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We are UK’s best value 24/7 gym, releasing endorphins since 2008. Our vision is to provide affordable access to exercise facilities and expert help to every person who wants to improve their wellbeing. Whoever you are, whatever your motivation, wherever you are on the fitness journey, The Gym team are here for you. We are relentless in helping gym-goers break down new barriers: from a first-time gym user who is nervous walking in the door and needs help using a treadmill, to a fitness fanatic mastering the muscle-up, to a life-long runner training toward a sub-three-hour marathon.
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Senior Digital Project Manager
Croydon, UK
Greater London
United Kingdom
Competitive salary and benefits
Full time
30 Jan 2020
16 Jan 2020
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The Gym is a leading UK provider of high-quality low-cost gyms. Founded in 2007, and opening its first gym in Hounslow in 2008, the business now operates more than 175 gyms across the UK and has more than 785,000 members. The business plans to open between 20 and 28 gyms per year in the medium term. By membership it is the 2nd largest gym business in the UK and the 4th largest in Europe.

The Gym Group plc is the only publicly listed UK health and fitness operator, having completed an IPO in November 2015, launching on the main FTSE London exchange and valuing the business at £250m. Since floatation the value of the business has risen by over 30% to more than £350mln.

The company is the only operator in the fitness sector to be accredited as Gold Standard by Investors in People.

The Gym's pioneering low-cost, no contract, 24x7 business model relies heavily on innovative digital experiences. All our members join via the website and our online self-serve tools are a key part of the member proposition. Our website and app serve well over 1mln users each month, and our digital offering becomes increasingly important as the membership base grows, and fitness and technology become increasingly integrated.

Over the last 3 years we've invested heavily in our digital presence, with our new platform winning prestigious recognition including a Digital Masters Award in 2018 and a Digital Experience Award in 2019.

To build on this success we're now looking to hire a brilliant Senior Digital Project Manager to help us to deliver best in class digital experiences online, in-app and in-gym.

As Senior Digital Project Manager you'll be responsible for the end-to-end management of a number of digital design and development projects. You'll work with internal and external teams to develop briefs and specifications, manage key stakeholders, support design and engineering teams, and take outputs through the test and release process.

You will report directly to the Head of Digital Product, working very closely with the Head of Digital Trading, the internal technology team and key agency suppliers.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced project manager to become a central part of a high performing and rapidly growing team.

* Work with business analysts, product & proposition, engineering and a range of internal stakeholders to define and document key digital initiatives
* Manage a number of external suppliers, building new relationships and growing specialist capability
* Support design and development teams across the project lifecycle
* Become the central project management resource within the technology team, recognised as the expert in all aspects of project management
* Produce and maintain project timelines and budgets, report on progress and costs, and produce future cost plans
* Coach and support other internal project management resource
* Identify and deliver new opportunities to improve the processes used to deliver new digital experiences online, in-app and in-gym.
* Work closely with our Trading, Commercial & Marketing, Operations, Property, Finance and Technology teams to ensure digital activity is understood and co-ordinated across the organisation

* 4-6 years of digital project management within a digital, engineering, creative or agency environment
* Detailed knowledge and understanding of managing multi-channel, integrated digital experiences
* A track record of managing and delivering significant digital projects
* Strong understanding of different development processes, including agile
* Ability to manage multiple tasks, projects, and stakeholders
* Ability to train and mentor your co-workers
* A high-performance mindset, with the ability to be commercially-led, creative and analytical
* Considerable experience of managing in-house and external design, UX and development teams
* A fantastic track record of successfully designing digital product and delivering outstanding digital experiences
* Ability to think and plan strategically, while being detail oriented with a hands on/can-do mentality
* Strong knowledge of a wide range of design practices, development approaches and testing tools
* Foresight on emerging digital trends and innovation
* Exceptional interpersonal and senior stakeholder management skills, with the ability to explain complex concepts and influence people at all levels
* A great team leader; a people manager with the ability to build and galvanise a team that is technically brilliant and culturally in line with our values

* Lots of flexibility & freedom - we welcome discussions around working flexibly at the gym
* Free Gym membership for you and one other
* In-house development training opportunities
* 100s of lovely discounts on big brands
* Pension scheme
* 33 days holiday (Inc Bank Holidays)
* Cycle to work scheme
* Save as you earn scheme
* Season ticket loans
* Employee Assistance Programme
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Danielle Neil

Assistant General Manager
London Canning Town, The Gym Group
Fitness is personal, something that seems simple for one person can be lifechanging for another