Sports and Leisure Service Manager - Ipswich

Ipswich, Suffolk
£42,683 - £44,632 per annum
12 Jul 2019
28 Jul 2019
Job Type
Full Time

Sports and Leisure Service Manager - Grafton House

£42,683 - £44,632 per annum

We are looking for an experienced and innovative Sports and Leisure Services Manager to join one of the largest sport and leisure providers in the region. They will lead the Sport and Service Development team and support the Operations Manager in the day to day running of the Sport and Leisure Service. We are looking for someone that can demonstrate and evidence strong financial growth in the sport and fitness industry through business development, innovation and product development. They will also be able to build strong partnerships that create mutual success.

The right person will bring knowledge in developing commercially viable programmes,  including strong budget management and an understanding of managing membership schemes. They will know how to grow participation levels through physical activity and turn these into income generators to support their sustainability. They will also understand the wider sport and physical landscape and have good knowledge of the sector nationally.

Weare looking for someone that is able to build teams and manage a team that isconsistently high performing and to be able to help us achieve our goal of being 'The Employer of Choice' in Ipswich for Sport and Leisure. They will havea passion for working with people including having strong customer service related skills.

 We want someone that is passionate about sport and physical activity, will thrive on the challenge to make Ipswich Borough Council's Sport and Leisure Service a financially productive business and will enjoy the challenge of making Ipswich a more active town.

The Sports and Leisure Service Manager will be expected to work closely with the Sport and Leisure Services Manager - Sports Facilities and Operations in managing the day to day operations of the service.

This post will be subject to full Enhanced Disclosure.

Day to day

This is a varied role that will see the post holder undertake a variety of duties including managing their team to perform to the highest level. They will oversee the sport and fitness programme, the iCard membership scheme, the swimming lesson programme, the commercial training offer, the service's commercial activities including the retail offer across all centres and the day to day sport and physical activity development programme. You will be expected to lead the strategic relationship with the Marketing and Communications team and lead our stakeholder engagement including with customers and external partners such as the local CSP, County Council, NGBs and other local voluntary sector organisations. 

About you

You will be educated to degree level.

IOSH Certificate or equivalent

Ideally a member of CIMSPA

Striving to be the 'Employer of Choice', we want people who have a passion for sport and fitness.

Closing Date: 23:59 on Sunday 28th July 2019.

Please note: we are unable to accept CVs, please click apply now and continue to our website to apply online.

Selection Process: Interviews will take place w/c 5 August 2019. Candidates will do a Technical Interview followed by a 10 minute presentation and a formal interview. They will need to do reasoning tests and personality test beforehand.

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