Duty Manager - East Grinstead Sports Club

East Grinstead, West Sussex
Up to £21,780.65
06 Jun 2022
18 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time


Duty Manager


East Grinstead Sports Club


Up to 39 hours per week


Up to £21,780.65

Closing Date:

1st July



Wave Leisure Trust Limited (Wave) is a Charity and Social Enterprise with a purpose of “Inspiring Active Lifestyles” and a Vision, “To be at the heart of the improvement of health and wellbeing within the Community”.

Formed in 2006, Wave is recognised as an award-winning Trust, managing fifteen leisure facilities and Newhaven Fort along with providing a vast range of activity programmes and outreach initiatives.

Supporting well over one million active customer visits on an annual basis, Wave ensures all surplus revenues generated from activities are reinvested back into the community in the form of facility developments and refurbishments, new programmes of activity or outreach initiatives.

As we emerge from the intense phase of the pandemic our ‘Build Back Better’ Strategy focuses on three key activity areas:


  • The structure of the business focusing on core activities.


  • To ensure recovery, greater resilience and future sustainability.

Community Health

  • In isolation or in partnership with public health partners to deliver positive health interventions.

The Post in Context

The Wave Team has considerable experience in the management of all aspects of community leisure, such as managing leisure centres (wet and dry), operating dual use sites (for example, schools and colleges), running sport and physical activity programmes (both indoor and outdoor).

This role is central to providing a friendly, safe and efficient service to all of our customers at the Sports Club. As such it is vital that the post holder is an inspirational role model at all times, leading and motivating their teams as they strive to deliver excellence in all areas of operating a busy centre.

Summary of Main Duties

As Duty Manager you will lead and inspire a team of staff in delivering the highest possible standards of customer care and service delivery at all stages of a customer’s experience with Wave so that Wave becomes the leisure destination of choice for the communities in which it works.

There are seven key areas of the Duty Managers Role;

  1. Staffing and Staff Management.
  2. Health and Safety.
  3. Finance.
  4. Programming.
  5. Performance.
  6. Marketing and Sales.
  7. Cleanliness and Maintenance.

Staffing and Staff Management

  1. To act as role model for the site team at all times. To inspire your team to strive for excellence at all times. To manage your team and ensure that they are following established policies and procedures at all times. Report all management issues that may arise in relation to sickness, discipline, grievance, equality, maternity etc to the Site Manager. Work with the Site Manager to develop and maintain good staff relationships and communications within the Centre. To assist in the recruitment, training & development of staff and lead on the induction of new staff in operational roles. To provide ongoing training, coaching and leadership to ensure customer service standards are exceeded and staff are working to their maximum potential. To undertake regular reviews and 1-2-1’s with staff. Manage and monitor rotas on a daily basis to ensure that staffing is in place to deliver a safe and effective service.

Health and Safety

  1. Ensure sites adherence to spirit, principles, structure and practical application of the Health and Safety policy. Report all Accidents and Incidence through adherence to corporate systems and processes. To lead fire drills to ensure that centre employees and coaches are familiar with procedures and ensure fire drill records are completed. Ensure that First Aid equipment is available and usable. In the Site Managers absence to be responsible for overall health and safety requirements of the centre, equipment, premises, and users during centre opening hours.


  1. To ensure that financial regulations, including the collecting of cash, are adhered to.  Report any discrepancies to the Site Manager and/or Head of Finance immediately. Ensure that booking procedures as set out in general and financial instructions are followed. Reconcile daily sales and monies received. Check goods received against orders placed and ensure any discrepancies are reported to both the Area Manager and the supplier.


  1. Provide operational input into session planning and programming in order to maximise operational efficiency and profitable use.
  2. To assist with planning, promoting, delivery and subsequent evaluation of the performance of special events/activities.
  3. To deliver programmes efficiently and professionally to meet the customer needs and expectations.


  1. To supervise the operational needs of the Centre as instructed, ensuring maximum community use of the facility through a varied programme. Ensure the Centre operates to the documented quality management system. To undertake any tasks required from cleaning, reception and administration to managerial and promotional activities. To open and close the facilities in accordance with the publicised hours and to be directly responsible for the security of buildings and their contents. To work with the Site Manager to help implement initiatives to improve service provision and generate revenue. To strive for excellence in performance by supporting the Site Manager in both achieving QUEST, or other external quality awards as directed, and using them as an ongoing tool for continuous improvement.

Marketing and Sales

  1. Support the central marketing team and to deliver operational elements of the marketing strategy of sites.
  2. Deliver a consistent approach to the Wave brand with all local marketing activities.
  3. Support the central marketing team with the development of the sales and retention process for site activities, including sales.
  4. Support the Marketing and Sales Team to promote designated facilities as requested.

Cleanliness and Maintenance

  1. Lead site teams on a daily basis to achieve the highest standards of presentation, with regards to facilities, staff and service.
  2. Complete stock checks of materials and order replenishment when required; control their use and security.
  3. Maintain the highest standards of cleanliness throughout facilities as directed.
  4. Conduct regular patrols of the facilities, ensuring maximum cleanliness and security.
  5. Ensure accurate reporting of maintenance issues through the adherence to corporate systems and processes.
  6. Ensure accurate monitoring of maintenance standards through patrolling sites and reporting through the defined communication channels.


  1. Alarm call out cover if required. To close the Centre in the event of risk to users or if service cannot be maintained. Authority to bar or eject members of the public who pose a threat to safety, security or proper use of the facilities. Authority to summon Police to assist with any disorder or trouble that may arise. Outside normal working hours, to call in specialist repairers from the Trust’s emergency repair contractor list and authorise emergency repairs essential to maintain the operation of the facilities. Undertake any other duties as requested commensurate with the role, including project work, internal job rotation and absence cover.

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