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Leisure Centre Manager

The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form CollegeSwindon

Salary: £24,432 - £28,226 FTE per annum
Location: The Ridgeway Leisure Centre, Swindon
Contract Type: All Year Round
Contract Term: Permanent
Closing Date: Sunday 5th December 2021
Hours: 37 hours per week
Start: January 2022

About the opportunity:

The White Horse Federation (TWHF)  operate a dual usage Leisure Centre onsite at The Ridgeway School and Sixth Form College in Wroughton, Swindon.

We are looking for an experienced manager in the Leisure Sector to take up the post of Centre Manager and deliver the aims of TWHF in providing a safe, positive customer experience in line with community, commercial and participation objectives.

Key responsibilities will include managing a team of staff ensuring the principles and values of TWHF are consistently delivered, whilst managing staff rotas to ensure correct staff ratio’s at all times.

Hours of work may include evening and weekend work at times to reflect the requirements of the role, and you should plan your time to provide an effective approach to facility management.

Other responsibilities include:

Manage allocated budgets ensuring best value whilst following TWHF financial regulations

Manage the Leisure Centre premises ensuring health & safely compliance to ensure the safety of staff and customers, whilst protecting the TWHF assets

Developing an effective programme of activities and events that engages the local community  to ensure maximum facility usage

Why Work With Us:

The White Horse Federation (TWHF) is a not-for-profit multi-academy trust that supports and sponsors many primary, secondary and special schools across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Swindon, Oxfordshire, and Berkshire.

Its shared vision for excellence through partnership means it is also committed to keeping the best of what makes a local school great – in other words, the type of schools where TWHF colleagues would be proud to send their own children.

TWHF combines a relentless drive for academic excellence with a shared moral purpose and shared values while ensuring that fun and happiness are key attributes of each of its schools. TWHF believes that partnership-working with its schools, pupils, and their parents, as well as the wider community, helps creates the best possible outcomes for all children.

TWHF empowers its colleagues through support, training, and career opportunities to recruit and retain outstanding staff who are leaders in their field. That way TWHF can ensure that every student achieves their full potential, regardless of background, culture, heritage, or ability.

TWHF recognises the benefit of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a team that reflects diversity from the communities it serves. TWHF values the contributions of all staff from a wide range of different backgrounds and actively seeks to promote an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment; which at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance. Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010, TWHF welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process that is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

The White Horse Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful for this position you will be expected to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before an appointment is confirmed. References will be sought on shortlisted candidates before the interview.

The Benefits:

Some benefits are accessible by all staff irrespective of their contract type (T). Some are only eligible to permanent (P) employees following a successful probation period as noted:

Car Purchase scheme (P)

Discounted gym membership scheme (P&T)

Reward Gateway discounts (P&T)

Hire purchase Cycle to Work scheme (P)

Free and confidential advice, information and counselling service (P&T)

Excellent Pension scheme (P&T)

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