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Assistant Visitor Centre Manager


Assistant Visitor Centre Manager

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  • Closing at: Jan 19 2022 at 23:55 GMT

We're proud to have been a Principal Partner for COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference, and are leading the way to provide the energy needed now, while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

To reach net zero by 2050, we're looking for people who can bring big ideas, new skills and innovative thinking to help us build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

So join us on our journey to net zero. Help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre

Salary: £25,000 + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: 40 hour over 5 days Permanent | Full Time

Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre opened its doors in January 2017 and since then has welcomed almost 500,000 visitors to its year-round, free to enter, exhibition and café.

Reporting to the Visitor Centre Manager, you will assume duty management responsibilities, including the safe and efficient operation of the building as well as supporting the Visitor Centre Manager to develop the existing business growth plans for the café, shop and exhibition space. 

Situated on the banks of Loch Faskally and overlooking the iconic hydro dam and power station the Centre boasts two exhibition areas which outline the unique history of hydro-electricity and showcases the social, environmental and engineering impacts of bringing power to the Highlands. 

There is also a 60 seat café, proving very popular with tourists and locals alike, which serves freshly prepared local produce.  And when the coffee and scones are finished visitors have an opportunity to browse the small well stocked shop which houses a range of souvenirs and gifts which have been carefully sourced from small local suppliers. 

On the lower ground-floor a multi-purpose room can be used as an education space, meeting room or small conference facility for up to 60 delegates.

This unique role, in a breath-taking location, presents a fabulous opportunity to deliver an outstanding visitor experience within an outstanding ‘premier league' tourist attraction.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have the following qualities:

- A strong team player who has ambitions to be part of a sustainable tourism industry that is committed to creating unique and memorable visitor experiences. 

- Strong customer / visitor focus and previous experience within a Retail / Catering sector. 

- A background in marketing or events management is also desirable. 

- The  ability  to demonstrate a genuine willingness to go above and beyond to support the team and provide a world class service to our visitors.

- A willingness  to work at weekends and occasional evenings and have excellent organisation skills with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.  

- The ability to stay up to date with Health & Safety, Environmental Health & Food regulations is essential along with good general knowledge of Scottish History and the local community.

About our Business

SSE's business strategy places addressing the challenge of climate change at the very core of what we do - that's why we have deliberately decided to link long-term business goals to the UN's global goals for sustainable development. Our Sustainability Teams work across the group and externally with investors, competitors, governments, partners, suppliers and communities providing advice, support and challenge in order to help SSE's businesses success and contribute to this strategy.

Life at SSE

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact / 01738275615.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.



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Our Benefits

  • Sharesave Scheme
  • 34 days of annual leave
  • Option to purchase up to 10 days holiday
  • Interest-free technology loans
  • 24/7 free and confidential employee counselling service
  • Private healthcare discounts
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • 21 weeks full pay maternity leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme with generous £2500 limit
  • Interest-free salary advance to cover transport season tickets

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