Friday, April 6, 2012



Lakes Aquarium is a small visitor attraction on the southern shore of Lake Windermere in the picturesque tourist area of the Lake District. Encompassing a fresh water aquarium, two retail outlets and two catering outlets, the attraction is an established fixture in the local tourism offer and attracts approximately 100,000 visitors per year.

The attraction is owned and operated by Parques Reunidos, one of Europe’s largest leisure and attraction operators who specialise 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 Manager, dedicated to giving our visitor’s a great experience. Reporting to the UK Director you will lead the team on site, ensuring that the park is operating safely, efficiently and profitably whilst providing the best possible customer service to our visitors.

Prospective candidates will ideally come from an environment where health and safety and customer service are paramount. The role will involve motivating and managing the team, visitor services, personnel, accounting, reporting and facilities management. The ideal candidate will also have the ability to self-motivate and problem solve and enjoy working in a challenging environment. IT literacy, planning, presentation skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines are essential.

You will be an experienced senior leisure professional, an accomplished and experienced team leader, combining business awareness with the ability to organise yourself and your team and communicate at all levels.

Please send a detailed CV and covering letter explaining why you wish to be considered for this post to James Eels, Oceanarium, Pier Approach, Bournemouth, BH2 5AA or by email to  

Closing date for applicants: 24th April 2012

Salary and Job Description on application.


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