Dyson Farming

Leisure Manager

Job titleLeisure Manager
Full Time/Part-Time Full Time
Department/Team Property
Contract TypePermanent
Reporting to Commercial Director
Company Overview:

Dyson Farming is a family-owned business, with a vision to benefit future generations through a commitment to commercially viable and environmentally sustainable food production at scale.  We strive to be industry leaders in efficient, carbon neutral, high technology agriculture, employing highly skilled, pioneering people and supported by research and development in ever-closer partnership with our sister company, Dyson.  We see the future of agriculture as an exciting opportunity to improve the nation’s food security, health, and economic growth.

We are recruiting an experienced leisure manager to oversee the development of this area of the business. Dyson Farming has an expanding portfolio of holiday cottages and currently offers a range of rural leisure activates. The successful candidate will have the skills and experienced necessary to identify and appraise new opportunities to expand the offering and drive profitability.

Duties and responsibilities:
  • Responsibility for developing existing Leisure portfolio (Holiday Lets, Simulated Shooting, Venue Hire) and identifying opportunities to add to this portfolio through implementing new ventures which fit within the wider business strategy
  • In conjunction with the Head of Property and the Commercial Director, identify sites within the DFL land and property portfolio which could be developed for Leisure use and develop a Leisure Plan for sign off by the Exec Team and the Board showing clear Turnover & Profit targets within the agreed plan
  • Responsibility for the Leisure P&L performance within the Property P&L, set budgets, review performance and identify risk and opportunities through the year
  • Identify opportunities to reduce operational costs of the DFL Leisure offering in order to deliver Budget or above performance
  • Work in conjunction with the Communications Manager and Commercial Director to set annual marketing plans to drive bookings for all Leisure offerings and to drive customers to booking directly (where applicable)
  • Review resources required to deliver outstanding customer service befitting a Dyson business while maintaining profitability of each area of the Leisure offering
  • Have a flexible approach to work in order that customers needs are met outside of normal working hours
  • Responsible for ensuring all H&S and Reputational risks are identified and managed within all aspects of the Leisure Portfolio
Person specification:
  • Qualification requirements – Degree Level Education or equivalent
  • Experience in Hospitality / delivering services to the public.
  • Demonstrate a proactive attitude and commitment to health and safety.
  • Computer literate in all MS office programs particularly MS Excel.
  • Ability to deal with wide-ranging challenges and responsibilities with diplomacy and patience.
  • Ability to quickly build strong working relationships at all levels of the business.
  • Professional manner and confident communicator.
  • Proactive and flexible approach to work.
  • Willing to take responsibility and ownership for tasks.
  • Ability to work autonomously when required, alongside effective teamwork and interpersonal skills.

Our estate offices

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Head Office

The Estate Office,
Cyclone Way, Nocton,
Lincoln LN4 2GR


The Estate Office, Beeches ,
Lane, Carrington, Boston,
Lincolnshire PE22 7JD

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