Business is Booming!

A thriving start to 2022 signals a positive forecast for the year ahead.

We are looking forward to what lies on the horizon as a flourishing start signals busier times ahead for us as an organisation and what it can offer the people of Sheffield.

We are growing fast following a strong performance in the first quarter of 2022 and as the world continues to recover from a very difficult couple of years, we are now recruiting even more staff to increase our services to the local community.

Andrew Snelling, our Chief Executive said: “As we all recover from the lockdowns of the last two years, we are delighted to be welcoming more and more visitors back to our venues.

“Our current employment level is at pre-Covid levels, but we now need more staff to join the existing 1,071 colleagues to help us cater to the growing demand. We have a broad range of positions available along with exciting training provision for those looking for new skills or even a new career direction.”

We saw the re-opening of our Surf City leisure pool at Ponds Forge in January and it has sold out every weekend since. It now has more sessions than ever before appealing to a wider audience which also include accessible sessions, ladies only, and a new dementia friendly swim which is a quieter session for those living with dementia and their carers.

Andrew Snelling added: “We’re delighted to see the refurbishment in Surf City resulting in sell-out weekends and the recent half-term holiday, and we have had some fantastic feedback from the 10,000 plus visitors we’ve welcomed in just the last two months.

“The new programme at Ponds Forge allows greater access to specific groups and is a great addition to the City’s leisure pool offering alongside Hillsborough Leisure Centre”.

Our international sports centre will also play host to the British Swimming Championships in April which will attract thousands of visitors to the city, this is just one of the sports centre’s comprehensive events which generate over £10m per year to the local economy.

Andrew continued, “Alongside a whole host of businesses, the leisure industry has suffered from operational restrictions, rising costs and significant staffing shortages but our venues are now extremely busy with record-breaking numbers attending concerts and shows and participating in activities as varied as golf and learn to skate programmes.

“We are delighted that normality is returning, and a bright future lies ahead in which we will continue to support the people of Sheffield to access activities that improve their health and wellbeing, and also the ambitious plans to invest in new facilities over the next 10 years recently unveiled by Sheffield City Council.”

Click on the button below to find out more about current vacancies including a number of customer-focused plus key roles which are ongoing vacancies.