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Paultons Park is recruiting with Leisure Opportunities
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Competitive Salary & Benefits
Job sector: executive
Job description:
A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen for a strategic catering lead to join one of the premier day visitor attractions in the UK due to the forthcoming retirement of the current postholder.

Located on the edge of the New Forest and welcoming over one million guests annually, Paultons, Home of Peppa Pig World, is still a private family owned and run company.

This is a position for an experienced catering professional who is looking for the next step in what will already have been a successful career.

Reporting to the Commercial Director the role has direct responsibility for all food and beverage aspects of the Park including corporate functions, staff facilities and miscellaneous events.

The role will also have full responsibility for budget planning and control, implementing robust purchasing and stock control procedures to maximise profit and margins.

The department currently has a turnover in excess of £5 million annually.

Excellent salary and benefits package on offer for the right candidate. (commensurate with the senior level of the role)

To find out more details and to apply please click 'Apply Now' below.
Liberty Leisure Limited is recruiting with Leisure Opportunities
executive job
£48,987 - £53,886
Job sector: executive
Only 1 day left to apply!
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
The Gym Group is recruiting with Leisure Opportunities
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Very Competitive Salary + c20% Bonus + Optional PT Income
Job sector: executive
Job description:
The Gym Group is seeking to recruit exceptional General Managers to lead its revolutionary gym membership concept. We are an expanding operation 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 2017 the business operates 116 gyms across the UK, with a pipeline to open between 15 and 20 gyms in 2018.

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.
featured job
£43,000 OTE package
Job sector: executive
Job description:
An exciting opportunity to be part of a growing organisation...

Freedom Leisure is a not-for-pro t leisure trust which manages leisure and cultural facilities on behalf of partners across the UK.We are proud to be delivering high quality, locally-focused services and are committed to their ongoing development.

Do you have experience in site management and the ability to continuously improve the facilities, both from an operational and commercial perspective?

We are looking for a Contract Manager, to join our team, working with our centres in Woking.

You will be accountable for the business budget, performance across the centres and the management and development of a team of Site Managers.

Working for Freedom Leisure is not only an exciting opportunity with a competitive salary, but we offer a range of great benefits as well:

-Freedom Choices, our very own employee benefits scheme (get discounts on travel bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out and more)
- Discounted staff membership (including family members)
-Cycle to work scheme
- Incremental holidays
- Employee Assistance Programme 24/7- con dential, independent and impartial source of support.
-Company pension (up to 6%)
-Childcare vouchers
- Team working environment
-Career progression
-Fully funded training

If this sounds like the opportunity for you please click 'Apply Now' below.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Mytime Active is recruiting with Leisure Opportunities
executive job
£50,000 - £55,000
Job sector: executive
Job description:
Are you are Great Service Leader with Excellent Community Relationship Building Skills?

If, along with strong commerciality and high operational standards, these are your strengths then joining Mytime Active could be a perfect move for you!

As one of two Regional Managers, you will be pivotal in taking our offering to the next level, embedding us in the community and raising our profile in locations including Birmingham, The Black Country including Walsall and Sandwell.

Alongside best in class compliance management your strong leadership, people management, and exacting standards of customer service and facility management will embed Mytime Active’s brand ethos.

As a senior manager, you will ensure your strong coaching approach to performance management is ingrained in the business and that high performing customer-facing teams deliver a consistent brand experience that makes “Every interaction a positive one that makes each customer want to come back”.

You will use your track record in service and product delivery to ensure commercial and strategic objectives are met across the region by optimizing opportunities and ensuring efficient distribution of resources and skills.

A demonstrably successful networker you will build strong relationships with key stakeholders in the region to complement our national Business Development team.

You will use your breath of experience to split your time in this multi-faceted role between our businesses, currently the split is Golf (30%), Health (30%) and you will spend a significant proportion of the remainder of your time building relationships and developing opportunities, including working with our Business Development team.

A background in Health, Leisure or Golf is preferable but not essential however experience of operating successfully as part of a senior strategic team whilst ensuring high standards of compliance and high engagement of a 100+ multi-skilled workforce, is necessary.



About Us

Mytime Active is an award-winning social enterprise, with aspirations to make sure everybody in the communities we serve “Get more out of life”. We have an ambitious strategy underway to transform us from a local authority facilities management company to a leader in community well-being and require the best talent to achieve this.

Mytime Active runs lifestyle preventative health services across the UK, whilst our leisure centres in the London Borough of Bromley offer swimming, gym facilities, ten pin bowling and much more. With 16 great courses located in London, the Midlands & south coast, we are also the largest pay and play golf operator in the UK.



Working for Mytime Active

Our Birmingham golf centres and Walsall health hub are all within easy car commuting distance from the East and West Midlands, Shropshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire with free parking.

We believe that your health and wellbeing is important.

Whatever’s on your mind, there’s information and expertise at your fingertips.

We offer access to a range of services and benefits to help you with your health and well-being.

We offer a competitive package that includes a car allowance, discretionary incentives, 25 days holidays, free gym and golf membership at our sites and various salary sacrifice schemes e.g. childcare vouchers and a cycle to work scheme.

In addition, we have a range of development and learning opportunities and best of all the chance to be part of an ambitious, passionate organisation that really makes a difference in people’s lives.



How to Apply

Please apply with a CV and covering letter below, stating why your skills and experience make you ideal for this position.

To view the full job description, please click here.
Freedom Leisure Ltd is recruiting with Leisure Opportunities
executive job
£57,000 OTE package
Job sector: executive
Job description:


An exciting opportunity to be part of a growing organisation...

Freedom Leisure is a not-for-profit leisure trust which manages leisure and cultural facilities on behalf of partners across the UK.

We are proud to be delivering high quality, locally-focused services and are committed to their ongoing development.

As Group Commercial Manager you’ll play a key role in our business.

Your job will be to make a major contribution to devising and implementing the organisation’s sales strategy to deliver optimum commercial success.

You’ll offer sharp analysis and enlightening insight that will drive our income growth.

From delivering pricing plans to shaping customer-retention initiatives, you’ll take responsibility for the commercial management of our customer base, as well as playing a fundamental part in increasing sales, revenue and improving margins.

We’re looking for a dynamic and driven individual to lead our commercial growth; are you up to the challenge?



Working for Freedom Leisure is not only an exciting opportunity with a competitive salary, but we offer a range of great benefits as well:

-Freedom Choices, our very own employee benefits scheme (get discounts on travel bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out and more)
- Discounted staff membership (including family members)
-Cycle to work scheme
- Incremental holidays
- Employee Assistance Programme 24/7- con dential, independent and impartial source of support.
-Company pension (up to 6%)
-Childcare vouchers
- Team working environment
-Career progression
-Fully funded training

If this sounds like the opportunity for you please click 'Apply Now' below.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Competitive
Job sector: executive
Job description:
We are Chessington World of Adventures Resort and we are part of the magical Merlin Entertainments!

We are currently recruiting for a Head of Park Operations (maternity cover). In this role you will be a major factor in the success of our Rides and Attractions, Admissions and Car Parks teams to ensure we consistently provide service of the highest standard of operational efficiency; safety and brand presentation standards. With a strong grasp of these standards and aims, you will be responsible for motivating your team to achieve excellence, exceed targets and operating budgets, as well as suggest and demonstrate ways to increase KPI scores and guest satisfaction. You will be accountable for the daily operations of the Park Operations team, anticipating and focusing on the needs and expectations of our guests, ensuring that they are met. You will ensure that ride availability is maximised and ride throughputs are achieved, ensuring queue times are kept to a minimum. Safety is paramount to the successful operation of any theme park, and it is expected that the Head of Park Operations will maintain the safety standards to the highest level.

We are looking for the following skills and experience;
* A strong people manager, who is passionate about providing excellent guest service.
* Drive and enthusiasm which will help you to support, develop and motivate your team to achieve the highest standards.
* You will be able to demonstrate our values, as well as have a good head for business and proven experience.
* Experience of working in a safety 1st environment.
* Good ability to manage budgets and cost controls.

This role is a maternity cover role from around late March 2018 for 1 year, full time, averaging 40 hours per week. Due to the nature of the role you should be fully flexible on hours with the ability to work across a mixture of shifts, weekends and bank holidays.

We strive to ensure we offer our employees a great place to work. Alongside a fun and friendly environment, an annual salary range of £37000 to £41,000 and 33 days holiday you can look forward to enjoying a great benefits package including a Group Personal Pension Plan, Life Assurance, Employee Assistance Programme, Childcare Vouchers, and of course a Merlin Magic Pass which gives you and your friends and family free admission to all of our attractions worldwide, as well as 25% discount in our retail shops and restaurants and 40% discount on LEGO, and much more! Perhaps the biggest benefit of joining us however, is the outstanding opportunities for career development across the expanding group.
Competitive
Job sector: executive
Job description:
Do you want to work in a fun and energetic environment with the core value of having fun in everything you do? Then apply to work at LEGOLAND Florida Resort! Be a part of building long-term relationships at a world class destination. Here, you will work in an imagination land built for kids to take the lead and geared towards family fun! As the newest player in the theme park capital of the world, LEGOLAND would love to bring in your excitement and energy for becoming number one in the league!

LEGOLAND Florida Resort is looking for a Operations Resort Manager to join the LEGOLAND Florida Resort Team.

About the Role:
Manages and oversees all aspects of the Water Park, Hotel Pools, Rides and Attractions, Shows, Events and Wardrobe within the LEGOLAND Florida Resort. Establishes and maintains procedural, safety, and guest service standards. Enhance department and company performance by taking ownership of various initiatives as scheduled while exploring opportunities to add value to department performance and results. Has responsibility for leadership, management, safety, and budgeting of the above mentioned areas.

* Accountable for the Leadership and development of the Managers within your job scope.
* Support and / or ownership of the operational start-up of minor / major capital projects or initiatives within the LEGOLAND Florida Resort working closely with Merlin Magic Making and project teams.
* Serves as liaison between the Attractions / Water Park Teams and the Training & Development Team to ensure compliance of all procedures, safety bulletins, alerts, new regulations, and addendums are implemented.
* Works closely with the Marketing Senior Brand Manager, Events Manager, and Senior Entertainment Manager to strategize future growth for shows and events, then develop budget and event / show calendar.
* Contributes knowledge of rides and attractions, quality installation, slide safety, and Guest Service to ensure smooth operation of attractions, slides, pools, and play-scapes.
* Maintains current knowledge on changes in local, state, federal, and corporate standards regarding safety of our guests and employees.
* Ensures that we are compliant with all Merlin’s safety alerts, audits, and competencies.
* Assists in media events and other special events to be held at LEGOLAND Florida Resort.
* Ensures product knowledge is retained/updated by the team and self.
* Ensures The LEGOLAND Florida Resort Water Park areas’ capacities are managed in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations.
* Manages costs, P&L, and OPEX with targeted budgets.
* Accountable for the leadership of the water park, attractions, entertainment, events and wardrobe staff: including training and development, appropriate coaching and counselling practices, and recruiting/employee reviews.
* Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending workshops and reviewing professional publications.
* Manages contract entertainment to ensure the product delivered is consistent with the LEGOLAND Values and standards. Works with the Senior Entertainment Manager, Events Manager, and Finance Team in the negotiation of contracts to ensure cost effectiveness on all agreements.
* Works closely with the Entertainment / Wardrobe and Senior Leadership Teams to continue to develop wardrobe changes as well as to help to continue to develop the costume character program.

Other
* Active member of the Park Duty Manager Program.
* Active member of the Incident Manager Program
* Performs other duties and/or projects as assigned.

About you:
Requires at least eight years of progressive experience in managing budgets, project planning, procedure establishment, entertainment/rides/attractions in a theme park, water park, or related industry. This position requires a demonstrated track record of success in operating and maintaining rides, attractions, and internal park projects. Demonstrated leadership experience and effective verbal and written communication skills are required.

This position requires excellent judgment, the ability to self-initiate and coordinate tasks. High degree of flexibility and the ability to multi-task and work effectively with a variety of people with multiple priorities and diverse work styles. Requires aptitude and ability to ensure plans, specifications, safety and quality standards are met. Strong guest service, interpersonal and managerial skills are required. Exhibits both the ability to work as a team member as well as the ability to work independently and execute projects within job scope. Effective organizational and problem solving skills with the ability to set up and automate processes, systems, and procedures are also required.

Computer skills related to standard packages such as Microsoft Office are necessary.

About the benefits:
In addition to a fun and friendly environment, you will also find a competitive salary and benefits package including but not limited to medical, vision, dental, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, a range of voluntary benefits, 401(k) matching plan offering, paid time off, share program opportunities, bonus profit sharing program, tuition assistance, free entry to all of our Merlin attractions which also extends to family and friends, free unlimited usage of the local transit system, and much more. Furthermore you will enjoy continuous support and opportunities to branch out and develop your career within LEGOLAND and Merlin Entertainments plc.

About us:
LEGOLAND Florida Resort is a 150-acre interactive theme park dedicated to families with children between the ages of 2 and 12. With more than 50 rides, shows, and attractions, and uniquely themed LEGOLAND Water Park, LEGOLAND Hotel, and LEGOLAND Beach Resort inspired by the LEGO and DUPLO brands, LEGOLAND is geared towards family fun!

LEGOLAND Florida Resort is part of Merlin Entertainments plc. A business built on fun, Merlin is a global leader in location based, family entertainment. As Europe's Number 1 and the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates over 100 attractions, 15 hotels, and 6 holiday villages in 24 countries and across 4 continents. Our aim is to deliver unique, memorable, and rewarding experiences to millions of visitors across our growing estate of the best known names in global leisure.

We know this is a great place to work, but don’t just take our word for it.
Competitive
Job sector: executive
Job description:
We are Madame Tussauds Las Vegas and we are part of the magical Merlin Entertainments!

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 Las Vegas!

About The Role
Manage a team of fun driven and enthusiastic magic and memorable experience makers. We are now looking for an exceptional Guest Experience Manager to oversee the smooth and safe running of our exciting attraction on a daily basis. The Guest Experience Manager will be the first point of contact for all guest issues. The will help to lead the Operational and Commercial Teams in their goal of delivering unique, memorable , and rewarding experiences to all our guests.

Responsibilities:
* Takes an active role in devising and implementing Customer Service strategy
* Facilitates and supports the delivery of the team briefings
* Conducting interviews to select the highest quality new team members
* Develops a staff incentive scheme to increase individual motivation, commercial spends and promote teamwork
* Celebrates successes of staff
* Covers all aspects of both commercial and guest experience operations
* Constantly motivating and giving feedback to all front line staff on their standards of Guest Service
* Acts as a mentor and coaches on areas for development
* Manages team, sets objectives, probationary reviews, appraisals and training
* Ensures all register errors are kept to a minimum and investigating any discrepancies that occur
* Schedule assigned core teams to ensure proper coverage and staff utilization for the delivery of customer service to our guests
* Coaches and motivates staff throughout the attraction to maximise sales opportunities and ensure secondary spend targets are achieved
* Supports the Operations Management Team creating a generic “profile” of an ideal employee to assist in recruiting team members
* Leads by example and is the perfect role model for all customer-facing team to follow
* Adopts an enthusiastic, assertive and passionate approach to Customer Service, and demonstrates the Group values at every opportunity
* Actively encourages and supports new and innovative ideas from all team members on how to improve the business
* Ensures staff responds positively to change, understand the way forward, and are able to look at all aspects of their areas of resonsibility through the eyes of our Customers
* Pushes responsibility as close to the customer as possible at every opportunity by encouraging front line staff to take responsibility for any situations they are faced with and to constantly use their own initiative

About You
* Minimum of 2-3 years of service industry experience with 1-2 years of supervisory experience in a visitor attraction, theme park, museum, hotel or theater environment; or equivalent combination of experience and education.
* Experience of maintaining flexibility and the highest level of service in high-pressure and/or stressful situations.
* Proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and multi-task as necessary.
* Extensive knowledge of computer including Microsoft Office - Excel, Outlook and Word.
* Desire to work in fast-paced environments.
* A natural team leader with a confident, assertive but approachable personality.
* Enthusiastic, boundless and infectious energy about the business and the ability to enthuse others.
* Must be flexible and able to work a variety of shifts, including days, nights, weekends, holidays and special events.

Education:
* High School Diploma or GED required. College degree preferred.

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
Madame Tussauds is the ultimate celebrity fun day out, where else can you get up close and personal with A-List celebrities, sporting legends, political heavyweights and historical icons and relive the lives, events and moments that made the world talk about them.

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.
Competitive
Job sector: executive
Job description:
Build yourself a more exciting future at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago!

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 LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago!

About The Role
Manage a team of fun driven and enthusiastic magic and memorable experience makers. We are now looking for an experienced Operations Manager to join our Management Team. The Operations Manager is responsible for the day-to-day smooth and profitable operation of our dynamic attraction and has the ability to work at a quick pace and exhibit situational flexibility. Through diligent work and optimal fun you will strive to achieve the financial targets as well as lead and develop your team.

Responsibilities:
* Assist with the effective management of commercial areas of the business ensuring the delivery of a seamless visit consistent with corporate brand image.
* Ensure that the attraction is presented and maintained to Merlin Entertainments, plc acceptable standards in all areas at all times.
* Meet secondary spend, Key Performance Indicators (KPI), and Mystery Visit targets while controlling labor costs, costs of sale, and other expenses.
* Act as a Duty Manager when business needs dictate, by overseeing and coordinating the smooth day-to-day running of the attraction.
* Assist with the implementation of cost control measures in all commercial spend areas, to ensure the maximization of profit at all times.
* Assume responsibilities of the General Manager in their absence, liaising with Senior Management when appropriate.
* Application of sound business knowledge to carry out staff reviews, inductions, probationary sign off, appraisals and interviews.
* Responsibility to ensure compliance of Health, Safety & Security within the workplace and in line with the Group Policy (HS001).
* Manages up to 5-6 direct reports; up to 70 indirect reports. Works closely with HR to ensure all policies and procedures are followed in accordance with company policy and applicable laws.
* Perform other duties as assigned.

About You
We are looking for a highly self–motivated strong leader with proven success managing operational teams. Passion for providing excellent experiences to our guests is critical.

This combined with your excellent communication, negotiation, interpersonal and organizational skills will be vital in driving visitor numbers to the attraction and getting the most out of your team.

* Minimum of 3-5 years of service industry experience with 3 years of management experience required including a visitor attraction, theme park, museum, hotel or theater environment; or equivalent combination of experience and education.
* Proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and multi task as necessary.
* Extensive knowledge of computer including Microsoft Office - Excel, Outlook and Word
* Desire to work in fast-paced environments.
* Must be flexible and able to work a variety of shifts, including days, nights, weekends, holidays and special events.

Education: * High School Diploma or GED required. College degree preferred.

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, benefit from free entry to all of our Merlin attractions worldwide - which also extend to family and friends, and much more. In addition, you can expect continued growth of joining an exciting, global organization.

About Us
LEGOLAND Discovery Center is just like jumping into a giant box of LEGO® bricks with an abundance of all things LEGO-tastic! With two exciting LEGO rides, MINILAND featuring the iconic landmarks of the USA, a 4D cinema complete with three films, themed LEGO play and building zones, there are simply more LEGO bricks under one roof than you could ever imagine.

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.
Competitive
Job sector: executive
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 through 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.

Health & Safety
* Ensure all products ranged and sold throughout the cluster adhere to Merlin’s code of conduct.
* Lead conversations with various regulatory authorities (Environmental Health, Trading Standards and the police) and if applicable be the Cluster DPS for licensing.
* Ensure full cluster compliance with Trading Standards and health & safety, to include food hygiene, Challenge 25 and Merlin’s code of conduct

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.
£25,000 - £30,000 + bonus [OTE £37,000 - £42,000]
Job sector: executive
Job description:
The role of General Manager is to manage the day-to-day running and operations of the club. The General Manager will work closely with the Regional Business Manager and Sales Manager to achieve the membership target. The right General Manager is the key to hitting our sales target.

You will be responsible for running of the club including sales, revenue streams, leading various stakeholder groups including self-employed personal trainers and cleaning contractors, recruiting staff with the right strengths and motivations to work in sales and operations, training sales staff, whilst taking accountability for the club achieving its sales and operational targets.

If you want to change people’s lives, then this role maybe for you. We are continuously on the lookout for confident, outgoing, customer focused General Managers to join our team.

It’s not just another General Manager job working for Xercise4less. Can you answer yes to the below?
Do you want to work for a unique brand?
Do you want to be part of Britain’s fastest growing private companies? Xercise4Less is 17 out of 100 [The Sunday Times, December 2015].
Are you motivated?
Are you committed?
Do you want to have fun at work?

Then this role may be for you.

Who we're looking for
You are likely to have worked in a fast paced retail / operational and sales environment, ideally in the leisure sector, where lead generation, referrals and high volume sales are pivotal to hitting sales target. You will also need experience of successfully running a club, recruitment, training sales staff and experience in operations and hitting targets. Either way, you will need to have impeccable leadership skills and be unflappable under pressure, given the fast paced nature of the role.

What's on offer?
Competitive Salary
Voluntary Benefits i.e. free mobile phone insurance and break down cover.
Access to discounts at hundreds of global brands through Perkbox.
Free Gym Membership
Free Car Parking

Locations:

North East
Yorkshire
Scotland
London
South West
Midlands



Please state the location at the top of your covering letter.


YOUR APPLICATION WILL ONLY BE CONSIDERED IF YOU CLEARLY NOTE THE LOCATION IN YOUR COVER LETTER





up to £35,000 + c20% bonus + optional PT income
Job sector: executive
Job description:
The Gym Group is seeking to recruit an exceptional General Manager to lead its revolutionary gym membership concept at the coming soon Nottingham Sherwood Gym.

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 2018.

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 the 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 the [soon-to-open] {town] 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 and a covering letter with details of your current salary package.
Circa £42,000 per annum
Job sector: executive
Job description:
Rushcliffe Contract
Salary circa £42k

Parkwood Leisure and its subcontractors currently operate 80+ facilities throughout the UK and employ over 4,500 staff. Recognised as one of the leading leisure management companies in the UK, Parkwood Leisure is the market leader in leisure PFI/PPP projects, with managed revenues in excess of £80m per annum. Aiming to deliver high quality services to our customers, the company prides itself on its exemplary health and safety record and commitment to staff.

Rushcliffe Contract is located South Nottinghamshire and comprises 4 thriving leisure centre’s - Rushcliffe Arena, Bingham Leisure Centre, Cotgrave Leisure Centre and Keyworth Leisure Centre. With a growing gym membership base and swimming lesson programme the centre’s currently attract in excess of 1,000,000 visits per annum. In 2017 a brand new leisure centre Rushcliffe Arena was opened and is now the flagship site within Rushcliffe.

Reporting to the Assistant Regional Director, the successful candidate will be required to take full responsibility for the effective management of this challenging contract ensuring the highest service standards possible. The post holder will ensure that the service provided meets the requirements of the client as defined within the service specification as well as consistently driving the commercial performance for the centre.

The successful candidate is expected to have a recognised management qualification (Preferably at Degree level) as well as having a track record of managing both wet and dry leisure facilities. Experience or awareness of Local Authority contract management is essential. Experience of Multi Site Management is also desirable.

If you would like to apply for this exciting career opportunity, please send a letter of application and full CV stating your current salary to: Megan Scott, HR Assistant, Parkwood House, Berkeley Drive, Cuerden Park, Bamber Bridge, PR5 6BY or apply online.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing Date: 8th January 2018.

up to £35,000 + c20% bonus + optional PT income
Job sector: executive
Only 3 days left to apply!
Job description:
The Gym Group is seeking to recruit an exceptional General Manager to lead its revolutionary gym membership concept at a recently opened Gym in the Erdington area of Birmingham.

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 2018.

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 £13.99 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 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 the [soon-to-open] {town] 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 here.
up to £35,000 + c20% bonus + optional PT income
Job sector: executive
Only 3 days left to apply!
Job description:
The Gym Group is seeking to recruit an exceptional General Manager to lead its revolutionary gym membership concept at the Manchester Ashton Old Road Gym in Openshaw.

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 2018.

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 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 the [soon-to-open] {town] 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 and a covering letter with details of your current salary package.
£7.50 P/HR
Job sector: executive
Job description:
We are currently seeking passionate and committed personal trainers to take advantage of our fantastic structure. We own and operate 3 energie Fitness sites in East London, and are looking for high quality personal trainers to hire.

You will be given the chance to work shifts weekly as a paid fitness instructor @ £7.50 per hour. You will also be expected to complete 2 classes outside of your shift times @ £7.50 for the class. Outside of those hours you will be able to personal train at a cost of 25% per session and keeping the rest of the profit yourself. The shifts can be a mixture of 4 and 8 hour shifts depending on what is available, but we allow you to progressively drop shifts as you increase your personal training client base.

Full uniform, training and business materials will be provided. This includes business cards and a space on our personal training board to advertise yourself. Essentially you will enjoy the benefits of being a employed member of staff whilst building your self employed personal training business with no fixed rental payments and the security of paid shifts should you want them.

Applicants must be:
* Qualified to REPS level 3
* Confident with excellent communication and people skills
* Committed to the growth of the club and their personal training business
* Professional and well presented
* Innovative and creative
£18,000 basic plus commission and bonus [OTE £31K – 41K]
Job sector: executive
Job description:
The role of Impact Sales Consultant is to successfully generate high volume gym membership sales, generate sales leads and gym membership referrals in our pre-sale and open stores. We will only achieve our sales targets with the right person generating sales.

If you want to change people’s lives, then this role maybe for you. We are continuously on the lookout for confident, outgoing, customer focused Sales Consultants to join our sales team.

It’s not just another Sales job working for Xercise4less. Can you answer yes to the below?
Do you want to work for a unique brand?
Do you want to be part of Britain’s fastest growing private companies? Xercise4Less is 17 out of 100 [The Sunday Times, December 2015].
Are you motivated?
Are you committed?
Do you want to have fun at work?

Then this role may be for you.

Who we're looking for
You are likely to have worked in a fast paced retail / sales environment, ideally in the leisure sector, where lead generation, referrals and high volume sales are pivotal to hitting sales target. You will also need experience of successfully hitting targets. Either way, you will need to be unflappable under pressure, given the fast paced nature of the role.

Significant regional and national travel will be a regular part of this role.

What's on offer?
Competitive Salary
£500 pay rise every month you hit target [capped at 10 months]
Voluntary Benefits i.e. free mobile phone insurance and break down cover.
Access to discounts at hundreds of global brands through Perkbox.
Free Gym Membership
Free Car Parking

Still interested? Do you think that you have the X4L factor?

Locations:
Yorkshire
North East
North West
Scotland
Midlands
South West
South East

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employer of choice
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.