£44,000 a year ‘can do’ boss wanted to run council owned leisure centres in March, Wisbech, Whittlesey and Chatteris

George Campbell leisure centre, March; one of four centres that a new £44,000 'can do' business mana

George Campbell leisure centre, March; one of four centres that a new £44,000 'can do' business manager will run. - Credit: Archant

Fenland Council wants a “can do” business manager – on a two year fixed contract worth up to £44,000 a year- to run its four leisure centre.

The council says the appointment follows a “recent staffing review” and the successful applicant will also get a £4,000 a year car allowance.

Leisure centres attract around 800,000 visits take place every year, with income levels exceeding £2million, says the council.

The new business manager, says a recruitment advert published this week, will be “a forward thinking, performance focused individual”.

The ad says: “This role is initially being offered as a fixed term post, whilst a project is completed that may replace the current in-house management of the service with another management arrangement.

“Reducing the current deficit of the leisure service towards a zero cost, whilst maintaining community leisure facilities, is a short term goal of the council.”

The council adds: “This is a high profile role that will focus on the continued development of customer service to increase income levels through the effective performance management of the operational management team.”

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2We are looking for someone who has a drive to succeed, possessing a keen business mind, a can-do attitude and someone who is passionate about customer service.”

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