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An exciting new climbing centre is being developed in Oldham which is planned to open in Autumn 2020. One of the largest in the North West, the centre will comprise an innovative mix of facilities including: climbing and bouldering walls; Clip ‘n Climb; indoor play; café; and meeting/party rooms. The overall size of the facility is 2,000sqm.

This is a unique opportunity to manage Manchester’s only purpose-built climbing and bouldering centre. We are looking for an experienced, commercially oriented leisure manager to drive the new multi-million pound climbing and bouldering facility in today’s increasingly competitive indoor commercial climbing and bouldering market.

As an experienced leisure professional you will be able to demonstrate an innovative approach to this exciting challenge and will be used to working to financial targets.

Key Responsibilities:

The General Manager will be responsible for all aspects of the operation and will report to the Directors of the Trading Company. The General Manger will be responsible for all financial matters, staff management, customer care, climbing instruction, marketing, driving user numbers, retail, health & safety, establishing and maintaining a quality offer across the site.

Qualifications & Experience:

Essential:

Educated to degree level or similar

Minimum of 3 years in management position in the leisure industry

Financial experience

Excellent communication, motivational & leadership skills

Team player

Be prepared to work evening & weekend shifts (as required)

Desirable:

Experience of a business start-up environment

Experience of working with a Board of Trustees

Climbing/indoor climbing interest/experience

Marketing experience

Retail experience

Current 1st Aid Certificate

Hours of Working/Salary Package:

37.5 hour week including evening & weekend work

Competitive salary + performance related bonus

25 days annual leave + bank holidays

Pension scheme

To apply, please e-mail your CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the position to: eileenhinson@leisureconsulting.co.uk

Closing date: 30th August 2019

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