General Manager – Sport and Leisure

31 January 2023
£46,549 - £48,587 / year

Job Description

About the role:

With annual visitors of over 2million, 11,000 Fitness Members, 5000 Swim School Members across our 6 Leisure Centres, together with a host of UK Active, APSE, QUEST and ROSPA Awards, Active Nottingham is one of the most successful in-house operators across in the UK.

Our vision for Nottingham is to offer a viable, sustainable, and inclusive Sport, Leisure and Physical Activity Service that meets the needs of our residents and provides opportunities for everyone. Active Nottingham success is built on providing quality facilities, staff, and services; a digitally enabled customer focus; strong partnerships and a commitment to creativity and innovation for a more sustainable and inclusive Sport, Leisure, and Physical Activity Service.  

About the role:

The starting salary is £46,549 (Level One) rising to £48,587 (Level Two) on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers).

We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, experienced individual that can lead, manage, and improve performance and delivery at two of our six high quality, accessible leisure centres within the city.  As one of three General Managers, you will deliver the operation of the service through front line teams, ensuring maximum occupancy and utilisation to meet performance objectives, whilst also programming to meet resident and community needs.  You will deliver key functions of building management, health and safety, fitness sales and retention, swim school growth, with daily advice, problem solving and resolutions on complex issues, being responsible and accountable for meeting industry standards.

We are looking for someone with extensive experience of supervising, managing and supporting a diverse range of staff to deliver a first-class leisure service and knowledge and expertise of HR related issues.

The position has service wide responsibility for Building Maintenance, Repairs, Water, Small Scale Capital Improvements, Energy and Environmental Efficiency, and Innovation, alongside Water Management and Pool Plant Operation and Development.

This is a key position and forms part of the wider senior management team and manage a set of leisure centre site-based management and a dedicated pool plant technician, offering a range of high quality and accessible facilities for our diverse communities.

Employee benefits:

We will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!

Additional information:

To arrange an informal and confidential discussion about this opportunity or for further information please contact:
John Wileman, Head of Sport, Leisure and Business Management 
Sarah Retzlaff, Sport and Leisure Manager 

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 8th March 2023 at Harvey Hadden Sports Village, Wigman Road,  Bilborough, Nottingham, NG8 4PB.