General Manager

Founded in 1881, The Northern is the longest established racquets and fitness club in the region, with a proud history of success in both tennis and squash. With 23 tennis courts, six squash courts, a well-equipped gym, spacious fitness studio and a comfortable lounge bar and eatery, it offers state-of-the-art sports and leisure facilities in a beautiful setting.

Known as the 'Wimbledon of the North' the Northern has hosted a pre-Wimbledon grass court event through much of its history. Pete Sampras won his first grass court tournament here and Andy Murray made his professional grass court debut on our courts. Other tennis greats - John McEnroe, Stefan Edberg, Sue Barker, Margaret Court and Maureen Connolly to name just a few - have all helped to shape our history.

The Northern also hosts two International professional Squash Tournaments on its glass back show courts and with four other viewing courts is recognised as a major venue for regional and International Squash events.

The successful candidate should have:

  • Previous experience running a multi-sport club;
  • CMAE MDP qualification or equivalent;
  • A track record in establishing and managing financial systems with the ability to analyse financial data;
  • Experience in initiating and developing short and long-term commercial opportunities;
  • NEBOSH H&S Accreditation;
  • Excellent people and people management skills;
  • Ability to motivate a team and win hearts and minds;
  • Genuine demonstrable interest in racket sports;
  • Flexibility around working hours as some weekend and evening work will be required.

The GM will support the Executive Committee, sub-committees and individual members by directing the Tennis, Squash, Gym, Food & Beverage and Grounds & Maintenance departments in accordance with the Club's aims and objectives. The GM will report directly to the Chairperson of the Executive Committee and will attend the regular Executive Committee meetings.

The Northern

  • Manchester
  • £35,000 - £40,000 DOE plus discretionary bonus.
  • 18 November 2019
  • Full Time

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