Sports Centre Manager

The James Hornsby School, Basildon

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Job Ref No. ECC4007-246S Position Type: Caretaker/Site Managers Pay Range: £23,866 to £30,756
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 25/02/2019 Midday Date of Interviews: w/c 4th March 2019  

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Full-time Sports Centre Manager

Band 4 to Top (Actual salary range £23,866 - £30,756 pa plus £597 pa outer fringe)

37 hours per week, 52.14 weeks per year

Annual leave entitlement 23 days plus bank holidays

Hours of work: Flexible shift patterns e.g. mornings, evenings and weekends - rota to be agreed according to operational requirements

The Sports Centres opening hours are: 4.30pm-10pm on weekdays and 8am-6pm on weekends, plus late evening function hire events.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our school team managing our on-site Sports Centre. As Sports Centre Manager, you will be responsible for co-coordinating the daily operation of the centre along with a small team of Recreation Assistants. You will need to be able to motivate your team and ensure members and visitors are treated to an exceptional visit, through the delivery of very high standards and top class service at all times.

The ideal candidate will be commercially aware with a strong focus on marketing and business development. Creating community awareness and building strong local presence will be high on the successful candidate's agenda.

You will need to be able to manage the compliance side of the business in line with the Health & Safety at Work act. In addition you will be taking the lead on audits and the administration where required, ensuring your team understands procedures and processes alike.

Our facilities include a multi-purpose sports facility catering for football, hockey, basketball, volleyball, netball and badminton along with a climbing wall. In addition to this we are proud to have a fitness suite with running and rowing machines and a free weight area, 18m indoor swimming pool and an FA approved and registered floodlit 3G multi-use games area.

The successful candidate will ideally have previous experience in sports centre/fitness industry, lots of enthusiasm and a passion for sport, exercise and fitness.

This is a customer facing role; therefore fluency in English is required.

Closing date: Midday Monday 25th February 2019

For more information and to download an application form, please see the James Hornsby School website.

Completed applications should be emailed to

If you would like to arrange a visit to see the Sports Centre please contact Leigh Christensen

CVs alone will not be accepted. CV's submitted via an agency will not be considered.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if there is a good level of response. Therefore we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.

The James Hornsby School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and applicants will be subject to full employment checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure.

TheJames HornsbySchool is a Zenith Multi Academy Trust school as part of Zenith Multi Academy Trust

Information about the School

The James Hornsby School, is a successful school with Investors in People Gold status, which can offer students the opportunity to reach their full potential in a supportive and caring environment. Our students are proud of their school and enjoy so many different parts of school life including trips, visits and many other activities both in and outside of the normal school day.

We believe that it is essential that we work in partnership with the students, parents/carers and both local and international communities to enable our students to be prepared for their future lives. Our school motto, 'Together We Excel' reflects this belief. Staff at The James Hornsby School work incredibly hard, along with Governors and Parents, to ensure we offer the best educational opportunities possible.

The James Hornsby School is a forward thinking school, continually looking for new ways to provide the best learning environment and learning opportunities for our students. We are at the centre of the local community and open our doors outside of the normal school day to support learning and recreational opportunities in the local community. We are aiming for excellence and we invite you to come and see for yourselves.

Quotes from our May 2016 Ofsted report: "This school is well led. The Headteacher and leaders have worked with determination to create a culture where pupils share a 'lifelong love of learning' and achieve their best". "School leaders have succeeded in bringing pupils together into a positive, caring school community which promotes high expectations for attitudes towards learning, relationships and attendance."

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Leigh Christensen
Leinster Road
Laindon, Basildon
Essex, SS15 5NX
Telephone: 01268 582400

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