Argyle Community Trust Job Vacancy - Facilities Centre Manager

ARGYLE Community Trust is looking to recruit a Facilities Centre Manager, the post-holder will be responsible for managing the new sports complex Manadon Sports Centre to ensure the booking of the facility is maximised to meet its usage plans in the most cost effective manner for Argyle Community Trust.

The post-holder will further develop, implement and evaluate sports development programmes at the site and will manage all centre bookings and build partnerships to maximise usage. The post-holder will be tasked with increasing the provision of sporting activities delivered by Argyle Community Trust and its partners, and also to  develop multiple groups’ usage with the main site as a focal point for the local community. 

The new facility is one of the most exciting sport and leisure projects to be delivered in the city in recent years. The post-holder will need to demonstrate passion and enthusiasm for delivering exemplary sporting outcomes with an aspiration that the project becomes a recognised best practice case study.  A ‘can do’ attitude to inspiring the local community to become active, and engaging non-physically active individuals and groups is a core focus.

 The position will be based at Manadon Sports Centre. However, at times, there will be the need to attend meetings at various locations within Plymouth, dependent on the demands of the business. The candidate will be expected to work evenings and weekends and have an understanding of community needs.

 As a registered charity, the Trust works in close conjunction with Plymouth Argyle Football Club, with many people across several sectors where sport has proven to be the ideal tool for creating lasting engagement with individuals and groups. 

The candidate must have good, in-depth knowledge of sports development, engagement programmes, and also excel at partnership working with an understanding of working with multiple organizations and problem solving. The post-holder must be able to manage multiple projects and achieve performance KPIS, work as team and on an individual basis to meet deadlines in line with contracts and programmes that the Trust is responsible for delivering. 

The candidate must also understand the importance of monitoring and evaluation and be confident in the use of ICT and data entry. This is a major element of the role which will help develop the Trust’s reports and feedback to its multiple partners.

Experience of managing and organising staff, ensuring training, support and targets are set for staff is essential and being able to liaise with partners, individual and groups to develop and implement plans for the centre, ensuring that all groups have opportunities to use the community site is key. Additionally, an understanding of facility operating procedures would be advantageous. 

The post-holder will also be need to develop and deliver large scale events for the benefits of the local community based at the site.

The post is full time and is offered on a 12 month fixed-term contract.

If you can meet the specifications and would like to become part of the Argyle Community Trust team, please complete the application form along with a CV, covering letter and send to: Mark Lovell Head of Community Argyle Community Trust Home Park  Plymouth  PL2 3DQ Or e-mail 

Closing date for applications: Friday, January 26, 2018, 5.00pm

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