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Sports Centre and Lettings Regional Manager


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Sports Centre and Lettings Regional Manager

Salary:  TSAT F Scale (£33,820 - £38,065 per annum) 

Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Location:  Medway (travel required across sites)

Closing date:  11:59 pm on Monday 31st January 2022

Interviews: Wednesday 9th February 2022

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The Role

We are looking for an experienced sports and or leisure professional to join us as our Sports Centre and Lettings Regional Manager to drive the performance and income generation of our sports centers and lettings facilities.

This is an exciting time to join us  with the opening of our new gym on the site of Rochester Grammar School for Girls opening later this year. You will have a chance to help shape the success and vision as Thinking Fitness continues to grow.

50% of your time will be focused leading on the operational management and commercial aspects of Thinking Fitness sites in Medway, overseeing the successful existing sports centre at Holcombe Grammar School and the new to open sports centre in Rochester, whilst also supporting from afar our newly acquire facility in Devon (Plympton Academy).

The Sports Centre & Lettings Regional Manager will spend the other 50% of their time managing operations and driving income generation during out of school hours. The successful applicant will also line manage the staff that fall within our lettings function.

To find out more about the role watch our video below from the hiring manager Nick Forward and click here to see our dedicated website explaining our exciting new role in more detail as well as hearing from the Thinking Fitness team.


What you will need to succeed:

For further details please see the attached job description for a full list of roles and responsibilities as well as a person specification.

  • Previous operational management experience in the sport and leisure industry
  • Ensure the delivery of excellent customer service, financial returns and enhancing the profile of Thinking Schools Academy Trust in the wider community
  • Have a track record in the delivery of targets and projects within timeframe and meeting KPIs
  • Have experience of managing stakeholder at all levels with the ability to persuade and influence
  • Experience of delivering and developing business plans including profit and loss accountability.
  • Identify opportunities our schools to gain access to sporting grants and write bid applications for those grants.

Our Trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Devon. 

We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:

  • Think about their Thinking
  • Be their Best self
  • Shape their Success
In this way we transform life chances 

View our Trust video to gain an insight into The Thinking Schools Academy Trust and click here to read more about our Trust


What you will get from The Thinking Schools Academy Trust:

  • The opportunity to join a growing organisation during an extremely exciting time, with the opportunity for progression as the Trust grows in size
  • Membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • The successful applicant will also have access to the local government pension scheme and an annual leave entitlement of 26 days, increasing to 30 after 5 years of continuous service
  • A fun, hardworking and welcoming team who enjoy supporting each other
  • Vast support network from senior leaders within the school and our Trust
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas

Next Steps

This is a fantastic opportunity to join us at a really exciting time for our Business Development Team as we continue to grow and enhance the professional services that we provide. If you are interested in joining us and developing your career, please apply today!

If you would like to arrange an informal conversation to discuss the role in more detail please contact Simon Arnold via email - 

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

If you experience any issues in applying for this role via our careers site, please email 

If this position  is not quite right for you, but you would be interested for any other positions within our Trust please click here to join our Talent Pool.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.




The following documents are available relating to this vacancy:

Sports Centre and Lettings Regional Manager Job Description.pdf


Please note that applications are submitted through our recruitment provider Jane Systems via