Job title:Leisure Centre Operations Manager
Location: Milton Park, Oxfordshire
Closing date:2019-06-13 00:00:00
Salary:£44,543 to £48,953 per annum
Hours:37 hours per week
Job type:Full time
Role overview:
Leisure Centre Operations Manager 

South Oxfordshire District Council and Vale of White Horse District Council are forward thinking local authorities, based in one of the most attractive areas of the country. They are looking for a professional, competent and enthusiastic person who is able to communicate well at all levels. An excellent benefits package is on offer including annualised hours (flexible working) and a career average pension scheme. They have modern open plan offices and smart working practices and the technology to support mobile working. 

Position: Leisure Facilities Team Leader 
Location: Milton Park, Oxfordshire 
Job type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: 37 hours per week 
Salary: £44,543 to £48,953 per annum 
Benefits: A basic 24 days annual leave per annum, rising to 29 days after five years. You also have all the bank holidays to look forward to and time off between Christmas and New Year. Flexible working and annualised hours; pension scheme; Cyclescheme; car lease scheme; ample free parking; reduced gym membership, free swims, workplace exercise classes, contributory medical schemes, wellbeing appointments, free eye tests for DSE users and more). We give you two days per year to volunteer within the local community. 

Closing date: 12:00 noon on Thursday 13 June 2019. 
Interview dates: Wednesday 26 June & Friday 28 June 2019 

About the role: 

South Oxfordshire District Council and Vale of White Horse District Council are forward thinking local authorities, based in one of the most attractive areas of the country. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented leisure professional to lead, manage and develop the councils’ leisure facilities team. A key post, part of the active communities management team, the councils’ are seeking a dynamic, customer focused leader with a successful track record of managing a portfolio of community leisure facilities. 

An excellent benefits package is on offer including annualised hours (flexible working) and a career average pension scheme. They have modern open plan offices and smart working practices and the technology to support mobile working. 

The council has an excellent track record of investing in its leisure facilities, services and programmes and delivering high quality services to its customers. The Active Communities Team is responsible for providing a network of well managed leisure centres, strategic leadership for sport, leisure and physical activity and delivering participation programmes, including the award winning Go Active programme. All of which contribute to improving the health and wellbeing of its residents. 

This role will lead the successful management, operation and development of the council’s 11 leisure facilities across the South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse districts. This will involve acting as client officer for the leisure management contractors, building effective relationships and networks, communicating effectively with senior level stakeholders, both internally and externally. They will also be responsible for managing and procuring capital projects with a value in excess of £1 million for maintenance and refurbishment projects across the network. 

About you: 

The councils are seeking an individual with exceptional business development and analytical skills to be able to identify and provide solutions to problems. The successful candidate will be proactive, determined and a positive leader with a strong personal commitment to delivering first class leisure services and continuous improvement. An in depth knowledge and experience of the operational workings of leisure centres is essential. 

You may have experience of the following: Leisure Facilities Team Leader, Leisure Centre Manager, Leisure Operations Manager, Leisure Sales Manager, Business Development, Leisure Services, etc.
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