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Job opportunity - with Torridge District Council
Leisure Operations Manager
Torridge District Council
£40,000 - £45,000pa
Bideford, Devon, United Kingdom
31 Oct 2021

Leisure Operations Manager
£40,000 - £45,000 per annum
Full time (40 hours per week), Permanent

Torridge District Council is setting up Active Torridge (a local authority trading company) to run a range of sports and leisure services in Torridge.

Our intention is that the new company will not just be an operator, but will be a catalyst in transforming enjoyment and participation in sport and recreation and making a real difference to people's lives.

We are at the stage of setting up the management and governance structure and have in place a Board of Directors and a Non-Executive Director.

We are therefore seeking a Leisure Operations Manager who shares our vision and wants to create great opportunities for people who live, work and visit the District to take up and enjoy a range of quality sport, fitness and recreational activities. 

We are looking for an experienced and inspirational Leisure Operations Manager who will lead this new company through a period of change, and help to establish the new company ready to be trading from April 2022. 

The successful candidate will be based at our offices in Bideford.

If you have the skills and commitment required for this role, then please do take the time to read our recruitment pack.

You can download the pack by clicking here.

If you would like to talk further, please contact Steve Hearse, Chief Executive of Torridge District Council on 01237 428969 or Sean Kearney, Head of Communities and Place at Torridge District Council on 01237 428708.

Closing date: 31st October 2021
Interview date: 18th November 2021

To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the person specification and click the 'Apply for this job' button below.
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