Sports Centre Manager – Uppingham Careers

Sports Centre Manager

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Job details

Contract hours: Full time
Basis: Permanent
Salary: circa £45,000 plus bonus
Location: Rutland
Closing date: 12 June 2024, 9:00 am


Exciting opportunity to play a key role in the management and leadership of a first-class sports centre, part of one of the leading schools in the UK.

Opened in September 2010, Uppingham School Sports Centre (‘USSC’) is a fully dual-use facility and used by 1,300 public members as well as the school. Described by Lord Coe at its opening as ‘world class’, USSC has been designed to provide state-of-the-art sporting facilities for the school’s pupils, as well as allowing access to local residents, sports clubs and other schools.

As the Sports Centre Manager, you will deliver a first-class service to all stakeholders whilst maximising commercial opportunities and continuing to increase USSC’s profitability.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Setting and communicating clear medium and long-term strategic and commercial plans for USSC
  • Leading and motivating USSC staff and managing staff performance
  • Ensuring the highest standards of customer service are delivered to clients
  • Ensuring that USSC is compliant at all times with all relevant legislation and regulations
  • Developing, managing and delivering an annual sales budget to maximise profit
  • Developing and delivering an effective sales and marketing strategy for USSC

The ideal candidate will need significant experience as a senior manager in a customer-focused leisure environment, with experience of implementing sales and retention strategies. You will need a proven record of meeting and exceeding sales/marketing targets within a leisure environment, along with a higher education qualification or degree in sports or leisure management.

In return, along with an attractive and vibrant working environment where you will be supported to realise your full potential, we can offer:

  • 50% Contribution towards premiums for the School’s private health scheme
  • Westfield healthcare
  • Membership to dual-use Sports Centre (with a £25 annual joining fee)
  • Staff lunches during term-time
  • Complimentary ticket for select School performances
  • Discount on School fees
  • Discount at the local nursery in Uppingham
  • 25% Discount on holiday club fees for children of Uppingham or Maidwell Hall staff
  • Westfield Rewards which gives discounts at various retailers, gyms, cinemas, and restaurants
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • In house Occupational Health Service
  • Complimentary annual Flu vaccinations
  • Recognised as a “Disability Confident” employer
  • Recognised as a “Mindful” employer

For further details and to apply please click the apply button.

The closing date for applications is 12 June 2024 at 9.00am.

First round interviews will be held on 19 June 2024 and second interviews will be held on 26 June 2024.

Sports Centre Manager – Candidate Information Pack

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All positions at the School are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, therefore ALL convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered ‘spent’ under the Act) MUST be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. All information given will be treated as confidential and each case will be taken on its merits. Failure to disclose this information may result in the withdrawal of an offer of employment or immediate termination of employment.

Uppingham School is an equal opportunities employer.

Working at Uppingham

Uppingham is a vibrant, stimulating, energetic and forward-looking school. Our community is made up of talented people offering a diverse range of experiences. We welcome applications from candidates who are both experienced and new to working within the independent education sector.