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Leisure and Fitness Management

Health, Leisure and fitness manager jobs are all about leading the day-to-day running of community services – you’ll have a big part to play in helping us make an active and healthy lifestyle available to our communities. There are a range of management career positions from duty managers, assistant managers and general managers who thrive on the autonomy to manage their own service, all with the support of our wider head office function.

Whether you’re a recent graduate, existing supervisor or manager, or are planning a career change, there are usually a mix of centre manager positions. These roles are ideal for anyone with industry and management experience and for those that hold a degree, L3 or L5 Operational Manager or relevant equivalent or willingness to achieve depending on the management role. 

If you want to work as a manager, creating inclusive, involving work places where people and teams want to give their best and are committed to our customers, communities and values, you'll be expected to have relevant qualifications. Another route to consider is a GLL graduate scheme.

What will I learn in a health, leisure and fitness manager job?

Whether you’re working as a duty manager or general manager, you’ll develop a number of transferable skills. These could include:

  • Managing your business with confidence and autonomy

  • Building relationships with key stakeholders 

  • Leading people and teams effectively, inclusively and with integrity

  • Innovation and creativity 

  • Multi-tasking

  • Business Planning

  • Interacting with customers and delivering excellent customer service

These skills will help improve your job prospects and aid your career development through the leisure and fitness industry. The benefit of a UK wide organisation is that there are huge opportunities to carve out an exciting career pathway for managers. As well as professional qualifications, jobs to do with management may also help you earn industry-related qualifications as these are also essential for the role. These can help you develop your career and increase your leisure job opportunities in the future.

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Our schemes provide high-quality, well-rounded training with plenty of support, as well as a pathway into the leisure and sports industry. The GLL Graduate and internal Trainee Manager programmes are award winning, There are no other similar schemes in the leisure sector.

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