Contracts Manager: Community, Health, Wellbeing Sport & Leisure

Salary:See vacancy description

Service Unit:Community, Health, Wellbeing Sport and Leisure

Closing Date:28/05/2018

Post Number:0842

Full Time - 37 hours per week  (Monday to Friday)

Salary: Grade 8 pending Job Evaluation with anticipated salary between £26,470pa-£33,136pa


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Join our team in providing a proactive leisure contract management service within Exeter.


Our Council 

  • We aim to enhance Exeter as the regional capital through working with partners to improve the quality of life for all people living, working in and visiting the city.
  • Exeter is currently investing tens of millions of pounds into the leisure centre portfolio and has been selected by Sport England to participate in the local delivery pilots’ programme, with a focus on increasing physical activity within target groups.
  • We are committed to a becoming the most physically active city in England and supporting our communities to raise physical activity levels further and achieve improvements in health outcomes.
  • Exeter is a great place to work. We offer flexible working arrangements in city centre offices with excellent public transport links.  

 The role

  • Exeter City Council seek a suitably qualified and experienced leisure professional to take on the role of managing the council’s leisure contract, and other suitable contracts.
  • The primary role for the successful candidate will be to provide a comprehensive contract monitoring service for the council ensuring that the leisure contract is effectively delivered and proactively managed.
  • In addition the post holder provides a contract management function for corporate health and safety services, such as Portable Appliance Testing in council offices and Legionella testing in council owned properties.
  • Some specialist community services contract management is also included within the post holders remit.
  • The leisure contract(s) include the multi-site operation of indoor and outdoor leisure facilities within Exeter including swimming pools, leisure centres, golf facilities and an athletics stadium.
  • The role requires the development of an effective working partnership with the external leisure operator to ensure that customers experience a consistently high quality experience and that the councils’ assets are managed and maintained to a high standard.

Key entry requirements 

  • A commitment to the delivery of high quality sport and leisure services and customer experiences is essential.
  • We are looking for somebody with a degree or diploma in leisure management, preferably with swimming pool and health and safety management qualifications.  
  • Previous leisure management and contract management experience and up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation are essential.

To find out more about any of this post please contact Judith Wellings on 01392 265124 or via email at 

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When this content has been updated

Last updated 15 May 2018