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Leisure and Cultural Services Manager
  • Employer: Elmbridge Borough Council
  • Reference: SER/20/118519
  • Published: Mon 13/01/2020, 8:28 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 29/01/2020, 17:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week, Will be required to attend evening meetings on a regular basis.
  • Salary: £51,652 – £55,937 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Elmbridge Borough Council, Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9SD, Surrey

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Leisure and Cultural Services Manager

Leisure and Cultural Services Manager

Salary:  £51,652 – £55,937

36 hours per week


Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity in leisure and culture? Are you interested in a new challenge? If the answer is ‘yes’ read on.

This is an exciting time to work for Elmbridge Borough Council; finalising and mobilising a new flagship leisure management contract with over a million visits a year; redeveloping Hurst Pool in East Molesey; planning for a new multi-purpose performance space in the borough, and delivery of an innovative outreach museum service for local residents.

On top of that, our Leisure and Cultural Services are having a real impact locally on improving the health outcomes of our residents, and we are linking up with some traditional services, and some new ideas to really make a difference as has been highlighted by the Chief Executive recently in his article on LinkedIn. Most of all, you will be working within a great team environment seeking to improve the lives of some of our most vulnerable and deserving residents.

A determined, capable manager

You are a manager as capable of developing projects as you are people. You will have the determination and experience to deliver high profile projects, coupled with the ability to ensure that your team feel empowered to provide an exciting and innovative programme to help Elmbridge thrive.

Yes, you will have experience of procurement, budget development and control but you will also have the ability to manage a variety of services; ensuring the residents of Elmbridge are best served at all times.

Additionally, you will be able to demonstrate your knowledge of,

  • successfully managing a significant leisure contract
  • both project and change management within a multi-disciplined leisure environment
  • developing leisure or related strategies.
  • and of innovation and creativity in the delivery of services.

When you thrive, Elmbridge thrives

Elmbridge prides itself on being a learning organisation. You will have the opportunity for both professional and personal development through our talent programme and we will work with you to create a bespoke learning and development programme as appropriate to your role.

The wellbeing of our employees is vitally important to us; whether it’s mindfulness, healthy walks or mental health first aid, there are a wide range of opportunities available to you; after all, when you thrive, Elmbridge thrives.

Our careers website (  will give you lots of information on Elmbridge and you should also view our LinkedIn page to see examples of our energy, creativity and commitment to our customers.

For an informal conversation about the post, please contact Ian Burrows, Head of Leisure and Cultural Services on 01372 474572

Closing Date: 29 January 2020

Interview Date: 13 February 2020