Vacancies at Byrne Avenue Baths

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Have you ever wished you could be in at the start of an exciting new Community Business in a building that is cherished and loved by so many? Would you like to be part of a team able to make its mark and create a sustainable viable organisation? Do you want to help shape a vibrant community facility? Well – now’s your chance!

Byrne Avenue Trust is recruiting three new posts as we finalise the first part of the restoration of Byrne Avenue Baths, Rock Ferry. We are recruiting one Centre Manager and two Deputy Centre Managers who will work with the CEO to open the Sports and Community Centre to the public and ensure its success in the future.

Evening and weekend working will be key to the success of the Baths, as will excellent customer service skills, and organisational ability. An interest in sport or community work is beneficial but not essential. Most of all we are looking for drive, passion, and commitment.

If you think you can bring something special to this unique community centre, then apply by sending a letter of application and CV (no more than 3 pages in total) to hello@byrneavenuebaths.org  by 30th July.

Full details of both job specifications are below.

Centre Manager

Job Title: Centre Manager

Reporting to: CEO

Location: Byrne Avenue Baths, Rock Ferry, CH42 4PQ

Salary: £30,000 per annum

Hours: 40 hours per week, including regular evenings and weekends

Background

Byrne Avenue Baths has undergone the first phase of a substantial restoration/renovation and will be opening to the public in September 2021 as a Sports and Community Centre.

The aims of Byrne Avenue Trust are simply summarised: Community; Health; Heritage. We aim to provide a range of sporting opportunities, community activities and social events for our local community whilst preserving and promoting the history and heritage of this beautiful building.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the team from the start, bringing the building back to life and creating a vibrant and welcoming hub. Reporting directly to the CEO, this role is key to the successful opening of the Baths. A hands-on attitude is essential as is a willingness to engage with users to ensure our activities are meeting their needs. The ability to coach sports or run community activities would be beneficial but is not essential.

The Role

The Centre Manager is in charge of the day to day running of Byrne Avenue Baths, a Sports and Community Centre situated in the heart of Rock Ferry, Wirral.

The Centre Manager will:

  • work with the CEO and the other members of staff to build a welcoming, vibrant community facility providing a wide range of services and activities for local people.
  • ensure the safe running of the building and be the first point of contact responding to any practical issues that arise.
  • work to maximise the use of all available spaces to ensure regular income and activities for all.
  • promote first class customer service delivered by a professional welcoming team.
  • have a hands-on approach to all aspects of the work required to make the Baths a successful community business.

Full information is available in the Job Description. The successful candidate must be willing to undertake training from the start, including First Aid At Work and Fire Marshall qualifications.

Candidate Skills

Previous experience of running a sports or community centre or similarE
Knowledge of day to day accountingE
Managing peopleE
Reliable and pro-active with attention to detailE
Flexible and imaginative approach to working arrangementsE
Resilient and able to see a plan through to completionE
Excellent communication skillsE
IT skills including Word and ExcelE
Knowledge of Health & Safety RegulationsD
Managing VolunteersD
Sports coaching qualification and/or experienceD
Life skills qualification and/or delivery experienceD
Keen interest in history and heritageD
Living locally to the BathsD
Keen interest in exploring new ideas and relationships with other partnersD

E = Essential, D = Desirable

Benefits

28 days holiday, including bank holidays.

Statutory Sick Pay

Statutory Pension Scheme after 1 year

No overtime will be paid, a time off in lieu system will operate.

Uniform

Each member of staff will be given 3 polo shirts to wear whenever on duty. These can be worn with other items of personal choice, but the staff member must look professional and respectable at all times.  Polo shirts must be returned when the staff member leaves.

Probationary Period – 6 months.

Deputy Centre Manager

Job Title: Deputy Centre Manager

Reporting to: Centre Manager

Location: Byrne Avenue Baths, Rock Ferry, CH42 4PQ

Salary:  Up to £25,000 per annum depending upon experience

Hours: 40 hours per week, including regular evenings and weekends

Background

Byrne Avenue Baths has undergone the first phase of a substantial restoration/renovation and will be opening to the public in September 2021 as a Sports and Community Centre.

The aims of Byrne Avenue Trust are simply summarised: Community; Health; Heritage.

We aim to provide a range of sporting opportunities, community activities and social events for our local community whilst preserving and promoting the history and heritage of this beautiful building.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the team from the start, bringing the building back to life and creating a vibrant and welcoming hub. Reporting to the Centre Manager, this role is key to the successful opening of the Baths. A hands-on attitude is essential as is a willingness to engage with users to ensure our activities are meeting their needs. The ability to coach sports or run community activities would be beneficial but is not essential.

The Role

The Deputy Centre Manager is an active role to ensure the day to day running of Byrne Avenue Baths, a Sports and Community Centre situated in the heart of Rock Ferry, Wirral.

The Deputy Centre Manager will:

  • work with the Centre Manger, CEO and the other members of staff to build a welcoming, vibrant community facility providing a wide range of services and activities for local people.
  • ensure the safe running of the building and respond proactively to any issues which arise.
  • work to maximise the use of all available spaces to ensure regular income and activities for all.
  • promote first class customer service delivered by a professional welcoming team.
  • have a hands-on approach to all aspects of the work required to make the Baths a successful community business.

Full information is available in the Job Description. The successful candidate must be willing to undertake training from the start, including First Aid At Work and Fire Marshall qualifications.

Candidate Skills

Previous experience of working a sports centre, community centre or similarE
Excellent customer service skillsE
Flexible and adaptable to changing demandsE
Ability to work as part of a team but also under own initiativeE
IT skills including Word and ExcelE
Managing peopleE
Supervising VolunteersD
Sports coaching/experience or interest in gaining qualificationD
Life skills coaching/experience or interest in gaining qualificationD
Keen interest in history and heritageD
Takes pride in maintaining a smart and tidy appearance and environmentD
Living locally to the BathsD

E = Essential, D = Desirable

Benefits

28 days holiday including bank holidays

Statutory Sick Pay

Statuory Pension Scheme after 1 year

No overtime will be paid, a time off in lieu system will operate.

Uniform

Each member of staff will be given 3 polo shirts to wear whenever on duty. These can be worn with other items of personal choice, but the staff member must look professional and respectable at all times.  Polo shirts must be returned when the staff member leaves.

Probationary Period – 6 months.

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