Leisure Project Manager (FTC) - Regional Office, Belfast
GLL is looking for a Project Manager on a 2 year fixed term contract in Belfast to help us grow our Social Enterprise business in Northern Ireland and manage key, high-profile projects such as mobilisation of new leisure centres including design, programming and operations. GLL is the largest public leisure provider in Northern Ireland, so you'll be integral to helping us change leisure in the region, with some high-profile and exciting developments planned across the next three years. At present, we operate 14 leisure centres that generate over 2 million visits per year and a diverse membership base that we intend to grow even further, welcoming more people into our state-of-the art facilities.
The Leisure Project Manager will play a key role in the leisure transformation programme across Belfast, which we're doing in partnership with Belfast City Council, who have invested £105 million in transforming leisure across the city. As Leisure Project Manager, you'll provide a clear strategic framework that supports the delivery of the next three new-build facilities across the city. The Project Manager's role is to act as the “intelligent client”, working in partnership with Belfast City Council, by advising the project teams on design, programming and operations of the new leisure centres as well as overseeing the demobilisation of facilities. Your knowledge, experience and network of contacts will be key to you seeking out opportunities to develop GLL's growth agenda.
An experienced Project Manager, you'll be able to effectively manage multiple projects and relationships with our partners as well as analysing business issues, preparation of business / local financial plans, budgets and detailed, accurate reporting. You should have thorough knowledge of leisure centre operations, programming and financial management and the ability to translate your understanding into the projects you'll be managing. You should also have up-to-date knowledge of developments in the leisure, fitness and lifestyle sectors along with the use of leisure centre technologies and electronic booking systems to advance positive customer experiences. Your business acumen and gravitas will ensure excellent relationships with key stakeholders including senior managers and directors as well as a range of stakeholders, including local authorities, community groups, businesses and social enterprises.
In return, we offer a range of benefits that you'd expect from the UK's largest leisure provider:
- Pension schemes
- Ride to work scheme
- Discounted membership at our leisure centres
- The opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say in how we're run plus associated social events
- Career pathways
- Ongoing training and development to help you to be the best
If you feel you're the right person to help our business evolve, then apply now
Closing date: 27 January 2020 at noon.
All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications and location.
To be shortlisted for the role, internal applicants will need to demonstrate their commitment to GLL by becoming a Society member where eligible.
GLL is the UK’s largest leisure and cultural services provider and one of the first and largest leisure social enterprises. Our aim is to get more people, more active, more of the time whilst making leisure and community facilities accessible and affordable. We partner with local authorities to run leisure centres, swimming pools, libraries, children’s centres, spas, events spaces and world-class sporting venues such as the Copper Box Arena and London Aquatics Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - all under our Better brand. As a not-for-profit organisation, we’re different. Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are an Investors in People Silver Award employer.
GLL is an equal opportunities employer.