Head of Operations


Nene Park Trust
Not For Profit
GBP £57,000 - £60,000


Nene Park is one of the largest and most visited country parks in the region with over 700 hectares of land and approaching 2 million visits per year. Situated in the East of England, its lakes, meadows, woodlands and riverbanks make it a favourite destination throughout the year.

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen at Nene Park Trust to lead the operational management of the Park and we are now seeking a strategic and experienced leader to join us as a key member of the Senior Leadership Team. Our Head of Operations will be responsible for all of our Park Management and Visitor Services, including the maintenance of the Park and its infrastructure, the provision and operation of visitor services, our education and outdoor activities programmes and of course, most importantly the Health and Safety of our visitors and team.

This is a critical appointment requiring experience of leading large teams to deliver strategic priorities in a park management and/or a visitor services environment.  Commercial acumen and experience of leading change is essential. You will be an inspiring and engaging leader able to operate as part of a Senior Leadership Team, to motivate a diverse team and to influence at all levels. Our partners are important to us and you will be an excellent relationship builder with exceptional interpersonal skills.

Nene Park provides visitors with a range of opportunities for relaxation and recreation in a wide variety of landscapes and wildlife habitats throughout the sites. We operate as a charity and these values are essential for our success. 

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Recruitment timetable

Timetable of the recruitment process
Closing date Monday 27th November 2017
Preliminary interviews w/c Monday 4th December 2017 and w/c Monday 11th December 2017
Final Panel w/c Monday 15th January 2018

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

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Contact details

Juliet Brown
0113 205 6089

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