Leisure Centre Duty Manager

Leisure Centre Duty Manager - 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year, worked on a rotating shift pattern. Grade C Step 1 – £21,190 plus 14% shift allowance. 24 days annual holiday plus Bank Holidays. Shift hours of work are completed over five or six days, within a 4 week rota, including evenings and weekends.

Wildern Leisure Centre is looking for a Duty Manager to cover Wildern and our Deer Park Leisure Centre. You will have a drive for success, a passion for excellent service and a desire to work in a stimulating organisation. You will possess excellent communication skills and have the skill, drive and determination to support the development of the Leisure Centre. We are looking for a Duty Manager who is keen to take responsibility, has a keen eye for detail and the enthusiasm and stamina to deliver results.

Wildern Leisure Centre is a co-located centre at the heart of the community of Hedge End, West End and Botley and surrounding areas. The Centre is a busy hub of activity with the potential to grow further. We have a recently fully refurbished 25m Swimming Pool as well as, Sports Hall, Gymnasium, Multi-Use Hall/Studio, Fitness Suite, Learner Pool, Astro-turf, 3g, Tennis Courts and Grass Football pitches. These facilities are supported by separate wet and dry side changing areas.

Essential Qualities:

  • Good understanding of the leisure industry
  • Leisure Supervision/Management experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of the leisure industry.
  • Flexibility and commitment.

Desirable Qualities:

  • Fitness Instructor Level 2
  • Pool Plant Operation
  • Swim Teaching L1/2
  • A recognised qualification in Leisure Management or NVQ Level 3

Benefits of working for our trust include:

  • Enrolment in one of the UK’s largest public sector pension schemes
  • A tax efficient Cycle-to-Work scheme through salary sacrifice
  • A tax efficient IT Leasing scheme through salary sacrifice
  • Friendly and sociable colleagues
  • Staff membership rates to our modern on-site Leisure Centre
  • Good transport links
  • Free on-site car park

Applications should be on Wildern Academy Trust application forms, our application form does differ from the standard Hampshire County Council form and individual CV’s will not be accepted. If you currently work in a school, please ensure one of your references is from your current Headteacher.

Wildern Academy Trust application forms can be downloaded from our website https://www.wildernleisurecentre.co.uk/about-us/sv/dm/ where you can also find further details about the leisure centre and its facilities.  Completed applications can be e-mailed to hr@wildern.org or sent by post for the attention of Mrs P Weston, Wildern School, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4EJ. Please submit your application as soon as possible as we may invite candidates to interview before the closing date.  Closing date: Midday, Wednesday 8th February 2023. 

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date if we receive applications that meet the criteria. Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Wildern Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.