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Director of Operations
Brimhams Active
£50,000 - £60,000pa + relocation allowance + excellent benefits
Harrogate - with flexible hybrid home and office working arrangements, United Kingdom
03 Jan 2022

Job title: Director of Operations
Salary: £50 to 60k plus relocation allowance
Location: Flexible hybrid home/office working arrangements, with visibility throughout our facilities
Service area: Operations
Post accountable to: Managing Director Brimhams Active
Post directly responsible for employees: Direct supervision: 4 and indirect supervision: 124


Brimhams Active is a brand new leisure, health and wellbeing company owned by Harrogate Council.

Following a huge £40 million investment, the management of the service previously run by Harrogate Council has been transferred to Brimhams Active, with the vision to create a service, which has the local community right at the core. The aim is to create an efficient and effective sustainable business model that delivers both exceptional outcomes and reduces the cost of the service to the council. It will provide an ethical and commercial solution to improving the health and wellbeing of those who live in and around Harrogate - wellness is a growing commercial opportunity so it makes business, as well as social, sense to transform the service in this way.

The scale of the challenge is more than matched by the scale of the opportunities thanks to this unprecedented investment and the strength of partnerships between the council and wider stakeholders.

Brimhams Active offers a wide range of opportunities for residents and visitors to participate in active leisure pursuits in one of its’ many centres across the wider Harrogate, Ripon, Knaresborough areas - from swimming, a gym workout, a yoga session, or a treatment at the Turkish Baths. In addition, as from April 2023, there will be a new unitary council for North Yorkshire, which could provide really exciting opportunities to grow and develop Brimhams Active as the services currently provided by all eight councils in North Yorkshire are brought together.

To help bring the vision to life Brimhams Active is looking for robust, experienced and strategic leaders who are excited by the challenge and the opportunities in equal measure. You will be driven by your desire to make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities across the wider Harrogate district, at the same time as demonstrating commercial acumen and the ability to drive long term and sustainable successful growth.

We are now seeking to appoint to a Director of Operations

This is a pivotal position at Director level.

Location: Flexible hybrid home and office working arrangements, with visibility required throughout our facilities.

As well as the opportunity to join our fantastic team there are other benefits, including flexible and agile working, leisure facility discounts and the option to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.


Contact us

If you are interested in joining our team and are inspired to lead the next phase of our journey, we look forward to your application.

We encourage you to explore your interest with our recruitment partners at The Resourcing Solution to learn a little more. For an informal, confidential discussion about this opportunity, please contact either:

- Penny Keatings on 07811 411462 / [email protected] or

- Leanne Auton on 07398 174826 / [email protected] from our recruitment partners - The Resourcing Solution.


Closing date for applications: Midnight 3rd January 2022


For further information, job description, person specification and how to apply, please click on the Apply Now button below.
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