General Manager/Curator - Blue Reef Aquarium
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom
Closing date: 20 May 2011
Blue Reef Aquarium is a leading visitor attraction based in Hastings and is now recruiting for a General Manager/Curator.
Forming part of the Senior Management Team you will report to the UK Director. To meet the business needs we are looking for an experienced Curator with General Management skills. The successful candidate will play a key role in the day to day running of the Zoological Department as well as in the strategic development, business success and daily operation of the attraction.
For this role we require someone who can combine their Curator experience with General Management knowledge and experience. You must be an excellent all round communicator, able to build and capitalise on a wide network of contacts externally, while motivating and managing teams internally. This position would suit a candidate with an entrepreneurial outlook and excellent management skills.
The successful candidate will have a good understanding of the crucial role of marketing and ability to develop and employ creative selling techniques. Attention to detail is also essential as well as financial literacy with proven ability to produce/manage budgets and business plans effectively.
Having an entrepreneurial outlook you will have the skills to grow existing revenue streams as well as growing new revenue streams, whilst focusing on the bottom line with the ability to maximise quality and profitability of business.
This is a full time post which involves working 5 days a week and often includes working weekends and Bank Holidays.
Aspro Ocio is a Spanish multinational company with its headquarters based in Madrid. Aspro operates water parks, theme parks and aquaria in Spain, France, Finland, Portugal, Switzerland, Belgium Holland and here in the UK. The Aspro Group came into existence in 1991 and has experienced a fast and healthy development over the years, both organically and through acquisitions.
Aspro owns and operates two companies in the UK - Deep Sea Leisure consisting of Blue Planet Aquarium and Deep Sea World, 4 Blue Reef Leisure Aquariums, Smugglers Cave, Bristol Aquarium and Oakwood Theme Park.
Please click 'apply now' to send your CV and a covering letter to Janeen Pickup, Human Resources Manager.
Your application letter should highlight why you would be able to fulfil this key role within the organisation; include your salary expectations; and clearly demonstrate how you meet our requirements.
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