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Managing Director
Orkney, UK
United Kingdom
Competitive salary plus relocation
09 Apr 2018
13 Mar 2018
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The Pickaquoy Centres are looking for a forward-thinking, dynamic and inspirational Managing Director.

Our 120 full and part-time staff are fun, hardworking individuals who are passionate about their roles and you will lead this exceptional team to deliver a wide range of services to the 20,000 Orcadians and the some 129,000 tourists and visitors each year.

The Pickaquoy Centre

Our leisure centre is located in the main town of Kirkwall and is recognised as Orkney’s community hub. We are proud to host high profile guests including royalty, entertainment professionals and the sporting elite but what makes us unique is that we are the heart of the community. Our visitor numbers reached 670,000 over the past 12 months, a year on year increase of 13%, largely due to the launch of our successful ActiveLife membership scheme in partnership with Orkney Islands Council. Just under 25% of the Orkney population is now registered under this scheme, bringing us closer to our vision of Every Body, Every Day, Active.

Mission - “Enriching people’s lives through sport, arts & leisure activities”

We host an exceptional range of activities for all ages and abilities from early years aquatics to The St Magnus International Festival. Our campus also includes a fully digital cinema with a comprehensive programme that includes live streaming of West End theatre, opera and ballet, a four-star camping park and a daycare centre for adults with learning difficulties. The quality of our facilities and services enables sports people to compete regularly at the regional and national level, putting Orkney high on the sporting map.

Orkney was rated the most desirable place to live in the UK (source: Herald Scotland April 1 st 2017). The people of Orkney are a vibrant, outward-looking island community with a can-do attitude and a passion for sports and arts participation.

The Role

Reporting directly to the Trustees, the Managing Director will be responsible for leading the strategic development of this multi-service centre with a current turnover of £2.7 million. This is a business critical role where you will be instrumental in driving our continued growth. We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Managing Director to lead the Centre through the next stage in its development. The successful candidate should be experienced in strategic planning, communications and financial control as well as having the ability to develop and maintain client and stakeholder relationships.

This is a rewarding, exciting and challenging role for an ambitious applicant. . Experience in developing strong teams, enhancing operational standards and developing new business through innovation and engagement with local communities, are key to this position.


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