General Manager - Stratford
GLL makes community services and spaces better for everyone. And it’s about more than just money. Our people invest time, energy and effort into helping and improving communities through the services we offer - and with great results. Through “Better” we provide leisure centres, children’s services, spas, libraries, extreme spots, event spaces and standalone gyms.
GLL is looking for a General Manager based at the Copper Box Arena set in the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London.
Building on our continued growth, we're now the UK's largest leisure provider - and set for even greater success. So, if you have experience of managing busy wet and dry leisure centres, join us as a General Manager and play a key role in the next step of our journey. Bringing ambition to match ours, this is your chance to lead a large facility and develop a talented team at the heart of a leisure sector leader.
Our aim is to make an active and healthy lifestyle accessible to all. As General Manager, you'll have a big part to play in that, as you focus on shaping a clear strategic framework to deliver our operational and financial targets - all whilst forging even stronger links with our business and community partners. It's a role that offers huge variety. So, as well as enjoying a hands-on management role, some of your time will be desk-based, as you ensure compliance and support the administration involved in running a busy leisure centre.
Naturally, we have safety procedures in place - but ultimately, you're given the freedom, support and training to run your centre as your own and drive innovation as you see fit. As General Manager, you'll thrive on the autonomy to manage your own time too, all with the support of a wider head office function including HR, finance, marketing and IT teams.
Continuing your strong track record of achieving big business objectives, product growth and excellent customer service, you'll be a real people-person with a leisure degree or equivalent experience, and deep knowledge of leisure centre operations. Expertly handling a budget, your current knowledge of the leisure, fitness and lifestyle worlds will be just as key - as will the gravitas needed to develop relationships with our senior management teams.
In return, we offer a range of benefits that you'd expect from the UK's largest leisure provider:
- Pension schemes
- Childcare vouchers
- Ride to work scheme
- Discounted membership at our leisure centres
- The opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say in how we're run plus associated social events
- Ongoing training and development to help you to be the best
If you have the passion and skills for this role, apply now.
All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications, age and location.
To be shortlisted for the role, internal applicants will need to demonstrate their commitment to GLL by becoming a Society member where eligible.
GLL is the UK’s largest leisure provider and one of the first and largest leisure social enterprises. Our aim is to get more people, more active, more of the time whilst making leisure and community facilities accessible and affordable. We partner with local authorities to run leisure centres, swimming pools, libraries, children’s centres, spas, events spaces and world-class sporting venues such as the Copper Box Arena and London Aquatics Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - all under our Better brand. As a not-for-profit organisation, we’re different. Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are an Investors in People Silver Award employer.
GLL is an equal opportunities employer.