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Posted: Friday, October 1st 2021

Sports Club Manager

The Walker Ground

Job title: Sports Club Manager Reports to: The Walker Board of Trustees Who we are: The Walker Cricket Ground Trust is a multi-sports ground and registered charity whose purpose is to provide excellent sports and leisure facilities. The Ground has a wealth of history and has 14 acres of outdoor space which includes cricket, football, a rugby pitch and four tennis courts. There are several outbuildings providing a dance studio, a nursery and housing a scout group. Inside the pavilion there are 6 squash courts, a fully licenced bar, function area and a well-equipped kitchen. We are seeking an experienced, ambitious and driven manager to build the business and lead the team. As Sports Club Manager, you will be required to drive the business forward, ensuring high service levels whilst building a positive rapport with all members and guests. A leader with a business mindset, capable of assessing the clubs’ needs, listening to members and customer feedback, and someone who can motivate the team and improve the members’ experience. Role: We are looking for someone that is an experienced manager / business leader with a ‘hands on' attitude. As Sports Club Manager you must be self-motivated and ideally have previous experience working in Management in the Hospitality and Sports sector. You will work closely with the team to ensure the highest standards of service are maintained. The ideal candidate will be business minded, leading from the front, motivating the team and being highly organised. You will have a good understanding of operational standards, processes, and systems such as stock control, ordering, rotas, end of day reconciliations and management of function bookings. You will work closely with the Trustees: • to implement the sports and leisure growth and development strategy, • to increase participation and membership of the clubs’ current and future sport and leisure facilities, in line with the new strategic goals, • to manage and guide staff to ensure that every aspect of the club’s grounds and facilities are run efficiently, • to utilise new technology to manage and improve the members’ bookings system and club resource management, • to have overall responsibility for the running of the administration of the Ground and it’s and premises within the scope of the business plan and approved budget, • exercise marketing and communication skills with the club’s members and other key audiences, to promote the club’s membership, social membership and events. • to ensure that Walker Ground is fully compliant with all legislative practices related to the Charity Commission, employment, health and safety, environmental, fire, liquor license, equal opportunities, safeguarding and risk assessment. Essential Criteria: • Experience managing a members sports club • Experience of managing club hospitality, including bar and food facilities and organising social events • Managing staff activities, performance and training including holding appraisals. Ensuring the club has adequate staff cover for all events • Liaising with external sports clubs • Experience managing and leading a team Desirable Criteria: • Health and Safety, fire safety, licensing laws and food hygiene compliance • Managing budgets and operating procedures • Managing projects, organisation and negotiation • Marketing knowledge and skills • IT, admin and database skills Remuneration: Circa £32,000 to £36,000 plus performance related bonus. Based on experience.

Job type: Full Time

Location: N14 7JZ

Closing date: Oct. 18, 2021

How to apply: Send covering letter and CV to [email protected]

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