Operations Manager

Organisation: Visitor Centres Ltd

Salary: Upon Enquiry

Location: Carrbridge

Operations Manager

Part of Visitor Centres Limited, the company that also runs Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, Edinburgh; Inveraray Jail, Argyll; and tourism publishing division, Landmark Press, Landmark Forest Adventure Park is unique in terms of what it offers the public as a great day out.

Fun, discovery and adventure underly the ethos of the attraction and are at the heart of the operation. After its first fifty years of growth, the park is still continually developing, growing and looking for new ways of entertaining and challenging our guests. The Operations Manager plays a pivotal role in that – is this for you?

We are looking for an experienced Operations Manager to join our ‘Head of Departments’ Team. This is a core role for the Park. Wide ranging – it involves every aspect of the running of the department with additional input to the Park development and strategic direction.

Primarily, the Operations Manager must ensure the efficient and safe operation and staffing of all of the attractions in the Park, the maintenance, care and upkeep of all areas and take a lead in the management of Health and Safety for the park. In conjunction with the General Manager and Directors – all aspects of new builds and projects, from concept to delivery are also part of the remit.

You will have direct responsibility for the Operations Team, which numbers around 14 in winter and 35 in summer. Deputising for the General Manager and representing the Park in certain circumstances is also required.

Previous experience of expertly running a comparable department in a similar adventure park, theme park or major attraction environment is highly desirable, although consideration might be given to parallel, but directly transferrable, career experience in other sectors.

This is a full time permanent salaried post with normal working hours of 40 hours over five days out of seven. Applicants should be able to take part in rostered seven-day cover as part of a management presence during the busy summer season if required.

First aid qualification and experience are an advantage or, if not, training, qualifying and participating in FA provision will be required.

As well as a fun and friendly work environment, we offer an excellent package including a Workplace Pension Scheme, Company Sick Pay Scheme, Permanent Health Insurance and Death in Service cover of four times annual earnings. There is a discretionary annual bonus. Some relocation expenses may be considered.

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Application Deadline: Tuesday 03/05/2022