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Swim Impact Manager

Parkwood Leisure


Up to £30,000


National Role (Home or Office Based)


The Aquatics Impact Manager will support the Head of Aquatics to drive the commercial performance of Aquatic based activity across 48 facilities within England and Wales. The main focus of this role will be to support a small number of sites at a time, dictated by the Operations Director and the Head of Aquatics to help drive significant improvements and commercial gains. This role is the perfect opportunity to help to drive our business forward by increasing the number of people swimming. This role will also include additional project responsibilities as well as cover for the Head of Aquatics when needed.


This broad and creative role will have the Impact Aquatics Manager working in the regions advising the Centres of the overall Swimming Lessons strategy, supporting Aquatics plans and delivering commercially improved operating numbers. The Aquatic Impact Manager will be expected to take part in site visits with regional teams to discuss all upcoming projects, events and meetings that will require support. 


The Opportunity 

  • To deliver the companies Aquatics strategy
  • To drive the number of participants in Swimming Lessons as well as the overall occupancy % 
  • To manage the Aquatics budgets to ensure maximum value and return on investment
  • To work with the Head of Aquatics to deliver innovative and market leading developments
  • To maximise opportunities from the existing business via the implementation of effective marketing initiatives.  Understanding when an acquisition campaign, retention campaign and awareness campaign is needed.  Liaison between both sites and marketing team to deliver.
  • To support and coach local team members to identify local opportunities and execute them in an effective manner. This includes constructively challenging existing practices and suggesting alternative ways to achieve results.
  • To maintain effective working relationships within the regional management team, particularly working closely with the Centre Managers and Site Swim Managers
  • Work with key stakeholders such as Swim England, Zoggs and Sport England.
  • Assist with Business Development and growth opportunities across the region. 


The Person


  • The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in a Sports Development or a business related subject. A professional qualification would be advantageous. 
  • The successful candidate should also be able to demonstrate a proven track record in developing Aquatics and be able to demonstrate strong leadership and management qualities.   
  • The successful candidate will have strong project management skills
  • The successful candidate will also require excellent communication skills, and be able to work closely with a high level management team, whilst interacting at all levels of the organisation.  
  • High level of credibility with externally suppliers and clients, internal peers, Managers and Directors across the business.
  • Passionate about Aquatics
  • Creative and commercially astute
  • Flexibility in style, able to adapt quickly to the changing needs of the business
  • Ability to innovate and think laterally
  • High energy levels, a natural motivator
  • An open friendly personality
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Clear and concise in communication
  • Able to present effectively to new and known audiences
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • The ability to multitask effectively and efficiently
  • Good team working skills 
  • Numerically confident
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Competitive, and always strive for a personal best
  • You see challenges as opportunities and you continually improve methods to be more effective 
  • You love being on the move with each day different than yesterday


What can Parkwood 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


Parkwood 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 

The Parkwood Leisure Holdings Ltd Group are proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers that are committed to inclusion and diversity.
If you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as interviews will be held throughout the process. Please note that if you have not received correspondence within 21 days then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Applications by: 17/02/2022