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General Manager
Swindon, UK
Swindon
United Kingdom
Up to £33,412 pa
Full time
01 Oct 2019
062996
11 Sep 2019
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39 hours per week

GLL is looking for a General Manager to run both Dorcan Recreation Complex and Hayden Centre and Gym in Swindon.

Our aim is to make an active and healthy lifestyle accessible to all. As General Manager, you'll have a big part to play in that, as you focus on shaping a clear strategic framework to deliver our operational and financial targets - all whilst forging even stronger links with our business and community partners. It's a role that offers huge variety. So, as well as enjoying a hands-on management role, some of your time will be desk-based, as you ensure compliance and support the administration involved in running two busy leisure centres.

Naturally, we have safety procedures in place - but ultimately, you're given the freedom, support and training to run your centres as your own and drive innovation as you see fit. As General Manager, you'll thrive on the autonomy to manage your own time too, all with the support of a wider head office function including HR, finance, marketing and IT teams.

Continuing your strong track record of achieving big business objectives, product growth and excellent customer service, you'll be a real people-person with a leisure degree or equivalent experience, and the necessary commercial and operational knowledge to run a successful Leisure Centre. Expertly handling a budget, your current knowledge of the leisure, fitness and lifestyle worlds will be just as key - as will the gravitas needed to develop relationships with our senior management teams. With community engagement at the heart of this role, you will be familiar with working in communities and comfortable in liaising with local groups and organisation. You will be required to hold the following industry qualifications, NPLQ, PPO (desirable), Pool Management Qualification, FAAW.
In return, we offer a range of benefits that you'd expect from the UK's largest leisure provider:

Pension schemes
Ride to work scheme
Discounted membership at our leisure centres
The opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say in how we're run plus associated social events
Career pathways
Ongoing training and development to help you to be the best

If you have the passion and skills for this role, then apply now.

All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications and location.

To be shortlisted for the role, internal applicants will need to demonstrate their commitment to GLL by becoming a Society member where eligible.

About Us
GLL is the UK’s largest leisure and cultural services provider and one of the first and largest leisure social enterprises. Our aim is to get more people, more active, more of the time whilst making leisure and community facilities accessible and affordable. We partner with local authorities to run leisure centres, swimming pools, libraries, children’s centres, spas, events spaces and world-class sporting venues such as the Copper Box Arena and London Aquatics Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - all under our Better brand. As a not-for-profit organisation, we’re different. Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are an Investors in People Silver Award employer.

GLL is an equal opportunities employer.
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