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  • Ref no: SLA06344
  • Published: 25/11/19
  • Closes: 8/12/19
  • Location: Hamilton Academical Football Stadium, Cadzow Avenue, Hamilton, ML3 0LX
  • Salary: £92,522.00
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Job Description

New Year, New Challenge

As a leisure and cultural trust, our vision is to provide opportunities to enrich people's lives – and we are looking for a new General Manager to drive us forward.

This is an outstanding opportunity for someone who has vision, energy, creativity and an absolute focus on delivering high-performing services and achieving the best possible outcomes for the residents and communities of South Lanarkshire.

As well as leading a large multi-service team, a key element of this role will be strategic partnership working with our Board and funding partners.

You will be responsible for leading the provision and development of the area’s leisure and culture services, including indoor and outdoor leisure facilities, cultural venues, libraries, attractions, festivals and events, and play and sports development services.  These services will contribute to healthy and active living and will ensure local people can access leisure and lifestyle opportunities that are based on their needs and expectations.

Suitable candidates for this challenging role will be able to demonstrate strategic management experience in the leisure and culture field and have experience of working with partners to achieve the highest levels of service delivery and customer satisfaction.

You will be educated to relevant degree standard or equivalent and possess a relevant or equivalent professional qualification.




This post has been politically restricted in terms of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal records check provided by Disclosure Scotland.

Applications online

South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employees and encourage applications from all members of the community.   As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position. 

South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant.  Veterans are guaranteed an interview where their previous employer was the armed forces and who meet the minimum requirements for the position.

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