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Community Sports Manager - York

Job Title: Community Sports Manager - York
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: York
Salary: Up to £27,037 per annum (39 hours a weeks pro rata)
REF: PR/PE/003849
Contact Name: Jon Pettit
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Job Description

Community Sports Manager - York
Community is at the heart of everything we do. We're the UK';s largest leisure operator and the first and largest leisure social enterprise, so we have a lot to be proud of and aim to still do more to promote fitness, sport and leisure to the communities that we serve. We are looking for an experienced and passionate Community Sports Manager to help us to widen the participation of sport and healthy physical activity in York.
Working across our leisure facilities within York, you'll manage a small team of community and sport specialists, working together to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle to communities across York. This is an interesting role that will use your passion for sport and community as well as your people skills. The main objective of the role is to interact with the community to encourage and increase participation in activity. You'll be dealing with a range of people as diverse as school children, the elderly, disabled people, women & girls and BAME communities, so you'll need to have excellent communication skills. Amongst others, you'll work closely with senior managers and teams in the centres, as well as community groups, clubs, third sector organisations, schools and the City of York Council to plan and implement the programmes that you'll be promoting. This is an exciting time to be joining us, as sport and community is a key focus in York.
Ideally, you will have a degree in sports development or a sport-related subject and be able to demonstrate your experience of working with people in a sport/leisure setting such as through coaching and teaching. Although working as part of a wider team, you'll be expected to manage your own workload, be self-sufficient and confident managing a small team. You'll be comfortable dealing with stakeholders at all levels and adept at giving presentations. A creative thinker, you'll thrive on devising new initiatives to work with the community to foster their participation in sport and exercise.
In return, we offer:
Childcare vouchers
Ride to work scheme
Discounted membership at our leisure centres
The opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say in how we're run plus associated social events.
Career pathways
Ongoing training and development
If you have the passion and skills for this role, then apply now.
All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications and location.
To be shortlisted for the role, internal applicants will need to demonstrate their commitment to GLL by becoming a Society member where eligible.
GLL is an equal opportunities employer.
Salary : Up to £27,037 per annum (39 hours a weeks pro rata)