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£43,821 - £46,702
Job description:
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Leisure Operations Manager to drive the financial and operational performance of 7 leisure facilities within Gateshead.

Gateshead Council's leisure facilities known as Go Gateshead offers a number of services for wellbeing and leisure some of which include, 5 state of the art gyms with the latest cardio and fitness equipment, 5 large swimming pools, over 200 fitness classes each week and 2 athletic tracks. Go Gateshead are continuously seeking opportunities to maximise customer base and have set an overall goal to achieve 10,000 members by 2019/20.

One of GO Gateshead priorities is to provide a sport and leisure service which is customer focused to ensure a healthy active and live well Gateshead. Over recent years the service has become more customer lead, commercial with a focus on income generation which has resulted in a number of new initiatives some of which includes recently installing 'Clip and Climb' and a new large soft play in one facility.

If you are interested in this opportunity you must have significant experience of managing leisure facilities, experience of working with external agencies, voluntary groups and volunteers. Experience of managing budgets within a trading environment, managing health safety within the leisure industry, delivering improvements in quality and performance, identifying and sustaining income generation, providing a customer focus service within the leisure industry and a commitment to professional development and service improvement is also essential.

You must also hold a degree or equivalent in Sport and Leisure or relevant subject area and hold a current driving licence and have access to a car or means of mobility support.

Having experience of managing a number of leisure facilities in an area manager role and knowledge of local government policies and procedures would be desirable.

For full details and to apply, please click the link below.
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