Tuesday, January 10, 2012



Salary Range £26,000 - £29,000 per annum
+ Performance related bonus and other 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 71 parks around the world and attracts over 25.8 million visitors annually.

We are currently seeking an Operations/Commercial 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 whilst ensuring that the park is running smoothly and efficiently.

The operations manager must have the ability to maintain and build upon our reputation, ideally coming from an environment where health and safety and customer service are paramount.
The role will involve motivating and managing a team, dealing with visitors, personnel, accounting and facilities.
The ideal candidate will also have the ability to self-motivate and problem solve and enjoy working in a busy environment.

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 3rd February 2012

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 anita.bubbins@blackpoolzoo.org.uk


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