Centre Manager

with Girlguiding

newspaper Activity Instructor Watersports Paddlesports Climbing Management
locationUnited Kingdom, East Grinstead
start dateASAP
salary £38,846 - £45,037 per year
training providedTraining provided

We build girls' confidence and raise their aspirations. We give them the chance to discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for good.

Centre Manager

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This is an exciting opportunity to join the dynamic leadership team of Girlguiding’s national activity centres during a new phase of strategic development. You will work collaboratively with other national Centre Managers, the Strategic Operations Manager, and our Programme & Events Manager to develop, implement and review a long-term strategy for business growth and stability, in line with our strategic objectives.

As Centre Manager, you will be responsible for the recruitment, training, and development of a diverse staff team, leading them to deliver an exceptional guest experience. In addition, you will oversee adherence to health & safety management systems, and the upkeep of estate grounds, facilities, and maintenance. Furthermore, you will manage the delivery of daily operations at the centre, including outdoor activity and camping provision, event delivery, self-catering hire, and an onsite shop, all with associated budgets.

Girlguiding values the differences that a diverse workforce brings and is committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Girlguiding is proud to be part of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme, a member of the Business Disability Forum, and a member of Time to Change. While Girlguiding’s young members may be women only, our staff team is mixed gender. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

We are committed to supporting our staff to achieve a good work-life balance and offer flexible working options wherever we reasonably can. Girlguiding is a COVID secure employer, providing support for all employees during the current pandemic. All staff are required to carry out our online health and safety training and complete a DSE risk assessment to ensure we can provide the support you require.

ideal candidate Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a dedicated professional from the outdoor activity sector, with excellent communication skills that support positive engagement with our stakeholders. You will possess an enthusiasm for outdoor adventure experiences and for motivating and influencing staff. You will also have experience of business, facility, and financial management. Additionally, it will be essential for you to demonstrate an ability to engage with a variety of guest and volunteer, and to show your commitment to our organisational ethos and values.

Due to the nature of the role, evening, overnight and weekend work will be required.

This role is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. This means that due to the nature of some of the duties, we are entitled to ask about any spent or unspent convictions. This role has unsupervised access to children and young people. Under the Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records), the role is eligible for a disclosure check which is enhanced with a barred list.

our offer What we can offer you

Flexible working
Family Friendly Policy
Contributory pension scheme
Life assurance
Volunteering support
Employee assistance programme
Staff Consultation Group
Season ticket loans
Ride to Work
Girlguiding staff can get discounts at various retailers

See application pack for more information!


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