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Swim Manager

Lex Leisure

North Devon Leisure Centre


Up to £24,000 per annum


North Devon Leisure Contract

Do you want to work at the newest most prestigious leisure facility in North Devon?

We are seeking to recruit motivated, enthusiastic, flexible and customer focussed people to join our team at Tarka Leisure Centre in Barnstaple North Devon.

Tarka Leisure Centre is the most modern leisure facility in the North Devon locality and will provide a 25m swimming pool, 20 metre learner pool, sports hall, state of the art gym, spin studio and 2 x group exercise studios and indoor ski facility as well as the current indoor and outdoor tennis courts and all weather pitch.

The Centre will open in May 2022. This role is immediately available and will commence in the current North Devon Leisure Centre and transfer to the new centre on opening.

Based in the North Devon Leisure Contract you will be working between North Devon Leisure Centre in Barnstaple and Ilfracombe Swimming Pool & Gym.

Ilfracombe Swimming Pool & Gym has a 25m main pool and a learner pool alongside a 30+ station gym.

The Opportunity

We are looking for a Swimming Lesson Manager to manage our swimming programmes in accordance with the National Teaching Plan, and to ensure that our brand is promoted throughout the site.

You will be instrumental in growing the programme ready for the eagerly anticipated completion of the new Tarka Leisure Centre.

You will need to possess exceptional personable skills and form working relationships with Industry Organisations whilst adhering to our Philosophy of Quality, Care and Excellence. You will be required to maintain a high level of knowledge within the industry and hold relevant qualifications to be supplemented by Continuous Professional Development.

You will be required to work in a way which may include some early mornings, evenings and weekends to suit the needs of the Swimming Lesson Programme

The Role

  • Business Development
  • Understand KPI's
  • Review figures weekly/monthly
  • Competitor analysis
  • Understand the programme strategy and where it is going
  • Coordinating Swim Programmes
  • Maximising pool space and timetabling
  • Ensuring all programme offered is to the highest quality
  • Improving sales by engaging and retaining customers
  • Reducing waiting lists and preventing bottlenecks
  • Wider participation pathways
  • Observation and Mentoring
  • Identify strengths and areas for development
  • Using and adapting motivational techniques
  • Positively dealing with staff conflict
  • Collecting and using customer feedback
  • Marketing

Recognising positive stories and opportunities to create good content

Understanding when a marketing campaign is needed to sell more spaces Understanding both the companies and the site-specific USP, and capitalising on it

  • Communication
  • Using Appropriate communication methods for all stakeholders
  • Impacting the effectiveness of communication

What can Lex Leisure offer you?

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous annual leave
  • Free gym membership for you and a nominated person
  • Employee health cash plan
  • Employee discount portal - discounts on travel bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Pension Scheme
  • Company sick pay
  • Career progression
  • Training and development

Lex Leisure is a well established business that is continuously growing. Successful applicants can look forward to joining a company that can offer career prospects and believes in investing in its people.

How to Apply

If you feel like you could bring some fresh ideas to the table we want to hear from you. Please apply with a letter of application and CV to 

The Parkwood Leisure Holdings Ltd Group are proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers that are committed to inclusion and diversity.

If you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as interviews will be held throughout the process. Please note that if you have not received correspondence within 21 days then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Applications by: 31/05/2022