The role of a Leisure Duty Manager is to manage the effective day to day ‘front line’ operation of a leisure facility. These facilities will vary in size and the services available such as swimming pools, multi-functional sports halls, fitness suites, crèches, children’s soft play centres, health suites, climbing walls and outdoor sports tracks. It is the responsibility of the Leisure Duty Manager to ensure that the facility is prepared for use in accordance with the planned activity programme and that all areas are maintained to the highest possible standards of safety, cleanliness, security and operational effectiveness.
Typically, the Leisure Duty Manager will provide visible leadership to a diverse range of staff such as lifeguards, receptionists, sports coaches, fitness teams and crèche workers. Their responsibility is to manage staff performance and on-going development, to ensure that staff are motivated, efficient and operate at a high standard.
This occupation exists within a sector that plays an important role in improving the health of the nation, creating opportunities that get more people, more active, more often.