Swimming Project Manager (UK Travel) - Copper Box Arena, Stratford
GLL is hiring a Swimming Project Manager based at the iconic Copper Box Arena on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratfrd, East London. As the largest operator of swimming pools and swimming lessons in the UK, aquatics is an important area of business for us here at GLL; we now teach over 100,000 pupils to swim each week and have 18 million swim visits across our pools per year. Working as part of our National Sports & Aquatics Team, you'll help us to generate in excess of £80 million income, and, with the help of the GLL Sport Foundation, support 500 aquatics athletes each year. This role will be a key member of the team delivering the strategy for aquatics across the national GLL network.
The Swimming Project Manager will develop and implement key projects (swimming programmes and products) related to the growth of both participation and income at GLL facilities around the UK. Projects could include anything from swimming lesson growth plans, pool activity programming to development and preparation of new aquatics products along with the associated marketing, roll out and staff training. Overseeing the projects from start to finish, this varied role will see you involved in everything from traditional project management through to communication, performance monitoring, customer service and business development. Working closely with the wider Aquatics team and reporting into the National Swimming Development Manager, you'll research and become familiar with the needs of our customers and area demographics enabling you to make your projects a success. Not all factors of project success will be in your control, but your focus and management will minimise any risks and encourage more people to swim regularly.
It goes without saying that you'll be passionate about swimming and wanting to influence the growth of swimming and swimming lessons at a national level. Your knowledge and experience in leisure and/or aquatics management will have given you excellent communication skills and allowed you to develop strong relationships around the business which will be key as there will be significant travel to face-to-face meetings including delivering training to frontline staff. Organised and with a results-driven approach, you'll plan and review projects throughout their lifecycle, prepare basic business plans, change programmes and reports and ensure you involve the right people at the right time. This is an excellent opportunity to develop and grow your career with the UK's largest leisure operator and to have a positive impact on aquatics-based sport, creating healthier lifestyles and better futures for the communities that we work within and better pathways for up-and-coming sportspeople.
In return, we offer a range of benefits that you'd expect from the UK's largest leisure provider:
• Pension schemes
• 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 to help you to be the best
If you have the passion and skills for this role, then apply now.
All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications, age 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 £33,656 per annum (40 hours a week pro rata including an 8% bonus)
Location: Copper Box Arena