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Sports Centre Manager - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

The Perse School
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£40,000 - £45,000 per annum
Closing date
19 Feb 2024

The Perse is one of the country's leading co-educational independent day schools, providing high quality education to pupils aged 3-18 in Cambridge.


An exciting opportunity has arisen at The Perse School, for a Sports Centre Manager to run the new Swimming Pool, Sports Centre and Climbing Wall. Completion due in Summer 2024, the new sports facilities, based at the Upper School site, will include a six-lane 25-metre swimming pool, sports hall and climbing facility comprising an 11-metre roped climbing wall and bouldering area.  



Working alongside the Director of Operations, the Sports Centre Manager will establish, grow and oversee a learn to swim programme as well as developing and overseeing a programme of other sports hirings (wet and dry side). This will ensure the new facilities are well used outside of school hours, generating commercial return for the School. The Sports Centre Manager will be responsible for ensuring the safe and effective operation of the facilities, with a particular focus on the swimming pool being appropriately maintained, staffed and managed.


A successful Sports Centre Manager will be passionate about sport, highly organised, a good manager of people and highly commercial. They will also have an excellent understanding of the importance of health and safety and safeguarding within a sports and education environment.


Further details including how to apply can be obtained from our website.


Closing date: 19th February at midday but applications will be considered as they are received; The Perse School reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date.


Interviews will be held on Monday 26th February, unless candidates are invited to attend on an earlier date.


The School actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.




Safer Recruitment

The Perse School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including: references from previous employers, a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the enhanced level, as well as eligibility to work in the UK (in compliance with UK immigration regulations). All work carried out at the School on a regular basis amounts to regulated activity.  This role is also exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.


Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone's responsibility. The School is committed to acting in the best interests of the child so as to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. The School requires everyone who comes into contact with children and their families to share this commitment. Interviews will be conducted in person, and they will explore candidates’ suitability to work with children.

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