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Live-in Spa Therapists

£25562 - £28000 per annum + Meal on duty, accommodation, gym,pool | Wiltshire

Live-in Spa Therapists £25,562 basic £28,000 OTE We are delighted to be working with one of the Cotswolds most luxurious hotel Spas. This award winning luxury Manor House hotel is set in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, with a Michelin Star restaurant, Spa, Gym, pool and cinema.We are keen to talk to passionate therapists who are committed to delivering high quality treatments and providing exceptional customer service at every step of the client journey.ABOUT YOU You will be qualified to level 3 Massage, beauty or holistic therapy, have experience as a therapist in a similar luxury spa environment.Be well spoken and well presented, friendly, approachable and reliable.Demonstrate Initiative, diplomacy, sensitivity and respect for one-self and others - a great team playerBe self-motivated, and a great communicator with an active interest in your own learning and development PURPOSE OF THE ROLETo deliver the highest standard of beauty treatments and consultations to all spa guests, providing excellent hospitality and care throughout the guest experience.Deliver the hostess role within the spa for guests and members alike and to ensure treatment rooms are well maintained, hygienic and professionally presented at all times and taking responsibility for the customer care of all spa guests and members throughout their visitTo ensure all stock items are full in the treatment rooms prior to the start of the business day and act as spa host to our guests, explaining the layout of the spa to ensure that our facilities can be fully enjoyed during each visitTo take responsibility for the cleaning of treatment rooms and showers at the end of each day and to assist the Head Therapist in the induction and training of all new Spa Therapists TEAMTo assist in PR functions, open evenings and special promotional activities that may arise and to perform other related tasks reasonably requested by your Line Manager.To demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of what high quality service looks like and to demonstrate a high level of competency in treatment delivery COMPLIANCETo comply with health and safety requirements within the treatment areas and ensure that the correct reporting procedures are followed regarding any accidents, incidents or equipment failure. To comply with all health and safety, data protection and COSHH legislation. BENEFITSGreat basic salary of up to £25,562 per annumService charge of £200 a month upwardsOTE of £28,000Meal on dutyAccommodation on site or near by village at £15 a day includes all billsIn-house training Interviews available immediately

Designate Sales Manager - Holiday Parks

Up to £40000 per annum + 70000 OTE | Cornwall

Designate Holiday Homes Sales Manager 40K basic OTE 70K +Newquay/CornwallI am working with a leading holiday park operator who are very keen to meet high performing sales focused regional or single -site managers who are working within the broad leisure and lifestyle sectors to work across a number of their holiday parks in and around Newquay/Cornwall. You are selling a premium family focused lifestyle product and will benefit from working with a sector leading operator backed up by nationwide marketing on primetime TV working for a business and sector that is delivering record numbers as staycations boom on the back of COVID. As a designate sales manager you will typically spend 6-9 months working in 3 different parks where you will be trained up in every area of the sales management role before being placed full time on your own park as a sales manager. On appointment as a sales manager you can expect a further increase of between 5-10K in your basic salary and secure an enhanced bonus structure with the top sales managers earning in excess of 120K.We are keen to hear from high achieving sales leaders who can meet the following:· Willing to work every weekend during the peak season of May - September· Flexible to be based at different parks which is likely to mean living and working away from home.· Work best in a very structured sales process that is based around the generation and management of quality leads.· Obsessed about delivering an outstanding sales experience that is constantly measured and evaluated.· You will be a selling manager, leading a team of typically 2-4 sales executives.· Experienced and passionate about coaching, mentoring and developing your sales team.· Are commercially astute and ideally have a solid understanding of a large operational leisure business· Have first class communication, CRM and IT skillsInterviews are immediately available.

Designate Sales Manager - Holiday Parks

Up to £40000 per annum + 70000 OTE | Great Yarmouth

Designate Holiday Homes Sales Manager 40K basic OTE 70K +Great Yarmouth/NorfolkI am working with a leading holiday park operator who are very keen to meet high performing sales focused regional or single -site managers who are working within the broad leisure and lifestyle sectors to work across a number of their holiday parks in and around Great Yarmouth/ Norfolk. You are selling a premium family focused lifestyle product and will benefit from working with a sector leading operator backed up by nationwide marketing on primetime TV working for a business and sector that is delivering record numbers as staycations boom on the back of COVID. As a designate sales manager you will typically spend 6-9 months working in 3 different parks where you will be trained up in every area of the sales management role before being placed full time on your own park as a sales manager. On appointment as a sales manager you can expect a further increase of between 5-10K in your basic salary and secure an enhanced bonus structure with the top sales managers earning in excess of 120K.We are keen to hear from high achieving sales leaders who can meet the following:· Willing to work every weekend during the peak season of May - September· Flexible to be based at different parks which is likely to mean living and working away from home.· Work best in a very structured sales process that is based around the generation and management of quality leads.· Obsessed about delivering an outstanding sales experience that is constantly measured and evaluated.· You will be a selling manager, leading a team of typically 2-4 sales executives.· Experienced and passionate about coaching, mentoring and developing your sales team.· Are commercially astute and ideally have a solid understanding of a large operational leisure business· Have first class communication, CRM and IT skillsInterviews are immediately available.

General Manager - Marina & Waterside

£28000 - £30000 per annum + 30%bonus+ benefits+ progression | Kingston upon Hull

General Manager - Marina & WatersideKingston-Upon-Hull£30,000+ 30% bonus potential + excellent benefits. We are looking for a General Manager to manage a busy Marina and Waterside complex in Kingston-Upon-Hull. Our client is a diverse nationwide leisure business growing fast through acquisitions and redevelopments, so it is an exciting time to be joining them. Benefits include a basic salary of £30,000 for a 37.5 hour week, 30% annual bonus, 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays), 6% matched pension, Private Healthcare, Life Assurance and big discounts on moorings, gyms and much more. The biggest benefit though, is the continued investment into your professional development to move into multi-site management. The role:Coach, support and inspire your operational team to be the best they can be every day.Strive to deliver a fantastic customer experience to both your leisure customers and long-term residents, building meaningful relationships along the way.Ensure the facilities and amenities are clean, safe and well maintained at all times.Maximise occupancy on moorings/berth rentals.Typically working 9-5 Mon-Friday with the expectation of the occasional evening or weekend to interact with the leisure guests and to undertake training. The person:Genuine, warm personality with a flair for great customer service and hospitality.Hands-on approach to leadership and ownership mentality.Team leadership experience possibly as a Centre Manager, General Manager, Club Manager, Community Manager, Property Manager, or even Operations Manager ready to step up.Strong operator with experience managing in a busy multi-faceted leisure, serviced property, retail or hospitality business.Business acumen; able to read and act on a P&L and manage budgets.Have an interest in boats or the waterside. Fort more information, please click apply and we will be in touch promptly if you have the right level of experience

Sports Activity Programme Manager

Up to £28000 per annum + excellent benefits | London

Sports Activity Programme Manager£28,000+ outstanding benefitsHighgate We are looking for a Sports Activity Programme Manager to coordinate the holidays camps, sports courses, kids parties and events as well as work as a senior operational manager for a high end dual use sports and leisure facility in Highgate. Incredible benefits come with working for this prestigious educational institute including 33 days holiday, final salary pension, free meals on shift, free use of their facilities and paid for educational courses to enhance your career. Key responsibilities:Lead, coach, develop and manage a team of recreational assistants and front-line staffCoordinate sports programming, camps, events and courses.Ensure the sports facilities are clean, safe and well maintained at all times.Work as the Lead Manager on Duty, opening and closing the centre.Deal with customer queries and ensure customers have a fantastic customer experience.Manage budgets for your areas and devise strategies to grow commercial activities.Deputise for the General Manager in their absence. Key Requirements:Smartly presented, highly professional, personable with incredibly high service standards and a can-do attitude.Experience in coaching, developing and leading teams.Experience in managing a leisure, sports or fitness facility as the lead manage on duty and communicating with high net worth customers.Preferably PPOC, NPLQ and FAAW Certifications, however if you can demonstrate the ability to pass these courses there is an opportunity to undertake training internally.Flexible to work a mixture of shifts including 3 open or close shifts a week and around one in four weekend shifts.Living commutable to Highgate for a possible 6.15am weekday start or 10pm finish. You could be a Senior Duty Manager, Assistant Manager, Sports Manager, Activities Manager, Programme Manager, Operations Manager, Centre Manager or Leisure Club Manager looking for the next step. For more information please click apply and we will be in touch promptly if you have the right level of experience.

Operations Manager - North London

Up to £28000 per annum + excellent benefits | London

Operations Manager - Premium Sports, Fitness Leisure Facilities£28,000 + outstanding benefitsHighgate, London We are looking for an Operations Manager who has a talent for managing all things operational (health and safety, maintenance, swimming pool management) for a high end dual use sports and leisure facility in Highgate. Incredible benefits come with working for this prestigious educational institute including 33 days holiday, final salary pension, free meals on shift, free use of their facilities and paid for educational courses to enhance your career. Key responsibilities:Lead, coach, develop and manage a team of recreational assistants and front-line staffTake responsibility for health and safety compliance across the sports facilities.Manage pool operations including pool plant management.Ensure the facilities are clean and well maintained, working with the facilities team.Work as the Lead Manager on Duty, opening and closing the centre.Deal with customer queries and ensure customers have a fantastic customer experience.Deputise for the General Manager in their absence. Key Requirements:Smartly presented, highly professional, personable with incredibly high service standards and a can-do attitude.Experience in coaching, developing and leading teams.Experience in managing a leisure, sports or fitness facility as the lead manage on duty and dealing with high-net-worth customers.Preferably PPOC, NPLQ and FAAW Certifications, however if you can demonstrate the ability to pass these courses there is an opportunity to undertake training internally.Flexible to work a mixture of shifts including 3 open or close shifts a week and around one in four weekend shifts.Living commutable to Highgate for a possible 6.15am weekday start or 10pm finish. You could be a Senior Duty Manager, Assistant Manager, Sports Manager, Activities Manager, Programme Manager, Operations Manager, Centre Manager or Leisure Club Manager looking for the next step. For more information please click apply and we will be in touch promptly if you have the right level of experience.

Commercial Manager - West London

£28000 - £30000 per annum + £6K-£9K bonus+ development | London

Commercial Manager - Multi-site Sports & FitnessUp to £30K basic, £36-39K O.T.E.​We are looking for a Commercial Manager to drive gym membership, sports and activity bookings and other secondary spend across two fantastic Sports and Fitness Centres in West London. Our client is renowned for developing their top talent so if you aspire to be a General Manager of a large multi-faceted sports and leisure centre, this could be the perfect move.​The role:Recruit, coach, motivate and develop a team of cross trained receptionists and sales consultants.Work with the different sports and activity departments to help increase bookings and ultimately revenue in these areas.Ensure all incoming leads and enquiries are dealt with professionally, knowledgeably, upselling and cross-selling when appropriate.Develop and deliver a calendar of outreach activity and events, targeting local businesses and community groups to increase traffic into their centres.Analyse and interpret all sales data including lead generation, enquiries, joiners, leavers, sports and activity bookings, and work with the General Manager and other departments to develop business improvement strategies.Leading by example and contributing towards the overall sales target for the clubs.Play an active role in ensuring customers always have a great customer experience.Work a mixture of shifts from 9am-6pm to 12-9pm Monday-Friday and close out weekends over a 40-hour week.​The person.An outgoing professional disposition with ambition and drive in abundance.A can-do attitude who will lead by example.Experience of managing teams through the full sales cycle, possibly as a Sales Manager, Deputy General Manager, Club Manager, Business Development Manager or Commercial Manager, ideally within the health and fitness/leisure/sports industry.Experience of planning and delivery of outreach activities.Evidence of high performance in previous commercial roles.A demonstrable passion for health and fitness.Can reliably commute to West London every day.​Benefits include a competitive basic salary depending on experience, realistic bonus structure, free parking and free membership. The biggest benefit is the investment into your own professional development to move your career forward.​For more information please click apply and we will be in touch promptly if you have the right level of experience.​​

Salon Manager

£27000 - £30000 per annum + discount products, free treatment, meal | Highlands

AVIEMORE SALON MANAGER £27,000 basic £30,000 OTE Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands is known for its secluded lochs, ancients forest, mountain trails and ski resorts. This is a rare opportunity to work for this award winning group of salons and spas with locations all over Scotland.As Salon Manager you will need to be fully qualified to HNC/HND/Level 3 Beauty or equivalent and willing to undertake further training in any treatment area required.You will also have to have at least 4 years experience as a therapist, senior therapist or Assistant Spa/Salon Manager. This is a great role for a first time Spa/Salon Manager.The Salon has 3 treatment rooms offering all the latest products, facial and body treatments and you will be looking after the therapists and other team members.Your rotas are set with the hours being the same each week. You will work Tuesday to Saturday with a 10am start each day, so you will have a Sunday and Monday off every week. Benefits include meal on duty, discounts on products and a free treatment each month.JOB PURPOSE As Salon Manager, you will manage the efficient and profitable running of the salon. And help to actively markets the salon to both maintain and increase client numbers. You will also be responsible for all team members including front of house. You love to lead by example and are an excellent role model demonstrating the highest standard of professionalism at all times. You will complete a comprehensive check of the salon before it opens and during the day, arranging for any necessary changes to schedules etc to be carried out. Plus carry out regular room audits every day to ensure high standards. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES These will include the communicating of the company culture of service to clients and staff. To encourage and motivate the reception staff to ensure high standards of performance and delivery. You will also manage the day to day staffing of the reception desk ensuring adequate staffing at all times and ensure the reception area is presented to the highest standard.You will take overall responsibility for all daily banking and the management of the petty cash and ensure that accurate records are kept of all client data and that it is reviewed and updated regularly.Operationally, you will oversee the Health and Safety of the salon and complete risk assessments and take action where needed. TEAM LEADING Carry our regular team meetings, one to ones, appraisals and any disciplinary issues where appropriate.To monitor, motivate and encourage the team to reach their own financial targets and completes the daily huddle sheet and maintains target sheet. And to ensure a daily meeting is held or everyone has read the huddle sheet each day.FINANCIAL Adheres to financial guidelines as laid down by salon directors.To manage retail sales, setting targets and reviewing current sales., to Increase salon turnover in line with targets, analysing past and current performance and identifying areas of improvement.To manage the budget to order stock, maintaining adequate stock levels and ensuring value for money.OVERALLTo keep the salon running smoothly, to maintain standards of cleanliness and safety are met and that exceptional standards of customer service are provided at every level from Reception to treatments. And that staff and clients are happy and that financial targets are met and that company policies and procedures are followed. Interviews are available immediately

Cluster Sales Manager - Sports & Fitness

£27000 - £30000 per annum + £500-£750 month +development | London

Cluster Sales Manager - Sports & Fitness - West LondonCirca £27K-£30K + £500-£750-month commission.​We are looking for a Cluster Sales Manager to work across two fantastic Sports and Fitness Clubs in the London Notting Hill area, working for a great health and fitness brand renowned for developing and progressing their internal talent.​The role:Recruit, coach, motivate and develop a team of sales consultants to achieve their gym membership KPI's.Creating sales plans and delivering outreach activity in the local area.Analysing and interpreting data from the prospect database and implementing strategy to improve the overall sales process.Work with the different sports departments to help increase bookings and ultimately revenue in these areas.Leading by example and contributing towards the overall sales target for the clubs.Support both clubs to ensure members have a fantastic customer experience.Work a mixture of shifts from 9am-6pm to 12-9pm Monday-Friday and close out weekends over a 40-hour week.​The person.An outgoing professional disposition with energy and drive in abundance.A can-do attitude who will lead by example.Experience of leading sales consultants as a sales manager, senior sales, Deputy club Manager or Club Manager preferably within the health and fitness/leisure industry.Experience of planning and delivery of marketing and outreach activities.Evidence of high performance in previous commercial roles.A demonstrable passion for health and fitness.Can reliably commute to Notting Hill daily (Parking available).​Benefits include a competitive basic salary depending on experience, realistic bonus structure, free parking and free membership. The biggest benefit is the investment into your own professional development to move your career further into senior management.​Interviews are happening NOW so for more information please click apply IMMEDIATELY and we will be in touch straight away if you have the right level of experience.​

Deputy Retail Manager - Food Retail

£30696 - £35913 per annum + 19% employer pension, 41 days holiday | London

Deputy Retail Manager - Food Retail up to £35,913 + 41 days holidayLondonI am working on an outstanding opportunity for a deputy retail manager to work for a leading University Student Union representing over 40,000 students across two campuses in London. The working hours and benefits are exceptional for retail, the shifts in the first year will be between 8am and 6pm and you will only be expected to work a maximum of 1 Saturday in 2. The shops are not open on Sunday. Benefits include 41 days annual holiday and a sector leading pension scheme which includes an employer pension contribution of 19% of your salary with an employee contribution of 6% alongside a highly competitive basic salary of £30,696 to £35,913 which is based on experience.Their retail proposition will be 2 convenience stores in Stratford and Warren Street, a University range of branded clothing and apparel with an online store as well as a number of pop-up shops throughout the Student Year. You will be reporting into the head of Retail and as such will be 2nd in command across all of the retail outlets.You will be hands on within the convenience stores, running the shift whilst on duty, leading a team of 12-15 part time staff who are students at the University who are working to support their studies. Responsibilities include:Hands on in the retail outlets, leading the team of supervisors and front-line staff to deliver a high-quality retail experience.Recruit, coach, manage and train the team in till training, operating procedures including open and close and all systems.Ensuring the team's inductions and ongoing training deliver best practice including food safety, food hygiene and the Licensing Act.Conduct regular reviews, performance mange when required, mange holidays, sickness records.Recording accurate stock management and inventory through efficient ordering and ensuring sell by lines are managed closely.Placing orders with suppliers and partners using in house systems and ensuring invoices are reconciled and paid.Optimise product availability, minimising stock loss and wastage and ensuring all procedures are followed.Utilising customer feedback, surveys and mystery shops to improve the customer /team member experience.Working with the retail manager to deliver efficient rotas and to meet labour targets.Have ideas and plans on how to enhance both the financial and operational performance of the retail units.We are keen to hear from candidates who have a proven track record as a deputy or assistant manager in convenience or retail store management. As this is a stand-alone operation you will need to demonstrate you are highly organised and solutions focused as you will not have the support structure and processes from working with a large chain. You will need first class communication skills and to fully embrace the values and diversity of the University and the students you serve and support throughout their academic journey. You will ideally live and be able to commute easily to the Olympic Park in Stratford and Warren Street where the campuses are based.Interviews are immediately available.

General Manager - Flagship Health Club, Hotel and Spa

Up to €90000 per annum + Relocation Package + Significant Bonus | Region Hannover

General Manager HannoverUp to 90,000 Euros + Relocation Package Available + BonusAn exceptional opportunity for a General Manager to take the reins at one of the largest and most prestigious premium private members clubs based in Hannover. The club offers an exceptional range of health, wellness spa, fitness and sporting facilities with a restaurant and adjoining 4* hotel to a high profile and discerning family focused membership base. Working to a very exacting brief we are keen to talk to candidates who:Are bilingual - ideally a German national with an excellent command of English.Have a proven track record in a senior management role working within a premium leisure, visitor attraction, retail or hospitality business.Can demonstrate their ability to positively impact and influence the bottom line of a multi-million turnover/EBITDA operation.Will thrive in a high-volume sales focused business, maximizing commercial opportunities across multiple departments and revenue linesMember facing, enjoy managing club operations and health and safety safely ensuring effective delivery and member service on a daily basisCoaching and developing your Head of Departments to be strong managers and role models for their own teamsHave a detailed knowledge of the German employment law and working practices.Are self-driven and have the ability to work independently in an entrepreneurial approach.Possess strong Microsoft skills and experience in compiling and presenting analysis of data at board level.In addition to a market leading basic salary my client is willing to offer a generous relaocation package, with an extensive benefits package including company pension scheme, health promotion and extensive employee discounts.Interviews are immediately available.

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