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Operations Manager

Legacy Leisure

Llantwit Major Leisure Centre, Cowbridge Leisure Centre

South West

up to £24,000 per annum


Vale of Glamorgan Contract
Cowbridge Leisure Centre or Llantwit Major Leisure Centre 

Legacy Leisure operates five leisure facilities across the Vale of Glamorgan working in partnership with the Vale of Glamorgan Council. This position is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to join the Legacy Leisure team as part of the Wales and South West Region.


Reporting to the Centre Manager of each facility the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate effective leadership and management of two Leisure facilities including a swimming pools, three fitness gyms, studios, sports halls, and a health suite. There will be an emphasis on COVID-19 recovery and consistently enhancing both the financial performance and usage of the facilities within the Contract specification. 

The Opportunity

  • Legacy 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.
  • Cowbridge Leisure Centre is a leisure facility operating with two gyms, two group exercise studios, six court sports hall and health suite. The facility opened recently its new functional training gym. Llantwit Major Leisure Centre is a dual use facility with a gym, two studios, four court sports hall and a swimming pool.

The Person

  • Previous managerial experience in excess of three years and a proven track record of delivering on KPI’s is essential.
  • You should be able to manage and develop staff efficiently to meet the operational requirements of the Contract
  • Extensive knowledge of the safe operation of swimming pools and the leisure industry in general
  • A recognised qualification in Leisure Management
  • The following qualifications would be advantageous; Health & Safety Competent Persons, National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ), Pool PLant Operators (PPO)
  • Excellent communication and customer / client liaison skills are essential
  • Candidates must have an understanding of financial procedures and be able to manage budgets for the contract whilst consistently developing and improving operational procedures
  • Flexibility and commitment to customer service are essential

What can Legacy Leisure offer you?

  • Competitive salary
  • Incremental 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

How to Apply

Please apply with a letter of application and CV to 

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: 14/10/2022