Friday, July 3, 2009

Commercial Operations Manager - The Tropical Butterfly House

Commercial Operations Manager - The Tropical Butterfly House

The Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre is one of Yorkshire’s best –loved wildlife destinations. Based on a 4½ acre site on the outskirts of Sheffield, the centre houses a recognisable collection and recently joined BIAZA as a provisional member.

We wish to appoint a Commercial Operations Manager to lead the business through the next phase of development. This is a new and challenging role, resulting from the continuous growth of the attraction and created to integrate animal husbandry, retail, events and catering activities.
Working closely with the owner and senior staff, the position calls for an experienced manager to develop this exciting and progressive visitor attraction. Solid experience in people management will be required, including a sound understanding of H&S and employment law. Experience in visitor management, retail, catering and marketing is important, together with personal qualities of leadership, business acumen, initiative and determination.

The ideal candidate will have:

Several years experience in a similar role
Experience in business development including catering, retail and events
Excellent organisational skills
Proven leadership and man-management skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong IT skills

An understanding of the role of BIAZA, zoo licensing and animal husbandry is desirable.

The role will be hands-on and a willingness to actively cover different areas is essential. The position will include weekend and bank holiday working. A negotiable salary in the region of £25-£30k will be available for the right candidate.

Please send your CV and a hand-written covering letter to:

Bob Bellis
Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre
Woodsetts Road
North Anston
South Yorkshire
S25 4EQ

For an informal discussion about the post or for further information, please contact Chrissie Jackson, Head Keeper on 01909 569 416. Closing date: 5th August 2009

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