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Whether you are looking for employment, somewhere to volunteer, a place to gain some work experience or to simply make a difference, Kent Life is full of opportunities.
Kent Life, Maidstone
40 hours per week 5/7 days
£23,000 - £25,000 dependent on experience plus Healthcare Benefit
Based in Kent’s rural surroundings, our premier Heritage attraction Kent Life is seeking an Estate Manager to be responsible for the day to day running of the estate.
You will work with the management team to create and deliver exceptional guest experience at Kent Life, for every guest, throughout the year. The post holder will manage the day to day operation of the attraction and ensure the highest standards of health and safety are maintained across the site.
As our Estate Manager you will demonstrate the highest standards of practice managing the Kent Life estate on a daily basis with a particular focus on the livestock, garden's maintenance and cleanliness.
The right candidate will have a substantial background of managerial experience in an estate environment with a proven track record of delivering results; they will also require a sound understanding of health & safety management including risk assessment procedures and managing cash handling procedures and systems. A full clean driving license and use of own car is essential.
A full Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form can be can be downloaded here.
You can apply by sending your CV with a cover letter explaining how your experience meets the criteria specified on the job and person specifications. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for this post is Friday 19 December 2014
Kent Life, Maidstone
£30,000-£35,000 per annum (dependent on experience) plus Healthcare Benefit
Some travel to other sites required
Set in rural surroundings, our Kent Life Heritage Farm Park requires a General Manager to provide strategic leadership and management to deliver commercial success and develop the business.
As the General Manager you will demonstrate a results-orientated, guest focused management style and embrace a continual approach to business development including a focus on all things “Kentish”, guest experience delivery and personnel development. Part of your role will involve liaising with all relevant internal and external customers to achieve guest related targets through the marketing and promotion of the site with a strong focus on generating net income.
The right candidate will have a substantial background of managerial experience in the Leisure/Tourism Industry with a proven track record of delivering results; they will also require a sound understanding of business and financial procedures and practices and effective management of budgets and people. Management experience of heritage interpretation and working with livestock would be desirable but not essential.
This role demands creativity and a commitment to deliver whilst giving the right candidate an opportunity to lead in a rewarding environment and unique outdoor Visitor Attraction.
A full Job Description , Person Specification and Application Form can be downloaded here.
You can apply by sending your CV with a covering letter explaining how your experience meets the criteria specified on the job and person specifications. Please send to email@example.com
The closing date for this post is Friday 19 December 2014.
The ‘Association of Friends of the Museum of Kent Life' is registered as a charity and strives to promote, support, project and safeguard the interests, aims and objectives of Kent Life and it's collection.
The 'Friends' are seen at many of the events, helping to bring history back to life, using time-honoured traditions and techniques and re-living bygone years. Whether it be working in the hop garden and picking the hops by hand or crushing and pressing our harvested apples in the antique cider press.
The ‘Friends’ also assist in facilitating our many Education Theme Days, including the popular WWII, Victorians, Romans and Tudors, and are often dressed in period costume to reflect the era of the theme or our many historic buildings.
Behind the Scenes The Friends are a vital resource to Kent Life and participate in many additional working parties which help to maintain the beauty and authenticity of our beautiful museum and attraction.
Providing this care for Kent Life's exhibits and artefact enables ‘Friends’ to get close to and learn so much about this fascinating collection of Kent’s rural history. New members are always welcome, for more information please contact the Friends Membership Secretary at Kent Life.
Would you like to make a difference and lend a hand in conserving all aspects of rural life? Enjoy your passion, meet new friends and make a difference by volunteering at Kent Life, whatever your interests or skills, we would like to hear from you
Kent's Life Volunteer Programme is varied and adaptable to your skills and interest. Here are just some of the opportunities we have for our volunteers:
To be a volunteer at Kent Life please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01622 763936.
Kent Life offers a limited number of work placements for students throughout the year.
For more information contact email@example.com or call 01622 763936.
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Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3AU.
Telephone: 01622 763936 Facsimilie: 01622 662024
We extend a warm welcome to all of our visitors.However, due to the nature of our site, access to the upper floors will be difficult for certain visitors. The attraction is situated in 28 acres of farmland with some slopes and hills. Caution is advised on the Wildlife Discovery Trail. Kent Life has wheelchairs which can be reserved (subject to availability), wheelchair accessible toilet facilities, disabled parking and assistance for visitors with disabilities. Essential carers are admitted free of charge.
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