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Job Title: Guest Experience Assistant
Contract Type: Variable hour
Salary: National Minimum Wage/ National Living Wage

We are looking for two Guest Experiences Assistants to join our team at Bristol Aquarium, Bristol.

Join the team at Bristol Aquarium where we offer visitors the chance to explore more than 40 naturally-themed displays and spot the thousands of amazing aquatic creatures, including tropical sharks, rays, seahorses, puffer fish, piranhas, and so many more.

We’re not looking for fish experts – we already have a great zoo team! We’re looking to meet people who would like a new opportunity with a challenge. Our business is so unique and we rely on our very diverse and richly talented team to keep this show on the road. We are keen to build a team who represent our values as a business and help us expand and grow to be better.

As a business we are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community of employees where we can all be ourselves in an accepting environment. We are keen to increase diversity throughout our business and build a stronger team at Bristol Aquarium!

We are also here to sell fun and this is what makes us so unique. Each day we look at working in a fun and friendly environment. So, if you have a passion to work in the leisure industry, can offer outstanding customer service to all our visitors and you aren’t afraid of hard work, then we may just have the job for you!

Job Description
To offer entertainment, education and refreshments in a safe and friendly environment, through interactive presentations and demonstrations. To offer excellent customer service, maximise sales and comply with all health and safety rules and regulations.

Duties/ Responsibilities
• To be approachable, knowledgeable and engaging when dealing with customers
• Deliver set talks and workshops to a world class standard
• Responsible for delivering educational tours and sessions to groups and schools
• Prepare and serve a variety of hot and cold food, drinks and snacks
• To deliver exciting, entertaining and educational birthday parties
• To operate the retail and admission tills ensuring transactions are correct and efficient and that queues are well managed
• Take pride and ownership for assisting to keep all staff areas clean and tidy.

Requirements
• Demonstrate excellent communication skills
• Capable of working efficiently under pressure
• A can do attitude working with pace and vigour
• Availability to work shifts including weekends, bank holidays and school holidays
• Willingness to learn new skills and adapt to a continuously growing experience

How to Apply
If interested, please apply using your CV & covering letter via our indeed page

Your cover letter should highlight why you would be able to fulfil this key role within the organisation and clearly demonstrate how you meet our requirements.

Job Title: Maintenance Operative
Contract Type: Permanent, Part Time (20 hours)
Salary: £24,000 per annum (pro rata)

We are looking for a Maintenance Operative to join our team at Bristol Aquarium, Bristol.

Join the team at Bristol Aquarium where we offer visitors the chance to explore more than 40 naturally-themed displays and spot the thousands of amazing aquatic creatures, including tropical sharks, rays, seahorses, puffer fish, piranhas, and so many more.

As a business we are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community of employees where we can all be ourselves in an accepting environment.

We are working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the company. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds, particularly welcoming applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and disabled candidates, who are currently under-represented throughout the company.

We’re not looking for fish experts – we already have a great zoo team! We’re looking to meet people who would like a new opportunity with a challenge. Our business is so unique and we rely on our very diverse and richly talented team to keep this show on the road. We are keen to build a team who represent our values as a business and help us expand and grow to be better.

We are also here to sell fun and this is what makes us so unique. Each day we look at working in a fun and friendly environment. So, if you have a passion to work in the leisure industry, can offer outstanding customer service to all our visitors and you aren’t afraid of hard work, then we may just have the job for you!

Job Description
In the role of Maintenance Operative you will ensure that the attraction is presented to the highest standard, the site is in good working order and safe for customers and staff.

Duties/ Responsibilities
• To ensure the Aquarium and all parts of the building (internal and external) are presented to the highest standard and the environment is kept safe, clean and welcoming for our customers and staff.
• To follow the preventative maintenance schedule including daily, weekly, monthly and yearly tasks and ensure it is updated and reviewed regularly.
• To coordinate the maintenance department documents such as purchase orders and invoices.
• To liaise with contractors, ensuring compliance with Bristol Aquarium’s policies and procedures and upholding Health and Safety regulations.
• To manage the Bristol Aquarium cleaning team, supporting them with their work and resolving issues.
• To support the running of the Life Support Systems, liaise and assist the Zoological department with projects and maintenance works.
• To control all health and safety standards within the department and ensure all areas of the Bristol Aquarium are safe for customers and staff.
• To provide an emergency call out service
• To use Microsoft Office software to complete reports and update spreadsheets.

Person Spec
Please note the following criteria are required in order to be successful in gaining this post at recruitment and to be able to effectively undertake the duties required.

Please ensure that you are confident that you can meet all the essential criteria before pursuing an application. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered for the role.

Desirable criteria will be used to differentiate between candidates, who meet all the essential criteria but are not automatically required, as they can be developed once appointed into the post.

Essential
• Able to work effectively under own supervision
• Demonstrate good communication skills
• Be enthusiastic, a team player and value working in this unique visitor attraction
• Comfortable working in confined spaces, working at height & able to life weights up to 25kg.

Desirable
• Full manual driving license
• 17th/18th edition electrically trained
• HNC/HND in a maintenance relevant subject

How to Apply
If interested, please apply using your CV & covering letter via our indeed page.

Your cover letter should highlight why you would be able to fulfil this key role within the organisation and clearly demonstrate how you meet our requirements.

Bristol Aquarium seeks Seasonal Aquarist
Salary: £19,760, per annum pro-rata

Bristol Aquarium has an exciting opportunity for a pro-active individual to join us as a Seasonal Aquarist.

In the heart of Bristol located on the Harbourside, our Aquarium hosts our largest display of native species themed around a sunken ship. Other displays include an amazing underwater walkthrough tunnel which includes exotic species. Bristol Aquarium also has a large botanical house, home to an array of plant species as well as a Coral Sea display which is home to a number of species of sharks and tropical fish.

About the Role
Key responsibilities will be maintaining and developing our displays and exhibits to consistently wow and delight our visitors whilst also promoting education and an awareness of conservation. You will also be responsible for ensuring the highest standard of animal care and husbandry. You will also like meeting people and talking to our visitors.

Alongside your duties on the aquatic systems, you will also assist the rest of the Zoological Team with the running and maintenance of all Bristol Aquarium’s displays, including our Botanical House Gardens.

The role will include collation of records to Zoo Licensing standards as well as maintaining, cleaning and tidying of all plant rooms; tool rooms, laboratories and quarantine facilities.

This is full time post working on a rotation basis which includes regular weekends, school holidays and bank holidays.

About You
You will possess an infectious enthusiasm for creating stunning and innovative displays and keen to share knowledge with colleagues and guests, including delivering public talks, and designing and running education sessions.

A degree or equivalent in a relevant biological science is advantageous, as is previous relevant experience in the visitor attractions sector.

A great working knowledge of aquarium life support systems is essential. The successful candidate will also be able to clearly demonstrate practical experience of working with aquarium systems in a professional capacity for a minimum of two years previously.

How to Apply
If interested, please apply using your CV & covering letter via our indeed page.

Your cover letter should highlight why you would be able to fulfil this key role within the organisation and clearly demonstrate how you meet our requirements.

 


Aspro UK

Aspro Parks is a multinational company who operate more than 85 leisure attractions in Europe. Here in the UK Aspro owns Blue Planet Aquarium, Deep Sea World, Bristol Aquarium, Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay, Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings, Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth, Tynemouth Aquarium, Hastings Castle, Smugglers Adventure and Oakwood Theme Park.

Our business depends on our visitors enjoying their experience, whether that’s leaving our aquariums inspired to care more about the environment, to thrill seekers riding Megafobia, voted the best wooden rollercoaster in the UK! It takes a very diverse and richly talented team to keep the show on the road and we work hard in getting these individuals on board!

Here at Aspro, we make sure our employees are well taken care of. We recognise that their hard work and dedication are the driving force behind our success. Our work environment is built on mutual respect and professionalism. We have a team of highly knowledgeable individuals with the experience and technical expertise to ensure we are the best at what we do!

We’re looking for individuals who want to join the Aspro team and live our values of:
• Customer Service
• Honesty
• Respect
• Focus on Results
• Teamwork
• Personal development

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We do recognize the time and effort it takes to apply for a position, however as an employer of choice we receive a high volume of applications and in the interests of economy, Aspro UK does not notify candidates who have been unsuccessful in their application; consequently if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

Equal Opportunities
Aspro UK are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.