Blacktown City Council


Australia, New South Wales, Stanhope Gardens

Salary Range


Contract Type

Full Time

Closing Date

26 Apr 2023

Job Description

  • Centre Management role – two facilities in Stanhope Gardens
  • Multi-purpose site incl pools, gym, stadium & tennis courts
  • Lead the Centres’ staff, programs and operations
  • $128,000 pa entry package including leaseback vehicle
  • Fortnightly RDO and other great benefits

Blacktown City Council is the largest council in New South Wales, 4th largest in Australia and a leader in the development of the Western Sydney region. Blacktown Leisure Centre Stanhope and Blacktown Tennis Centre Stanhope are award-winning venues located on the one site in Stanhope Gardens. The flagship leisure centre opened its doors in 2003 and the tennis centre in 2016 and attracts more than 800,000 visitors per year. The Centres offer the community an exciting range of health, aquatic, leisure, sport and tennis programs and services. This includes indoor pools (including wave pool), spa, sauna and steam, Aqua Learn to Swim, gym, group fitness, creche, function rooms, 4 x court multi-sport indoor stadium, squash court and 16 x plexicusion tennis courts.

Reporting to the Manager Key Venues, the Coordinator Aquatic and Leisure Centres will be responsible for the overall management and administration of Blacktown Leisure Centre Stanhope and Blacktown Tennis Centre Stanhope. As a strong people leader, the role will manage and develop the multi-functional operational teams (circa 150 staff) across both venues and promote a culture fostering the values of teamwork, customer focus, innovation, and commitment to safety.

This role is an important member of the Key Venues leadership team which oversees all Council’s aquatic and leisure facilities. With oversight of all operational matters at both centres, the role requires an experienced, innovative and highly motivated individual to lead the success of these facilities as high-quality venues which meet the leisure and recreation needs of the Blacktown City community.

The ideal candidate for this role will have strong all-rounder experience across all operational aspects of an aquatic leisure facility. These experiences may have been gained as a Centre Manager of a smaller leisure facility, or in a senior management role in a larger multi-purpose facility. Experience in an aquatics facility is essential, along with an understanding of technical plant room and water treatment operations.

To be considered for this role you will have a strategic and innovative outlook, with a strong business acumen and aptitude in financial/budget management, sales, marketing and promotions in order to continue to drive the overall success of the centres. With dynamic communication skills, you will build rapport and positive relationships with a broad cross section of people and lead by example to set high standards in safety and customer service.

If you are ready to step up into a centre management position, or have been considering a change into a large multi-functional site, this rare leadership opportunity may be your ideal career move!

The Coordinator Aquatic Leisure Centres, Blacktown City Council search and recruitment process is being managed exclusively by Sportspeople Recruitment.

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 Scott Oakhill on 0408 258 337, FREECALL AU 1800 634 388 or +61 2 9555 5000.

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