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Heritage Great Britain is recruiting with Leisure Opportunities
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£30,000 to £35,000
Job location: Liverpool, UK
United Kingdom
16 Mar 2018
Job description:
Heritage Great Britain is the owner and operator of a number of high-profile and successful visitor attractions around the UK.

The group is now continuing to grow with a number of new large-scale projects planned or under development within the north-west region of England. These projects are at varying levels of development, and this role will be instrumental in working with the existing senior management team and board to ensure they are delivered to the highest standard.

The role will involve being a key member of the project’s team throughout the development phase but then oversee the operational phase as operations manager – recruiting and developing the day to day operations team.

This role requires a pro-active and high energy manager with proven commercial ability, to drive and manage new projects within the portfolio, based in the north-west.

The individual will be supported by and work with the existing well-established senior management team, reporting directly to the board.

The Role

- To work with the directors and senior management team and a wide breadth of external advisors, suppliers and professionals to deliver projects in the north-west.
- To drive and deliver the commercial performance of the new businesses and projects.
- To drive and deliver the operational excellence of the businesses
- To manage and develop other managers, supervisors and teams to continued success.
- To ensure compliance with all group and statutory requirements, policies and regulations

The candidate

- Must have a proven and successful track record of management experience within the tourism, hospitality or attraction related industry
- Must be able to demonstrate skill for driving sales, customer service and coordinating local marketing activity.
- Management skills to manage a successful and diverse team.
- Be able to prioritise and manage multiple demands

Ideally will have experience as an Operations Manager overseeing such business areas or have solid experience in a similar operational function.

This is a new role which will be both varied and developing over time, offering exposure to new projects and business opportunities with the group, in the north-west region. You will be working with the board and other senior group managers to drive these new opportunities forward in both their development and operational phases.

Salary will be determined by reference to skills, experience and qualifications but is expected to be £30,000 to £35,000. The role has the opportunity to develop further as the projects are delivered and further projects are planned.

About Us

Heritage Great Britain PLC is a privately owned company that owns and operates many of the UK’s most outstanding landmark destination and popular visitor attractions.

Our current portfolio stretches from the coastal splendour of Land’s End at the South- Western tip of Cornwall to remote John O’Groats in the far North of Scotland. In between, the 125-year-old Snowdon Mountain Railway takes passengers from Llanberis, in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, to the summit of the highest mountain in England and Wales, where visitors can see the award-winning building of Hafod Eryri.

The Needles Landmark Attraction welcomes visitors to the Isle of Wight’s iconic Westerly point and Mattel Play (Liverpool) is an exciting indoor attraction concept that takes world famous brands such as Thomas & Friends, Bob the Builder and Fireman Sam and brings them to life in an interactive and entertaining family experience together with quality retail and catering experiences.

New projects and sites are already in place which will see an expansion of the group in 2018 and beyond.

Heritage is an equal opportunities employer
Eleven Arches is recruiting with Leisure Opportunities
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Competitive Salary & Benefits
Job location: Bishop Auckland, UK
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
United Kingdom
06 Mar 2018
Job description:
Eleven Arches, the production company behind ‘Kynren – an epic tale of England’, the spectacular open-air live action show in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, is looking for a highly experienced and talented Technical Director to join the team as the show moves into its third season and we embark on our next exciting chapter.

Kynren is the UK’s biggest live production since London 2012 and is presented on a 7½ acre stage of land and water with a cast and crew of 1,000 professionally trained volunteers. Kynren was created with world-renowned Puy du Fou (winner of the prestigious Applause Award and the Thea Classic Award) as our artistic partner.  The next leg of our incredible journey is to follow Puy du Fou’s steps with the development of a new daytime theme park.


The role offers the successful candidate the opportunity to be involved in an inspiring, ambitious and unique project, working in a fast-moving, unpredictable, high-octane environment that accompanies the production of a world-class show. Reporting to the C.E.O., you will work at a strategic and operational level to design, plan and oversee the construction of new attractions as well as leading and delivering the technical operations of the show and site.

The Technical Director sets up, directs and runs Kynren with a passionate team that includes volunteers and a small team of employed Technicians. As we plan future shows, they will be run by a team of paid Technicians as part of season-long operations outside of Kynren nights.

You will be called upon to deal with a wide range of technical issues and will have a strong working knowledge of techniques, methods and procedures of show production gained in a visitor attraction, theatrical or outside broadcast environment.  

For a full job description and person specification, please click here.  


As a strong, “hands-on” leader you will:
- Work with the Senior Management Team to plan and develop our next phase of development
- Plan and deliver all technical requirements and resources needed on the site and stage area necessary for the Show or other performances including lighting, sound, staging and any other requirements
- Advise production staff, lighting and sound designers on the technical specifications, costs and usage of technical equipment required for each show and supervise the implementation of approved technical designs
- Plan and deliver training - ensuring that our volunteers involved in the Technical team have an extraordinary experience with Eleven Arches, all the while ensuring the professional quality of our show
- Monitor and swiftly resolve technical issues both on the show and for all the site
- Own of the technical yearly budget; scope business cases for Capital & Operational Expenditure whilst ensuring procurement best practice


- A strategic thinker with a ‘can-do’ attitude to delivery, you will be happy to get your hands dirty.
- An effective leader and team player, you will have experience of managing and motivating individuals to deliver to their full potential.
- With a proven track record in a similar role, you will have the ability to make informed decisions with confidence and will lead capital projects including the specification, planning and delivery of technical infrastructure.
- You will have strong “hands-on” knowledge of Electrical, Hydraulic, Lighting, Sound, Video and other systems.  


We would also love to hear from you if you are a Technician seeking your next opportunity. These positions are for an immediate start with our season running for 17 dates during the summer.

Various permanent and fixed term positions are available.  


Please forward a CV and covering letter, along with salary expectations below.
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