Reference: REQ0056
Description: This is exciting role within the newly formed Leisure Service within Stroud District Council. The Leisure Service has been formed with an initial scope of bringing Stratford Park Leisure Centre back in house and then longer term managing the entire leisure estate including The Pulse in Dursley. This role will be at the core of the service providing financial reporting and business intelligence allowing for informed commercial decisions and the accurate administration if all financial matters.

About the role:
In this role you will work with internal colleagues, our communities, leisure staff and key partners to support the delivery of the Leisure Service vision, service and council plan.
“Enabling communities to participate in a life-long wellbeing journey, Delivered through a locally focussed and high quality service that enhances quality of life for local residents”
Our service is a forward thinking, dedicated and community focused team and the team you’ll be joining work together to provide a wide range of services within our communities. You will play a significant role in the successful financial management of the entire service and provide focus on service improvement through financial sustainability.

About you:
You’ll have experience of working in an environment that requires attention to detail, excellent communication skills and will be passionate and enthusiastic about delivering exceptional customer service whilst working under pressure. You’ll have a sound knowledge and experience of:

Working within strict public sector financial regulations
Building strong working relationships with stakeholders
Multi £m budget preparation and monitoring
Preparation of financial reports summarising and estimating the service’s financial position such as income statements, balance sheets, analysis of future income profiles & dashboard reports.
Extracting complex data from multiple sources.
Using own initiative to solve problems

For an informal discussion, please contact Darren Young, Leisure Services Manager Darren.young@stroud.gov.uk

In exchange for your expertise, experience and enthusiasmwe provide a range of staff benefits please click here for more information :


It is important that our staff reflect the diversity of our community, and we therefore welcome and encourage applications from people of all genders and sexual orientation, those from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic backgrounds, and people withdisabilities.

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding the welfare of vulnerable adults, young people and children. Safer recruitment practices are applied to all job vacancies

Stroud District has an energy unlike any other place. It’s green and dynamic, climate conscious and motivated, creative and collaborative, rural and urban, and unapologetically ambitious. To find out more about what makes our place, our people and our businesses so special, please follow the link to our dedicated website:
Stroud District – The Natural Place
Location: Ebley Mill – Stroud
Salary: *GBP*31,364 per annum
– Excellent Pension – Flexi Working Scheme – Hybrid working approach – Employee Wellbeing Offer – For more information please see the benefits section on our website
Contractual hours: 37
Basis: Full Time

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