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Aquatic Centre Manager - Smethwick, West Midlands

Sandwell Leisure Trust
Smethwick, West Midlands
£50,607 per annum
Closing date
9 Feb 2023

Aquatic Centre Manager - Smethwick, West Midlands

Location: Role initially based at Smethwick B67 until the opening of Sandwell Aquatic Centre.

Hours: 37 hours per week including early mornings, evenings and weekends.

Salary: £50,607 per annum (Grade 9)

CLOSING DATE: 8th February 2023 5pm. The trust reserves the right to withdraw the advert prior to this date if sufficient applications have been received.

After successfully hosting the Commonwealth Games’ swimming and diving events, the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre is currently being transformed into a state-of-the-art local leisure centre for Sandwell and the region, and will open to the public in Summer 2023.


  • Manage and drive the commercial performance, ensuring excellent service delivery of Sandwell’s £80m Sandwell Aquatic Centre.
  • Work closely with key leading stakeholders from across the spectrum of leisure, health and aquatic sport.
  • Capitalise on opportunities for sustained growth, high performance and ensure that the Commonwealth legacy plan is delivered.



  • A flexible, positive and can-do attitude.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Effective communication and customer service skills as you ensure a smooth, professional, and enjoyable experience throughout a customer's journey, whether that be in lessons or squads.


In return, we offer a range of benefits that you'd expect from an award-winning organisation like Sandwell Leisure Trust which include:

  • Admission to the Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Generous annual leave, starting at 30 days plus 9 bank holidays
  • Free staff membership at our leisure centres
  • Ongoing training and development to help you to be the best
  • Flexible and family friendly working policies


  • A 50-metre Olympic-size swimming pool
  • 10-metre-high competitive dive tower
  • 25-metre dive pool with 1,000 spectator seats
  • A community swimming pool
  • Three 150sqm activity studios
  • Two 4-court sports halls
  • 108-station gym
  • 25-station ladies-only gym
  • Indoor cycling studio
  • Changing village for up to 600
  • Dry diving centre with mini floor trampolines
  • Sauna/steam room
  • New football pitch and changing facilities
  • New urban park and children’s play area
  • Parking for up to 300 vehicles and a café

The Next Steps

Interviews: 16th February 2023

If this sounds like the next exciting move in your career then apply now!

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