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Residential Centre Manager Cumbria

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Location   England (North West)
Town/City   Cumbria - Full *Residency
Salary   £30,012 - £35,790 per annum Permanent Full Time - 37.5 hrs per week
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Mid Level
Deadline   01/03/2021
Company Name   Field Studies Council
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Do you have a passion for the outdoors? Do you want to have overall responsibility for one of our Residential Centres and lead your own team to engage with our visitors about our environment? To Manage and motivate a team of diverse individuals with a variety of different skill sets and roles to achieve high standards, efficiencies in order to receive great customer feedback?

Field Studies Council (FSC) is an environmental education charity providing informative and enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to discover, explore, and understand the environment.

We now have a fantastic opportunity for a Manager to provide the day to day management of our Centre in Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria.

Castle Head offers a range of school trips, courses, field trips (virtual and residential) along with adventure and other activities for all ages. This post offers the opportunity of full residency.

The role

Our Centre Managers provide a key operational and leadership role, working closely with the Head of Group and Group Operations Manager to ensure the efficient and effective running of the site, and ensuring that all activities are in line with the FSC 2025 vision.

About you

We are looking for proven ability of managing a key function such as Education, Site Management, Hospitality & Catering or Sales along with experience of working in an education environment and / or similar residential centre. You will be a strong people manager who can demonstrate effective leadership skills and have experience of leading customer focused service delivery.

An ILM 5 /HNC/HND/NVQ Level 4 or Degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject would be beneficial and you are required to hold a full UK Driving Licence for use in the UK.

The location

FSC Castle Head is located in south Cumbria between the coast of Morecambe Bay and the Lake District National Park. The Centre is easily accessible by both road and rail, being only 20 minutes from junction 36 of the M6 and an hour and a half drive from both Manchester and Liverpool. The closest train station at Grange-over-Sands is only 5 minutes’ drive from the Centre.

With easy access to both the coastline of Morecambe Bay, the glaciated uplands of the southern Lake District and the lakes of Windermere and Coniston, Castle Head is ideally situated for a wide range of both field studies and adventurous activities.

What we offer in return

FSC offers a number of great benefits to reward and support you while you work for us:

  • Financial Benefits
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Other Benefits

*Residency - If you live on site, food is included during your working hours and you will pay an accommodation charge of up to 20% of your salary.

About us

The Field Studies Council follows a recruitment and selection process that is applied fairly, consistently, and without favour or prejudice, and which promotes a working environment in which diversity is recognised, valued and encouraged.

We want to create a world where everyone feels connected to the environment, so that they can enjoy the benefits it gives and makes choices that help protect it – especially now when our planet is facing issues such as climate change and loss of biodiversity.

As an Investors in People charity, we realise that to achieve our vision we need diverse teams of staff who have a wide range of skills, a real passion for the work of the charity and a pride in their role within it. No matter what role you perform, everyone can make a difference and every role is vital to delivering our mission and vision…if this inspires you, we would love to hear from you.


The closing date for receipt of your completed application is 1st March 2021.

Interviews are scheduled to take place virtually thereafter.


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