General Manager - Gillingham

23 Sep 2016
19 Oct 2016
Sport & Leisure
Contract Type
Full Time
PlayFootball General Manager - Gillingham

We are seeking an operationally experienced and service led general manager to take charge, in terms of customer engagement and service delivery at our Arena in Gillingham.

With a natural aptitude for business and a passion for brand standards, you will have responsibility for the day to day operations that will include: Health & Safety, Brand & financial compliance, team training & development.


Established in 2006, PlayFootball is one of 3 major small-sided football brands and the most recent market entrant. PlayFootball develops products and services to players of all ages, genders and abilities. The most popular products include organised competitive leagues with on line results, fixtures and league tables, regular social pitch hire, team training, junior pay and play and children's football parties. PlayFootball also has a growing number of Community based partners who use the facilities to deliver, through football, their own community specific objectives.

PlayFootball is fully accredited by the FA and adheres to the FA small-sided football guidelines. PlayFootball is a member of the FAs Small Sided Football strategic group which aims to support the development of small-sided football as part of an overarching FA strategy to build football participation levels in England.

PlayFootball hosts over 1.5 million player visits annually through its existing portfolio of centres across the UK and this is expected to double over the next 3 years to over 3 million player visits through a combination of organic growth, contract partnerships and new site developments. This growth requires a new calibre of general management that will focus on the growing demands of the operation and drive the commercial opportunity.

Qualifying Questions

Previous experience in an operations or sales manager role.

Commercial and financial acumen, with experience of managing revenue streams.

Leadership skills with the personality and experience to lead, inspire and grow people.

Demonstrable track record of successfully hitting sales & brand KPI targets.