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Commercial Manager

Closing date for application: 19.05.2017

Commercial Manager – Bluecoat Sports, Christ’s Hospital School – West Sussex

Salary C £45-50k pa

We are seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to manage Bluecoat Sports and to lead the School’s thriving commercial activities.  Bluecoat Sports is a dual-use centre, providing sport and fitness facilities to the pupils of Christ’s Hospital School and to over 3,500 private members.  The School’s commercial activity is concentrated on a holiday lettings programme, accommodating around 30,000 bed-nights per year in the Easter and summer breaks. It also includes a small nursery setting; weddings; civil ceremonies; concerts; conferences and other events.   

This role offers an opportunity to make a significant impact in an area of growing activity for both BCS and the School.  Exciting plans to develop the site and the facilities for both pupils and members of the public are at an early stage and the successful candidate will be closely involved in their development and implementation.

The successful candidate will combine a high level of commercial awareness with excellent people management and communication skills and will have a proven track record of delivering to targeted objectives and developing imaginative new business opportunities.  You will report to a variety of key stakeholders and should be able to adapt your presentation skills accordingly. Experience should ideally be in a health and fitness or education setting, but applications from individuals who are able to demonstrate transferable skills will be considered. 

The postholder will also be responsible for the purchasing of utilities on behalf of the School and will involve contract negotiation for telephony.


36 days holiday per year (inc. bank holidays)
Discounted membership to sports centre
Free parking
Free lunch during term time
Childcare Voucher Scheme

Applications should be received by midday on Friday 19th May 2017

Christ’s Hospital is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All successful applicants are required to complete an enhanced disclosure application with the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service).  More details on the disclosure process can be found on

Christ’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunities employer.
Registered Charity No. 1120090.

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