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Head of Visitor Services
Salary: £38,070 rising in increments to £44,170
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: City of London

Conference Director
Salary: -
Location: Torquay, United Kingdom
Company: Global Geoparks Network
Business Development Manager
Salary: £40k - £45k
Location: East Sussex, United Kingdom
Company: Freedom Leisure Ltd
Spa Director
Salary: £Competitive
Location: St Albans AL1, United Kingdom
Company: Sopwell House
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General Managers
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 + c20% bonus + optional PT income
Location: London Stockwel and Newcastle North, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group

Recreation Assistant
Salary: Circa £18,400 / Grade 7
Location: Central London, United Kingdom
Company: YMCA Club
Franchise Manager
Salary: Competitive salary circa £33,000
Location: Fulham, London and the UK, United Kingdom
Company: Tinies UK Ltd
Senior Operations Assistant
Salary: pa £14,819 to £18,600 pro rata
Location: Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Company: Shenley Leisure Centre Trust
Fitness Instructor - Consultant
Salary: Competitive
Location: Gravesend, United Kingdom
Company: NRG Gym Limited
Business Development Officer
Salary: Up to £22,667
Location: Northampton, United Kingdom
Company: Northampton Leisure Trust
Child Weight Management Practitioner
Salary: £16k - £24k
Location: Luton, United Kingdom
Company: Live Well Luton
Customer Services Manager
Salary: £22,203 - £26,403 + PRP pa
Location: Hatfield, United Kingdom
Company: Hertfordshire Sports Village
Conference Director
Salary: -
Location: Torquay, United Kingdom
Company: Global Geoparks Network
HR Administration Officer
Salary: Grade 4 starting at £15,598
Location: Chester, United Kingdom
Company: Brio Leisure

Training directory

in this issue

• PHE launches framework to tackle inactivity
• Fitness First plans German sale
• Luxury yachyt hotel debuts in Victoria Docks

Property & tenders
Conference Director - for 7th International UNESCO conference on Global Geoparks
Location: Torquay, United Kingdom Company: Global Geoparks Network
Specialist leisure operator required to deliver quality sports and leisure services
Location: Powys Company: Powys County Council
Expressions of Interest invited: Contract to operate London horizons Leisure Club and Accommodation
Location: Company: Horizon Leisure
Leisure Management Contract
Location: Company: Hart District Council
Phase 2 for the provision of a Strategic Leisure Development Partner
Location: Suffolk Company: Suffolk Coastal District Council
Invitation for Expressions of Interest for new cinema provision in Abingdon-on-Thames
Location: Company: Abingdon-on-Thames Council
Sports Playing Field for sale
Location: Company: Stiles Harold Williams
Fitted treatment rooms at Lee Valley VeloPark
Location: Company: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Commercial unit to let
Location: Windermere, Cumbria Company: South Lakeland District Council
Procurement of Operator for Catering Facilities
Location: Company: Kirklees Active Leisure
Offers Invited by Informal Tender
Location: Company: Goadsby
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News headlines
Disney reveals ¥500bn expansion plans for Tokyo parks  
Disney reveals ¥500bn expansion plans for Tokyo parks

By Tom Anstey

Disney has revealed plans for a ¥500bn (US$4.5bn, €3.6bn, £2.8bn) expansion of it’s Tokyo resorts as part of a 10-year expansion plan. Starting in .... more>>
Bumper summer means record-breaking business for Europa Park  
Bumper summer means record-breaking business for Europa Park

By Tom Anstey

Germany’s Europa-Park looks set to smash its previous attendance record after a bumper summer season, with the visitor attraction expected to pass the 5 million guest mark for the first time in its 39-year history. The strong growth at Germany’s .... more>>

Koran theme park proposed by Malaysian MP  
By Tom Anstey

A Malaysian MP has proposed the country develop the world’s first ever Koran theme park, in an effort to draw more religious tourism to the country. Ahmad .... more>>
Crowdfunding campaign underway to restore Walt Disney's childhood home  
By Tom Anstey

Plans to restore the childhood home of Walt Disney have been revealed with the start of a fundraising campaign running until Disney’s 113th birthday on 5 December. Built by Flora and Elias .... more>>
Merlin launches first Madam Tussauds in Singapore  
By Tom Anstey

Visitors to Singapore can now rub shoulders with the likes of David Beckham, Brad Pitt and Lady Gaga in wax form as Merlin .... more>>
Edo period theme park to explore 250 years of history at Osaka Castle  
By Tom Anstey

Osaka Castle in Japan will soon be home to a historical theme park after the Osaka city government confirmed plans for an Edo period attraction situated within .... more>>
National videogame museum coming to UK in 2015  
By Tom Anstey

Plans have been announced to open the UK’s first dedicated national museum dedicated to the art of videogames. The National Videogame Arcade in Nottingham .... more>>
Delhi Eye finally debuts three years after completion  
By Tom Anstey

India's Delhi Eye – a 200ft (61m) high ferris wheel in Okhla, south New Delhi – has finally been opened to the public several .... more>>
Moroccan tribesmen bury tourists neck-deep in desert sand for 'therapy'  
By Helen Andrews

Nomadic tribesmen in the desert of the southeastern Moroccan region of Merzouga are offering wellness treatments to tourists by digging holes in 150m (492ft) .... more>>
Particular meditation method boosts creativity  
By Helen Andrews

Creative thinking can be promoted by certain meditation techniques – even in people who have never meditated before – according to a study by cognitive .... more>>
Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai to attract World Trade Centre delegates  
By Helen Andrews

The Sheraton Grand Hotel in Dubai, UAE, is targeting delegates visiting the Dubai World Trade Centre opposite and the nearby Dubai Convention Centre as it .... more>>
Consumers no longer expect spa and wellness solely in the spa department of hotels: study - out today  
By Helen Andrews

Hotels are expected to start taking advantage of consumer desire for unique experiences centred around wellness because customers are no longer expecting a wellness experience solely in the .... more>>
Eco-designed Moesgaard Museum opens at new location  
By Kim Megson

Denmark’s Moesgaard Museum – which is dedicated to the country’s archaeology and ethnography – is open to the public once more after completing a move across .... more>>
Rosewood debuts its first Asian property in China  
By Helen Andrews

The first Rosewood hotel in Asia has opened its doors in Beijing, China, in the central Chaoyang district opposite the iconic CCTV Tower. The 22-storey hotel, designed by Melbourne-based design firm BARstudio – in .... more>>
Finland's Contemporary Art Museum Gösta Serlachius extension now complete  
By Katie Buckley

The new wing of the Contemporary Art Museum Gösta Serlachius in Finland, designed by Spanish architectural firm MX_SI, has been opened after three years of planning and development. MX_SI .... more>>

LIW 2014

LIW show preview:
LIW 2014

Nicky Jobson on Leisure Industry Week
Nigel Walker

Nigel Walker

The ex hurdler and rugby player talks about the challenges of leading the English Institute of Sport
Active Design

Wellness Cities:
Active Design

Could adopting a different approach to city design help make residents healthier? Jacqueline Bennett reports
The art of collaboration

The art of collaboration

Dreamworks and Merlin tell us about the new Shrek-themed attractions
Singapore Sports Hub

Singapore Sports Hub

Tom Walker finds out how Singapore’s new national stadium took shape

People News:

Paul Cummins’ poppy installation, the latest on Bristol’s proposed surfing lake and architect Shigeru Ban on the opening of the Aspen Art Museum
A good workout

A good workout

From the gym using old squash balls to help autistic children to a project aimed at reintegrating war veterans, we look at how the fitness industry is doing its bit
A cool customer

A cool customer

We explain the science behind Vasper, a high-tech fitness system that’s being used by athletes and astronauts
Back to basics

Back to basics

Grahame Senior takes a look at the trend for more casual dining, and rounds up some operators doing it well
Sarah Maltby

Last Word:
Sarah Maltby

Jorvik’s Sarah Maltby looks back

LIW exhibitor news:

LIW product launches and innovations
Product news
City workers benefit from “unrivalled” Wattbike suite

City workers benefit from “unrivalled” Wattbike suite


A Wattbike ‘Performance Zone’ has been installed at Nuffield Health’s flagship London City gym.
Flexible retail units help sell shirts at Premiership clubs

Flexible retail units help sell shirts at Premiership clubs


Three Premiership football clubs have contracted Rapid Retail to provide bespoke retail merchandising units for the new season.
Equipment supplier Slingsby wins award for Center Parcs work

Equipment supplier Slingsby wins award for Center Parcs work


Center Parcs has recognised the contribution of workplace equipment supplier Slingsby after presenting the company with an award.
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