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Head of Sport and Leisure

Head of Sport and Leisure

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  • Sector:

    Health & Fitness

  • Job type:

    Full Time

  • Salary:

    £50000 - £55000 per annum + 25% bonus + accommodation

  • Contact:

    David Peacock

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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Head of Leisure 50-55K basic 65K OTE + accommodation

Rochester, Kent

This is a high-profile opportunity for candidate to take on the head of leisure position at one of the largest leisure, entertainment and hospitality venues near to Rochester on the Kent Coast. We are very keen to hear from candidates who have a proven track record managing a large multi- faceted leisure centre, a family focused private members health club or from those running a premium family entertainment or competitive socialising venue. You will be responsible for a team of over 100 full and part time staff and have a team of 5 direct reports.

As leisure manager you will be responsible for a huge range of attractions and experiences including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a large multi -faceted outdoor activity area which includes climbing walls, high ropes, mini golf, archery, karts and an extensive play area along with a number of hospitality outlets. You will also take responsibility for managing the highly acclaimed entertainment program that runs throughout the week including live bands, comedians, family shows and a comprehensive kid's program. You will also oversee a retail shop, a souvenir outlet, a creative arts studio and a very popular gaming arena.

Given the wide range of departments to manage we are looking for an inspirational leader and coach who can demonstrate a proven track record managing a complex multi revenue leisure operation. We are looking for candidate who have demonstrate exceptional planning and programming skills, are relentless in delivering operational excellence and achieve the highest levels of health and safety. You will need the commercial ability to identify and optimise revenue generating opportunities to drive revenue and manage your costs. As one of the most senior managers in the business you will gain exposure to the wider operation and work closely with the other key departments to deliver the consistency of operational and service excellence that the business is renowned for delivering.

You will need a take a flexible approach to your working week, which is a 40-hour contract, working 5 days out of 7. You will manage your own rota and be expected to work a combination of shifts during the week and up to 3 weekends out of four during the peak trading season. Out of the peak trading season there will not be the same need to work most weekends.

My client is offering a sector leading salary between 50-55K dependent on experience, the business consistently pays out on their bonus schemes of up to 25% of the basic salary .The offer an exceptional opportunity to develop your career going forward with several training and development opportunities available. There is the potential opportunity to secure accommodation at the venue in the medium term.

Due to the anticipated high level of interest in this opportunity only candidates meeting the desired criteria will be contacted.