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Operations Manager - Tower Wood (Cumbria) - £32,155-£35,022

Operations Manager

Tower Wood


Salary £32,155-£35,022 Per annum - Permanent, Full Time, 37 hours per week



Lancashire Outdoor Education is currently recruiting to the role of Operations Manager at Tower Wood. This is a new role which fits into our progressive and modern approach to delivering high quality outdoor activity residential experiences for our customers.

The Operations Manager role would suit someone with significant Outdoor Adventurous Activity experience, a higher level National Governing Body Award and with the ability to manage the organisation and delivery of OAA at Tower Wood. You will be expected to work with the House, Catering and Site Managers to maintain and promote our high level of customer satisfaction.


Each of the three LOE centres have small teams of core outdoor tutors, extensive freelance tutor teams and established domestic, catering and maintenance staff. This staffing structure allows qualified and experienced individuals to focus on their area of our service and to support each other in meeting our customer needs. The centres are overseen by the Head of Operations to ensure quality, efficiency and strategic direction aligned with Lancashire County Council.


Tower Wood offers a blend of the modern and traditional. Situated on the shores of Lake Windermere, Tower Wood accommodation consists of Edwardian house and a purpose built Lodge. The eleven acre site provides direct access to numerous facilities including a modern boat house, conference rooms, high challenges, and access to the lake for sailing, canoeing, SUPs and more. The site is directly linked to the surrounding fells and is ideally located for access to activities in the South Lake District.

The centre has a tradition and location which lends itself to sailing. A RYA Senior Instructor qualification would be of significant benefit in this role however we are focussed on recruiting an individual with the aptitude and potential to progress the centre, service and themselves within the role of Operational Manager.

For the right person this represents an opportunity to make a real and meaningful impact at Tower Wood and contribute to the culture and development of LOE across the three centres.


More details about the role and the criteria you need to include within your application can be found on the attached Job Description and Person Specification sheet.  If you would like an informal discussion or any further information please contact Derek Queenan on 07795 121115


The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Further information can be found on the 'Our Recruitment Process' tab.



Job Description and Person Specification

Additional Information

·         Minimum Salary: £32,155

·         Maximum Salary: £35,022

·         Pay Basis: Yearly

·         Schedule Type: Full Time

·         Contract Type: Permanent

·         Hours: 37

·         Closing Date: Jul 12, 2020


Please apply through the LCC website

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