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The Winter Gardens Blackpool is one of the most prestigious entertainment, event and conferencing venues in Europe hosting over 300 events every year, we look for dedicated individuals to join our teams to help to continue to offer an excellent level of service.


Position: Non Executive Director

Allowance payment of £2,500 per year (gross figure)

Blackpool Council is looking to appoint a Non-Executive Director to join the Board of Blackpool Entertainment Company Ltd that manages the Winter Gardens complex.

The successful candidate will be someone that can make a positive impact and vital contribution in helping the company to maintain its position as a world class attraction for residents and visitors. As a director of the company, you will take an active role in shaping and defining the company’s future direction, strategic objectives and values.

To be successful in this role you will have Board/executive/senior management level experience, ideally within the conferencing or media sector with a strategic technological background. Full details of the role can be found in the candidate pack, which includes the Role Description, Person Specification and application form.

On average, this role will require a time commitment of attendance at a minimum of eight to ten Board or Committee meetings per year, plus training and away days.

For an informal discussion on the role or to request a candidate pack, please contact the Company Secretary by email at [email protected]

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 29 January 2021.

Click here to view the Job Description.


Blackpool Entertainment Company Limited (BECL) is a wholly owned company of Blackpool Council and was formed in June 2014 to manage and operate the Winter Gardens on behalf of the Council. The Blackpool Conference and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) will open in 2021 and will be a purpose built centre with state of the art facilities for the 21st Century located adjacent to Leopold Grove within the Winter Gardens complex. The addition of this facility marks a step change in the development of the Winter Gardens and Blackpool as a whole.

Position: Finance Director

Salary: From £61,980 per annum

The Winter Gardens Blackpool is one of the UK’s largest and most iconic entertainment and conference centres.

Situated in the heart of the country’s most popular seaside resort, it comprises multiple venues including ballroom, theatre, conference facilities and an extraordinary collection of function and exhibition spaces.

With an extensive programme of refurbishment underway and the imminent opening of a new £28m state-of-the-art conference and exhibition centre, its operating company, Blackpool Entertainment Company Ltd, is looking to make a Finance Director appointment to help take the Winter Gardens into the next phase of its development and secure its place as a key driver of Blackpool’s economy.

Sandcastle Waterpark Blackpool is the UK’s largest Indoor waterpark. With over 18 slides and plenty of exciting attractions in an 84-degree tropical climate, there is something to entertain the whole family.

The Waterpark’s operating company, Blackpool Operating Company Ltd, is looking for a dynamic individual support its growth in future years and maintain its status as one of Blackpool’s top family attractions.

Blackpool Entertainment Company Ltd and Blackpool Operating Company Ltd are both wholly owned companies of Blackpool Council within a larger company group.

The Finance Director is a pivotal person within the Executive Teams of both of these companies that form part of the Council’s leisure assets portfolio.

The ultimate goal of this new role is to provide strategic financial oversight of the two companies at a key time during their expansion and beyond.

The role holder will have a leading role in providing a financial analysis of any investment options while ensuring that both companies are financially efficient and optimise opportunities for profit.

The salary for this post is competitive and dependent upon the experience and qualifications of the preferred candidate.

Please click here to access our information pack for the Finance Director position.

Please send completed application forms to [email protected] by 5pm on Sunday 10th January 2021. Please note, CV’s will not be accepted.

Should you have any questions regarding the role please email them to [email protected]


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