Outdoor Facilities Manager (Studland)

The National Trust

Swanage, Dorset
£23,375 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: IRC75973

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 24th February 2019   3 days left

Outdoor Facilities Manager (Studland)

£23,375 pa

Permanent f/t (1950 hrs py)


Ref: IRC75973


We’re looking for someone who can deliver high standards of presentation and infrastructure throughout our outdoor visitor experience at Studland Bay.

If you have the ability to build and maintain relationships, the ability to manage budgets, lead a team and can deliver exceptional customer service then we’d like to hear from you.

What it's like to work here

This 1000 year old royal castle stands at the gateway to the Isle of Purbeck. The area, famed for its beaches, castle and countryside, is home to some of the rarest species in the UK, including British reptiles. To become part of our friendly team, you will need a love of the outdoors and an interest in active pursuits. A strong commercial focus and year-round opening means work at Purbeck Island requires energy and commitment, and the roles are fun and varied in a unique location.

What you'll be doing

This role will be responsible for the day to day servicing and presentation of an exceptionally busy beach area and car parks, delivering the highest standards of presentation, maintenance and visitor experience. You will lead a team of staff and volunteers and work collaboratively with other heads of department and the Ranger team. You will be responsible for managing contracts and equipment and working within National Trust procedures and conservation guidelines.

Who we're looking for

This job is about providing a service. To be fantastic in this role, you’ll need to: have the following;

  • Significant practical experience of infrastructure and access management at a high volume visitor location
  • Good experience of health and safety requirements and risk management
  • Leadership skills including setting personal objectives and conducting development reviews
  • Good people skills enabling strong relationships both internal and external to be built and maintained
  • Experience of working with volunteers with good understanding of the different approaches needed to reward, recognise and motivate volunteers
  • Experience of managing budgets and contractors

The package


Read more about the benefits we offer to support you here.

Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. You’ll be entitled to discounts in high street stores and cinemas, National Trust shops and NT cafes, and have free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).

Your health and wellbeing is important to us and is supported through generous annual leave and the option to buy additional days (minimum contract length applies), a cycle to work scheme, subsidised health cash plan and confidential access to a free support service 24 hours a day should you need it.

Your future financial health is helped by an employer matched - up to 10% of basic salary - contributory pension scheme and you can further your career with training and development tailored to you.

All of this and the opportunity to give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year!

For further information and to apply, please follow: https://careers.nationaltrust....

Closing date: 24 February 2019

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