Monday, January 9, 2017

Chief Executive

Chief Executive

The Deep
Salary circa £100,000

The Deep is the most commercially successful of all the Millennium landmark projects. Designed by Sir Terry Farrell, The Deep visitor attraction opened in 2002 and has to date welcomed over 6,000,000 visitors becoming an icon of success and triggering a renaissance in its home City of Hull. The facility also includes a successful business centre catering to knowledge-based industries.

Powered by this commercial success, The Deep has established itself as a respected educational and environmental charity and a genuine force in marine conservation. It has chaired and hosted the Net Gain project which established a network of Marine Conservation Zones along the East Coast and continues to work on projects from Coral propagation to Shark and Ray conservation in the Sudan, alongside Equipe Cousteau. A new and unique partnership with the IUCN Red List has also recently been pioneered.

A member of BIAZA, EAZA and the Eco Attractions Group, The Deep represents a new sustainable relationship between Hull and the oceans.
With the current Chief Executive, Colin Brown, retiring this is an exciting opportunity to lead an organisation of regional, national and international significance through the next phase of its development.
The Chief Executive will provide effective and inspirational leadership to the visitor attraction, the business centre and to the charity their income supports. They will provide proposals for The Deep`s longer term plans and strategies as well as providing leadership to the Senior Management Team.
They will inspire, motivate and engage the “Crew” of the Deep and develop constructive relationships with other stakeholders notably Kingston upon Hull`s City Council, the University of Hull, our staff and the wider city. They will attend a monthly Trustees’ meeting and work closely with the Chair and individual Trustees as required.
The role requires someone with both well rounded operational management skills and the ability to take a strategic lead. It requires excellent people skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and an understanding of how this needs to be tempered in a charitable setting.
They will be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of customers, staff and stakeholders articulating a clear and compelling vision for this unique organisation.
They will share our commitment to excellence and to our charitable aims.

For more information and to apply on-line, please visit
For an informal conversation before submitting your application, please contact Colin Brown, Chief Executive, 01482 381001.

Please note that the closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 6 February 2017.

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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