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Duty Manager - Leisure Centre East London

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Duty Manager - East London

40 hours - £24,000 per annum

Overview / Purpose of Role

Responsible for day to day and overnight operational management of the centre including programming, staff supervision, health and safety, cleanliness and customer service.

To be part of the leisure centre management team and contribute to the business’ success through active promotion and ensuring first class customer service at all times.

Key Tasks and Accountabilities:

Key tasks and accountabilities are intended to be a guide to the range and level of work expected of the post holder.  This is not an exhaustive list of all tasks that may fall to the post holder and employees will be expected to carry out such other reasonable duties which may be required from time to time.

To undertake all responsibilities listed below:

Customer Service

  • Maintain a positive image of the centre to customers by providing consistently welcoming, helpful and professional service and ensuring exceptional standards of presentation throughout the centre at all times
  • Pro-actively anticipate customer feedback whenever possible in addition to handling customer complaints, concerns and comments ensuring customer satisfaction through ownership and resolution of issues


  • To ensure all wet and dry activities are set up in timely manner and run according to programme making sure activities are delivered safely and effectively
  • To ensure the safety of customers whilst they use the centre at all times following all relevant guidelines, regulations and procedures
  • To ensure all pool safety / operating procedures are in place and adhered to
  • To complete all necessary shift paperwork as required and maintain all appropriate records, systems, and financial processes in accordance with standard operating procedures
  • To maintain exceptional standards of cleanliness inside and outside the building at all times
  • Assist management to continuously improve energy utilisation
  • To keep records of all maintenance, repairs and tests of plant and equipment carried out
  • To provide hands on support and leadership of any area of the operation as required
  • Meet all Health + Safety requirements, including but not limited to  fire evacuation, COSHH etc
  • To supervise operational staff effectively to ensure a quality service

People Management

  • Ensure hands on leadership which instils and inspires staff to work to a high standard
  • Supervision of all staff on shift, effectively allocating work and carrying out any other duties as required commensurate with each post’s level of responsibility
  • To line manage shift team members and ensuring correct payroll procedures are carried out
  • To manage rotas and casual staff cover when required effectively balancing service levels and cost control

Personal Development

  • To ensure that all qualifications necessary for the post are maintained and renewed
  • Keep abreast of trends and developments within leisure and health and fitness, and discuss own training and development needs with line manager

Protecting Staff and Services

Adherence to health and safety requirements and proper risk management is required from all employees in so far as is relevant to their role.  All employees are expected to understand and promote good Health and Safety practices and manage risks appropriately.

Personal Specification

The criteria listed in this Person Specification are all essential to the job.

Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Appropriate professional qualifications including National Pool Lifeguarding Qualification (NPLQ), Pool Plant Operator FAAW and other relevant qualifications
  • Good understanding of customer requirements and exceptional customer service skills
  • Knowledge of electronic booking systems
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and other legislation in relation to leisure centre operations
  • The ability to deliver a high quality service without supervision
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Strong communication skills and IT literate
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • The ability to supervise new and casual staff members and demonstrable people management experience


  • Previous experience in busy leisure / health and fitness facility, or working in a customer focused environment
  • Previous people and operations management experience
  • Experience of dealing with routine administration, membership, booking, programme writing
  • Evidence of achieving results and making a difference to customers


  • A dynamic individual with a ‘can do’, results driven approach and attitude
  • Demonstrates trust, openness and respect when interacting with people.
  • Flexible approach to tasks and workload
  • Ability to work flexible shift patterns outside normal hours, including evenings, weekends, public holidays


  • The post holder reports to the Assistant General Manager, and will work closely with other team members
  • The post holder will be required to work mornings, evenings, overnights, weekends and public holidays in order to meet service requirements
  • The post holder will be required to wear a uniform


It is essential that applicants are able to work a full 12 hour shift to include mornings, evenings, overnights, weekends and bank holidays including Christmas Day/New year’s Day, is essential for this post.

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