MELTON

WELCOME TO BLUEFIT

A brief introduction to BlueFit

We are really excited for the opportunity to manage Melton Waves on behalf of the City of Melton. 

At BlueFit, our purpose is ‘Inspiring Community Activity’, and we are dedicated to providing the much needed resources to improve the lifestyle, health and wellbeing of the communities in which we live, work and operate.  

We are a family company with our Site Support office based in Moonee Ponds.

Whilst an exciting time for BlueFit, we know it comes with some uncertainty for you. We are very cognisant of this and are committed to working with the City of Melton and Belgravia Leisure to ensure a smooth transition of management.

BlueFit Organisational Structure – Melton Waves

People are what makes our organisation thrive and our members coming back so taking the time to ensure the right people are in the right roles is important.  This means it’s likely our organisational structure is slightly different to what you are used to.

Every BlueFit role at the Melton Waves is open for application and while this step may create some angst, history does tell us that many existing employees will be re-employed.

For those of you that are interested in working with BlueFit, please apply for any of the available positions below. If you do not see your existing role, please select “other” and provide details of your existing role as well as any skills or experience you have that may be relevant.

Our aim will be to ensure that we move through the recruitment process as quickly as possible to provide you with some certainty, whilst still ensuring we have the right people in the right roles.

BlueFit pays employees in accordance with the Fitness Industry Award and we are committed to a transparent, fair and equitable approach to employee relations, pay and conditions.

Transition Date

This is booked for the 1st of July, however we want the team settled as soon as possible, ensuring that we are respecting the current operation and your obligations to Belgravia.

We are looking forward to meeting you all and building a great facility that continues to Inspire Community Activity.

Todd McHardy

CEO

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Frequently Asked Questions for staff

BlueFit will be the new operator of the Melton Waves. Please find  below some information regarding the transition process and what it means to you.

Transitioning to a new operator

Who will be managing the facility?

From the 1st of July 2021, BlueFit will take over the management of the Melton Waves facility

Recruitment for all positions has now started

What does all of this really mean and how does it affect me?

All services in the facility will remain and most roles are the same also. BlueFit will introduce new services, look to work through any current operational issues and provide training and support in our expectations. For most, you will simply apply for your current role, go through a structured process to continue working at the facility for BlueFit.

What will happen to my job?

Current Melton Waves staff will need to reapply for their positions. All staff will be encouraged to reapply for their positions. We understand this process will be difficult for some. If you are feeling worried or have concerns regarding this process, please understand that we will make the transition as smooth as possible. Positions will be confirmed as soon as possible and you’re invited to ask as many questions along the way.

What do I tell people who may ask me?

You may be approached by swim school parents, members, customers and user groups regarding the change in management. If so, please reassure them that it is “business as usual”. More information will be provided to them in May and June.

How do I reapply for my job?

We encourage applications to be submitted to BlueFit by Wednesday 31st March.
Applications will remain open after this date, however we are aiming for early April interviews. 

If I am re-employed will my pay remain the same?
Staff who successfully re-apply for their position under the management of BlueFit be paid according to the Fitness Award.
When do I get paid? Will the pay period change?
Staff will be paid on a fortnightly basis. All information will be contained in your on-board process.
What positions will be available?

Please apply for positions listed on the website. If your position is not listed, select ‘other’ and include as much information as you like. The management structure will include the following roles on site and more information on each can be requested now or in your interview

  • Facility Manager
  • Customer Success Manager
  • Swim School Manager
  • Health Club Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Community Engagement Manager
Where will the interviews be held?

Interviews will be held in April online or in person in the  Melton area. BlueFit will make every effort to accommodate interviews at times and a location that suit you.

What if I would like to apply for a position that I am not currently employed to do?

Staff are encouraged to apply for any position that they may be interested in. This is a great opportunity to further your employment at the Melton Waves and can be done simply by completing the application form online. Please clearly identify your current position and any other positions you may be interested in applying for.

I know BlueFit isn't here until July, however can I join the 2021 footy tipping comp?

Please click here to join the BlueFit  Tipping Comp

Swimming Lessons

Will classes stay the same time?

Bluefit Swimming will be introduced at Melton. Please see program information at bluefitswimming.com.au

The Swim School Transition team and local Swim School Manager will work closely with teachers and parents to ensure as little disruption as possible during the change

Will the levels and programs change?

Parents won’t notice any major changes with the introduction of BlueFit Swimming apart from the names of the levels and teacher uniforms. All previous achievements will be recognised and converted across to the BlueFit Swimming program and students won’t need to complete assessments. Swim teachers will be trained in the new BlueFit Swimming program to ensure you have a good understanding of the requirements. This is our 4th transition from the Belgravia model, so level conversion from one to the other is fully understood

Do swimming lessons continue all year round?
BlueFit Swimming continues lessons throughout the school holidays with a small break over the Christmas period. BlueFit will provide more information to swim teachers regarding these changes during the recruitment process.

Personal Trainers/Group fitness Instructors

Will the Group Fitness timetable remain unchanged?

Yes, other than the name of some classes, this won’t change much. We’ll assess the program after the transition and make slight changes as part of our quarterly process

Will I continue to instruct my current classes? How will BlueFit know what classes I instruct?

As part of the recruitment process Group Fitness Instructors are encouraged to note down the classes that they currently instruct. It is anticipated that most instructors will continue to instruct their existing classes with no change. This will be discussed further in the recruitment process.

If I am on a PT contract, can I continue on this agreement?

BlueFit envisage that any staff members currently on a PT sub-contract will remain on a similar agreement. However contractors will be required to sign a new contract with BlueFit and are encouraged to make contact

More information will be available this May.