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Leisure and Active Wellbeing Manager
Hybrid working - Oxford / work from home, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
£43,060 to £44,088pa + pension + benefits
Full time
28 Feb 2024
09 Feb 2024
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Salary: £43,060 to £44,088pa + local govt pension + benefits
Package: 28 days holiday plus public holidays, local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, flex scheme (where appropriate), employer benefits scheme.
Location: Hybrid - Oxford Town Hall / Work from home
Contract: Permanent, 37 hours per week

The role

This is a key role within the Community Services area as we enter an exciting period for the Council where we have appointed a new leisure operator and are working towards our leisure centres becoming Active Wellbeing centres.

The role will need to work on a systems approach to tackling health inequalities and inactivity, with partners such as Public Health, Integrated Care System, Active Oxfordshire and Social Prescribers.

A key responsibility will be to actively manage and review the performance of the contract going forward, client auditing our leisure centres and ensuring excellent and accessible services for our diverse communities.

We are looking for somebody who excels in partnership working, developing positive relationships quickly and effectively, but at the same time is also able to negotiate and manage contracts in an efficient and effective manner.

This role will help ensure our communities gain the maximum benefits that these facilities can provide. It would suit someone who is a team player and passionately believes in the power of leisure, physical activity and wellbeing to make real positive changes and to tackle inequalities within our communities.

About us

Our ambitious leadership team and dedicated staff are working hard building a world class city for everyone. Oxford City Council has accelerated plans to build more affordable and council housing in the city. We provide services to help reduce inequality and improve the health and wellbeing of Oxford’s residents and are taking a lead on reducing emissions and increasing biodiversity to become a net carbon neutral city of the future.

We are a supportive and collaborative bunch of people working towards shared goals, where new ideas and initiatives are valued. We strive to deliver service excellence, take accountability for our actions and communicate with honestly and respect. There has never been a more exciting time to join us! Help us to build successful places in which to live and work and build a fairer, greener city in which everyone can thrive.

Many of our roles offer flexible or hybrid working.
We offer generous holiday 28 days a year with an additional 4 days after 5 years’ service.
We are committed to supporting career development opportunities and learning and development.
An above average pension offering.
Plus other great benefits

More information

More information about this role is available on the role profile document that can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements.
More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site:
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Hagan Lewisman on 01865 252706 or email [email protected]

Closing date: 28 February 2024
Interview date: 13 March 2024

How to Apply

To apply online, please click the "Apply Now" button below.
Applications can only be made via our online application system (no CVs please).
Late applications will not be processed.

If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848.

Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. If you are making an application using a CV please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history.

We usually do 1st interviews online, but please let us know if this is not an option for you. For hybrid roles the successful applicant will be expected to work from home. You should ensure that you have reliable and secure Wi-Fi access; a suitable workspace and are prepared to undertake distance learning and training.

We are an equal opportunity employer:
We are striving to become a more inclusive employer and to represent the communities that we support. We have policies in place to ensure that every applicant and employee can flourish and succeed. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from ethnic and minority communities. All applicants will be given fair consideration for work and will not receive less favorable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic. 

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