At a time when we are almost ready to grow significantly by opening Windermere Jetty as a world-class visitor attraction in a World Heritage Site, it is really important we recruit people with a passion and enthusiasm for what we do and what we want to achieve.
At Lakeland Arts, we come from all walks of life and backgrounds but we have one thing in common: connecting people with outstanding art and heritage in our breath-taking world-class cultural landscape.
If you work for us, you can expect a fair salary, together with a benefits package which we are reviewing to ensure we are an employer of choice in the region.
More than this, you can expect to work in some of the most beautiful buildings, venues and locations throughout the County and you can expect to feel a real sense of pride in the job you do, every single day.
Manager, Windermere Jetty
£36,000 - £40,000 pa depending on experience
As the inaugural Manager of Windermere Jetty, you will work with the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and team to set up and open Windermere Jetty. You will have responsibility for recruiting the opening team, inducting, training and inspiring staff and volunteers, and establishing quality standards so that Windermere Jetty offers excellent visitor experience and is commercially successful and consistently exceeds visitor expectations from day one.
Once open, you will lead a diverse team of staff and volunteers having day to day responsibility for the operation of the site. This will include visitor experience, catering, retail, heritage boat trips and working with a series of external stakeholder and partners to realise Lakeland Arts vision and expectations of Windermere Jetty.
Working with the COO, the post holder will deliver the long-term vision for operational success of Windermere Jetty.
We are looking for someone with a positive attitude and can-do approach who is organised, disciplined and self-motivated.
You will be energetic, driven with a hands on, roll up the sleeves, get on the shop floor approach.
It’s essential you have a minimum of 3 years management experience alongside a considerable level of experience of working in a visitor attraction attracting 50,000 plus visitors p/a in a similar role.
Experience of managing day to day site based operations particularly in a retail and food and beverage operation are definitely an advantage, as is experience of delivering a Business Plan and an innovative and entrepreneurial approach to generating new income sources.
Closing Date: 31 July 2018, 12.00pm
Interviews: 8 August 2018