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Business Development Manager - Leisure

Job Title: Business Development Manager - Leisure
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Buckinghamshire
Salary: £50-£55k + company car and performance related pay
Start Date: April
REF: PR/PE/003599
Contact Name: Paul Crowson
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Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Business Development Manager for a leading lifestyle and management solutions company, overseeing a major leisure contract in Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire.

To succeed in this high-profile position, you should be able to demonstrate extensive experience as a fully autonomous business leader.  You can demonstrate successful leadership capabilities which have driven profitable, quality-driven operations and can identify and implement operations processes which deliver a consistently customer-focused experience for every customer.

Experience working with facilities that cater extensively for disability leisure/sport or within the para sport environment would be a distinct advantage.

A Business Development Manager is expected to foster, nurture and grow highly effective and interactive client and team relationships, to inspire excellence in team performance and achieve industry-leading business results; all within a corporate framework.

Performance will be measured against your ability to operate all sites to be Safe, Open, Working, Clean & Friendly, meeting all legislated and Company standards at all times.  You will be expected to achieve minimum agreed financial targets and to lead a culture of high performance at your site, engaging with and leading your team.

You have already developed and delivered a varied activity programme and a broad range of services which are relevant to the local community.  You will be expected to work collaboratively with your Local Authority and local clubs, schools, businesses and community groups, and organise local community outreach activities, including the provision of support for and/or to act as host for local events.

With at least 5 years management experience, ideally within a leisure environment, you are able to demonstrate success in effective and efficient management of teams, health & safety management experience, successful communication skills and the consistent delivery of financial targets and business KPI’s.


This position requires a minimum of a level 3 Leadership & Management qualification or equivalent, with the opportunity available, once in position to progress to Level 4. Where the qualification is not held, there will be a requirement to sign up to a level 3 or 4 within 4 weeks of start date.  Membership of CIMSPA is desirable

Working life

All staff receive a learning and development plan giving you clear direction and scope for career progression. We offer training, competitive salaries, excellent company benefits and a comprehensive range of benefits and rewards to recognise hard work and dedication.

Application deadline approaching! Interviews to be held very soon. Apply NOW or call the Futureactive Team for more information.