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Head of Leisure

  • Employer: London Borough of Hounslow
  • Reference: LBH/22/201113
  • Published: Mon 20/06/2022, 15:47 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 01/07/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £57,084 - £64,749
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hounslow

Would you like to be a part of The London Borough of Hounslow, whose diverse workforce are committed to making a positive difference for our residents and visitors by ensuring the quality of our services are maintained to a high standard?

 

Hounslow Council is an outstanding council serving an outstanding borough. With brilliant, visionary leadership, a dynamic Cabinet and a can-do culture, we’ve built strong partnerships across the borough which have transformed how we serve one of London’s most diverse boroughs.  Hounslow is the world in one place, full of potential, but a borough hit hard -socially and economically -by Covid-19. We have stepped up for our residents and businesses like never before.

 

About The Role

We are now looking for an exceptional Head of Leisure to take the lead on leisure services and work in partnership with stakeholders.

Our new Head of leisure will join the Council’s Leisure, Facilities and Fleet Division, lead the Leisure Services Team and guide the delivery of the Councils Leisure Strategy.  They will have an influential role in promoting and leading on leisure, sport and physical activity across the borough. 

Highly customer focused, the role will look to deliver high quality services for the benefit of all residents and visitors. 

 

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Promote public understanding of the Council's leisure priorities, services and initiatives, ultimately enabling the Council to support residents to be active, more often and make active life choices to ensure they can enjoy good physical and mental wellbeing.
  2. Lead on the delivery of the Councils Leisure Strategy in respect of leisure, halls, sports, recreation facilities, and physical activity
  3. Work across the Council on the broader corporate agendas including public health, increasing participation and engagement, and improving the leisure offer to communities,
  4. Manage the Council’s partnership relationship with Lampton Leisure, working to ensure a positive and constructive relationship that delivers high quality services for the benefit of all residents and visitors.

 

Your Skills:

  1. Highly developed partnership and communication skills with experience of building positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  2. Strong financial and budget management skills including developing and reviewing business cases, accessing external funding and income generation
  3. An influential leader, with demonstrable experience in the successful delivery of high-profile projects and contracts.
  4. Innovative and resilient, with excellent communication skills able to positively challenge and influence at all levels

 

 

Professional Qualifications:

Good quality degree in a relevant subject e.g. Leisure, Business, Tourism

 

We Harness the Mix

We value diversity in its broadest sense. We're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves, give of their best and reach their full potential.  We believe that a diverse workforce helps us to better understand our communities and deliver the best services for our residents. We want to receive applications from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status or social economic background. We want to harness the mix and ensure that everybody can apply and be part of our recruitment processes. We will therefore make reasonable adjustments to accommodate our candidates.

 

This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the employee specification. –

Additional Information:

For more information and how to apply contact: Melanie.Fontinelle@hounslow.gov.uk

 

 

Interview Dates:

Interviews will be held during week closing 11th July 2022

 

Closing date: 1st July 2022

Apply Now

  • Employer: London Borough of Hounslow
  • Reference: LBH/22/201113
  • Published: Mon 20/06/2022, 15:47 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 01/07/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £57,084 - £64,749
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hounslow

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