October 16 - A recruitment process is underway to find a manager for the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park as its redevelopment process begins following the completion of London 2012.
The role will involve helping overseeing the transformation of the Olympic and Paralympic complex into a thriving and flexible centre for the whole community as well as maintain a world-class sporting venue in the heart of the Olympic Park.
The post, seeking a "General Manager like no other" is created by GLL, the charitable social enterprise chosen to be the legacy operator of the London Aquatics Centre.
They are looking, they claim, for a leader with a social conscience and a track record of relevant business success.
After hosting the swimming, diving and synchronised swimming events during London 2012, the venue is scheduled to re-open in spring 2014 following major transformation works.
Boasting two 50 metre swimming pools, a 25m diving pool and a seating capacity of 2,500 the venue will remain a world class sporting facility aiming to host events such as the 2016 European Swimming Championships.
However it will also going to fulfill a range of other obligations aimed at the local community including, for example, dedicated dry diving facilities, a health and fitness offer, meeting room availability and a cafe.
The chosen manager will work closely with the London Legacy Development Corporation to make sure the venue operates as a successful business which does indeed benefit the whole local community.
It is the first in what will be a series of positions provided at the facility by GLL who are committed to ensuring that 70 per cent of the new workforce opportunities will be offered to local people.
Other posts will include a Lifeguard Academy at the Aquatics Centre, in addition to opportunities for apprenticeships, work experience and pre-employment training.
Peter Bundey, director of GLL, said, "We are delighted to be operating a venue which will undoubtedly have global standing and host international athletes, as well as enabling local people to enjoy its world class facilities.
"The London Aquatics Centre is at the very heart of creating a lasting legacy from London 2012, so we need to find exceptional staff to work there.
"Whatever the role within the Aquatics Centre team, there'll be a higher than normal expectation on the individual.
Mark Camley, the executive director of the Legacy Company, was similarly keen to point out the importance of the position.
"The opening of the Aquatics Centre and the South of the Park next spring is a landmark moment in the regeneration of East London," he said.
"The Aquatics Centre is a world class venue and will provide a real community asset."
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