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Centre Manager

LocationCoburg, VIC 3058
Work TypeFull Time - Fixed Term
Positions1 Position
Salary RangeAU$115K - 130K per annum
  • Management
  • Manager
  • Leadership
  • Stakeholder Management
  • People Leader
Job no: J6Y9H
  • $114k-$125k incl super (experience dependant)| Full-time 12 Month Max Term
  • Free access to gyms, recreation, and aquatics centres across the state!
  • Key leadership position in the Merri-bek community

Our Vision is a better tomorrow where all people can belong. 

As the largest employer in fitness and recreation we have more than 5,000 staff at over 140 centres across Victoria. With us, you will work with fun colleagues who have a shared passion for making a difference in the lives of individuals and transforming communities for the better.

About the Centre

Coburg Leisure Centre (CLC) is one of six Aquatic and Leisure Facilities within Active Merri-bek. CLC is a year-round facility with a 25-metre heated indoor pool, heated learner's pool and toddler's play pool, spa, sauna and steam room, gym and group fitness classes, as well as child care.

About the role

As the Centre Manager of Coburg Leisure Centre you will be a key leader providing leadership and vision for the general operations of the Centre, as well as play a broader role within both the YMCA and Council.

Our customers and staff teams come from all walks of life. Our culture of inclusion and being socially connected are what makes us stand out. We are proud to work with the local Merri-bek community and we are looking for a leader who values making a difference in the lives of others. A leader who can help carry our vision and inspire those they lead to impact, develop and grow.

You will lead a multitude of business units including Customer Care, Aquatic Safety, Health & Wellness, Operations, and Learn to Swim. You will be highly visible within the centre and the local community, forming strong relationships and partnerships that add value to the business operations and ensure services meet the needs of our communities.

This position is being offered on a full-time 12 month max term basis with a total remuneration package of $114k to $125k (incl super), experience dependant.

About you

As Centre Manager, you will be a considered decision maker and will be able to manage a multitude of tasks utilising good time management and organisational skills. Additionally, you will be:

  • Able to present the YMCA to the local community as well as provide leadership and vision for the facility and its staff.
  • Able to work both independently and as part of the leisure team.
  • An excellent oral and written communicator, you will be able to work in partnership with the Merri-bek team as well as other community groups to develop programs and services to meet the needs of the community.
  • Self-motivated, able to engage staff and the community and will be able to drive the business, while maintaining the assets under your control.
  • Organised and have a demonstrated ability to engage staff and improve business performance, with strong project management skills.
  • Focused on the customer experience and cultivate a culture of continuous learning amongst the staff teams.
  • Have strong general business and financial acumen.
  • Be able to foster a culture of safety at the facility and have experience managing risk
  • Aligned with the Y's values is critical for this role.

Qualifications & Experience

Experience in a similar leadership role within the Sports & Recreation industry will be highly regarded but if you have significant team leadership and budget management experience from a different industry, we would love to hear from you.

  • Tertiary qualifications in Sports Management, Business Management, or other related field will be highly regarded
  • Previous leadership experience is essential
  • HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

At the Y Victoria, we are committed to empowering all Children and Young People to feel safe and be safe. As such, we ensure that all of our candidates are appropriately screened (including police check, working with children check and reference checks). To learn more about our commitment to safeguarding children and young people visit victoria.ymca.org.au


At the Y Victoria we value our people. Working for us means you’ll enjoy great work/life balance and a range of benefits which improve your wellbeing and help you develop as an individual, such as;

  • Opportunities for career development and growth
  • Free access to gyms, recreation, and aquatics centres across the state
  • Free access to the Virtual Y – online health and wellness

How to Apply

Working for the YMCA is a rewarding and challenging experience for those with a positive attitude, zest for life and who seek to contribute to the bigger picture. If this is you, click the Apply button now.

Y Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. We warmly welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

Y Victoria are proud to be a 2024 Circle Back Initiative Employer, we commit to respond to every applicant.


$114k-$125k incl super | Full-time 12 Month Max Term