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 Residential Centre Manager to provide the day to day management of our Margam Discovery Centre in Neath Port Talbot.

Residential Centre Manager
Location: FSC Margam Discovery Centre, Neath Port Talbot
Up to £35,790 per annum plus benefits
37.5 hours per week

The role

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

What will you be doing?

Based at Margam Discovery Centre you will be part of a team that is committed to providing outstanding environmental education learning experiences for young people, schools, colleges as well as enthusiasts and professionals. Located in a purpose build residential centre within the grounds of Margam Park you will develop and lead a diverse team that includes education, administration, hospitality and infrastructure. You will be supported by a wider team to help you deliver our charitable aims of providing first hand experience in the outdoors.

As the Centre Manager you will be responsible for making sure that all your teams perform to their highest potential. You will work with the Deputy Head of Group to ensure effective systems are managed that include budgeting, health and safety, delivery standards, but always with a focus on customer service and providing outstanding experiences.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an individual that is able to motivate and manage diverse teams. Your previous experience will be able to demonstrate how you have built and supported individuals and teams through a period of change that has included recruiting, building and nurturing. You will be leading an exciting period of development at Margam Discovery Centre following Covid 19.

You may already have experience of managing a residential centre or an education provision, however the right attitude commitment is equally valued.

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 is essential and you are required to hold a full UK Driving Licence for use in the UK.

The location

FSC Margam Discovery Centre is situated within Margam Park, an 850-acre country estate nestling on the narrow coastal plain and southern slopes of Mynydd Margam. The Centre is situated just off the M4 between Swansea and Cardiff and has easy access to a wide variety of field sites on the Gower ANOB, a few miles to the West; the Heritage Coast to the East and the Brecon Beacons to the North, as well as access to the diverse and varied landscape of Margam Park.

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

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 Investor s 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.

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please contact Nick Lapthorn on n.lapthorn@field-studies-council.org. We look forward to receiving your application in due course.

The closing date for receipt of your completed application is 12 midnight on Wednesday 3 November 2021.

Interviews are scheduled to take place at FSC Margam Discovery Centre on Thursday 11 November 2021.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by telephone and/or email.