Up to £27,844 per annum (39 hours a weeks pro rata)
GLL is looking for a Tennis Manager based at Telford Tennis Centre in Telford, Shropshire.
Tennis is one of our key sports and an area of focus for us at GLL. We’re now the largest operator of public tennis facilities in the UK and growing all the time. We’ve acquired five new indoor facilities and manage over 80 outdoor courts. As part of our charitable social enterprise status, we aim to make tennis accessible and affordable to all sections of the community that we work within. We believe that Tennis should be available to everyone and as such, are looking for an inspirational Tennis Manager to bring tennis to more people than ever before.
Tennis Managers are new positions to GLL and created to help our 1,500 players-strong coaching courses reach an even wider and more diverse audience. As a Tennis Manager, you’ll have overall responsibility for both the operations and overall growth of the facility through sales, marketing and lead generation. Working with GLL will give you the opportunity to bring your passion for tennis to a mass audience like never before – in terms of both recreational and competitive tennis (and you might even discover the UK’s next big tennis star!). With a community ethos and ambition to match ours, you’ll understand the positive impact that tennis can bring to people with regards to the social and health aspects of the sport and look beyond the traditional tennis audience. Although there is a sizeable business aspect to this position, it’s still very hands-on and you’ll have plenty of opportunity to get on the court or in the pavilion to engage with customers.
A passion for tennis is a given, but you’ll also need a good head for business with a basic understanding of financials and IT. Relevant experience of what makes a sustainable tennis programme as well as leisure management qualifications would be a distinct advantage. In return, you’ll get to work with a strong team of like-minded people and some of the best sporting experts in the field. And what’s more, we’ll commit to training and developing you throughout your career with us.
In return, we offer a range of benefits that you’d expect from the UK’s largest leisure provider:
- Pension schemes
- Childcare vouchers
- 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 think you’d be a good fit for this role, apply now.
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 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.