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Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in joining The Bioasis Team.

 

Below are the current roles we have available. If you would like to discuss any of these roles in more detail, please contact Mission Control on 01392 790012 or email: ops@thebioasis.com

Operations Manager

OVERVIEW

The position: Bioasis Operations Manager

Usual Working Hours: Monday to Friday 38 hours/week. Flexible working allowed.

Other Hours: Some unsociable hours required, occasional evening/weekend work and other job-related tasks. Occasional overnight / on-site work also required.

Location:  Initially based at Bioasis Mission Control (Exeter) with increasing time spent on-site from March 2022 (at classified location in South West UK).

Contract: 9 month contract starting 3rd January 2022, potentially moving to Full Time / Permanent contract thereafter.

Salary:  £28,000 - £30,000 per annum (pro rata)

Pension:  We contribute to staff pensions in line with our obligations under the workplace pension scheme.

Holidays: 5 Weeks (25 working days) plus Bank Holidays.

Reporting to: Operations Director

About the role:

This is an exciting opportunity to join a small, dynamic and unique UK based outdoor education company. We are looking for an exceptional individual with experience in operations and event management, ideally with experience in the outdoor education industry. The role is critical to the expansion of the company’s operations, effective safety management and long-term vision.

 

Day to day work includes overseeing subcontractors, instructor recruitment and training, implementing existing safeguarding and risk management policies and, critically, managing the logistics and challenges of building and dismantling three semi-permanent off-grid basecamps in a remote location in the South West of England.

 

For the right candidate, this represents an opportunity to become part of the company’s long-term success with potential for a future senior role within the company. Persistence, resilience and a genuine passion for outdoor learning, adventure and problem solving are essential for success and job satisfaction. In return, we can offer a role in a company with ambitious plans for expansion, an exceptionally beautiful location and a unique product.

 

In addition to your main role, there will be opportunity to get involved in other aspects of the business, including:

  • Product development

  • Critical Incident Management

  • Policy development and planning

  • Biscuit/cake demolition (tea/coffee optional)

Ideal Skills Set:

  • Previous experience of project management, outdoor event management and/or outdoor-centre management.

  • The ability to manage complex projects to deadlines within a budget.

  • Good health & safety and safeguarding knowledge / qualifications – ideally including familiarity with AALA and/or LOtC licencing requirements.

  • Outdoor / NGB qualifications such as Mountain Leader or British Canoe qualifications are useful but not essential.

  • An excellent communicator with strong problem-solving skills.

  • Strong negotiation skills, accuracy & attention to detail

  • Knowledge of the outdoor education / youth adventure industry

  • Competent working knowledge of MS Office (primarily Word, Outlook, Excel).

  • Effective time management and ability to work accurately under pressure.

  • The confidence to question, the ability to think ‘outside the box’ and consistently look for ways to improve systems and products and to make the most of opportunities.

  • Ability to work independently, sometimes remotely in the outdoors.

  • Above all, a ‘can do’ attitude, high standards, a willingness to get stuck in and the desire to go the extra mile to deliver an exceptional product.

 

A full driving licence is required.

 

Training:

Training on in-house procedures, systems, suppliers, software packages, and job specific tasks will be given. Occasional external training courses may also be required, for which the company would pay.

 

The job will involve contact with:

Landowners, logistics companies and suppliers, farmers, sub-contractors, freelance outdoor instructors, teachers and local government departments.

 

Main Tasks

  • To manage overall logistics and compliance with health and safety regulations relating to the construction and seasonal operation of three semi-permanent basecamps in a remote location in the South West of the UK. Groups are on site from May through to September.

  • To implement, and improve where necessary, overall operational policies to ensure the safe delivery of our outdoor education programmes.

  • To arrange and co-ordinate meetings, deliveries, sub-contractors and freelance staff in order to consistently deliver our programme at a high standard.

  • To purchase equipment, supplies and deliveries on time and within budget.

  • To effectively manage our stores and equipment, including repairs and maintenance.

  • To interview, recruit and manage freelance staff as required to deliver the programme, undertaking relevant background and qualification checks.

  • To assist with critical incident management. Whilst unlikely to be called upon, this will involve being on call 24 hours a day when clients are on site, so may involve unsociable hours, evenings and occasional weekends.Appropriate training in crisis response will be given.

  • To provide efficient briefings to the Director(s) on progress to targets and completion of projects.

  • Undertake all other tasks as may reasonably be required in order to meet the varying demands of the Company.

 

Equal opportunities for all

The Immersive Adventure Agency Ltd (trading as The Bioasis) is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at The Bioasis are based on business needs, job requirements and individual merit, without regard to disability, age, ethnic or national origin, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, family or parental status. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics and encourage applicants of all ages.

 

How to apply:

Please send your CV and accompanying letter of introduction, outlining why you think you are our ideal candidate to Adrian Ferraro, ops@thebioasis.com

 

Closing date for applications is: 12 November 2021

 

For further information, or to discuss the role in more depth, please contact:

Bioasis Mission Control

6b King Street

Exeter

EX1 1BH

​t: 01392 790012

e: ops@thebioasis.com