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General Manager

£55000 - £60000 per annum + +car +50% bonus | Colchester, Essex

General Manager - Premium Health and Fitness Colchester £55-60,000 + car + significant OTE We are exclusively retained to search for a general manager to work for one of the largest and most successful family orientated health and racquets clubs in Colchester, Essex. As General Manager you are responsible for multiple income streams across memberships, retail, food and beverage, coaching and activity programs across a huge operation. It is a great club and a brilliant company to work for, with constant innovation and further capex investment planned, you will be working at pace in an exciting and dynamic results based business. We are very keen to talk to high achieving leaders working at the premium end of the health and fitness or hospitality sectors who can demonstrate their leadership and commercial skills in positively influencing a premium leisure business to deliver exceptional member service and great financial results. You must be able to demonstrate the leadership qualities to consistently engage, influence and , coach your team to deliver this every single day. This is a role where you will be highly visible within the business with both your team and your members, you'll need the presence, personality and drive to make a difference in every facet of the operation and you will be unrelenting in driving operational standards. Commercially you will thrive in a culture that encourages and recognises entrepreneurial flair and allowing individual business units the opportunity to innovate and initiate localised plans whilst benefiting from well-established ways of working from a market leading and highly respected brand. All applicants must have a genuine passion and interest for a healthy lifestyle, be prepared to work a flexible working pattern around the needs of the business which will include some weekend working. My client offers a market leading basic salary and bonus scheme along with an option to have a company car, 5 weeks holiday and free family membership to use any of the group's facilities. Due to the huge volume of applications we regret that we will only be in contact with those candidates who meet the above criteria.

General Manager -Lancashire

£25000 - £30000 per annum + OTE | Lancashire, England

General Manager- Leading Health & Fitness Club - Lancashire Competitive + bonus +career development We are looking for a Health and Fitness Club General Manager to assume responsibility for a leading health and fitness club in the Chorley Lancashire area with unrivalled facilities and great value for money. Key Responsibilities: Lead, coach, develop and manage a team of managers, front line staff and free-lancers, creating a harmonious, fun, hard-working and customer focused environment. Take responsibility for health and safety, cleaning and maintenance for the club to ensure the highest standards are maintained at all times. Manage the fitness product offering including swimming, personal training and group exercise. Manage rotas, labour budgets and banking for the club. Manage membership and administration for the club. Deal with customer queries and ensure customers have a fantastic customer experience. Be visually present during peak times. Person Specification: Outgoing, engaging personality with a hands-on approach to leadership and can do attitude Impeccable standards and a real eye for detail. A Passion for delivering 5-star service and obsessive about operational standards. Exposure to managing service led health club/gym operations preferably with wet side experience and/or health and fitness management experience. Bags of fitness industry experience probably as a General Manager, Leisure Club Manager, Deputy General Manager, Assistant Club Manager, Fitness Manager or Operations Manager. A flexible approach to work as some shift work and evenings and weekends will be required. Have your own transport or reside very locally. A Fitness or Pool plant qualification would be highly desirable but training will be given. 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.

Food and Beverage Manager

£35000 - £38000 per annum + + 20% bonus | Woking, Surrey

Food and Beverage Manager - Leading Golf Club Woking 35-38K Basic + 20% bonus An exciting opportunity for a food and beverage manager to join a leading golf operator in Woking. The club is performing very strongly with significant year on year growth despite COVID and has recently put exciting plans in place to significantly the develop the business which in turn now creates a fantastic opportunity for the incoming manager to grow the F and B turnover significantly in excess of £1.2M per annum. You will be responsible for a well-established Club House delivering a significant events and functions operation in addition to several other outlets including bars and kiosks across the complex. As F and B Manager you will be required to: To deliver a consistently great food and beverage experience across the club room and driving range and kiosks To have a genuine passion for food and beverage and lead and coach your team in a pursuit of excellence To thrive working closely with multiple stakeholders across the business and execute a compelling F and B strategy To be strong on all aspects of stock control, labour management and meeting GPs with proven P and L management experience To work 1-2 duty management shifts per week across the complex To communicate clearly and professionally throughout the club and wider business. To have the highest levels of integrity and values. Work a combination of shifts, recognizing that weekends and school holidays are peak trading times for you to be in the business. Given the club's location it is essential that the successful candidate is able to either drive to work or lives close by. We are open to all food and beverage management backgrounds, what is essential is that you are hands on and have the drive, energy and skills to work in a fast paced and dynamic business that regularly is trading at full occupancy throughout the working week creating pressure to deliver a seamless food and beverage operation in a premium leisure business. Interested candidates do not need to have an interest in golf. My client will offer the successful candidate a competitive basic salary in the range of 35-38K dependent on experience, there is a performance related bonus of up to 20% and a range of benefits that include an enhanced employer pension contribution. Interviews are immediately available

Duty Manager - Congleton

Up to £18000 per annum + Career development + benefits | Congleton, Cheshire

Duty Manager - Private Health and Fitness Club - Congleton -Circa £18K+benefts We are looking for an ambitious and multi-talented Duty Manager for a stunning high volume health and fitness club near Congleton 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. Our client is open to speaking with candidates who are looking for part-time or full-time permanent employment. 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.

Director of Spa and Fitness

£76000 - £77000 per annum + +bonus + significant benefits | London, England

Director of Spa and Fitness - Central London £76K+ bonus + significant benefits We are looking for a General Manager to run on one of the most exclusive and prestigious health clubs and spas in one of London's finest hotels. The Leisure club and Spa is being relaunched in the next few weeks and in doing so will raise the bar even higher in terms of both facilities and service delivery to the most discerning of members and hotel guests. We are working to a very specific brief on this exceptional opportunity and it is essential that interested candidates can demonstrate the following: Extensive (10 years +) Luxury GM Health Club experience working at the finest hotels or Luxury Leisure Clubs in London or Internationally. Have a proven track record - ideally with awards and recognition for delivering world class service to a HNW clientele Are an inspirational leader and coach to a dedicated and talented team of spa and fitness professionals. Commercially astute with a focus on optimizing both memberships and yield. Have GM expertise across both leisure and spa operations. Have an exceptional eye for detail and operational excellence In addition to a market leading basic salary, the position comes with a performance related bonus and an excellent range of benefits. These include 33 days annual leave, private medical and dental insurance, enhanced employer pension scheme, free season ticket loan, generous discounts off hotel rooms and F and B whilst offering ongoing training and career development opportunities.

General Manager - Bedford

£28000 - £34000 per annum + 100%PT + benefits | Bedford, Bedfordshire

General Manager - Bedford -Circa £28,000 basic + £6K bonus This is a fantastic Health and Fitness General Manager opportunity in the Bedford 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 members has 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 leisure/fitness 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 is essential 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 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.

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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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