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Estates Manager

Parkwood Leisure

Rufford Abbey Country Park

North & Midlands



Estates Manager

Rufford Abbey Country Park 


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 to lead the Operations team at the park and build upon the successes already implemented since Parkwood Leisure took over the contract in 2017.


Reporting to the Contract Manager, the successful candidate will be required to take full responsibility for the effective operational management of the site. 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 operational performance of the site whilst being sensitive to the conservation aspects of the park and ensure all health and safety aspects of the park are dealt with.


The successful candidate is expected to have a recognised management qualification as well as having a track record of managing busy visitor attractions or a strong operational leisure sector background. 


What you will be doing:

  • Lead the site team to proactively manage health and safety to ensure a safe, healthy and environmentally sound workplace and culture for all colleagues, customers and visitors and ensure that all departments within their area of responsibility are operating within all legislative requirements & licence conditions, liaising as required with regulatory bodies. 
  • Monitor and advise on any issues that present a risk or opportunity to the business.

  • Continual assessment of business risks & opportunities and development of proposals and plans to capitalise on significant opportunities and mitigate risks.

  • Day-to-day efficient management of the workforce throughout the operations and cooperating closely with the management team.

  • Build stable teams supported with the appropriate training and development of talent to deliver against current and future demand.

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


Closing Date

  • 15 January 2021

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.


Applications by: 15/01/2021