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Parkwood Leisure is recruiting with Leisure Opportunities
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Parkwood Leisure
£60,000 per annum
Job location: Worcester, United Kingdom
The Head of Business Development will be an astute business leader with strong numeric, written and communication skills
Job description:
Parkwood Leisure Head Office, Worcester
Salary - c£60k + Benefits

Parkwood is one of the leading leisure management companies in the UK, currently operating 90 varied facilities that include leisure centres, theatres and outdoor activity venues on behalf of 28 Local Authority clients. The company has enjoyed steady and consistent growth since its inception in 1995, and now manages revenues in excess of £80m per annum.

The Leisure Business offers:
18 million visitors annually
80,000 monthly health and fitness and swimming members on direct debits
Over 35,000 swimming lesson participants each week.
18,000 Sway Dance participants each month
2000 events delivered to over 400,000 people annually

Following an internal promotion and investment into the team, a new Head of Business Development is being sought to secure ongoing growth for the company. This is an exciting time for the business when diversification opportunities are being proactively sought out. Reporting to the Sales and Marketing Director, you will provide a strategic lead to securing new management contracts through effective pipeline management, research into new and existing markets and local government procurement processes. The department also seeks out appropriate acquisition opportunities outside of procurement.

The Head of Business Development will be an astute business leader with strong numeric, written and communication skills. Applicants will need to demonstrate capability in winning new business, be innovative in their approach and capable of negotiating complex commercial deals with new and existing clients. They will be expected to coach and lead the dedicated business development team to deliver bespoke proposals adapted to each of our clients requirements, to review and improve upon the quality standards within bids and deliver robust financial business plans.

The chosen candidate may offer a successful background in winning business within public sector, B2B commercial sales or sponsorship, ideally in a leisure related industry. Experience of design, build, operate and maintain (DBOM) contracts or project management would be advantageous but not essential. Applicants should evidence in their covering letter any comparable roles within a sports, theatre or outdoor activity related sector where possible and highlight how they have influenced the strategic direction or growth of a similar organisation. Ideally a graduate, this role would suit a professional looking to develop their career with a successful private sector business.

Please send a covering letter and CV, together with current salary details by clicking Apply Now. Alternatively, you can send you application direct to Helena O'Keeffe, HR Assistant, Attwood House, John Comyn Drive, Worcester, WR3 7NS.
To discuss this opportunity further contact Emma Stones, HR Manager or Joanne Martin, Sales and Marketing Director on 01299 253 400.

Interviews will take place throughout the process, so early applications are encouraged.
Parkwood Leisure is an equal opportunities employer
The Gym Group is recruiting with Leisure Opportunities
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The Gym Group
Highly competitive salary + c20% bonus + optional PT income
Job location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
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.
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.
Job location: Carlsbad, CA, United States
Job description:
Scope of Job:
The Director of Front Office Operations (Senior Front Office Manager) is responsible for, and will oversee, the Front of House area/ functions of the Hotel for LEGOLAND Hotel & LEGOLAND Castle Hotel

Key Objectives:
1. Leading the Front Office teams in welcoming guests to the hotel through the arrival process, departure process and all other services required throughout the guests’ stay.
2. Develop and lead a positive, professional and strong team, with a focus on guest satisfaction, quality of service and delivery and development of a high level of skills. Act as a role model in leading this through The Merlin Way.
3. Ensure all queries and complaints are dealt with accordingly and exceed guests’ expectations along the way.

Main Responsibilities:

Business Impact/ Results
- Monitor and review all activities in the Front Office areas to ensure there is adequate cover to reduce guest waiting times, maximize efficiency and friendly service, cleanliness, health and safety (e.g. luggage blocking areas, safety of children etc.)
- Continually review guest waiting times and guest satisfaction.
- Ensure all Health and Safety documentation is recorded and up to date, including risk assessments.
- Ensure all cleaning is executed accordingly and to the correct standard.
- Where appropriate, liaise with Revenue Manager to ensure all conference and trade billing is completed accurately and to a high standard.
- Monitoring of night staff performance.
- Communicate with Revenue Manager in terms of accuracy of night audit and other revenue related checks.

- Monitor and review guest feedback to identify and influence any guest satisfaction or additional revenue generating activity.
- Explore and feedback any other sales opportunities and revenue streams.
- Review service flow to ensure maximum efficiency and reduce time taken to manage guest interactions, speed of check in and check out, etc.

- Work closely with the Head of Hotel Operations in terms of striving to achieve the wider hotel objectives.
- Update the Head of Hotel Operations on any operational issues in a timely manner, ensuring the earliest possible resolution and appropriate support in times of need.
- Deliver motivational and inspiration daily team briefs to ensure the team is up to date with any current issues and information they may need to be aware of.
- Establish a consistent way of communicating information to all staff in a 24 hour operation.

Decision Making and Autonomy
- Monitor and review operation of the department and implement changes to improve efficiency.

Applied Knowledge and Specialist Skills
- Effective communication skills.
- Lead by example while being a role model for the Merlin Way
- Impact and influencing skills

Managing Resources
- Effective management of budget.
- Effective use of department resources.
- Ensure there is adequate fire cover every night.
- Provide a balanced level of support and leadership to both the day and night teams in the hotel.
- Empower the relevant members of the team to make decisions in order to resolve guest issues and ensure a positive outcome.
- Ensure team and department costs are kept within agreed budget.
- Ensure the whole team has a clear understanding of the exact nature of their roles and the importance of positive energy.
- Provide the relevant information, tools and training to the appropriate teams in order for them to deliver a high level of guest service.

Complexity and Problem Solving
- Creative ideas for delivery of guest satisfaction and operational targets.
- Act as an incident controller to provide support and recovery to the Hotel.
- Coordination of all rescue and evacuation activities for the hotel.
- Demonstrate ability to resolve difficult guest situations which result in a positive outcome.

Health and Safety
You are responsible for all aspects of Health, Safety & Security within your team, in line with the Group Policy (HS001). In particular, you must ensure that risk assessments have been carried out, that safe working procedures are in place for all work activities and that all employees you are responsible for are aware of the Group Health, Safety and Security Policy and their obligations under it. You must ensure that safe working practices are monitored and that risk assessments and procedures are reviewed regularly. Where incidents do occur, you must ensure that they are investigated appropriately and that where necessary, corrective action is taken to ensure that such incidents are not repeated.

Background and Experience:
-3 – 5 years of successful experience in a front desk management position within a comparable hotel with 24 hour reception required.
-Proficiency with Opera is essential.
-Experience managing a team of direct reports with a proven track record of motivating a team to provide excellent guest service.

Bachelors degree in a related field or equivalent experience required.
£20,000-£60,000 Unlimited earning potential
Job location: Erith, London, United Kingdom
Job description:

We are looking for driven, enthusiastic Personal Trainers to join our successful team at Fit4Less Erith.

Applicants must be passionate, knowledgeable, upbeat and professional. They must be prepared to endorse the ethos of Fit4Less and deliver exceptional customer service. They also must be self-motivated, be prepared to work hard for results and flexible with their time. The club understands that operating as freelance can sometimes be challenging, so you can expect continued support and guidance from the club to help you grow your client base and maintain it.

We don't believe in charging our PT’s extortionate rent each month, meaning you receive 100% of all the personal training income that you generate and there is no limit on the amount of personal training sessions you can give. Instead we, ask that you give 15 hours a week back working on the gym floor, split in to two 7.5 hour shifts. In your 15 hours you will be interacting with members face to face which is a great opportunity to generate more clients. Your roles will include maintaining the gym floor, teaching classes, putting together training programmes, inductions and gym tours.

Although self-employed, you will be part of a dynamic team and can enjoy the benefits of working within a proven structure. Our personal training roles offer unlimited earning potential with Fit4Less offering marketing & management support, staff discounts and concessions. We want you to do well and succeed and therefore will give you all the support you need to do so!

We have a full and thriving membership base and we like to keep our personal training team small in order to give our PTs the best chance of succeeding. We are currently only looking to fill one role. Also whilst you look to build up your client base there will be some additional paid hours available in the first 3 months and potentially more moving forward.

Before applying, trainers should note the following requirements;


- Personal Training Certification to level 3 or above.

- Public Liability Insurance.


- Class instructor qualifications.

- Experience working in a gym preferred but not necessary.

To apply please send a Cover Letter and your CV with references if possible to support your application. We look forward to receiving your applications to this fantastic gym and working with you.

Please note: we can only consider applicants who are settled in the UK and based within a short commute to Erith.

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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.