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Warwickshire County Council is recruiting with Leisure Opportunities
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£27,668 - £30,153 pa
Job description:
About Us
The Country Parks Service operates a portfolio of 5 Country Parks and 3 Greenways across Warwickshire serving in excess of 900,000 visitors a year.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and commercially aware individual to join our team, and lead the Ranger Service in the north.

As a member of the Country Parks management team, the Senior Ranger will support the development and delivery of the Country Parks business & management plans and the Council’s vision, values and strategic objectives.

You will be directly responsible for the Ranger Service and the day to day operational management and development of the parks in the north of the county to ensure the sites are high-quality destinations. The north Ranger team comprises 5 full time and 2 part time rangers plus seasonal staff, volunteers and contractors.

The north Parks comprise;
Kingsbury Water Park is the service hub for Warwickshire’s Country Parks and is one of the top visitor attractions in the West Midlands with a wide range of visitor activities, a diverse Fishery and is renowned for its birdlife. The Park lies on the River Tame and is bordered on the western edge by the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal. The Park comprises 620 acres including meadow, woodland and lakes attracting over 350,00 visitors each year.

Hartshill Hayes Country Park, covering 137 acres of ancient woodland and open hilltop has magnificent views across the Anker Valley. It’s a steep hilly woodland Park and is open every day of the year, except Christmas Day.

Pooley Country Park is 154 acres, one-third of which is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest, contains several pools caused by mining subsidence and has woodland habitats. Situated on the Coventry canal, the Park and is open every day of the year, except Christmas Day.

The Role
- Ensure the Parks are maintained to a high standard to meet customer expectations, generating repeat visits. You will be expected to develop and maintain positive relations with all partners, and neighbours associated with the sites including business concessions, community enterprises, Friends Groups, and parish councils.
- Working within a team, and in all-weathers, you’ll be promoting and assisting visitors’ enjoyment of the countryside.
- To devise and deliver work programmes through the ranger team, volunteers and partners. Travelling around the Parks, and the county as required, you’ll take the lead in supervising & developing the team of rangers ensuring service objectives and individual appraisal targets are met.
- Responsible for ensuring health and safety of the public, staff, volunteers and contractors across the north sites.
- To contribute ideas towards events; deliver and provide information on activities.
- Oversee the review and implementation of management plans for the northern sites.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience
You will be qualified to degree level in countryside or recreation management; possess an applied knowledge of conservation, recreation and countryside issues and have well developed practical countryside skills. As you’ll be managing a variety of relationships it’s important you have strong communication skills.

To be able to demonstrate significant experience of managing staff, volunteers and contractors in a countryside or outdoor leisure environment.

To have a sound understanding of current health & safety legislation and implementing and writing risk assessments.

Understanding and knowledge of local government priorities and practices.

Ability to develop and monitor multifaceted management plans.

To communicate effectively across all levels and to be diplomatic, politically and commercially aware, but also results driven.

Competent with IT systems including Microsoft office including email, excel and word and social media.

It’s essential that you are willing and able to work occasional week-ends and Bank Holidays. You will have good leadership skills and the ability to build consensus and work collaboratively. Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work under pressure are also required.

Additional Information
You will be based at Kingsbury Water Park, Sutton Coldfield.
There is a requirement to be on-call for alarms and out of hours incidents for which a call out fee is paid.
A relocation package is offered.
Vibrant Partnerships is recruiting with Leisure Opportunities
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Competitive Hourly Rate
Job description:
Part-time positions also available (21 hours per week – Monday to Sunday shift rota)

Do you have a passion to deliver exceptional customer experience?

If you’re highly motivated and passionate about delivering exceptional customer service that exceeds customers’ expectations then you’ll fit right in with the team at Lee Valley VeloPark; a vibrant visitor attraction that is buzzing with life and energy.

Your positive and professional approach along with creativity and flair will help you build relationships and achieve our commercial objectives. You’ll help to deliver our customer promise of satisfying our customers at every opportunity you get, through your passion and ability to deliver exceptional service.

At Vibrant Partnerships, we value our employees and we’ll invest in your learning and development to ensure our values are always met. In return, you’ll receive a competitive salary, generous benefits and an enjoyable working environment.

If you have the determination and talent it takes to make this venue truly world-class, we’d love to hear from you. Please apply online using the link below!

Successful candidates will be required to obtain a Disclosure Certificate from the Disclosure Barring Service, for which assistance will be given.
Crealy Great Adventure Park and Resort is recruiting with Leisure Opportunities
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Up to £30,000 pa
Job description:
An exciting opportunity as an Experienced Head Animal Keeper has become available at Crealy Adventure Park and Resort.

This role offers a competitive salary, inclusion in the company’s bonus and pension schemes and the opportunity to further your career within the animal and zoological world.

About us:
Crealy Great Adventure Park and Resort is the Southwest’s largest family theme park attraction and is home to over 60 rides and attractions, live shows and a zoo. Set in over 100 acres of countryside the multi-award winning business also consists of a large luxury lodge and camping park that includes uniquely themed accommodation with a variety of entertainment, sports and leisure facilities.

About the role:
You will be responsible for overseeing the day to day running of the resort’s animal business.

Adopting a ‘hands-on’ operational approach you will lead, support and assist the animal keeping team; ensuring best practice, and compliance with Health and Safety regulations.

You will have a consistent and continuous performance to improve the overall animal management standards as well as delivering the best possible guest experience in line with our ‘Customer Promise’.

You will also have a very active role in future development of the animal department during this new and exciting period.

About you:
As well as being responsible for your department, you will also be a key member of the resort’s Senior Management Team.

You will need to be hard working, physically fit, enthusiastic and reliable.

You will need to be organised, have a good level of understanding of animal behaviour, possess strong communication and computer skills as well as be efficient with time management.

You will have a minimum of 5 years zoo keeping/animal welfare experience, plus proven people management skills. You will also have relevant industry qualifications.

In return, we offer a competitive salary, inclusion in the company’s bonus and pension schemes and the opportunity to further your career within the animal and zoological world.

This role is full-time and permanent position. Working 5 days out of 7 which will include some weekends and bank holidays.

On-site accommodation can be available with this post, if required.

Salary and benefits pack disclosed after application.
Up to £30,000 pa
Job description:
A unique opportunity has become available to become a Retail Operations Manager at the southwest's largest family theme park attraction, Crealy Adventure Park and Resort.

This exciting and challenging opportunity invites you to become a contributing member of the park's senior management team.

About us:
Crealy Great Adventure Park and Resort is the southwest’s largest family theme park attraction and is home to over 60 rides and attractions, live shows and a zoo. Set in over 100 acres of countryside, the multi-award winning business also consists of a large luxury lodge and camping park that includes uniquely themed accommodation with a variety of entertainment, sports and leisure facilities.

About The Role: We are now looking for an experienced Retail Operations Manager with a proven record to join our Senior Management Team.

The Retail Operations Manager will be responsible for the entire day-to-day smooth and profitable operation of all retail areas across the resort. Through diligent work and optimal fun, you will strive to achieve the financial targets as well as lead and develop your team.

Responsibilities:
* Manage the day-to-day operation of the Resorts entire retail areas, ensuring efficiency, safety and world-class service.
* Recruit, train, manage and inspire a team of up to 15 people.
* Meet secondary spend, Key Performance Indicators (KPI), and mystery shop visit targets.
* Assist with the implementation of any cost control measures in all retail spend areas, to ensure the maximisation of profit at all times.
* Create a display and merchandising plan that maintains the highest of standards, product mix to showcase products through excellent visual merchandising.
* Ensure the merchandising and display stock levels and replenishment is carried out consistently.
* Accountable for all aspects of stock control.
* Oversee the timing of the stock orders to maximize key trading periods factoring in the lead times.
* Adopts an enthusiastic, assertive and passionate approach to guest service, and demonstrates the company’s values at every opportunity.
* Responsibility to ensure compliance of Health, Safety & Security within the workplace and in line with the company’s health and safety guidelines and policy.
* All other duties as assigned.

About you:
It goes without saying that the right candidate will be smart, confident and approachable, they will also be knowledgeable, fun, loving and genuine.

As well as strong organisational skills, you will need to be flexible and exhibit the ability to multi-task.

You will be an exceptional communicator and will have strong relationships with both internal team members as well as external contacts such as suppliers.

You will be expected to role model leadership behaviours and lead by example at all times and to work by company standards and guidelines.

A positive commitment to development themselves is essential;
* Minimum of 3 years of retail management experience required preferably in the leisure industry either at a substantial visitor attraction, theme park or large holiday park environment.
* Knowledge of basic computer skills including Microsoft Office - Excel, Outlook, and Word.
* Proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and multi-task as necessary.
* You will need to be organised and be used to planning ahead.
* Desire to work in fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
* Commercially astute with an entrepreneurial flair.
* Have a keen eye for detail.
* A natural leader with a confident, assertive but approachable personality.
* Enthusiastic, boundless and infectious energy about the business and the ability to enthuse others.

Other Job Requirements:
* Must be willing to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends to support park operations.
* May require some domestic travel
* Must have a valid driver’s licence

On-site accommodation can be available with this post if required.

Salary and benefits pack disclosed after application.
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