Trading Manager
Ref: TM(21)/WE

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

WWT Welney
Catering, Retail / Visitor Services
£14.00 per hour (FTE - £27,309 per annum)
Position type
Full/Part Time
Job advert

Working pattern: 

  • 23.5 hour per week 1 April to 31 October
  • 34 hours per week 1 November to 31 March 

An exciting opportunity has arisen at WWT’s Welney Wetland Centre for a Trading Manager to deliver and develop a high quality admissions, catering and retail offer, along with the opportunity to develop our new Air BNB business.

Welney Wetland Centre is an amazing place covering 1,000 acres of the Ouse Washes alongside 300 acres of wetland recreation, where some of the UK’s rarest ground-nesting birds hatch their young. Open 364 days a year we are looking for a Trading Manager to manage and inspire our enthusiastic team of employees and volunteers ensuring that every one of our visitors each year has a warm and genuine welcome and an unforgettable experience.

You will manage the admissions area, our retail and catering offer and our new Air BNB.  You will be part of the duty management team and deputise for the Centre Manager in their absence. You will be responsible for achieving financial, conservation and visitor engagement targets as every tasty treat or refreshing drink, every gorgeous gift, toy or book sold helps us create a world where healthy wetland nature thrives and enriches lives.

You will need to have an engaging people manager possessing communication, planning and organisational ability with a vision for identifying new commercial opportunities. You will ideally have experience in running a variety of business at one site and you must be adaptable to change and fluctuations of trade.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service
  • Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Life assurance
  • Free car parking and secure bike storage areas
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free entry to all our centres

Closing date:    11th April 2021

Interview date:  21st & 22nd April 2021

WWT is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be considered solely on merit.

Registered Charity Number England & Wales, no 1030884 and Scotland, no SC039410

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