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Business & Operations Manager (Sports & Wellness)

  • 10
  • Fixed Term Contract
  • 5-11 Lavington Street, UK
  • 17583

King’s College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (2020 QS World University Rankings) and among the oldest in England. Since its foundation in 1829, King’s has defined itself in terms of its service to society, and it now has some 30,000 students and more than 8,000 staff members. King’s Strategic Vision 2029, a strategy which will take the university to its 200th birthday, has pledged that its staff and students will continue to help make the world a better place.

The King’s Sport and Wellness team deliver unique sport and wellness experiences, to unite our communities and optimise our people and the potential to achieve – to make the world a better place. They are seeking a Business & Operations Manager to fulfil a 12-month FTC.

The Business & Operations Manager (Sports and Wellness) will lead on the operational and commercial aspects of the King's Sport and Wellness portfolio. The group of grounds, facilities and gyms spans across various London campuses and provides stakeholders with state-of-the-art facilities for their personal and professional fitness needs.

The post-holder will assume responsibility for the operational budgets, including full P+L accountability for various departments, providing good value for money whilst delivering financial expectations. You will lead a team that provides outstanding levels of customer service to various stakeholders. You will work closely with various stakeholders including the facilities management and engineering teams to deliver a safe place to spend to time in. With so many commercial opportunities across the various sites, you will lead on the strategy to increase the commercial offering to students and staff, adding to the commercial budget.

Ideally, the candidate will come from an industry focused on the sport or leisure sector in some guise inclusive of the fitness, higher education or wider sporting sectors.

The competitive benefits package includes 27 days annual leave + 4 closure days (over Christmas) + bank holidays. The USS pension scheme has generous employer contributions. Details of the benefits of working at KCL can be found at

For a confidential discussion please contact our advisor James Gregory or Hayley Mintern of The Management Recruitment Group.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 11th of December.

The Management Recruitment Group has been exclusively retained for this campaign. All direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to them.

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