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Centre Manager - Gympie
QLD, Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre - Gympie 4570

QLD, Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre - Gympie 4570

  • Lead a team
  • Make a real difference to the community 
  • Great opportunity with a growing and entrepreneurial organisation 
  • Full time permanent role

We are looking for an up and coming people leader to coach, inspire and lead the team !


The Centre


The Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre consists of many leisure and aquatic facilities including a 50 mt outdoor pool and a 25mt indoor pool, water play area, water slides, warm water therapy, swimming lessons, lap lane availability and swim squads. The centre also caters for birthday parties and boasts a healthy eating cafe. Gympie ARC as its known to most locals, is an award winning centre. Gympie ARC was awarded the prestigious 2018 Belgravia Leisure's Facility of the Year. The centre has also been a successful winner of the 2018 Alpha Q Award.


The Role


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified and experienced Centre Manager to lead the team to deliver exceptional customer experience on a full time fixed term basis. Responsible for the management of this fantastic facility, the team at the Centre and our local community, you are fully accountable for the Centre’s operational, financial and program deliverables.


You will develop and execute plans through engagement with the Centre’s leadership team, key stakeholders and the local Council. With an experience in leadership, financial and risk management, you will continue to drive the Centre’s overall success. This role may require you to travel locally and interstate from time to time. To be successful in this challenging role, you would need to have excellent time and people management skills.


Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure the safety and well-being of visitors and employees through effective planning and oversight of polices, processes and procedures.
  • Coach and develop leaders to deliver on KPIs through engagement, performance planning and individual development plans.
  • Lead and drive a high-performance community minded culture through highly visible and hands-on leadership and team engagement.
  • Achievement of budgeted performance targets.
  • Maintain a high value relationship with local Council
  • Implement a high value customer service proposition that addresses the needs of the client base.
  • Recruitment of energetic, diverse and passionate employees as required to compliment the team and the vision for the Centre.
  • Train staff as required to ensure that knowledge and capability are at the required levels to enable staff to carry out their work and achieve their objectives.
  • Identify staff and develop career progression paths that lead to transparent and effective succession decisions when required.
  • Maintain facilities to approved standards in line with contract requirements.

About You


You will be a proven leader, who drives with vision and energy. You are passionate about leisure, wanting to join a growing organisation. You will be able to share insights into how you have successfully shaped high performance teams into business actions. You can easily articulate the link between employee engagement and exceptional business performance. You will also be available to work on the weekends and during peak seasonal periods. Interstate travel may be required. 


Essential Skills and Qualifications:

  • A minimum 2 years’ experience in managing a similar leisure or aquatic facility
  • Highly developed communication skills with a flair for positive influencing and negotiating win-win outcomes
  • Sound knowledge of health and safety legislation
  • Experience in planning and execution of operational, financial and people plans to successful outcomes
  • Current CPR Certificate
  • Current First Aid Certificate (Level 2)
  • Blue Card: National Police Check & Working with Children's Check
  • Legal working rights in Australia


  • Tertiary qualifications in a related field
  • Function or events experience

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your application by clicking the Apply Now button!

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