About

Passionate, professional and committed.

Sevenoaks Leisure Limited (operating as Sencio Community Leisure) is a society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit and Societies Act 2014, registered with the Inland Revenue for exempt charitable status. This means that we are an organisation that has been set up to benefit our community as a not-for-profit organisation. We invest any surplus profit back into our facilities to benefit our local communities now and for generations to come.

The Society was formed in January 2004 when Sevenoaks District Council agreed for the transfer of its leisure services to a Non-Profit Distributing Organisation (NPDO). We are an independent organisation owned and controlled by the members of the Society.

A Society Board of 12 members provides the strategic direction and management of the organisation and is drawn both from the local community as well as the wider community of the West Kent area.

We are dedicated to providing fun and inclusive sports facilities to our local communities and our core values are that we are PASSIONATE, PROFESSIONAL and COMMITTED. Our staff believe in these values and strive on a daily basis to ensure our centres operate to the best of their abilities and that our customers have an excellent experience during every visit.

Developing sport

Sencio is committed to developing sport in our local communities.

If you or your child would like to receive funding to pursue a sporting endeavour, please download a Sevenoaks District Sports Council Application for Grant Aid by clicking here.

Our partners include Sevenoaks District Council, Sevenoaks District Sports Council, and Kent Sport.

Sencio Board

Sencio Community Leisure is a social enterprise and operates for the benefit of the community. A board of trustees oversees the strategic direction of the organisation.

Current Board members are:

  • Alan Peal – Chairman
  • Sarah Gibbins – Vice Chairman
  • Jane Parish – Chief Executive
  • Bobbie Fairclough
  • Alan Farmer
  • Derek Keegans
  • Tim Phillips
  • Jill Davison – Co-opted member
  • Paul Jobling
  • Jon Jeffery
  • Cllr Graham Clack
  • Cllr Margot McArthur

Eligibility: Board members, who will be voluntary, will have an overriding belief in the value of leisure facilities, services and opportunities in improving the quality of life of individuals and their communities. Potential Board members must be eligible to hold a directorship of a limited company and must have an ability and willingness to work to the high standard of accountability required of a company in receipt of public funding. Board members should bring specific skills, knowledge and experience of working at a strategic level to enhance the organisation’s ability to deliver its financial and social objectives.

How to apply: For further information on becoming a member of the Board please contact our Head Office.

Phone: 01732 746010

Email: debbie.holley@sencio.org.uk

Post: Debbie Holley
Sevenoaks Leisure Centre
Buckhurst Lane
Sevenoaks
Kent
TN13 1LW