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Business Booming for Sheffield City Trust

A thriving start to 2022 signals a positive forecast for the year ahead says Sheffield City Trust.

The health and wellbeing charity is looking forward to what lies on the horizon as a flourishing start signals busier times ahead for the charity and what it can offer the people of Sheffield.

The Trust, which manages 13 sporting and entertainment venues across the city, is growing fast following a strong performance in the first quarter of 2022. As the world continues to recover from a very difficult couple of years, Sheffield City Trust is recruiting even more staff to increase its services to the local community.

Andrew Snelling, Chief Executive of Sheffield City Trust, 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.”

Ponds Forge saw the re-opening of its Surf City leisure pool in January and 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”. 

The 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.”

Visit Sheffield City Trust’s website to find out more about current vacancies including a number of customer-focused plus key roles which are ongoing vacancies.