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Operations Manager

Legacy Leisure

Riverside Leisure Centre

South West

£22,000 - £24,000 Per Annum



Operations Manager

Riverside Leisure Centre - Exeter


This is an outstanding career opportunity with a not for profit charitable organisation committed to providing a diverse and meaningful range of leisure and culture related activities for the local communities in which we serve.


We are looking to recruit an Operations Manager for Riverside Leisure Centre which is the flagship centre within the contract. Located in the heart of Exeter, Riverside Leisure Centre boasts great facilities including a 90 station gym, Queenax functional training studio, over 100 instructor led and virtual group exercise classes, indoor cycling studios, 6 court sports hall and 2 squash courts. The centre also has two swimming pools and a health suite which are currently closed for repairs following a fire in 2017. The Exeter contract operates 7 facilities on behalf of Exeter City Council. 


The Opportunity


We are looking for an Operations Manager to take overall responsibility for the effective management and operation 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. 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. 

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. 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. 


What can Legacy Leisure offer you?

  • Competitive salary c. £22,000-£24,000

  • 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


Legacy 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

  • 15th September 2019


About Legacy Leisure

Established to support a national legacy following the Olympics, Legacy Leisure seeks to educate, inspire and support physical activity, to enhance the lives of our patrons and enable long term positive lifestyle changes. Legacy Leisure is passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of our patrons, and aims to offer a diverse range of physical and cultural activities that will engage and invigorate communities, be it through sport, the arts or other activities.


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Applications by: 15/09/2019