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General Manager

Places Leisure
London, Greater London, England
Closing date
13 Dec 2021
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We are Places Leisure, part of the Places for People Group; we are placemakers; our work impacts on the lives of people across the U.K. – providing homes to live in, communities to retire to, spaces to stay active, supported homes for independent living, and student accommodation. Our places work when they work for everyone.

How do we do all this? By surrounding ourselves with active people, make a difference people and customer focused people. Our people live and breathe our SPIRIT values; we are the place for spirited people.

So, we want you to join us and the 12,000 other colleagues on our journey; colleagues who have helped us create places, maintain 209,000 homes, manage £4.5 billion of assets, deliver £87.9m in social value and teach 80,000 children to swim each week.

More about your role

Reporting to the Contract Manager you will take responsibility for ensuring your team deliver exceptional service, well presented and clean facilities at all times. You will identify strategic initiatives that provide real commercial value and make a positive impact to the bottom line. You will also ensure that key metrics are achieved and that our key stakeholder is engaged and happy at all times.

You will be responsible for ensuring that your local community engage in a range of sports and activities by ensuring your centre offers facilities that meet their needs, in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

For more information please download our job profile available on our website.

More about you

You will be a strong leader with a commercial brain, you must be able to evidence at interview where you have taken decisions that have improved the bottom line. You will be a skilled manager/coach and be able to motivate and develop your direct reports and wider team. Our business is fast moving and ever changing and you will possess the capability to lead a team through change whilst delivering amazing customer service.

Ideally you will possess a background in leisure, alternatively we would welcome applications from candidates from a hospitality background. However more importantly to us is your ability to lead a fast moving business and maximise commercial value whilst delighting our customers.

The benefits

Our ambition gives you all the challenge you could wish for and that's why we can offer you tangible and exciting career progression in a diverse and pioneering business.

Here people can flourish, thrive, better themselves and work in fantastic communities with inspirational colleagues and customers.

We know that there's always more we can do to make you smile, that's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to help colleagues save money or make their lives a little bit easier; from a pension, generous holiday pay, training, sick pay, and free or discounted gym membership – to a wealth of extra perks including interest-free loans for colleagues, discounts and offers on thousands of retailers, restaurants and leisure outlets and much more.

What's next?

If you meet the criteria and are ready to make the next step in your career then click apply. You will be redirected to our careers site where you can discover more about the role, read a full job description and apply directly to us.

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