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YMCA Morley – Employee Information

Welcome

Following a comprehensive public tender process, the City of Bayswater has appointed BlueFit as the new operators of Morley Sport & Recreation Centre commencing 1 December 2021.

The YMCA, City of Bayswater and BlueFit are committed to keeping all employees informed during the transition process and providing you with relevant information to support you during the change management process. On behalf of YMCA and BlueFit, may we assure all employees that it will be a ‘business as usual approach’ during the transition process and leading up to the launch of the new facilities under construction.

On behalf of the City of Bayswater and BlueFit, we would like to acknowledge and thank every single employee for your ongoing support and contribution to the local community and members at Morley. We are excited about the future of Morley, and we look forward to building upon the great community services and legacy of the YMCA Morley in the future.

About BlueFit

BlueFit is a national leisure management partner of Local Governments, which operates approximately 36 facilities across Australia. BlueFit prides itself on promoting a family culture in our facilities with all employees driven to ‘Inspire Community Activity’ in the communities we serve. The BlueFit family is dedicated to providing much needed resources to improve the lifestyle, health and wellbeing of the communities in which we live, work and play.

BlueFit is a family company, founded by Todd McHardy in 2007 in Sydney NSW. Since our inception, BlueFit has grown steadily to a national leisure management company, with a focus on quality over quantity when it comes to our partners. Our Site Support team is based on Victoria, Moonee Ponds. However, our General Manager of BlueFit, Brett McEwin is based in Perth, Western Australia.

Your employment  

Whilst this is an exciting time for the BlueFit family, we appreciate that some employees may be nervous of the transition process and know it comes with some uncertainty for current employees. We are very cognisant of this and are committed to working with the YMCA and City of Bayswater to ensure a smooth transition of management.

BlueFit always seeks to employ the majority of the existing team from the incumbent operator to BlueFit employment as part of each transition. In fact, we have a track record from previous transitions of over 90% of employees being successful in their employment application and joining the BlueFit family. It is important to note that we do require existing employees to participate in our  recruitment and selection process to ensure all appointments are in line with our recruitment and selection process. This is further explained below.

BlueFit Organisational Structure – Morley Sports

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 at YMCA Morley.

It is important to note the change in management companies is considered a break in service for your employment. This means that any employees with annual leave and long service leave entitlements, this will be paid out by the YMCA. All employees are required to re-apply for positions at the centre to continue employment at the Centre.

The following roles are available under the organisational structure:

  • Facility Manager
  • Stadium Manager
  • Customer Success Manager
  • Community Engagement Manager
  • Health Club Manager


The following roles have multiple positions available, based on the operational needs of the centre.

  • Customer Service Officer
  • Duty Manager
  • Café Attendant
  • Group Fitness Instructor
  • Gym Instructor
  • Creche Attendant
  • Qualified and Unqualified Childcare Attendant
  • Umpires and Referees

Every position at the Morley is open for application. Decisions on employment will be based on merit and equity, which means it’s the best person for the job. While this process may create some trepidation amongst employees, 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 December; however, we want the team settled as soon as possible, ensuring that we are respecting the current operation and your obligations to YMCA.

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that during this time of change there will be a number of questions raised by employees. We want to ensure you remain informed of the correct information and avoid unnecessary rumours circulating the workplace. We hope that viewing our ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ below will answer any of the questions or concerns you may have.

We are looking forward to meeting you all and building a great facility that continues to build upon the foundations of the YMCA and Inspires Community Activity amongst the local community we serve.

Todd McHardy

Chief Executive Officer

BlueFit

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Frequently Asked Questions for staff

Who will be managing Morley?

From the 1 December 2021, BlueFit will take over the management of Morley Sport & Recreation Centre.

What does this all mean for 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.

Do I have re-apply for my role?

Yes. Your current employment contract is with YMCA and is not transferable to BlueFit. This means any member of staff wanting to continue working at the Centre will be required to apply for a role and receive a new employment contract.

Members are asking me questions, what should I tell them?

Members and customers may approach you regarding the change in management. If so, please reassure them that it is ‘business as usual’. For any specific questions, please refer to your supervisor. More information will be provided to members and customers in the near future and leading up to the transition date.

How do I re-apply for my job?

Applications for positions can be submitted online in the above online application form. Please be sure to attach copies of your qualifications, including CPR, first aid and working with children check. We encourage applications to be submitted to BlueFit by 30 September 2021. Interviews will be conducted shortly afterwards. 

If I am re-employed, will I be paid the same?

Staff who successfully re-apply for their position under the management of BlueFit will be paid according to the Fitness Award.

How often do you pay employees?

Staff will be paid on a fortnightly basis. All information will be contained in your on-board process.

What positions are 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
  • Stadium Manager
  • Health Club Manager
  • Community Engagement Manager
Where will interviews be held?

Interviews will be held in October online or in person in the local area. BlueFit will make every effort to accommodate interviews at times and a location that suits 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 Morley 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.

What qualifications do you require?

All positions at BlueFit require:

  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current CPR Certificate
  • Working with Children Check

Specialised positions such as referees, group fitness instructors and gym instructors will require appropriate qualifications such as Cert 3 or 4 in Fitness etc.

If you have a question that you would like a response to, please complete the online form below:

 

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