Centre Manager (Hampton & Whitton), Full-Time
London Borough of Richmond
PO1: £31,869 to £38,616pa

  • Are you a friendly and confident communicator who enjoys working with a team to provide great service?
  • Do you hold a suitable sport/leisure and/or management qualification and have previous experience in a leisure environment?
  • Then we need you to join the team and oversee the management of both Hampton and Whitton Sports & Fitness Centres.

Where you’ll be working
This role will involve management duties across 2 of the Borough’s Sport & Fitness Centres in Whitton TW2 6JW and Hampton TW12 3HB. You’ll be expected to travel around the Borough as required and have the potential to work from any facility under the management of the service.

Facilities at Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre include a floodlit multi-use games area, floodlit 3G astro turf pitch, sports hall, studio and fitness suite.

Facilities at Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre include a floodlit 3G pitch, fitness suite, sports hall, 5-a-side pitch, multi-use games area, theatre and studios.

Both centres are open to the public weekdays from 5pm to 10pm and weekends from 9am to 6pm.

You’ll be working 36 hours per week on a rota and this will include a mix of daytime, evening and weekends shifts.

What you’ll be doing
You’ll manage 2 of the Borough’s dual-use Sport & Fitness Centres and work with internal and external partners to continually improve the facilities and services at these centres.

With direct supervision of 6 permanent staff members, (and 10 casual staff members) you’ll be developing your staff through 1-2-1s, appraisals and team meetings.

Your workload will cover programming, finance, health & safety, marketing, quality assurance, facility development and staff management.

You’ll also be expected to step in and act as Duty Manager when required, getting involved in the day to day operations.

Have a look at the job profile online for full details on the varied role you can expect to be doing.

What we’ll need from you
Good communication and organisational skills are essential for this role.

You must hold a sport/recreation or management qualification in order to apply for this role and be First Aid qualified.

We’re looking for someone with significant previous experience of working withing a leisure/fitness environment.

You’ll also need working knowledge of the operational management of a sports and fitness centre, Health & Safety procedures, and an understanding of Diversity and Equality in employment and provision of service.

What we can offer you
PO1: £31,869 to £38,616pa (salary progression scale)
Starting salary is subject to qualifications and experience.

We can also offer working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include a 36 hour working week and a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days per year (includes bank holidays), plus a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Apply now
If you are suitably qualified and experienced for this role, submit an application and tell us what makes you the best person for the job!

Please ensure you fully complete all stages of the application process as incomplete applications will be rejected.

Closing Date: Sunday 4 July 2021 at Midnight.
We will contact you after the closing date to let you know if you have been shortlisted for interview.

The closing date is given as a guide and we reserve the right to close this advert early, or once sufficient applications have been received. We strongly advise you complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Useful Information
Your health and wellbeing are our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Equality Statement
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

Starting salary subject to qualifications and experience.