Sportspeople Recruitment

Aquatics and Wellness Manager (Centre Manager)

City of Parramatta

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  • Parramatta New South Wales Australia
  • Full Time
Closing 1 Dec 2021
Applications 0


  • Brand new, state-of-the art leisure centre
  • Lead the business readiness and operational planning
  • Opportunity to manage a portfolio of centres

Parramatta’s new Aquatic and Leisure Centre is due to be completed and operational by early 2023. Once fully operational, the $88.6 million state-of-the-art centre will deliver an all-year-round aquatic and wellness experience with forecast visitation of 1 million visitors per annum and will feature:

  • 50m, 10-lane heated outdoor pool with seating
  • 25m, 8-lane heated indoor recreational pool
  • dedicated, heated indoor Learn to Swim pool
  • indoor all-abilities water playground
  • spa and sauna facilities
  • fitness centre, including a modern gym and program rooms
  • multipurpose community rooms and consultant rooms
  • A cafe with indoor and outdoor casual seating

Reporting to the Group Manager Social and Community Services the Aquatics and Wellness Manager will be responsible for managing this new facility and programs.

Initially, the Aquatics and Wellness Manager will be an integral role to lead the business readiness and operational planning for the centre, as well as working with the capital works team on its construction, commissioning and handover. Business readiness deliverables will include the development and implementation of a range of strategies, plans, policies and programs to achieve Council’s aspiration expressed in ALCP’s vison.

Once ALCP is operational, the role will be responsible for the management of the centre, contributing to the health and wellbeing of the community through the management of aquatic, health and wellbeing facilities, including gyms, learn to swim, squads, ancillary services and programs. The role’s primary objective will be to achieve the visitation and financial targets through managing the work and activities of staff, contractors and partners to consistently achieve targets in Council’s Delivery Program and Operational Plan.

It is intended that the role will take on responsibility for the development of an integrated aquatic, health and wellbeing centre portfolio within two years of the opening of ALCP, leading and managing all of Council’s direct service aquatic centres and services.

To be considered for this role you will be a dynamic leader with extensive experience in aquatic, health and fitness centres and the management of community programs, including strategy, policy and program development. You will have a strong track record in managing aquatics operations, associated technology, sales and marketing, and asset, compliance, risk and safety management, whilst successfully delivering against strategic objectives and driving business development.

You will need to engage and develop positive relationships with a broad and complex range of stakeholders, including patrons, members, staff, Council and senior Council Executives. You will also have demonstrated success in business planning and operations, including budget and project management, whilst inspiring a customer service and safety focussed culture.

This is an incredible opportunity to establish a brand new state-of-the art facility as an industry leader and drive the success of this once-in-a-generation project.

Desirable Criteria

Application Instruction

The Aquatics and Wellness Manager, City of Parramatta search and recruitment process is being managed exclusively by Sportspeople Recruitment - a specialist division of People Recruitment Group.

If you are intending to apply, please do so now - we reserve the right to close the role early if sufficient merit applications are received.

In the first instance general enquiries should be directed to Lachlan McMurtrie on 0423 383 663, FREECALL AU 1800 634 388 or +61 2 9555 5000.

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