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Duty Manager - Full Time - Summerfields Leisure Centre

Freedom Leisure
Full-time
On-site
Hastings England United Kingdom

Do you want to make a difference within your local community, supporting people to improve their lives through leisure?

If you feel driven to inspire people to be more active, improve their wellbeing and would like a job that will make a real difference to local people’s lives then Freedom Leisure is the place for you!

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.

Our Centre Management Team help to provide the services and activities that have a hugely positive impact in our local communities. To achieve this we are recruiting Duty Managers on a full-time basis to work at our Centre. As an integral part of the site team your work will support the delivery a huge variety of services and ensure our customers receive an excellent experience at our centre.

Hear from some of the team:

"Hi I'm Vicki and I joined Freedom Leisure in 2021. Previously I had been working in retail, like many people I decided I wanted to try something new. I joined the Freedom team as a lifeguard with my Lifeguard qualification funded by Freedom Leisure. After a short period, a vacancy came up in the Duty Manager team and I was given an opportunity to take on the responsibilities. This opened up further training such as Pool Plant Operations which was all new to me. I have loved every minute of working in a fantastic team, love the fast-paced environment and interacting with the range of customers we have. I will soon be starting my level one swim teacher training which I can’t wait for as this is something I have always been passionate about. I'd urge anyone who's thinking of trying something new to give us a go"

"I enjoy the diversity of my shifts; every day is different"

"I like dealing with people, it's a great working environment and there are opportunities to progress through the industry - with the right kind of attitude the sky's the limit!"

The role will be busy and varied, no two days will be the same. You will have a good level of autonomy and we’ll be interested in your ideas and suggestions. You will be involved in managing a motivated staff team, organising events and activities, helping customers, making plans for the centre and contributing to genuinely improving peoples’ lives through leisure.

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)

  • NPLQ desirable however training can be provided
  • To actively manage and develop and motivate a team of operational staff
  • To be responsible for the day to day duty management and running of the leisure centre to the highest standard
  • To contribute to and understand the business and budgetary performance of the centre
  • To be a proactive member of the leisure centre team
  • A passion for the industry demonstrated through continuous professional development
  • Experience of problem solving, customer service and staff management
  • Experience working in a Duty Management or similar role
  • To be able to work flexibly with a level of autonomy and decision making confidence
  • Able to think on your feet and respond to variable demands.

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)
  • All this as well as fully funded training and career progression opportunities in a team working environment

Closing date: 17th November 2023

Salary: up to £21,259 per annum

This job is closed.