Assistant Operations Manager      

West Wittering, Chichester, West Sussex
£25,000 pa + bonus + accommodation 
18 Oct 2016
04 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Operations Manager                   
Salary £25,000 pa + bonus + accommodation 
West Wittering, near Chichester  

One of the most popular visitor destinations in southern England, West Wittering Estate is a successful company with a turnover of more than £1.8 million.  In a designated AONB and providing access to East Head in Chichester Harbour, the Estate extends to more than 220 acres with its Blue Flag beach, car park, café and surrounding fields.  It is unique and diverse in its operation.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, we are looking to recruit an Assistant Operations Manager to assist in managing all activities to ensure the safe and smooth running of the estate. This is a full time, hands-on role requiring commitment, dedication and the ability to work under pressure. A flexible approach to working hours is essential as there is 24/7 public access to the beach. The successful candidate will be offered a competitive package to include beach side accommodation located on the estate. 

Key responsibilities include:

  1. Ensuring the safety of our visitors and staff using accepted best practice
  2. Maintaining operational aspects of the estate, car park and its barrier system
  3. Leadership and development of full time and seasonal staff
  4. Maintenance of all grounds and equipment
  5. Site security including out of hours response
  6. Traffic and Car Park Management
  7. Supporting the lifeguarding team during the bathing season
  8. Providing a first rate customer experience to all visitors and users of the beach

Essential skills and experience:

  1. Strong leadership qualities and experience managing large diverse teams
  2. Proven record in venue/site maintenance 
  3. Health & Safety and Risk Assessed management
  4. Understanding of beach environments and associated risks
  5. Able to work calmly and effectively in a dynamic and sometimes high pressured environment 
  6. Practical, with the ability to understand various systems and machinery, and perform a hands on role when required
  7. Take responsibility for, and ownership of day to day issues 
  8. Flexible, adaptable and responsive to ever changing demands

​To apply for this role, please send your CV and letter of application to Lesley Copcutt HR Manager, West Wittering Estate plc, Pound Road, West Wittering, West Sussex PO20 8AJ or email or apply on line at

Closing date: 4th November 2016


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