up to £30,000 OTE. Other benefits include Health club membership, 28 days holiday including bank holidays. Working Hours: 40-hour week, 5 days out of 7, includes weekend working and shift work with hours that include be 10-6/11-7/12-8 during the week and 9-5 at weekends The centre benefits from very little competition so has a large amount of walk-in and telephone enquiries, so being great at following up on these is an essential part of your role. Plus re-joining members and asking for referrals, lead generation from the local community, schools and council. It is also important you get a real understanding of what the role is about and what the centres are like, we want you to be fully informed about the opportunity and to have a long and successful career with the company. Please call us for more details about the company and the role. Interviews available immediately.
£45000 - £75000 per annum + Career Progression, social events,pension | Swindon
Centre Manager - Leading Leisure/Hospitality BrandSwindon up to 50K basic OTE 70K+ Interviews are immediately available for a Centre Manager in Swindon, running a high footfall venue for a market leading brand operating in the family entertainment sector of the leisure industry. The business delivers a great value entertainment experience and is relentless in ensuring that they consistently deliver service superiority to every customer. As Centre Manager you will be offered a highly competitive basic salary of 50K, a quarterly bonus and a potentially lucrative annual outperformance bonus that can take the OTE to 70K+. Benefits include life assurance, enhanced pension plan, 5 weeks holiday, life assurance and a save as you earn scheme with significant opportunities for training and development and career advancement. We are keen to hear from candidates who can demonstrate:5 + years' experience as a hands-on General Manager working in a fast-paced £2m+ turnover leisure, hospitality or retail business.Evidence of optimising sales and performance of a business unit including a significant hospitality offeringA passion for people, with evidence of coaching, developing and progressing a team of 40 colleagues.An ability to create positive energy with a can-do attitude and a compassionate approach to leadership.Are commercially astute with extensive P and L and budgetary management experience.Who constantly looks to enhance the customer experience and drive exceptional guest feedback/NPS scores.Can commit to working shifts and 3 weekends out of 4.Interviews are immediately available
From £55000 per annum + bonus + car allowance +benefits | England
Group Business Manager - Swim SchoolsHybrid/remote with Midlands/Southern England TravelFrom £55,0000+ bonus + excellent benefitsWe are looking for a Group Business Manager to oversee the development and commercial performance of swimming lessons for one of the U.K.s leading leisure operators.Key responsibilities:In conjunction with the Commercial Director, review and develop the people, process and sales strategy to drive learn to swim and swim school income.Work with key stakeholders (Operations, Marketing, Sales, Fitness, retail), suppliers and bodies to develop and deliver strategies to retain existing customers and attract new customers.Coach, support, and drive a large team of Swimming Development Managers with the support of Area and Regional Managers.Ownership and delivery of the aquatic budget and resources.Ensure the operational quality and service delivery of their swim programming is of the highest standard.Support with the mobilisation of new schools and business.Assist the Commercial Director on new projects.Person specification:Inspiring, supportive and collaborative leader.Analytical, strategic thinker with a hands-on approach to delivering results.Proven track record in delivering commercial improvements within a swimming lesson/aquatics environment with a working understanding of the key levers for customer and commercial success in this arena.Experience in leading and impacting teams over a large geographical area possibly as a Regional Swim Manager, National Aquatics Manager, Head of Commercial Business, Regional Manager, Area Business Manager or Contract Manager.Full clean driving licence and prepared to initially travel up to 50% of the working week from the midlands to the south of England.Ideally living in Central or Southern England for easy access to the majority of their centres.Benefits:Up to £55,000 basic salaryAchievable annual bonusCar allowance + mileageContributory pension25 days holiday + bank holidays.Family membership and discounts on other products and servicesFully funded training and career progression opportunities.Employee Assistance Programme - 24/7 confidential, independent, and professional counselling.Cycle-to-work and Car Leasing tax-efficient scheme.37-hour Week Monday to FridayFor more information, please click apply and we will be in touch if you have the right level of experience.
Up to £26000 per annum + 29K OTE | Stevenage
Duty Manager Stevenage 26K basic 29K OTEI am looking for a dutyoperations manager to work for a leading leisure brand in Stevenage. The 5000-member premium fitness club has outstanding facilities for its family focused clientele including a large gym, pool, spa facilities and studios with onsite creche, clubroom and children's clubs. As one of three heads of department reporting into the GM you will play a pivotal role in the day to day running of the club . Your key areas will be to manage the front of house teams and to oversee the grab and go food offer within the club. Key responsibilities include:Carry out four duty management shifts, open and closing the club.Recruitment and ongoing coaching and development of front of house and hospitality teams.Responsible for stock takes, ordering and standards within the grab and go operation.Responsible for rotas, recruitment and training of your teams.Working with the contract cleaning contractors to ensure consistent delivery of Service Level Agreements.Creating and implementing department action and improvement plans where required.We are keen to talk to candidates who:Have experience in F and B and FOH as a duty manager/team leader, ideally in leisure or hospitality.Have a genuine passion and interest for health and fitness and are engaged in a healthy lifestyle.Are willing to work a combination of shifts including one weekend in two and both early and late shifts between 5.45am and 10.15pmIn addition to a basic salary of 26K, there is a bonus potential of up to 1K paid out every 4 months, with an annual bonus structure in place. Benefits include free membership of the club for you and a partner, free parking on site, discounted meals and products and significant ongoing training and career development.
Up to £45000 per annum + 3.8K bonus + Premium Leisure Club Membership | Twickenham
Food and Beverage Manger Twickenham to 45K basic +£3.8K bonusWe are looking for a hands-on food and beverage manager to run a £1m per year hospitality operation at one of the largest and most exclusive private members family focused health and racquets clubs in London. Based in Hampton, near Twickenham, the club is synonymous with quality and both the team and members are very excited at the multimillion pound investment that will be going into the club this year which will include significantly increasing the size of the kitchen and the hospitality area providing an exceptional opportunity to further grow and develop the F and B offer The club offers a fully branded menu throughout the day including wraps, pizzas, burgers and steaks, classic meals, light bites, plant based and healthy options alongside a fully stocked bar and a very busy coffee operation throughout the day. You will also be catering for a wide variety of events and parties held at the club throughout the calendar whilst the outdoor catering area is very popular during the peak summer months with members congregating around the outdoor pool. As the food and beverage manager you will be responsible for coaching and leading a team of around 25 full and part time staff including a head chef, 5 chefs, 4 bar supervisors and a large team of full and part time front of house staff.The kitchen opens at 7am and typically will close at 7pm which means that you will not be required to work late nights and will only occasionally be required to open the club. You will typically be working shifts of either 8-4pm/9-5pm/10-6pm/11-7pm or 12-8pm unless there is a member's event running with a requirement to only work one weekend in two.In addition to a basic salary of up to £45K, there are potential bonuses of £1280 payable every 4 months. There are also significant benefits to working at the club, these include complimentary membership for you plus one worth several thousand pounds, discounts off spa, personal training, swim and tennis programmes, 28 days holiday per annum increasing to 33 days with service with your birthday off and free parking at the club.We are keen to talk to candidates who have a proven track record as a GM/AGM or F and B Manager working within a high footfall branded hospitality operation. It is essential that you will be an inspirational leader and coach and have the presence and personality to lead your team and deliver an exceptional member experience and 5*standards on each visit to the clubroom. This will be continually measured and monitored by NPS, member feedback, mystery shops and regular visits from the Executive Team to the club as well as the employee engagement scores for your own leadership. Underpinning this will be a candidate who will be highly visible within the clubroom and willing to support in all areas of the operation and being accessible to the members and the many clubs that run events throughout the year. You will need to be as focused on your GPs and managing your rotas and labour targets and ensuring your ordering and stock management can meet the rapidly fluctuating demands of the hospitality operation.Given the fantastic sporting and leisure facilities at the club, an interest in fitness and sport in general is desirable but not essential.Interviews are immediately available.
£90,000 O.T.E. + excellent benefits | Long Eaton
National Sales Manager - Lifestyle Leisure OperatorCirca £60,000 basic, £90,000 O.T.E. + excellent benefitsLong Eaton, Derbyshire/Remote/NationwideOur client is a private equity backed lifestyle leisure operator with sites throughout England. They continue to grow through new builds, acquisitions and adding new products and services to their business, and as such are looking for a National Sales Manager to own, develop and deliver their sales strategy to maximise sales, revenue and EBITDA across all facets of their diverse business.We would love to hear from you have:An inspiring character who is experienced in building high performing sales teams.Developed and delivered sales strategy for a multi-faceted multi-site leisure, hospitality, travel, real estate, or retail business possibly as a Head of Commercial, Group Sales Manager, National Business Development Manager or National Field Sales Manager.Experience in b2c sales, selling a high value lifestyle product or service such as premium health and fitness, golf or tennis membership, holiday home sales, retirement home sales, residential property sales, caravan/camper van/car/boat sales or luxury travel sales.Collaborated with multiple stake holders (across Operations, Marketing, Product and Customer Service Teams) to deliver an outstanding customer experience and seamless sales process.A valid driving licence and the flexibility to travel throughout England up to two days per week.The ability to commute to the Long Eaton, Derbyshire Head Office two to three times a week.Benefits include a 6% matched contributory pension, 25-days holiday plus bank holidays, Life Assurance, private healthcare, fully expensed travel and genuinely realistic bonus structure for year one.The biggest benefit is being part of an ambitious growing brand in a very buoyant market, where you will be central to influencing the culture, strategy and future success of the business.For more information, please click apply and we will be in touch promptly if you have the background out client is looking for.
£38000 - £42000 per annum + bonus+ development | London
Operations Manager- Luxury Fitness ClubLondon, West EndCirca £40,000 + bonus + benefitsWe are looking for an Operations Manager to help manage a vibrant 5-star luxury health and fitness club in London's West End, offering some unique work-out spaces in addition to the high-end gym and cutting-edge studio offering.The Operations Manager will oversee the front of house and cleaning teams, retail, building operations, health and safety and will generally support the General manager ensure that members always have an incredible customer experience.There are fantastic benefits working for this growing luxury fitness operator including a competitive basic salary depending on experience, bonus, and contributory pension. There will also be the opportunity to advance your career with more club openings planned.Person Specification:Immaculately presented, highly personable and professional with outstanding communication skills.Experience as an Operations Manager, Deputy General Manager or Leisure Club Manager within the luxury/boutique fitness market.Experience instilling a culture of 5-star excellence with team members through coaching and development.Experience of delivering robust service and operational procedures.Live within an easy commute of London's West End to undertake a mixture of shifts.An advocate of living an active healthy lifestyle.For more information, please click apply and we will be in touch promptly if you have the right level of experience.
£38000 - £40000 per annum + 5K OTE | Nottingham
Central Sales Manager Nottingham to 40K OTE 45KThis is newly created position to work for a central sales manager to work Monday to Friday for an expanding and very successful leisure business in Nottingham. They are looking to centralize all the group bookings into a new team and this role will be to head up the department. You will have a sales executive reporting into you, it is anticipated that the team will grow significantly as up to three new venues are expected to open each year.Key areas of the role will be:A combination of outbound sales to corporate businesses and managing website enquiries and following up on incoming leads that come into each venue.Leaf generation for corporate and group bookings using linked in, social media platforms and direct calling.Working to daily completed call targets and contact follow ups as well as managing a high volume of quality incoming leads.Working to the key KPIs of achieving revenue v budget and conversion from enquiry.Coach, mentor and set performance goals for the sales executives.Monitoring and reporting on data and analytics and ROI from different platforms..Work closely with the GMs and the operational teams to ensure the smooth processing and management of each confirmed group booking.We are keen to hear from candidates who:Have a proven track record as a sales manager working in a proactive sales role.Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills.Have excellent problem solving and decision-making abilities.Are ambitious and career focused.In addition to a basic salary of up to 40K there is the potential to earn a further 5K in bonuses per annum. As already highlighted this position is Monday to Friday only, holiday entitlement is 25 days plus bank holidays,Interviews are immediately available
Up to £40000 per annum + benefits | London
Finance Manager - Health & Fitness - London NW1Up to 40,000 + benefitsWe are looking for an experienced Finance Manager to manage the day-to-day bookkeeping, accounting and financial reporting for a growing chain of luxury health and fitness clubs in Central London.Responsibilities:Maintaining accurate and up-to-date financial records, including accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and general ledger entries.Reconciling bank accounts.Generating financial reports and statements, such as income statements and balance sheets.Prepare month-end close journal entries, such as accruals, prepayments, deferred income and adjustments.Liaising with external accountants and assisting with completion of quarterly VAT returns and other official paperwork pertaining to the role.Managing cash flow and making sure all financial transactions are accurately recorded.Reviewing finance processes in each entity to ensure that improvements are made continuously to help the businesses run more efficiently.Assisting with the external audit processes.Assisting with budget preparation and forecasting.Experience with Mindbody software is a plus.Person we are looking for:2+ years of experience working within a finance position.Strong understanding of accounting principles and practices.Competence in using bookkeeping software and spreadsheets, such as XERO and MicrosoftExcellent organisational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.Strong attention to detail and accuracy.Excellent communication skills, both verbal and writtenA bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a related field is preferred but not required.Able to commute to Marylebone, NW1 London at least 3 days week.Benefits include remote working up to two days per week, Monday to Friday working, free gym membership, contributory pension, working in a friendly vibrant environment and being part of an ambitious growing health and fitness business.
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