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Group Business Manager - Swim Schools

Leisure People Recruitment
Remote/Midlands/South of England travel
From £55000 per annum + bonus + car allowance +benefits
Closing date
28 Mar 2024

Group Business Manager - Swim Schools

Hybrid/remote with Midlands/Southern England Travel

From £55,0000+ bonus + excellent benefits


We are looking for a Group Business Manager to oversee the development and commercial performance of swimming lessons for one of the U.K.s leading leisure operators.


Key responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with the Commercial Director, review and develop the people, process and sales strategy to drive learn to swim and swim school income.
  • Work with key stakeholders (Operations, Marketing, Sales, Fitness, retail), suppliers and bodies to develop and deliver strategies to retain existing customers and attract new customers.
  • Coach, support, and drive a large team of Swimming Development Managers with the support of Area and Regional Managers.
  • Ownership and delivery of the aquatic budget and resources.
  • Ensure the operational quality and service delivery of their swim programming is of the highest standard.
  • Support with the mobilisation of new schools and business.
  • Assist the Commercial Director on new projects.



Person specification:

  • Inspiring, supportive and collaborative leader.
  • Analytical, strategic thinker with a hands-on approach to delivering results.
  • Proven track record in delivering commercial improvements within a swimming lesson/aquatics environment with a working understanding of the key levers for customer and commercial success in this arena.
  • Experience in leading and impacting teams over a large geographical area possibly as a Regional Swim Manager, National Aquatics Manager, Head of Commercial Business, Regional Manager, Area Business Manager or Contract Manager.
  • Full clean driving licence and prepared to initially travel up to 50% of the working week from the midlands to the south of England.
  • Ideally living in Central or Southern England for easy access to the majority of their centres.



  • Up to £55,000 basic salary
  • Achievable annual bonus
  • Car allowance + mileage
  • Contributory pension
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays.
  • Family membership and discounts on other products and services
  • Fully funded training and career progression opportunities.
  • Employee Assistance Programme - 24/7 confidential, independent, and professional counselling.
  • Cycle-to-work and Car Leasing tax-efficient scheme.
  • 37-hour Week Monday to Friday


For more information, please click apply and we will be in touch if you have the right level of experience.


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