Centre Manager

Job Details

We are renowned for our friendly, yet professional approach. All the team are passionate about the sports that they teach.

Who are we looking for?

We are excited to be recruiting for an experienced, enthusiastic and energetic Centre Manager, who is committed and passionate about their sports and can take the centre forward with close support from the Directors.

This is a leadership role - and requires a deep understanding of people and their different needs. Care, trust and respect are core values; along with grounded resilience for working in a dynamic environment.

You will need the following qualifications:

  • RYA Senior Instructor with a minimum of 2 year's experience working as a Senior Instructor
  • RYA Dinghy Instructor (essential)
  • RYA Windsurf instructor (ideal)
  • RYA Powerboat instructor (an advantage)
  • 1st Aid
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • BC Coaching qualifications - a huge advantage

What we can offer you

This is a massive opportunity for the right candidate to see our Centre through its next phase of development. Aqua Sports has been operating for 30 years and is embarking on an ambitions program to upgrade it's facilities and the overall experience we offer our customers and members. This role offers the successful candidate the chance to make a tangible impact on the future of our business, for meaningful personal and professional development and to participate in the financial upside over time of a growing business.

  • Experience working at a busy UK centre but in a lake setting inside a beautiful park. 
  • Work as part of a friendly, motivated team. 
  • Use of centre equipment
  • Staff discounts in the watersports shop
  • Competitive pay package and incentive programme
  • Staff development programme to grow skills

A Typical Day in the Job

We work a 5 day week that includes some weekends.

All staff enjoy plenty of teaching alongside a mixture of maintenance and administration roles.

As a centre manager your role will vary depending on time of year. During the season we focus on the smooth running of the on-water sessions and ensuring that equipment maintenance and course administration is up to date. During low season we focus on business development for future years.

A typical day starts around 08:30 with set-up and runs until pack-down for 18:30. We are open longer hours in the Summer season to capture the before and after work adult market for certain sports and run 2 shifts to accommodate this.

A youth course usually runs over two full days 09:30-16:30. We also run two hour taster parties and multi-activity days.

At weekends we offer adult training scheme courses which usually run over two days.

Busy schools programme throughout term time and activity weeks.

We run a kids Summer Camp through the holidays which we are looking to meaningfully expand over the coming years. 

Other Details:

Onsite accommodation is currently not available (although is planned to be available within the next 24 months). Accommodation within easy walking distance of the Centre can be arranged and included as part of your overall compensation package by separate negotiation. 

  • Job Information 

  • Company: The Aqua Sports Company
  • Vacancy: Centre Manager
  • Category: Windsurfing, Kayaking, Dinghy
  • Dates: March / April 2023
  • Salary: £28,000 - 32,000 negotiable depending on experience, plus incentive scheme
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