What is a Contract Manager?
A contract manager is responsible for strategic development, activity participation levels as well as the success of the business from a commercial aspect.
What do they do?
As a contract manager, your tasks include leading a team of people and being responsible for their well-being as well as the facilities and customers. Also further roles include; maintaining excellent customer relations with clients as well as being responsible for the business image to the public in the community.
What qualifications do I need to become an Contract Manager?
-A degree level qualification in Business/ Communication related degree
-Health and Safety Qualification
-5 years of experience in Multi-Site Management of Leisure facilities
-Understanding of P & L and budget analysis
What skills/experience will an employer look for?
-Good communication skills both verbally and written
-Excellent Team Player
-Good basic computer skills, i.e. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
-Efficient organisational skills
-Knowledge of health and safety guidelines
-Marketing and financial knowledge
-Knowledge in Swim School and Pool-side safety
-Attend client meetings and present monthly statistics
-Management of staff of 250 +
What salary can I expect?
The Salary in this Job varies, but the basic rate is around £50k per year.
Who might employ a Contract Manager?
Sport and Leisure Businesses will employ leisure managers.
What are the best things about being a Contract Manager?
As a Contract manager you will be required to maintain and develop a good Client relationship through regular contact. This will certainly help develop both verbal and written communication skills. You will have a large responsibility, as your actions will be responsible for the reputation and furthermore profitability for the business.
Are there any drawbacks?
If you are a poor communicator or don’t like having a serious amount of responsibility, this job is not for. There will be significant pressures for this job for you to perform to a maximum capacity and efficiency.
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