Deputy Leisure Services Manager

Location: Longleat Forest Village - Wiltshire

Hours of Work: Full-Time

Salary/Hourly Rate: Circa £42,600 per annum plus 13% bonus scheme

Contract Type: Flexible hours over a 4 - week period

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 18 May 2021

Deputy Leisure Services Manager

With up to 200 indoor and outdoor activities available, Center Parcs is the perfect place for families to try something new together. The Leisure team plays a key role in ensuring families feel confident, safe and happy during their activity, whatever their age or ability.

There are many opportunities in the Leisure team, and our offering of activities continues to grow. From donning an eye patch in Pirate and Princess Adventure, to whizzing around a track in Quad Bike Safari or scaling the forest canopy in Aerial Adventure, our focus is on delivering a quality experience that guests will remember, whether it’s their first or fiftieth time.


Reporting to, the Leisure Services Manager, you’ll support every aspect involved with the commercial management and day to day operational activities of the division, ensuring we provide our guests with great memories, whatever their age or abilities. With a focus on excellence in service delivery, the achievement of financial targets and the development of business opportunities (and colleagues alike), you’ll also agree and enjoy specific responsibilities that will underpin and help fulfil wider divisional targets and objectives.

As you can imagine, this is a key leadership role, requiring a Leisure Industry professional with at least three years relevant experience in a similar operational management capacity, who has a proven ability to lead, motivate and develop a diverse team. Already an excellent communicator, relationship builder and organiser, you should also have a fair degree of commercial know-how, including a good grasp of budgetary and financial controls. In addition, a leisure management qualification or willingness to work towards one, would be welcome.


You will be contracted to work 160 hours per 4-week period on a flexible basis. This means that your days and hours of work could vary each week, but you will always receive at least your contracted hours each period.

As our village is open 365 days of the year, your working hours will include weekends, public / bank holidays and during Christmas and / or New Year on a rota basis.


Essential requirements:

  • Analytical and organisational skills
  • Excellent people management skills
  • The ability to motivate and lead a diverse Leisure management team
  • A good basic standard of education along with computer literacy

Desirable requirements:

  • 3 years operational management experience within the Leisure industry
  • Knowledge and experience of budgetary and financial controls
  • A leisure management qualification would be desirable, or you should be prepared to work towards a qualification relevant to the role


Center Parcs is a fantastic place to work and the benefits are as impressive as they are unique. Here are just a few:

  • Management bonus scheme
  • Reward & recognition scheme
  • Free use of on-site leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets
  • An employee assistance programme providing support on financial, health and legal matters

If this sounds like your ideal job, then we’d love to see your application.

Closing date: 18 May 2021 at 12 Noon

Interviews to be held: 27 May 2021

Please note this vacancy may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received. Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.

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Our colleagues work together to make sure guests have a memorable and safe short break. We are committed to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our teams. Throughout the pandemic Center Parcs have adapted in line with Government guidance and we are doing everything we can to ensure our colleagues feel safe at work by focusing on additional training, health and well-being, hygiene and PPE.

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