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Area Maintenance Manager - Full Time - Woking

Freedom Leisure
Woking England United Kingdom

An outstanding opportunity has arisen to join our team at Freedom Leisure, one of the fastest growing and successful leisure and cultural trusts in the UK.

We are a not-for-profit leisure trust with we have a strong purpose and commitment to support our local communities and hard-to-reach groups encouraging them to become more active, contributing to improved lives. From Swimming lessons, to walking football and everything in-between we are driven to provide fun and welcoming sessions to support the whole community to be active, both within our leisure centres and in the local community.

The good thing is that we provide you with full training and great potential for career progression, we have over 100 facilities across England and Wales – many of our staff have built successful careers with us because they love the having a positive impact in their local communities and enjoy the variety that the role provides.

We are looking for an Area Maintenance Manager to join our team, looking after our 4 centres within the Woking District.

You will be responsible for managing the contracts for all maintenance, technical and environmental issues, ensuring the buildings are well maintained along with mechanical and electrical plant equipment. Optimising the performance of the buildings to maximise energy and carbon savings, being instrumental in monitoring and reporting on building performance to the central team. The facilities across the area include sports facilities, swimming pools and therefore the ideal candidate will be both hands on and strategic with knowledge and experience of managing:

In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested.

Hours: 37 hours a week, Monday to Sunday (Rota basis)

  • Strong people management skills.
  • Experience of problem solving, organizational, customer service and staff management.
  • An understanding of identifying staff training and development requirements and identifying development opportunities.
  • A high awareness of industry developments, new initiatives, trends and research.
  • Commercial awareness which translates into contributing to a successful and financially viable operation.
  • A passion for the industry demonstrated through continuous professional development.
  • Good computer skills and understanding including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook.
  • Be able to prepare, control and manage budgets.
  • Good interpersonal skills, able to negotiate and persuade people both internally and externally
  • Team orientated approach, able to work across organisation boundaries and demonstrate interest and be supportive of the work of staff and colleagues.
  • To be able to work flexibly with a level of autonomy and decision making confidence.
  • The ability to deliver basic maintenance jobs and be β€˜hands on’ when required.
  • Mobility to travel across sites.

We want you to love coming to work, feeling healthy, happy and valued. That's why we've developed a benefits package with you in mind, so what can we offer you?

  • My Staff Shop, our very own staff benefit scheme, gives employees access to a great range of benefits. Get discounts on cinema tickets, travel bookings, high street e-vouchers, gift cards, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending.
  • Discounted Staff membership (including family members)
  • Incremental holidays
  • Employee Assistance Programme - 24/7 confidential, independent and professional counselling.
  • Company pension
  • Various insurance and saving schemes
  • Financial advice
  • Cycle-to-work and Car Leasing tax-efficient schemes (salaried staff only, depending on earnings)
  • All this as well as fully funded training and career progression opportunities in a team working environment

Closing Date: 1st December 2023

Salary: Up to Β£37,000 per annum (depending on qualifications)

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