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General Manager - Stockport, Greater Manchester

Leisure People Recruitment
Stockport, Greater Manchester
Up to £36,000 per annum
Closing date
11 May 2024

General Manager - Stockport, Greater Manchester

Large Leisure Centre

Salary: £36,000 per annum

I am currently looking for a general manager to join a multiple award-winning leisure operator and to take day to day responsibility for a flagship leisure centre in Stockport. The centre has a membership base of 1600 and a learn to swim program in excess of 1000 with a significant swimming performance squad, the turnover in in excess of £1.5m. There will be significant 250K+ investment into the gym with all of the kit being replaced making it an exciting time to take over the management of the centre. Reporting into the operations director and supported with sales by a senior manager you will be leading:

  • An AGM and 3 duty managers to ensure the highest levels of operational excellence and health and safety,
  • Ensuring that sales targets are achieved with ongoing outreach and marketing initiatives.
  • Driving the learn the swim program and casual swimming business to meet challenging targets.
  • Responsible for recruiting talent against the company values and training and developing skills.
  • Ensure ongoing training is delivered and recorded including NPLQ and FAAW
  • Supporting all HODS with commercial and community initiatives and partnerships.
  • Optimising the programming and timetables across the studios, pools and sports halls.
  • Responsible for centre budgets including labour, income and expenditure.
  • Oversee and project manage the operational impacts of significant cap ex investment.

We are looking for candidates who have the drive, ambition, and motivation who are looking to develop and further their career with a highly regarded operator renowned for supporting, developing and progressing their management team. You will ideally have significant operational management experience working in the leisure industry and given the profile and range of the wet side facilities significant experience in managing a large learn to swim and casual swimming operation. It will be advantageous of you hold a current PPOC, NPLQ and FAAW qualification although training can be provided.

The role will predominantly be Monday to Friday, working a combination of shifts. There will be a requirement to work 1 weekend in 4. Holiday entitlement is 30 days per annum including bank holidays. There are significant opportunities for the successful candidate to enrol on additional courses and to acquire further qualifications.

Interviews are immediately available.

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