Sir John Barrow Monument

Centre Manager

Company Name: Fylde Coast YMCA; Outdoor Education Lakeside YMCA

Job Description:

We are seeking individuals who are inspired by playing an important role in changing people’s lives and therefore communities. We are all about creating inspirational pathways and opportunities, opening doors and welcoming all to get involved and make a positive difference. Working with us means helping children, youth, adults and seniors at all levels of ability, from all walks of life, to develop their self esteem and potential in new ways.

We provide high quality residential and day experience for over 7,000 young people from a wide range of backgrounds all designed to inspire them to grow in body, mind, and spirit. Through their experiences at YMCA Lakeside – overcoming challenges, defeating fears, changing perceptions, and supporting others – our young people gain skills and character traits that will serve them throughout life. However, we know we have more work to do.

That is why we have an ambitious redevelopment plan for the site and are now looking to recruit a Centre Manager, as part of the organisation’s Senior Management team, who can play a key role in building on the recent investment of £7million of the Lakeside Stoller Campus. So, if you are looking for a job where you can make a real difference, in a challenging but rewarding and supportive environment then we would like to hear from you.

As Centre Manager you will oversee the delivery of a high quality sustainable outdoor education service at YMCA Lakeside; be business focused, results-driven, with a passion for excellence. Your main duties will include:

·To manage the operations programmes deemed to be Outdoor Education, including the efficient conduct of financial, human resources and information management

·Ensure the financial viability of YMCA Lakeside and related contracts, by achieving the targets set

·To further develop and increase attendance, resulting in maximising the income within Outdoor Education

·Liaise with the CEO on legal, financial, staffing, and procedural matters relating to Outdoor Education

·To oversee the development of programmes of activities for all service users in which their physical, social and spiritual needs are met

·To develop marketing strategies to assist in achieving targets

·Ensure that all visitors are safe and enjoy the experience of the activities available; and provide a memorable experience to all that visit for a day or stay

·Ensure the logistics of operating a 500+-bed facility are robust

·Work with the Catering company to provide quality menus for the service users

·Manage day to day running of all departments in daily tasks.

·Ensure all Health & Safety Regulations and best practices followed.

·Deliver a high standard of actives that our customers expect coming to Lakeside YMCA.

·Being familiar with all licencing requirements within the centre.

·Train, lead and motivate teams of multi- discipline activity instructors.

·Demonstrate breadth and depth of knowledge within the field of outdoor education

To the successful candidate we offer:

·28 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays)

·Flexible working environment

·Opportunities to apply for other internal roles

·An opportunity to work for a company who offer on-going development within your role

·Job Share will also be considered

The post holder must be aware of equal opportunity principles and comply with the Fylde Coast YMCA’s equal opportunity procedures.

How to Apply:

Please visit our website, to download our information pack for further information on the role; send your CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification to the email listed on our websiteThe closing date for applications is Friday 15th October at 5 pm. Applications received after this date and time will not be considered.

Please note, that due to the high volume of applications we are currently receiving for our job roles, we are only able to contact candidates who are successful in progressing to the next stage. If you have not been contacted within 10 working days of the closing date, then please presume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

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