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Sport England is recruiting with Leisure Opportunities
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Competitive
Join the team at Sport England to help deliver the government's 'Sporting Future' strategy in this exciting and pivotal role.
Job description:
A key element of 'Sporting Future', the government's strategy for an active nation, is the drive to deliver a more productive and sustainable sports sector.

Sport England is seeking an experienced individual who can support local authorities in the achievement of local outcomes through effective and sustainable service delivery.

Financial pressures can conflict with the achievement of social objectives and a key element of this role will be to work with the sector (clients, delivery sector and influential organisations) to achieve a balance between sustainable financial performance and the achievement of social, health and broader economic outcomes.

The post holder will need to work with the consultancy sector, who support local authorities through the process of strategic decision making, procurement and contract management in relation to leisure services.

In addition, the post holder will play an active role in the support and delivery of major capital projects within the Strategic Facilities Fund Programme. The post holder will need to have experience and knowledge of the project, procurement and design process.

Developing relationships with senior personnel across the sector will be key in order to influence the focus on outcome delivery. This is a challenging position which will require strong leadership qualities, excellent communication and negotiating skills deployed at senior levels.

Interested? Discover more, and apply now by clicking the link below.

Sport England actively promotes diversity in employment and sport and welcomes applications from all parts of the community.
WTS International is recruiting with Leisure Opportunities
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Commensurate with experience
Job description:
WTS International, one of the world’s leading spa, fitness and leisure consulting and management firms, is seeking a Project Interior Designer for our corporate office in Rockville, MD. The Project Interior Designer will be responsible for providing design assistance specific to spa, fitness or other recreation/leisure portions of hospitality projects. They will also be responsible for the identification and procurement of specialized equipment that such facilities require.

Responsibilities
* Prepare and submit space programming documents, equipment layouts and specifications as well as other project-specific input to architects, interior designers and/ or other members of the project team.
* Specify specialized fitness and spa equipment and provide layouts and equipment lists to architects, engineers, interior designers and other project team personnel for assigned projects.
* Secure bid/quotes on above equipment as needed for assigned projects and coordinate the procurement of said equipment with the appropriate disciplines on the project team.
* Establish and maintain knowledge of sources, technical specifications and availability of pertinent equipment and materials. Stay abreast of trends and innovations in the leisure industry.
* Responsibilities may require an adjusted work schedule, travel, and evening/weekend hours in order to meet deadlines.

Qualifications
* Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from an accredited institution.
* A minimum of three years experience working as an interior designer in the field of Hospitality.
* Must possess an interest in fitness, spa and recreation activities.
* High level of proficiency in AutoCAD required. Experience with Revit a plus.
* Skilled in Microsoft Office, Bluebeam, Photoshop and Sketch Up.
* Effective oral and written communication skills.
* Professional appearance, communication and demeanour at all times.
* Must be self-directed, exhibit efficient time management, organization and analytical skills.
* Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.

Facility/Job Highlights
WTS International, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer that is committed to having a diverse workforce.
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Up to £40,000 (OTE £60,000) plus lots of great benefits
Job description:
Are you looking for a new and exciting role that gives you more variety, challenges and opportunity than ever before?

Do you want to earn an industry-leading salary, with great benefits?

Are you ambitious and driven?

Are you currently working as a General Manager - perhaps at a health club, sports centre, entertainment centre, arts centre or visitor attraction?

If so, then we want to hear from you!

The skills and experience you have as a general manager are exactly the skills and experience you need to become a general manager with Hollywood Bowl Group.

The Hollywood Bowl Group PLC is the place to be if you want to be a valued player in a real success story. With 58 centres across the UK, built on the market-leading Hollywood Bowl, AMF Bowling and Bowlplex brands and exciting expansion plans, there’s never been a better time to join us as a General Manager.

We have opportunities across the South West of England and are looking for excellent General Managers to come and meet us, explore our opportunities, have a tour of the centre, taste our menu, have an interview - and enjoy a game of bowling of course, at the #Place2B.

Be the Customer Service Champion.
Lead, motivate and inspire your team to deliver service that delights our customers and keeps them coming back for more - proactively managing service to create loyal fans for your business.

Be the Leader and People Developer.
Recruit, develop and motivate the most energetic and engaging team members. Give them the knowledge and skills to drive business performance. Support and coach them, through monthly performance reviews and behavioural goals, to deliver your vision.

Be Commercial.
Bring the sharp financial insight to manage a successful P&L and drive the outperformance of your centre on a consistent basis - understanding the wider business opportunities, shaping the needs of your diverse customer base and continually developing fan loyalty as well as new footfall.

Be a Positive Energy.
We love ‘feel-good’ people who are enterprising and full of fresh ideas - individuals with the infectious enthusiasm that makes everyone feel welcome, personalities who surprise and delight our guests on every visit, team players who only stop to celebrate success.

Be a Dynamic Operator.
This is the place for your ideas - a place where you can develop business plans for your centre, work against your own personal, agreed objectives (as well as set KPI’s) - and measure the effectiveness of all expenditure to ensure a maximum return on your investment.

Be the complete Business Manager.
Your business will include a Cafe, lanes with a VIP area, bar, diner and amusements - so you’ll enjoy the freedom to make a real impact across sales and marketing, driving the optimum financial and commercial performance of your business, in the ever changing leisure sector.

Be Rewarded.
You can expect a very competitive salary, plus a great benefits package such as a healthcare cash plan, contributory pension scheme, free bowling and access to discounts at hundreds of global brands through Perkbox. More than that, our out-performance uncapped annual bonus scheme is the best in the industry, with realistic budgets set, encouraging you to unlock each and every opportunity that exists. And on top of that, you’ll receive a quarterly bonus scheme too.

Be Clever.
And be quick - if you’re a General Manager with the outstanding qualities above (and ideally your own car), don't miss out and apply today.
£48,987 - £53,886
Job description:
We’re looking for a Managing Director with a strong business head to lead this new company to success across its leisure, sports, events and cultural services.

You will act as an ambassador for Liberty Leisure, managing its interests and developing business plans and operational strategies to meet an agreed performance management framework.

A typical day will include delivering the Liberty Leisure business plan, generating new business and partnerships and liaising with Board Members on key decisions and plans.

The ideal candidate for Managing Director would:
* Have excellent communication and engagement skills
* Possess excellent commercial skills
* Experience in the Leisure or Sports industry
* Proven success in sales and marketing
* Experience of successfully managing and motivating a large number of employees
* Experience of managing significant budgets
* Knowledge of health and safety standards and risk management
* Experience in a similar role within the public or private sectors

What you need to know
Liberty Leisure Limited is a wholly owned company and has been created to face the economic, social and health challenges and issues. Liberty Leisure Limited manages sports, leisure and cultural services on behalf of Broxtowe Borough Council.

An independent limited company, Liberty Leisure Limited is overseen by its own board of directors and is a separate legal entity from the Council. Employees of Liberty Leisure Limited are not Council employees; however, they do enjoy the same terms and conditions, including membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme.

To apply to become a Managing Director with Liberty Leisure Limited please click Apply Now below.

Interviews to be held in January 2018
Competitive
Job description:
Merlin Entertainments. Serious About Fun!

Do you have the Magic in you to create memorable experiences all for the love of fun? Do you wish to cast a spell of laughter and enjoyment to the people around you? Want to join a team that creates smiles and memories globally on a daily basis? Then you have the magic to be Team Merlin at Madame Tussauds Orlando!

About The Role
You will be in the middle of the magic, supporting the strategic business objectives of our exciting and dynamic commercial teams across Midway NA. Merlin is seeking a senior sales leader with a proven history of innovation, development and creation of high level business strategy in a competitive, dynamic and evolving market space. As Commercial Director with Merlin Entertainments, you will be responsible for successfully managing all commercial services including but not limited to, new business development and planning the day to day delivery of commercial departments including photography, food & beverage and retail.

Key Objectives:
Define and implement a 5 year development strategy for Midway North America’s commercial offering, moving our commercial spaces to world class attraction experiences, delivering best in class SPH.

Provide specialist leadership and guidance for the above functions in order to achieve key annual financial targets (RPC, revenue budgets, COS control, gross profitability and EBITDA) Ensure best in class standards and guest satisfaction though both day to day operations and development of our food retail spaces though Capital investment

Main Responsibilities:

Operations
- Lead the day to day commercial performance, of those categories within the job role.
- Drive operational efficiency using commercial expertise so that more resources can be moved into customer facing activities to add value to guest satisfaction and spend.
- Ensure that the agreed store standards are delivered in all retail, photography and food units. To regularly assess & review these standards are being upheld.
- Take ownership and deliver guest satisfaction and service standard KPIs for the Midway London secondary spends.
- Facilitate and conduct operational support visits to each attraction as appropriate in order to drive commercial performance.
- Impart advanced retail, photography food and games knowledge on teams generating action plans which demonstrate improvement.
- Ensure all franchise partners (manly photo) are aware of Brand Vision & are adhering to it at all times. Through this manage the day-to-day operations of all third party partners and franchises.
- Establish and manage an improved cluster logistics team, providing improved on shelf availability across all attractions. Deliver improved inventory accuracy and cost savings.
- Develop one central stored facility delivering cost saving, better productivity and in coordination with finance, better financial controls.
- Create a P&Ls structure and review process for all commercial activity.

Marketing
- Understand the market dynamic in MW guests and embed this in the strategy to grow commercial revenue.
- Ensure annual marketing plans exist for each commercial product offer ensuring the attractions have a plan to adapt to, Schools, Groups, International / Domestic Splits, Seasonality of Events etc.
- Liaise with Merlin Retail, F&B & Brand Directors in conjunction with the Group Buying Director to agree product ranges.
- Work closely with Brand Marketing to ensure all retail units are adhering to brand standards on signage and environment.

Financial
- Delivery of budgeted commercial spends and EBITDA, ultimately exceeding budgeted revenue and net profitability
- Closely monitors and analyses all data relating to sales, margins and average transaction values.
- Use of latest financial information to understand and rationalise key drivers of performance throughout all commercial spaces; addressing problems, and developing and implementing the appropriate solutions.
- Monitor forecasts and adapt overheads accordingly throughout the year.
- Accountable for all reporting being delivered on time and in the agreed formats to Cluster Finance team.
- Ensure stock budgets are not exceeded; monitor attraction specific open to buy values and implement actions to reduce stock excess where necessary.
- Implement and measure all procedures relating to cash and stock control.

Development
- Develop, in conjunction with the Group Retail & F&B Director, and the General Management teams a clear 5 year Food, Retail Strategy. Ensure this delivers in line with the flag ship status the attractions want to achieve.
- Deliver an annual commercial BP
- Identify additional revenue streams which are on brand and matched to the Merlin values. Make proposals for change to the Cluster Director (Hotels / Buses / Theatre Tickets etc.)
- Deliver successful development P&L’s that will ensure MW is represented with quality applications at the annual commercial development boards.
- Facilitate the communication between the cluster and the central buying team to ensure a smooth merchandise ordering process is achieved, thus ensuring robust availability and product choice.
- Provide feedback on areas which are over / under performing where appropriate.
- Pursue other revenue earning opportunities to facilitate additional brand experiences and profit streams.
- Proactively manage third party partners, development strategies.

People
- Act as a key partner to the Cluster Directors and GM’s ensuring that all strategies are aligned
- Maximise cluster synergies through the management and creation of one commercial team.
- Actively develop the leadership team’s knowledge of best practices ensuring that they take ownership and pride in their work, and are trained for the function they perform.
- Take ownership for and develop a team that will consistently deliver guest expectations in all service and operational standards on a daily basis.
- Maximise sales in profit centres and concessions through focused and fully trained Commercial Operations Managers.
- Develop a succession plan for the cluster, working with HR to identify training and development needs. Support the Talent Management and Personal Development Plan programmes.

Experience and Education
- Bachelor’s degree preferred in Business, management or related field
- Up to five years of experience in retail operations or equivalent experience preferred
- Experience designing and implementing comprehensive Merchandising programs
- Experience in Merchandising or store operations; multi- unit leadership preferred
- Experience in new product development
- Effectively communicates and influences all levels of management and Partners
- The ideal candidate will have experience in complex retailing environment
- Proven leadership experience in a complex environment with multiple direct reports
- Excellent customer service skills
- Ability to manage multiple assignments/projects
- Must be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
- Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication skills, strong customer focus
- Ability to work in a fast paced environment
- Must be a strong learner, think independently, and demonstrate critical thinking
- Accurately documents and supports work performed and conclusions reached.

About The Benefits
In return you will find a competitive salary and benefits package (including a medical, vision, dental, life insurance and 401(k) matching plan offering), share program opportunities, and benefit from free entry to all of our Merlin attractions which also extend to family and friends. In addition, you can expect continued growth of joining an exciting, global organization.

About Us
Merlin Entertainments, plc is a business built on fun. We are the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator. We operate over 100 attractions, eight hotels and three holiday villages in 22 countries across four continents and we run some of the best known names in global leisure. These include the likes of SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, the Dungeons, the Eye brand, and LEGOLAND. Whether you are serving delicious food, working in the office, maintaining the attractions, entertaining guest or operating rides, the objective is to provide a truly memorable experience and a great day out for all members of the family.

We offer flexible opportunities, in a totally unique environment. We know this is a great place to work, but don’t just take our word for it.
The Gym Group is recruiting with Leisure Opportunities
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Highly Competitive Salary + c20% Bonus + Optional PT Income
Job description:
The Gym Group is seeking to recruit exceptional General Managers to lead its revolutionary gym membership concept. We are opening a number of new clubs in early 2017 and want to discuss some great career opportunities with highly talented and experienced GMs.

The Gym Group is a leading UK provider of high-quality low-cost gyms. Founded in 2007, and opening its first gym in Hounslow, at the end of 2016 the business operated 89 gyms across the UK, with a pipeline to open between 15 and 20 gyms in 2017.

Our vision is to provide affordable access to exercise facilities and expert help to every person who wants to improve their wellbeing, whatever their starting point, whatever their destination.

The Gym’s unique 24/7, no contract, low-price offer is a compelling proposition that is transforming the UK health and fitness sector. Memberships start from just £10.99 a month and provides unlimited access to loads of the most up-to-date resistance and cardiovascular gym equipment, along with some of the most highly trained, qualified and friendly staff in the industry.

The Gym Group plc is the only publically listed UK health and fitness operator, having been admitted to the main market of the London Stock Exchange in November 2015.

The business is the only operator in the fitness sector to gain the gold-standard Investors in People accreditation, has been ranked three years running in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 and has achieved the Outstanding award from the prestigious The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For list.

General Manager
This role requires an extraordinary manager with proven entrepreneurial flair and commercial ability, as well as the skill, energy and determination to drive and grow the business. We're looking for a manager who enjoys having the freedom to take charge of all aspects of an operation. Instead of having a huge central operation, we prefer to empower our managers to manage the business.

The role
- To oversee the launch of a brand new facility
- To drive and deliver the commercial performance of the business.
- To drive and deliver the operational excellence of the gym
- To drive and deliver the marketing activity for the club with a significant annual marketing budget
- To recruit, train and develop their own team and for managing them to success
- Opportunity to Personal Train for up to 10 hours per week

The candidate
- Must have a proven and successful track record of management experience within a leisure related industry, preferably within the health and fitness sector
- Must be passionate about customer service and be entrepreneurial in the way they manage
- Must have a proven track record in driving sales and coordinating local marketing activity as well as of recruiting and managing a successful team
- Ideally will have experience as a General Manager overseeing all business areas within a leisure facility or have substantial experience as a Fitness Manager or other similar operational function
- Ideally will be REPS level 2 or higher qualified or be prepared to qualify

This is an extremely varied role that offers an excellent opportunity to develop with an exciting and growing business. It is a hands on leadership role, so you will need to be outgoing and ready to get involved in every aspect of running each gym.

As the fastest growing low-cost gym operator we can offer promotion opportunities as we expand. We'll reward you in line with your performance and also offer a competitive benefits package including 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension scheme, cycle-to-work scheme, childcare vouchers, season-tickets loans, free membership for you and a friend or family member, an employee assistance programme and an employee share matching plan.

If you see yourself as an industry-leader of the future, please apply in confidence by submitting your CV with details of your current salary package.
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John Treharne, CEO, The Gym Group
Would you like to work for a gym operator that allows you to develop and use your skills to the full whilst being well rewarded? The Gym is totally committed to allowing 'the manager to manage' and rewarding our key personnel for delivery.