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General Manager

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General Manager - Visitor Attraction

Rufford Abbey Country Park up to £45,000

Rufford, North Nottingham area

This is an outstanding career opportunity with a market leader committed to providing a diverse and meaningful range of leisure and culture related activities for the local communities in which we serve.

Rufford Country Park is a beautiful country park in Nottinghamshire steeped in history, we are seeking an innovative, committed individual with boundless energy to take this ‘Jewel in the Crown’ in Nottinghamshire to the next level in terms of a visitor attraction and build upon the successes already implemented since Parkwood Leisure took over the contract in 2017.

Reporting to the Assistant Regional Director, the successful candidate will be required to take full responsibility for the effective management of this challenging contract ensuring the highest service standards possible. The post holder will ensure that the service provided meets the requirements of the client as defined within the service specification as well as consistently driving the commercial performance of the site whilst being sensitive to the conservation aspects of the park.

The successful candidate is expected to have a recognised management qualification (Preferably at Degree level) as well as having a track record of managing busy visitor attractions or a strong leisure sector background. Experience or awareness of Local Authority contract management is desirable..

What can Parkwood Leisure offer you?

  • Competitive salary

  • Generous annual leave

  • Free gym membership for you and a nominated person

  • Employee health cash plan

  • Employee discount portal - discounts on travel bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • Pension Scheme

  • Company sick pay

  • Career progression

  • Training and development

Parkwood Leisure is a well established business that is continuously growing. Successful applicants can look forward to joining a company that can offer career prospects and believes in investing in its people.

How to Apply

If you feel like you could bring some fresh ideas to the table we want to hear from you.  Please apply with a letter of application and CV to

About Parkwood Leisure

Parkwood Leisure was established over 20 years ago and is now one of the UK's leading operators of publicly owned leisure facilities. Working with Legacy and Lex Leisure, we’re a company that’s proud to deliver a first-class service to each of the facilities we manage and is committed to working with local communities to make a difference and provide a healthier and happier lifestyle to the communities we serve.

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Please note in the event of a large volume of applicants we reserve the right to end the closing date earlier than stated.Interviews will take place prior to the closing date so we recommend applicants apply early.