Monday, October 25, 2010

SEA LIFE - General Manager – Displays Development

Job title: General Manager – Displays Development
Company: SEA LIFE
Salary: Circa £40,000 + excellent benefits
Location: Weymouth, Dorset, UK

SEA LIFE needs little introduction. With over 30 sites in the EU alone, we take more than 10 million guests each year on a voyage of ‘amazing discovery’ of underwater life and all its magic. To do this however, we need great displays and the operations to match. And you’ll make sure we have both, giving every visitor an experience to remember.

About the role
Travelling to SEA LIFE centres around the world, as a senior representative of Displays Development you will drive the innovation and development of our exhibits to ensure they are world class. As well as working with HR to create a training programme that will guarantee our staff, old and new, are nothing short of fantastic, you will also work with local teams to constantly develop innovative exhibits and associated Life Support Systems (LSS), keeping them fresh, engaging and in line with local legislation. As well as improving our management practices and existing displays, you’ll also design exciting new features to the highest of standards. That will give you the chance to really put your stamp on the brand - managing a generous budget to bring to develop new Centres and revitalise established ones. In short, there’s huge scope within this role, so with the ongoing ‘roll out’ of new SEA LIFE Centres and continued growth in the existing estate, that’s a scope that is not going to get any smaller.

About you
Already working at a General Management level, you’ll have built a great career in displays operation, development and management in the aquarium industry, and will support this with a life science degree and a relevant HND (or equivalent). You’re now looking to step up to something more challenging however, and will need to prove that you can develop large-scale projects and bring a creative approach to problem solving. Naturally, you’ll have a solid understanding of aquatic displays and operation as well as management and development. However, it’s just as important that you know all about report writing, developing staff and presenting to the public, and can use your unbeatable management skills to develop strong relationships across all of our global sites. You’ll encourage teams to deliver outstanding operational standards and develop an innovative portfolio that’s second to none in the aquarium industry.

About us
SEA LIFE is part of the Merlin Entertainments Group, one of the most exciting companies in the world. With 60+ attractions spread over 13 countries, Merlin is the leading name in location based, quality family entertainment, delivering unique and memorable experiences to some 35 million visitors each year. And as the world’s number two visitor attraction operator, that means there’ll always be outstanding career development opportunities available to you.

To apply
If you have what it takes to make a difference, please apply by sending your CV, covering letter and current salary details to Donna Hattersley at

Closing date: 19th November 2010.

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