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Operations Manager

Lex Leisure

Castle Sports Centre and Swimming Pool

North & Midlands




Operations Manager

Castle Sports Complex


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.


Located in the heart of Spalding we are a traditional leisure centre with a wide range of facilities to offer our members and pay as you go customers including a  gym, dance studios, 25m swimming pool with a diving pit, teaching pool, sports hall, creche and a friendly onsite café. 


The Opportunity

  • We are looking for an Operations Manager to assist in the effective management and operations of the centre and ensure that the high standards of customer services are set and maintained.

  • This position will allow you to develop your skills and reputation whilst enhancing safe and enjoyable usage of the facilities whilst increasing profitability.

  • You will manage and develop your staff to meet customer and operational requirements creating a dynamic, responsive and customer focused team through your communication and management styles.


The Person

  • It is essential that you possess excellent communication, customer and client liaison skills. Ideally you will have a recognised qualification in leisure management, educated to degree level or NVQ4.

  • The successful applicant will need to be able to demonstrate extensive knowledge of the leisure industry and have commercial and financial acumen. 

  • Candidates will be able to demonstrate a proven record of managing teams of staff, be commercially focused and have an understanding of financial forecasts and budget management, whilst consistently developing and improving operational procedures. 

  • Flexibility and commitment to customer service are essential. 

  • You will be required to work on a rotating shift pattern which includes early mornings, evenings and weekends. (please note that Duty Manager shifts will be included within the role and responsibility)

  • You will be required to undertake a full DBS check


What can Lex Leisure offer you?

  • Competitive salary

  • Generous 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

If you feel like you could bring some fresh ideas to the table we want to hear from you.  Please apply with a letter of application and CV to


Closing Date

  • 29/08/2019


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.


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Applications by: 29/08/2019