Napier Aquatic Centre Manager - Napier City Council

Napier is a lively and dynamic city, offering an exceptional climate as well as plentiful opportunities for family, recreation and relaxation. Improved road and air links are helping to make Napier one of New Zealand's most popular, liveable and easily accessible cities.

Napier Aquatic Centre is Napier's community aquatic facility, providing sporting and recreational opportunities for all of our community. Across health and fitness, learn to swim, sport development and leisure and play, we provide the venue and the guidance for people to develop skills, improve their wellbeing, build confidence and grow connections.

What we are looking for:

We are seeking a passionate and driven leader to oversee the operation and management of the Napier Aquatic Centre to meet community demand and stakeholder expectations with the highest regard to safety and customer service.

You will be responsible for leading the Aquatic Centre Management team, collaboratively ensuring operations are safe and efficient, driving continuous improvement across aquatic programming and services, controlling expenditure and ensuring aquatic assets are fit for purpose.

A transformational leader, you recognise success is not the work of one, but of many. Committed to growing the people around you, your approach is focussed on equipping, enabling and empowering others to succeed. Networks and relationships are key to ensuring the needs of the community of Ahuriri are known and met, now and into the future.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A degree qualification in sport/recreation management or related, and/or equivalent experience;
  • Experience in planning and execution of operational, financial and business plans to successful outcomes;
  • Experience in aquatics, or health and fitness, or community services preferred
  • Strong interpersonal communication, collaboration and stakeholder management skills
  • A commitment to continuous improvement
  • The attitude and ability to champion Health, Safety and Wellbeing
  • Demonstrated knowledge of asset management and aquatic operations

As we operate 7 days a week, you need to be flexible in your working availability.

If you are ready for this opportunity, then we encourage you to apply now. We will be interviewing suitable candidates as applications are received and may close this advertisement when we have found the right person.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status although applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand. Napier City Council is responsible for Civil Defence emergencies and as such, all staff may be called upon to support the response.

Our preferred candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment screening which includes drug testing and, for some roles, health screening.

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 5982206.

Applications close 11 July 2022

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