Saturday, January 17, 2009



Salary range: £26,000 - £29,500 per annum
+ Performance related bonus and benefits.

Blackpool Zoo is one of the UK’s most established medium sized zoos, and in recent years the zoo has gone through a rapid modernisation and development process.
The Zoo is operated by Parques Reunidos, one of Europe’s largest leisure and attraction operators which specialises in the tourism/leisure sector. Parques Reunidos currently operates 67 parks around the world and attracts over 21 million visitors annually.

We are currently seeking a Commercial/Health & Safety Manager, dedicated to giving our visitor’s a great day out. Reporting to the Zoo Director on a day-to-day basis you will be part of the senior management team, with a remit to develop; exploit and manage all secondary spend opportunities.

Another key component of this position is related to the Health and Safety requirements of the business. The successful candidate will have knowledge of current health and safety legislation and experience of its practical application in a multi-disciplinary organisation. You must have proven experience and the relevant qualifications required to deliver in this area.

You will be an experienced senior leisure professional, an accomplished and experienced team leader, combining strategic and business awareness with the ability to influence and collaborate across the whole organisation. You will understand leisure best practice in the UK and or Europe and have delivered steady growth and innovative commercial developments, IT literacy, planning and presentation skills are essential.

Closing date 7th February 2009

Please send a detailed CV and covering letter explaining why you wish to be considered for this post to Mrs Anita Bubbins, Personnel Manager, Blackpool Zoo, East Park Drive, Blackpool, Lancashire. FY3 8PP or by email to

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Please mention you saw the advertisement in ZooNews Digest should you apply for this post

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