Seasonal Centre Manager (Poole Park)

Job Role Summary

Rockley are excited to be offering an opportunity for a motivated and outgoing individual to take on the day to day running of their Poole Park centre in Poole.

Poole Park Activity Centre is a small inland watersports centre located in the heart of Poole Town. We are currently seeking a motivated and outgoing individual to join our team as a Seasonal Centre Manager, playing a key role in providing a fun and exciting experience for our clients.

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Role Summary

  • Located in the centre of Poole
  • Great team support
  • Leadership role
  • Development opportunities
  • Dynamic role
  • 24,000-26,000

Key Responsibilities & Tasks

1. Management of the Centre Team:

  • Provide high-quality, organised customer service to all our clients
  • Maintain the standards outlined in the company’s standard and local operating procedures
  • Ensure the team’s attitude towards work, personal presentation, and customer service aligns with the company ethos
  • Manage the centre team effectively to create a safe, well-organised, motivated, and happy environment for clients and team members
  • Ensure the centre operates efficiently and professionally

2. Safety of clients and team onsite and during activities:

  • Ensure clients and staff are aware of and follow safety procedures and policies
  • Monitor and evaluate staff regularly
  • Ensure staff receive appropriate induction, centre orientation, and training for their roles, including understanding SOPs, LOPs, accident, incident, and fire procedure documents

3. Centre Administration:

  • Respond to inquiries and answer questions promptly
  • Manage phone calls and return messages
  • Process payments and bookings using our online system Cinolla
  • Act as the point of contact onshore and for first aid
  • Welcome clients, manage guest sign-in/out, and coordinate with teachers to ensure accurate bookings
  • Handle certification, course paperwork, and general office administration
  • Assist in running events as per the marketing plan to attract potential and existing visitors
  • Maintain staff paperwork, including working records and timesheets

4. On water delivery:

  • Teach a variety of water activities (dependent on qualifications)
  • Provide on-water senior cover (dependent on qualifications)
  • Support the hire team in equipment rentals.
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Qualifications & Experience

  • Previous experience in a similar role within the watersports or leisure industry is desirable
  • Strong leadership, organisational, and communication skills are essential
  • Ability to work independently, prioritise tasks, and handle multiple responsibilities effectively
  • Passion for watersports, customer service excellence, and promoting a positive team culture
  • Current Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check (can be provided through Rockley)
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Word & Excel
  • RYA Senior Instructor Certificate. (Essential)
  • Current First Aid (Essential)
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 (Essential)
  • BC Paddlesport Instructor (Essential)
  • RYA Windsurf Instructor (Desirable)
  • Paediatric First Aid (Desirable)
  • RYA Powerboat Instructor (Desirable)


  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications
  • Opportunity to work in a dynamic and supportive environment
  • Gain valuable experience in the watersports industry
  • Access to training and development opportunities
  • Enjoy working in a picturesque and vibrant location in the heart of Poole

If you are passionate about watersports, have a strong background in management, and are looking for an exciting seasonal opportunity, we encourage you to apply for the Seasonal Centre Manager position at Rockley Poole Park. Join us in providing unforgettable experiences for our clients and contributing to the success of our watersports centre.

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