Hours: 37 per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Service Area: Public Health and Prevention
Department: Leisure & Project Development
Opportunity for a motivated senior manager to lead on our strategy and service planning for Leisure Services and Physical Activity.
Located within the public health team and reporting managerially to the Director of Public Health, you will oversee the commissioning of our leisure services and lead our strategic approach to the development of future leisure facilities, including responsibility for the ongoing management of the contract with GLL to operate and maintain our principal leisure facilities.
You will also lead the strategic co-ordination, implementation and monitoring of the Fit for Life strategy (physical activity strategy), working with key stakeholders to develop and embed shared objectives to get more people more active more often. Working closely with partners in the Integrated Care Alliance to lead and influence work programmes associated with supporting older adults within B&NES to be more active.
With responsibility for the client-side project management, you will lead a wide range of capital leisure projects of up to £2 million running over multiple years. This will include the commissioning and, or development of feasibility studies, preparation of business cases, procurement of contractors and, or operators, contract negotiation and contract management and monitoring.
You will be assisted by a Project Manager who will report directly to you. And, you will have the strategic overview of existing and future leisure facilities across Bath and North East Somerset, working with partners to identify and commission workable options for future leisure facility provision, delivering against our objectives and within capital and revenue resources.
Our benefits include
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Your main place of work will be the award-winning, modern Civic Centre in Keynsham, halfway between Bath and Bristol, easily accessible via car or public transport, with a train station 5 minutes’ walk away.
If you are a self-motivated and resourceful individual with experience of managing a wide range of relationships, leading strategic development and engaging with communities, service providers and other stakeholders, together with considerable communication and programme management skills, then we want to hear from you.
Interested to find out more?
If you are interested in this post and require more details after reading the job description or just to chat through the role and what’s involved, please contact Rebecca Reynolds, Director Of Public Health & Prevention, Bath & North East Somerset Council, on Rebecca_reynolds@bathnes.gov.uk
Please use the online application facility. For further information on applying please see “Application Form Help” page on the Jobs website.
Provisional interview dates: tbc
Bath & North East Somerset Council has one overriding purpose – to improve people’s lives. We have four core values which shape every aspect of our working life and how we look to the future. These values are to be Bold, Empowered, Supportive and Transparent.
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As this post involves working within one of these groups, we will require a Disclosure & Barring Service check and/or subscription to the DBS online service. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment.
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