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Titanic Belfast is recruiting with Leisure Opportunities
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Competitive Salary & Benefits
Job location: Belfast, UK
United Kingdom
Job sector: director
09 Apr 2018
Job description:

TBL International is an umbrella organisation that operates attractions and venues across the tourism, business and leisure sectors. Its flagship venue Titanic Belfast, located on the exact spot where the RMS Titanic was built and launched in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has welcomed approx. 4.5 million visitors since opening in 2012 and was crowned the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction in 2016. Encompassing a nine-gallery interpretative visitor experience, dedicated conference and banqueting facilities, an exhibition gallery, education facilities, retail outlets and three dedicated themed eateries, Titanic Belfast has transformed the tourism landscape in Northern Ireland.

TBL International’s portfolio of venues also includes SS Nomadic, the last remaining White Star Line vessel in the world which operates as a unique heritage event space and visitor attraction, as well as the Titanic Exhibition Centre, a 6,000 square metre space for exhibitions, sporting events and large-scale banquets. All three venues are located in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, a thriving part of the city full of industrial and maritime heritage.

Role Description

Role: Director of Operations
Responsible to: The Chief Executive
Role Purpose:

The Director of Operations, part of the TBL International Directorate Team, has responsibility for the smooth and profitable operations of Titanic Belfast, SS Nomadic and the Titanic Exhibition Centre (TEC). As well as the development and mobilisation of any new ventures that TBL enter into.

As part of the senior leadership team you will lead the Operations and Fulfilment Department, you will drive standards whilst challenging operating costs and ensuring all teams deliver best value. You will also have direct responsibility for the following core departments within the organisation: Venue Management, including Facilities and IT, Visitor Attraction and Hospitality.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

Core Responsibilities:

- Direct Management responsibility for the following sections: Visitor Attraction, Facilities Management (through the TB Venue Manager), IT, Hospitality, TEC (through the Venue Manager).
- Work alongside the Divisional CEO and the Divisional Director of Finance and Sales as part of the Directorate Team, in a collaborative manner, ensuring effective flow of information that will inform strategic planning.
- In conjunction with the Operation and Fulfilment Senior Executive Team (SET), to develop and deliver an annual operations plan and budget for Titanic Belfast, Nomadic and TEC.
- To drive departments to meet secondary spend, Key Performance Indicators (KPI), and Mystery Visit targets while controlling labour costs, costs of sale, and other expenses. Assist with the implementation of cost control measures in all commercial spend areas, to ensure the maximisation of profit at all times.
- To set and monitor service standards across all areas of operations.
- To work with the facilities department in the planning and implementation of a building system and fabric life cycle replacement programme.
- Overall responsibility for the development and maintenance of the organisation’s Customer Service Strategy to include – Customer Charter, Complaints procedure, Customer Service Training, Ensuring that the core products meet the 5-star standards set out in the strategic plan.
- Lead officer in regards to the organisations strategies for Health and Safety, Security, Risk Management, emergency and incident handling.
- Responsible for supporting members of SET and the Venue Manager in ensuring legislative compliance across the organisation.
- Responsible for ensuring Business Continuity and disaster recovery plans are developed and reviewed in line with up to date industry information, intelligence and best practice.
- Responsible for leading new business set-up and organisational integration in relation to operations and fulfilment.
- Developing and reviewing Disability Access Strategies in line with industry best practice.
- Responsible for contract management and best value across all venues – Cleaning, Security in conjunction with the site venue managers.
- Work alongside the Divisional Director of Finance and Sales in the areas of IT, system development and management across the organisations.
- Maintaining an awareness of external factors which impact the business.
- To collaborate with internal stakeholders to create, develop and implement ideas, events and initiatives to drive revenue growth.
- To conduct staff performance review meeting and identify training needs.
- To maintain the company time and attendance system for your department.

Core Directorate Responsibilities

- Responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organisation.
- Developing, reviewing and monitoring company policy.
- Responsible for the generation and development of business development opportunities.
- With support from Senior Executive Team, the Directorate Team will approve and oversee the implementation of any necessary capital investment programmes.
- To provide strategic leadership, total business direction and tactical decision making.
- To review business results and monitor KPIs across all areas of the organisation.
- In conjunction with the Senior Executive Team, to be responsible for the development, monitoring and delivery of the Strategic Business and Marketing Plan for all TBL business.
- Monitoring overall expenditure against approved budgets.
- To challenge existing operating models and explore new company policy initiatives.
- To provide gap analysis for all areas of operation.
- To inform the chairman and board when required.
- To manage the relationship with Titanic Foundation Ltd. And Titanic Belfast’s Stakeholders.
- To provide external context within the operating environment.
- The above reflects the main elements associated with this position. It is not intended to be exclusive or exhaustive.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

All applicants must be able to demonstrate the following, by the closing date:
1. A third level qualification or equivalent
2. Experience of successfully leading an operations / facilities or commercial function within a fast-paced multi-disciplined commercial organisation
3. A proven track record of working collaboratively with senior management in successfully achieving challenging corporate objectives and KPIs
4. A proven track record at senior management level of business planning, setting financial targets and managing associated budgets, with a demonstrable understanding of the commercial realities.

Core Competencies

1. Leadership and Relationship Management
2. Communication and Influencing
3. Strategic Thinking
4. Results Driven
5. Decision Making and Problem Solving

Desirable Criteria

- Knowledge of the Northern Ireland hospitality, exhibition, and leisure and tourism sectors.
- Previous track record of working with Tourism Agencies.
- Proven experience of capital investment programme roll out.

Competitive salary and benefits package. For more information and details on how to make an application please click 'Apply Now'

The deadline for return of completed applications is strictly 9am on Monday 14th May 2018.
First Interviews will be held on Tuesday 22nd May 2018 with any additional interview arrangements to be advised.

TBL International Limited is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
WTS International is recruiting with Leisure Opportunities
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$105,000 - $110,000 Plus Bonus
Job location: New York, NY, USA
New York, NY, USA
United States
Job sector: director
22 Mar 2018
Job description:
WTS International, one of the world's leading spa and fitness consulting and management firms, is seeking a Spa Director for a Luxury Hotel Spa in New York City.

Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the facility to include: establishing and meeting the budget and financial goals of the organization, implementing a strategic plan to include marketing initiatives and staff training, acting as the liaison to other revenue centers on property, and professionally represents the facility and WTS International. Uses the ability to lead and motivate staff to achieve goals and exceed guest expectations.


• Ensures the “WTS Experience” for members and guests by maintaining the standards set in WTS’ Basics to Excellence (BTE), WTS’ Mission Statement/Values, Standards and Expectations, and WTS’ Brand Standards.
• Adheres to policies of the facility and WTS International.
• Develops a comprehensive standard facility operations manual, including written policies and procedures for all facility services, administration, and maintenance using the WTS operations template.
• Uses a template to develop a monthly and yearly management report outlining key facility statistics and a summary of daily operations. Also reports any current or future concerns and forwards recommended changes to the client with Account Executive’s approval.
• Submits all paperwork and financial reporting in accordance with WTS policy.
• Develops and maintains accurate facility maintenance procedures and checklists through routine preventative maintenance and repair.
• Maintains a monthly inventory of supplies, equipment, and products.
• Writes articles or press releases for the facility when applicable.
• Creates a team of service providers to meet all aspects of professionalism and service demands.
• Maintains a fully staffed facility by recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and training all staff.
• Ensures the staff is fully knowledgeable on the use and benefits of services, products, programs, and activities by conducting regularly scheduled staff meetings and training workshops.
• Ensures appropriate facility supervisory coverage through use of a Manager on Duty (MOD) system.
• Assesses all employees’ progress continually, trains employees, coaches employees with positive reinforcement and disciplines fairly and consistently, participates in annual performance evaluations, and assists in the termination process when necessary.
• Provides excellent customer service and monitors guest feedback through the use of comment cards and other customer care techniques. Supervises and follows up on guest requests and comments.
• Creates and implements an effective marketing and public relations strategy in a timely manner.
• Ensures facility is only accessed by actual members and/or guests, and that it is safe and secure at all times.
• Ensures fiscal responsibility through efficient scheduling of facility and makes necessary changes to stay within budgetary guidelines.
• Ensures the successful integration of the spa and the fitness facility into the overall operations of the hotel.
• Ensures that the spa is successfully positioned within the respective marketplace by completing a competitive analysis and determining strengths and weaknesses of all significant competitors.
• Implements a strategy to contact conference groups and promotes spa services to attendees.
• Ensures that financial goals are attained by developing and implementing a retail sales plan. Establishes service and retail goals for staff and provides guidance on how to achieve them.
• Develops a schedule of seasonal utilization patterns to be used in the budgeting process and effective payroll management.
• Specifies and controls efficient usage of professional products for all services by completing a service cost analysis and implementing an inventory control system.
• Provides necessary financial information to corporate and the client’s accounting department for accurate reporting of daily sales and financial performance.
• Ensures an effective inventory system with the par stock levels implemented for spa equipment and supplies.
• Ensures compliance with all state licensing and health requirements.
• Provides reservation procedures using spa software or a manual reservation system.
• Prepares any incident or accident reports and forwards them to the Corporate Risk Management Department and WTS Operations Director.
• Other duties as assigned.


• Bachelor's degree or comparable spa management experience.
• 2+ years of successful spa management experience.
• Knowledge of professional spa services and treatments.
• Knowledge of retail operations and inventory systems.
• Effective leadership skills and a strong work ethic.
• Excellent customer service skills.
• Efficient, well organized, and able to handle a variety of duties simultaneously.
• Creative in marketing and promotions.
• Sales oriented.
• Energetic, enthusiastic and motivational.
• Professional manner, discretion, and appearance.
• Excellent verbal and written skills.
• Ability to show initiative and make decisions.
• Normal work hours: Varied to include nights, weekends, and holidays.
• Proficient in spa software (Spa Biz, Spa Soft or Visual One) and Microsoft Office products.
• CPR/First Aid Certified.
• Must be in a physical condition to project the health and wellness ideals of the spa environment.
• Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of constantly to move objects.
• The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
• This position requires the following abilities: climbing, balancing, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, tactile sense, repetitive motions, seeing, hearing, talking, and visual acuity.
• The employee will be required to operate the following tools: computer, calculators, office supplies, phone, paperwork, protocol binders, retail inventory, all spa equipment, hot cabbies, paraffin heaters, steamers, microcurrent machines, fitness equipment, and treatment products.
• Work conditions include exposure to noise, vibrations, extreme temperatures, wet or humid environments, burns, fumes, odours, dust, mists, mechanical, chemical, and electrical hazards.
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