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HR Manager

Up to £40000 per annum | Dartford

HR Manager- Dartford/ Hybrid Working £40,000 We are looking for a HR manager to work for a leading fitness operator, this is a hybrid opportunity, you would be expected to be based from the head office in Dartford for 2 days per week with the remainder of the week being based from home. This is very much a generalist HR position where you will be working very closely with the group HR Business Partner and regional management teams in providing high volume day to day advice and guidance, key responsibilities include:Providing a comprehensive generalist HR service to colleagues.Develop and implement HR policies & practices in accordance with employment law.Manage casework including ownership for high-risk cases and ET preparation/representation.Create and deliver training/workshops to upskill business leader's employee relations capability.Develop and support the implementation of robust performance management, development and succession.Project management organisational restructures and TUPE transfersEnsure HR metrics and reporting in relation to company & HR departmental targets.Work closely with the wider people and payroll teams to provide a seamless employee lifecycle experience.Maintain and develop effective and appropriate employee communication and engagement strategies.Personally champion all people policies including, but not limited to, Safeguarding, Equal Opportunities, and Employee RelationsWe would welcome applications from candidates who have proven ability and experience in the below areas:In-depth knowledge and experience of all aspects of HR management including succession planning and organisational change.Excellent knowledge and experience in employment law, particularly TUPE and dispute resolutionExperience working in a people-intensive, fast-paced environment.A proven track record of successfully negotiating with and influencing stakeholders.Experience working across a multi-site business, leisure or hospitality experience would be advantageous.Candidates should ideally hold a CIPD Level 5 Qualification and be able and willing to drive to centres from the North of England to the Southwest,In addition to competitive basic salary of up to 40K, benefits include a 6% matched pension scheme, free family gym membership and career funding opportunities to achieve CIPD level 7. Mileage is paid at 45p/mile.Interviews are immediately available.

Deputy General Manager

£30000 - £38000 per annum + Pension, social events, bonus | High Wycombe

Deputy General Manager High Wycombe - up to £30k basic £38,000 OTE Are you an experienced Manager looking to work for one of the UK's leading leisure operators?Are you looking for a career that offers amazing opportunities for growth and development?We are looking for a Deputy General Manager to work for a market leading leisure brand at one of their highest profile leisure destinations in High Wycombe.Our client is one of the U.K.s most loved and most successful leisure concepts offering great value entertainment, gaming, food and beverage, competitions and parties appealing to both adults and the family market. 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.What the Deputy General Manager post looks like: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 including evenings and 3 weekends out of 4.We are keen to hear from candidates who have:An abundance of energy, enthusiasm and drive.Experience delivering an amazing customer experience in a fast-paced customer facing business such as late night venues and nightclubs, visitor attractions, bars, restaurants, hotels or health and fitness clubs.Have significant experience managing a high volume F and B operation.At least 3 year's people management and key holder experience possibly as a Club Manager, Operations Manager, Restaurant Manager, Assistant Manager, Trading Manager, Store Manager or Centre Manager.A head for business and experience in promoting and growing different revenue linesIn addition to a highly competitive basic of up to £30,000 there is a monthly bonus of £200 and an annual performance related bonus of up to £8,000 that should take your overall package to c £38,000.There are also outstanding opportunities for ongoing training and development to become a General Manager.Please submit your CV and if you have the right level of experience.Interviews available immediately

General Manager- Winsford

£30000 - £34000 per annum + £10K bonus | Winsford

General Manager- New Fitness Club Opening - Winsford, CheshireUp to £34,000 + £10K+ bonus potential We are looking for a General Manager to pre-sale and manage an expansive a new state-of-the-art health and fitness club opening in the Winsford area in Cheshire. Our client is an independent, entrepreneurial fitness brand expanding its footprint in the North West. With more clubs on the horizon, it is an exciting time to join them. Key Responsibilities:Support with the pre-sale and opening of the club.Recruit, coach, develop and inspire an Assistant Manager, personal trainers 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 diverse and innovating fitness product offering including personal training and group exercise.Promote the club with regular social media activity.Oversee the club's budget.Ensure customers have a fantastic customer experience to aid retention.Be visually present during peak times.Support with the growth of the wider business. Person Specification:Outgoing, engaging personality with a hands-on approach to leadership and can-do attitudeImpeccable standards and a real eye for detail.A Passion for delivering 5-star service and obsessive about operational standards.Club Manager, Centre Manager or General Manager experience within a fast paced health and fitness club environment.Good digital awareness and Social media savvy.Have the ambition to grow with the business. For more information please click apply and we will be in contact if you have the right level of experience.

Spa Manager

£30000 - £31000 per annum + Pension, treatments, gratuities | Edinburgh

Spa Manager Edinburgh £30,000 OTE We are looking for a Senior or Head Therapist looking to step up to the level of their Spa Career. This is a hands on role where you will managing a team of 4 therapists and performing treatments 3 days a week and 2 days admin. The Spa is housed in a luxurious 4 star hotel situated on Edinburgh's famous Royal mile., located in the heart of the Old Town. JOB PURPOSEManages the efficient and profitable running of the spaActively markets the salon to both maintain and increase client numbersResponsible for the entire team including reception.To lead by example demonstrating the highest standard of professionalism at all times.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.Carry out room audits every day to ensure high standards.KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES & RESPONSIBILITIESCommunicating the company culture of service to clients and staffEncourages and motivates the reception staff to ensure high standards of performance and delivery.Manages the day to day staffing of the reception desk ensuring adequate staffing at all times.Ensures the smooth running of the reception area in particular with overall responsibility for cash and paperwork procedures.Takes overall responsibility for all daily banking and the management of the petty cash.Ensures that accurate records are kept of all client data and that it is reviewed and updated regularly.Reviews the notice area to ensure it is well presented and up to date and all staff have read notices.Completes the risk assessments of Health and Safety issues and takes action to meet the legal requirements, keeping the salon directors fully informed.To create a happy working atmosphere for the benefit of both staff and clients.To ensure salon cleanliness and maintenance is in keeping with the company's general policy on services.DELEGATION/COMMUNICATIONTo communicate through all staff levels:Company policies and proceduresStaff changesManagement's satisfaction or dissatisfactionFeedback from clientsDelegates appropriate tasks for therapists to do when they are not fully engaged with clients.To monitor, motivate and encourage the team to reach their own financial targets.Completes the daily huddle sheet and maintains target sheet.To ensure a daily meeting is held or everyone has read the huddle sheet each day.Follow the specified marketing plan and execute all aspects to the best of your ability.Carries out One-to-One reviews monthly to go over retail and ratios with individual staff members.Carries out appraisals and performance reviews as and when required. o Communicates and records any issues/complaints from either staff or clients and passes to the complaint form to directors if appropriate.Provides induction training for all new staff to include job descriptions, health and safety, fire safety and evacuation procedures.Carries out First Aid training and administers first aid when required.To attend meetings as/when required.FINANCIALAdheres to financial guidelines as laid down by salon directors.Manages retail sales, setting targets and reviewing current sales.Increase salon turnover in line with targets, analysing past and current performance and identifying areas of improvement.Has overall responsibility for ensuring salon makes monthly targets.BENEFITSGreat basic Salary + bonus + gratuitiesOTE £30,000+Dream hours 8 hour shiftsTuesday to Saturday (subject to change)Company pensionEmployee discountOn-site parking ABOUT YOULives locally in and around the Edinburgh areaFully qualified to HNC/HND/Level 3 Beauty or equivalentWilling to undertake further training in any treatment area required. Minimum of 4 years post-college experience.

General Manager- Skelmersdale

£30000 - £34000 per annum + £10K bonus | Skelmersdale

General Manager- New Fitness Club Opening - Skelmersdale, West LancashireUp to £34,000 + £10K+ bonus potential We are looking for a General Manager to pre-sale and manage an expansive a new state-of-the-art health and fitness club opening in the Skelmersdale area. Our client is an independent, entrepreneurial fitness brand expanding its footprint in the North West. With more clubs on the horizon, it is an exciting time to join them. Key Responsibilities:Support with the pre-sale and opening of the club.Recruit, coach, develop and inspire an Assistant Manager, personal trainers 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 diverse and innovating fitness product offering including personal training and group exercise.Promote the club with regular social media activity.Oversee the club's budget.Ensure customers have a fantastic customer experience to aid retention.Be visually present during peak times.Support with the growth of the wider business. Person Specification:Outgoing, engaging personality with a hands-on approach to leadership and can-do attitudeImpeccable standards and a real eye for detail.A Passion for delivering 5-star service and obsessive about operational standards.Club Manager, Centre Manager or General Manager experience within a fast paced health and fitness club environment.Good digital awareness and Social media savvy.Have the ambition to grow with the business. For more information please click apply and we will be in contact if you have the right level of experience.

Designate General Manager

£30000 - £36000 per annum + Pension, social events, bonus | Acton

Designate General Manager - Adventure Park Acton - £30k basic up to £36,000 OTE We are keen to talk to candidates currently working as an Assistant Manager in a leisure facility, adventure park, hospitality or family entertainment centre, looking for a challenging role that will help to further your development and growth as a Manager.Our client is one of the best companies to work for in the UK who aim to create a safe, unique, and exciting experience for everyone, including their team members.About the opportunityOur client is always on the lookout for exceptional managers, who can manage the day-to-day operations of the facility, from safety, staffing and ensuring rigorous processes throughout, including financial compliance, staff training and development and food and beverage operations. All whilst ensuring great customer service every step of the way.In return they offer a great place to work, quarterly bonuses, and career progression.As Assistant General Manager/Designate GM, you will be responsible forDirectly managing the day-to-day operation of the siteEnsuring that safety remains at the forefront of all staff working at the siteResponsible for the Brand Standards at siteEnsuring that all SOPs are continuously and rigorously followed and understood by all staff through regular training sessions and comprehensive inductionsAdministration, including rotas, compliance with Health and Safety, stock control, recruitment, and trainingOversee our Food & Beverage operation including training, service, standards, stock and financial controlsFinance - Working with the General Manager to achieve and exceed levels of profitabilityWe offer management development training and with new sites and ancillary activities opening all the time, so your next step is never too far awayThis is a full-time position; shifts are based on 42.5 hours per week. Monday to Sunday, including weekends and late evenings. Flexibility is vital for this roleAbout YouAt least 2 years' management experience within the Leisure/Hospitality IndustryExperience of working within the hospitality industry desirableThe ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekendsEnthusiastic and proactiveThe ability to lead, manage and motivate a team and drive results is also essentialApproachable by customers and your teamThink on your feetPutting yourself in our customer's shoesExamples of being customer focusedManaged a team of more than 10 team members.Hold a qualification in leadership.Interviews available immediately

General Manager

£40000 - £48000 per annum + bonus, parking, discounted/free meals | London

General Manager - Adventure & Entertainment Park - Docklands - up to £40,000 basic £48,000 OTEWe are looking to recruit an operationally focused General manager to work for a market leading company operating Adventure and Entertainment centres throughout the UK.With over 30 parks in the UK and 30 years in operation, our client is a fast moving, dynamic and exciting company to work for. They create safe, unique and exciting experiences for their clients and are passionate about everyone having fun, including team members!This opportunity is perfectly suited to a Manager who will thrive in a hands-on customer facing role where you are coaching and leading your team to deliver outstanding operational standards and the highest possible levels of customer service in a high footfall, fun and adrenaline filled leisure destination generating a turnover of £2m+.Reporting directly to the Regional Operations Director or Regional Support Manager, your role is responsible for overseeing the organisation's daily operations and managing the business aspects of the track.Your primary duties include:Reviewing and implementing operational proceduresAssisting departmental heads and managing company financesThe General Manager maintains overall responsibility for all areas of the businessYou will aim for operational excellence and achieve KPIs inline with the company's expectationYou will continue to coach and grow your crew members and assist the wider business in being recognised as a Great Place to WorkYou will be working to well established ways of working and stringent health and safety standards supported by 4 heads of department who oversee all sectors of the business including front of house, Food and Beverage and the activity centres.We are keen to talk to candidates who:Have a proven track record in operational management working in a high footfall leisure, retail or hospitality operationAre process and systems orientated with a keen eye for delivering the highest levels of health and safety compliance.Commercially astute to manage and drive revenue streams including admissions, retail sales and food and beverage.Have high levels of personal accountability and integrity and a passion for coaching and developing your team.Will work a combination of duty management shifts during the week and a minimum of 1 weekend in 2.In addition to a basic salary of up to £40K, bonuses are paid quarterly and are averaging over £1.5K per quarter whilst there is an additional retention bonus of £2K that will be paid after 12 months of completed service.Interviews available immediately

Assistant Manager

£26000 - £32000 per annum + Pension, social events, bonus | North London

Assistant Manager - Leisure Entertainment Finchley £27,000 basic £33K +OTE + career developmentOur client is one of the U.K.s most loved and most successful leisure concepts offering great value entertainment, gaming, food and beverage, competitions and parties appealing to both adults and the family market. 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.We are looking for an Assistant Manager in Finchley 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.Benefits:Great Basic salary of up to £27,000Bonus of up to £6,000OTE of £33,000Staff discountsInterviews available immediately

Deputy General Manager

£32000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, social events, bonus | London

Deputy General Manager Docklands - up to £32k basic £40,000 OTE Are you an experienced Manager looking to work for one of the UK's leading leisure operators?Are you looking for a career that offers amazing opportunities for growth and development?We are looking for a Deputy General Manager to work for a market leading leisure brand at one of their highest profile leisure destinations in the Docklands.Our client is one of the U.K.s most loved and most successful leisure concepts offering great value entertainment, gaming, food and beverage, competitions and parties appealing to both adults and the family market. 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.What the Deputy General Manager post looks like: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 including evenings and 3 weekends out of 4.We are keen to hear from candidates who have:An abundance of energy, enthusiasm and drive.Experience delivering an amazing customer experience in a fast-paced customer facing business such as late night venues and nightclubs, visitor attractions, bars, restaurants, hotels or health and fitness clubs.Have significant experience managing a high volume F and B operation.At least 3 year's people management and key holder experience possibly as a Club Manager, Operations Manager, Restaurant Manager, Assistant Manager, Trading Manager, Store Manager or Centre Manager.A head for business and experience in promoting and growing different revenue linesIn addition to a highly competitive basic of up to £32,000 there is a monthly bonus of £200 and an annual performance related bonus of up to £8,000 that should take your overall package to c £40,000.There are also outstanding opportunities for ongoing training and development to become a General Manager.Please submit your CV and if you have the right level of experience.Interviews available immediately

Spa Therapists

£29120 - £30500 per annum + Meal on duty, accommodation, training | Edinburgh

Spa Therapists - Castle In Scotland Now Officially The Best Spa In The World £30,000+ OTE Dream Job, Dream Location. Imagine working at the best Spa in the World.Our partner is a magnificent Scottish Castle, set deep within the Scottish Borders countryside in private grounds and surrounded by vast pine forests and a tranquil lake. They are an award-winning destination Spa, highly regarded as one of the best Spas in the World and have been awarded "Global Spa of the year" It is the ultimate escape where one can indulge in a luxurious haven, unwind and enjoy some of the finest hospitality and first class service that Scotland has to offer.This luxurious Hotel Spa combines the finest spa facilities in Europe with premier hotel service and adds a personal touch to make the Spa your very own personal haven.The luxurious award-winning Spa team put guests and the team's wellbeing at the heart of everything we do resulting in a 5-star experience. We have an exciting opportunity to join us as a fully qualified Spa Therapist. We are renowned within the industry for providing fantastic opportunities and further training, working with such prestigious brands. What you'll do: Carry out treatments to the highest level of service and standards, including:: * Facials * Massage * Manicure & Pedicure * Waxing * Body Scrubs * Body wraps * Spa Therapists are responsible for delivering the ultimate customer experience * To ensure clients receive the maximum benefits from their treatments * Achieve retail targets as set by the spa director * Ensure all room standards are maintained to the highest safety and hygiene standards What you'll bring: As a Spa Therapist you must have S/NVQ2, S/NVQ3, BTEC, CIDESCO, CIBTEC, HNC, HND or any nationally recognised Beauty Qualifications, e.g. Private college certificates.We will consider Spa Therapists who are willing to relocate for the opportunity. We can provide accommodation during your first 3 months of employment at a reasonable cost and arrange transport to and from the Castle if you do not drive. What you'll get: Great basic Salary £29,120 * OTE £30,000+ * Competitive Salary, plus gratuities amounting to £1500 per year (based on 40 hours per week) * Flexible Hours (full & part-time contracts available) * Accommodation can be provided should you wish to relocate * Pension Scheme * Free Health club membership * Meals on duty * Uniform Interviews available immediately

Sales Manager - Premium Fitness Club

Up to £26000 per annum + 32K OTE | Aberdeen

Sales Manager 26K basic 32K OTE AberdeenWe are looking for a sales manager to work in Aberdeen for a leading health and fitness operator who operate at the premium end of the market. The club offers a well-equipped gym, indoor pool and one of the largest and most comprehensive studio timetables in the region. As sales manager you will be leading from the front and will be responsible for managing, coaching and supporting your team of 3 membership advisors to meet both individual and team targets. with a boasting for a successful leisure business. Responsibilities include:Working to daily sales and activity targets with a minimum of 25 completed calls per day.Lead generation, book appointments, conduct sales tours and follow ups.Will maximise the opportunities for both in reach and existing member referrals.Work to develop corporate partnerships within the local area.I am keen to hear from candidates who will:Thrive in a proactive target driven face to face sales role,Haves a minimum of 2 years proactive sales experienceHave a genuine interest in fitness and are engaged in a healthy lifestyle.Can work a combination of shifts including some weekends.In addition to a competitive basic salary of 26K, there is monthly paid commission that includes both team and individual commission which is uncapped. Additional benefits include free club membership for the you plus 1 and significant discounts across both hotel stays and food and beverage.Interviews are immediately available.

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