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Chief Executive Officer
Hampshire, United Kingdom
Havant
Hampshire
United Kingdom
Full time
13 Oct 2021
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Chief Executive Officer
Horizon Leisure Centres


Why Join the Horizon team?

Well, one thing we can tell you for sure is that you won't regret it, in fact it just might be the best decision you make!!

Are you passionate, respectful of others, innovative, dynamic and want to work for a business that empowers colleagues to be the best version of themselves? If the answer is yes, this role may be the perfect job for you!

We know our colleagues are the secret to our success and what sets us apart from our competitors. We value all our colleagues and recognise and acknowledge their contributions. How do we do this? We offer a competitive salary, fantastic reward and recognition schemes, lots of training, development, and progression opportunities, a wealth of wellbeing initiatives and an amazing fun workplace culture.

Want to know a bit more about our business?

We’re an extremely successful leisure trust operating since 1997, with centres in Waterlooville and Havant. We are passionate about health and wellbeing and are committed to making an outstanding positive impact on our customers and within our local community. Our mission is to support and inspire our local communities to live healthier and happier lives. How are we doing this? By providing outstanding facilities that are accessible and welcoming to everyone and with a fun friendly team that are motivated and engaged.

Interested? Want to know how you can join our team? Take a look at this great opportunity!

We are now seeking a dynamic, driven, personable and ultimately passionate Chief Executive to lead us into a new generation. With the support of our specialist board of trustees we have now set out a vision for the next five years for the Trust. We want our centres and offerings to become community hubs for health, wellbeing, socialising and driving positive change for lives of people in Havant and Waterlooville. We need someone with the unrelenting drive, passion, and enthusiasm to help deliver this vision.

The CEO will be the face of the charity, forming and maintaining meaningful relationships with stakeholders and leading by example in setting and instilling the organisation's culture.

The CEO is responsible for:

• Leading in the execution and development of Horizon’s strategic 5-year plan
• Monitoring and ensuring the direction of Horizon’s strategic plan, capital investment and expenditure
• Ensuring the charitable status of the organisation and compliance with governance and legal obligations
• Working hand-in-glove with Senior Leadership Team on day-to-day operational matters, as well as collaboratively delivering the strategic plan
• The identification and management of risks, issues and opportunities for the charity
• Leading in the maximisation of Horizon’s reach and impact in the local community
• Developing, maintaining and nurturing relations with some of the organisation’s key stakeholders, both internally and externally.
• Being the public face of Horizon
• Taking responsibility for the financial leadership of the organisation and leading in the implementation of financial plans
• Overseeing and reviewing the development and practical application of policies and procedures such as health and safety, equality and diversity, and safeguarding etc
• Sustaining positive culture in the organisation through good communication and effective policies and values
• Ensuring correct management of the buildings, plant and facilities in conjunction with policies

What skills and experience do you need?

We need a leader – someone who:
• Is naturally driven, passionate and customer centric
• Has managed a large, diverse team
• Knows when and how to push business transformation needs
• Inspires others and is passionate about personal development

It would be great if you had working experience in:

• Project management
• Business planning, and development
• Overseeing financial planning, management, and implementation
• Working closely with marketing and communications departments
• Capital expenditure projects
• Community focussed initiatives
• Working in an environment where customer satisfaction and retention is a primary goal
• New process development and implementation across multiple business units
• An environment which is governed or regulated by a third party (not essential)


The Executives in Sport Group are retained on behalf of Horizon Leisure Centres to appoint a CEO. All direct applications and CV's will be forwarded to The Executives in Sport Group.

Please note that due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide specific feedback on unsuccessful applications.

We ask that applicants complete our diversity monitoring form. You are not obliged to answer any of these questions but the more information you supply, the more effective our monitoring will be. All information supplied is anonymous and will not be viewed by recruiting managers

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