• Head Office, Tandridge, England, United Kingdom

  • Full-time

  • Reference - 121E631CD6


Do you want to make a difference within your local community, supporting people to improve their lives through leisure?

If you feel driven to inspire people to be more active, improve their wellbeing and would like a job that will make a real different to local people’s lives then Freedom Leisure is the place for you!

An outstanding opportunity has arisen to join our team at Freedom Leisure, one of the fastest growing and successful leisure and cultural trusts in the UK. We are seeking an experienced and inspirational Area Manager to lead our Leisure Partnerships in Tandridge.

Your responsibilities will be varied and include:

  • Business & Sales Management - Accountability for the business, budgetary and cost centre performance across sites in your area. Ensuring that sales are driven forward, developing the business plan and leading a staff team to achieve key performance targets.
  • Operational Management - Ensuring the day to day management and running of the leisure services and events is of the highest standard.
  • People Management - Ensuring that work standards and performance are at the highest level through the effective recruitment, day to day leadership, management and development of all staff.
  • Partnership Management – Freedom Leisure operate leisure contracts on behalf of local authority Partners, as such you will develop outstanding working relationships and liaise regularly with the partners to ensure delivery of their objectives and compliance with the contract.

Hours: 37 hours a week, Monday - Sunday


The person we are looking for will have the ability to manage a number of priorities at the same time; will be able to lead and motivate staff and have a passion for the leisure services and events. In addition to this you will demonstrate the following in your application:

  • Previous experience as an Area Manager or an experienced leader in a public/private sector
  • Previous experience in a senior operational leisure role
  • Proven track record of leading and managing a change in culture
  • Experience of leading a multi-site operation that include large scale events
  • Outstanding commercial awareness with experience of managing and delivering sales targets and income performance
  • Excellent IT skills to be able to produce and interpret reports and data
  • Awareness of industry developments and trends
  • Problem solving, project management, customer service and staff management experience
  • Mobility to travel across sites


We want you to love coming to work, feeling healthy, happy and valued. That's why we've developed a benefits package with you in mind, so what can we offer you?

  • My Staff Shop, our very own staff benefit scheme, gives employees access to a great range of benefits. Get discounts on cinema tickets, travel bookings, high street e-vouchers, gift cards, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending.
  • Discounted Staff membership (including family members)
  • Incremental holidays
  • Employee Assistance Programme - 24/7 confidential, independent and professional counselling.
  • Company pension
  • Various insurance and saving schemes
  • Financial advice
  • Cycle-to-work and Car Leasing tax-efficient schemes (salaried staff only, depending on earnings).
  • All this as well as fully funded training and career progression opportunities in a team working environment supporting your local community to improve lives through leisure.

Closing date: 23rd February 2024

Salary: Up to £42,740 per annum + £2200 car allowance

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