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Leisure Contracts Manager
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: 8727
  • Published: Thu 26/09/2019, 14:30 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 18/10/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £42,789 - £46,542 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Priory House, Chicksands, Bedfordshire

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Leisure Contracts Manager

Team: Leisure Contracts

Job Family: Providing - CBG13
Salary: £42,789 - £46,542 per annum pro rata
Hours: 37 hours per week

Base Location: Priory House, Shefford

Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 18th October 2019
Interview Date: W/C 28th October 2019

More about the role:

At Central Bedfordshire we have a large leisure estate with ambitious plans.  In partnership with Sport England we have already built two new leisure centres in the last 5 years and have put modern contracts in place to ensure our customers can get the very best from that investment.

We now have a vacancy in our Leisure Library and Countryside Management Team for a Leisure Contract Manager who has ambition for our service and can demonstrate an excellent track record in managing contracted out leisure and cultural facilities.   

We are a team that support each other in our aligned objectives, exploring opportunities to develop and plan programmes which get the best from our assets and extend their reach. We work proactively with our partners and believe we get the best outcomes for our customers by collaborating.

You will be experienced in the practical challenges and opportunities that come with contracts for six leisure centres, a commercial theatre and community football facilities including all operational matters, budget management, performance management, commercially sensitive negotiations and contract compliance. You will bring your understanding and experience of how these services can enrich the lives of customers and contribute broad outcomes for all our residents, helping to make Central Bedfordshire a Great Place to Live and Work. 

The successful candidate will be able to manage an effective performance management culture which delivers continuous improvement and operates at above national benchmarks for customer satisfaction, financial performance and participation. You will bring experience and understanding to how a commercial theatre operates and how we develop programmes and audiences to deliver a high quality offer, especially for children and young.

You will be responsible for any leisure management operator procurement, including drawing up service specifications and contracts, and will have a demonstrable track record of managing and developing staff to achieve more than they thought was possible.  

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.

To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Leisure Contracts Manager Recruitment Pack

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For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Jill Dickinson, Assistant Director, Leisure Libraries and Countryside Services on 0300 300 4258 or email at

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community. 

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.