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Centre Manager

Lex Leisure

Cotgrave Leisure Centre, Keyworth Leisure Centre

North & Midlands

up to £28,000 per annum


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Cotgrave & Keyworth Leisure Centre  - South Nottingham


This is an outstanding career opportunity with a market leader committed to providing a diverse and meaningful range of leisure and culture-related activities for the local communities in which we serve.  


Cotgrave Leisure Centre

Situated In the heart of Cotgrave, Nottingham, Cotgrave Leisure Centre offers a 35 station gym. A 25m 4 lane leisure swimming pool with a beach/shallow area, suitable for babies and young children,  and a flume, 3 court sports hall, outside football grass pitches, spin studio and dance studio. 


Keyworth Leisure Centre

Keyworth Leisure Centre offers a spacious gym, 25m swimming pool, Sensory pool and a range of exercise classes.


Reporting to the Contract Manager, the Centre Manager position will be responsible for all aspects of the management of the two centres, managing a team of staff, ensuring customer service and developing the overall financial performance and profitability of the business.


The Opportunity

  • We are looking for a Centre Manager to take responsibility for the effective management and operation of both Cotgrave and Keyworth Leisure Centres. 
  • A specific focus of the role will be to ensure high standards of customer service and satisfaction are delivered whilst enhancing safe and enjoyable usage of the facilities
  • The post holders will ensure that the service provided meets the requirements of the client as defined within the service specification as well as consistently driving the commercial performance for the centre.
  • This position will allow you to develop your skills and reputation whilst enhancing safe and enjoyable usage of the facilities.  Leading business recovery post national enforced lockdowns with the aim to further increase usage and profitability.
  • You will manage and develop your staff to meet customer and operational requirements further developing  a dynamic, responsive and customer focused team through your communication and management styles.
  • To ensure the highest possible standards of health & safety and customer care are delivered consistently.


The Person

  • Will be able to demonstrate a proven record of managing teams of staff, be commercially focused and have an understanding of budget management, whilst consistently developing and improving operational procedures. This could be the next step in your career for management.
  • It is essential that you possess excellent communication, customer and client liaison skills. 
  • Flexibility and commitment to customer service are essential.
  • Ideally have experience  of managing both wet and dry leisure facilities.
  • Ideally you will have a recognised qualification in leisure management, Sports Development or a related subject preferably to degree level or NVQ 3.  


What can Lex Leisure offer you?

  • 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


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

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 and we reserve the right to end the closing date earlier than advertised. Please note that if you have not received correspondence within 21 days then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.


About Lex Leisure

Lex Leisure seeks to operate leisure venues on a commercial basis with a view to generating a surplus that can be used for our principal objective of supporting those who are disabled, physically or mentally or who require support or bespoke care plans to stay physically active. Lex Leisure, working with key partners, wants to empower disabled people to take a more active role in all aspects of sport and physical activity and for our facilities to be more inclusive and to provide a greater range of sporting opportunities for disabled people.

Applications by: 06/02/2023