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Royal Horticultural Society is recruiting with Leisure Opportunities
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Royal Horticultural Society
circa £70,000
Job location: Wisley, United Kingdom
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Job description:
The Royal Horticultural Society has been the force behind gardening for more than 200 years, and today our aim is to enrich everyone’s life through plants and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place. Our Gardens are a key part of this vision, and are amongst the finest in the country, showcasing the best in horticulture, as well as being centres of learning and major visitor destinations.

RHS Garden Wisley is the flagship garden of the RHS, attracting over 1 million visitors a year. The garden is currently going through an exciting change programme of £60m+ capital investment which will create world class welcome buildings, catering facilities and a Centre for Horticultural Science and Learning which will establish RHS Garden Wisley as the premier horticultural visitor destination in the UK.

As of Head of Site you will be responsible for leading a team of site managers and ensuring the smooth operation of the garden, delivering an excellent visitor experience through imaginative delivery of service, interpretation, events and engagement. The position will be both challenging and rewarding and we are looking for an exceptional leader to become the driving force behind continued operational and commercial success of the garden. You will have one eye firmly on the day to day but will be also adept at planning and delivering the future.

To be successful in the role you will have:
• a motivational leadership style
• a “can do” attitude
• experience in working with visitors in a similar or related environment
• worked within a senior management team on strategic planning
• a wealth of ideas for attracting and delighting visitors of all ages and backgrounds
• a keen interest in horticulture
• experience of working on HLF funded projects would be an advantage


How to apply Please apply online by clicking on "apply now" below.

No agencies please

The closing date for applications is Friday 8 September 2017
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Castle Howard
Competitive Salary
Job location: York, United Kingdom
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Job description:
1 Year Fixed Term Contract
Competitive Salary, plus pension and benefits package
Full time, 40 hrs per week over seven days including weekends and bank holidays

Castle Howard is a magnificent 18th century residence set within 8000 acres of breathtaking landscape in the Howardian Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty in the heart of North Yorkshire. We operate daily tours of the House, offer fabulous grounds and gardens, an adventure play area, cafés and shops. We welcome visitors from all over the world throughout the year and deliver an extensive day and evening events programme.

We are seeking an experienced and creative Duty Manager to join, inspire and lead our team at Castle Howard. As Duty Manager Visitor Experience, your role will lead the team in the development of the visitor experience, ensuring regular assessment of feedback and content working closely with the Curatorial department. This role will also be instrumental in the operational delivery of events and functions. The successful applicant may have a background in developing tour content and previous event experience.

Our Duty Managers have key operational, hands on roles with daily duty management responsibilities and will actively contribute to and deliver the visitor experience strategy embracing Castle Howard as an inspirational environment to be part of and bring visitors to. Candidates will have previous duty management and cash handling experience within the tourism or hospitality sector, be commercially astute, pro-active and motivated.

Further details about the role and how to apply can be found on our website by clicking on ‘apply’.

Closing date for applications is Monday 11 September, first interviews will be held Thursday 28 September.
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Raby Castle
Competitive
Job location: Darlington, United Kingdom
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A Visitor Services Manager is sought who will be responsible for the operational management and development of Raby Estates privately owned visitor attractions; Raby Castle, one of the most beautiful and intact medieval castles in the country and High Force Waterfalls in Upper Teesdale, one of County Durham’s most popular tourist attractions.

As a new appointment, this is a key role within the senior management team and is primarily to develop and improve the quality and financial performance of the Visitor Services operation. You will work closely with Lord & Lady Barnard and their CEO.

Candidates need relevant past experience, sound commercial judgement, flexibility in approach, an entrepreneurial outlook, ability to manage people & budgets and to contribute to business development planning. You will need to develop & implement marketing/PR plans, a special events programme, catering and retail offerings. Effective communication and organisation skills, honesty, a high level of integrity, attention to detail, enthusiasm and a capacity for hard work are also required.

To download a Job Specification click here

Deadline:
Friday, 1st September 2017.
Please send a covering letter and CV’s by clicking on ‘apply now’ or call 01833 660 751 for further information.
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JORVIK Viking Centre
£20,000 per year
Job location: York, United Kingdom
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Job description:
37.5 hours per week
(on a flexible basis as required and to include evenings and weekends where necessary)
20 days holiday per year (exclusive of Bank Holidays)


The JORVIK Group (York Archaeological Trust) are looking to employ an enthusiastic and experienced Exhibitions Manager to develop and manage both existing and new exhibitions within the Trusts attractions and touring exhibitions programme, including new exhibition-based projects across the Trust.

This new, exciting, and highly varied position will require you to be self-motivated and capable of managing multiple projects at any given time. You will have experience of working in a similar environment or on similar projects, with a sound knowledge of exhibition development, design, and delivery. You will also be a qualified driver as the position, although based in York, provides the opportunity to work throughout the U.K and potentially beyond. This involves working flexibly on projects in a variety of locations, and the ability to travel and stay overnight for extended periods (accommodation and subsistence provided) is therefore essential.

To apply, please complete a YAT Application form from our site by clicking on ‘apply now’.

Closing date: midnight 28.08.17
Interviews to be held week commencing 18.09.17

Job Descriptions and Person Specifications are available from James Carter, Head of Special Projects,jcarter@yorkat.co.uk and from the website
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