General Manager –  Submarine Museum and Explosion! (Gosport)

Salary:  £31,000 per annum

37.5 hours per week - Permanent

This is an amazing opportunity for an individual who is currently employed within a management role to lead and deliver a first class visitor experience at our unique Gosport attractions.

Reporting to the Head of Operations, this exciting role is pivotal in creating the NMRN’s vision to become the world’s most respected Naval Museum, underpinned by a spirit of enterprise and adventure.

Key Responsibilities

• Ensure all visitors are delighted and connect with our compelling stories across the Gosport sites which includes HMS Alliance; WW2 Submarine and Explosion; including the historic powder magazine.

• Support and empower the Duty Management team to deliver our strategic aims (delighting our visitors, thinking commercially and safe environments).

• Key Health and Safety role to ensure teams deliver safe working environments for staff, volunteers and visitors.

• Working with a degree of autonomy to lead a multi-site operation.

Key Opportunities

• Work closely with General Managers and the Visitor Engagement Manager with the ability to make a real difference to the visitor experience.

• Lead and develop a visitor focused staff and volunteer team.

• Get involved in project work.

• Lead cross-directorate team meetings.


• Applicants must have previous experience of working in a management position due to the size and scope of this role/level of responsibility.

• An ability to prioritise tasks, effectively delegate and communicate (both verbal and written) is essential.

• The applicant must be able to demonstrate a passion for excellent visitor care and an eye on strategy as well as being a team player. 

•Applicants must have knowledge of health and safety requirements and a willingness to learn more.

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For further details, or an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Louise Swales on 023 9272 8063 ext. 204 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Applicants are asked to submit a CV and a statement indicating how their knowledge and experience match those specified.

Applications should be forwarded to the HR Team at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and are required by 4 pm on 14 June 2016.

The selection process will be held on Tuesday 28 June 2016 in Gosport


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RNSM is part of the NMRN and is an Equal Opportunities Employer

The Royal Navy Submarine Museum has been awarded the two ticks positive disability symbol by Caroline Greete from Jobcentre Plus Gosport. The Submarine Museum has met the criteria and agreed to employ, keep and develop the abilities of disabled staff through five set commitments.

The five commitments are:

  • To interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and to consider them on their abilities.
  • To discuss with disabled employees at any time what both parties can do to make sure disabled employees can develop and use their abilities.
  • To make every effort when employees become disabled to make sure they stay in employment.
  • To take action to ensure that all employees develop the appropriate level of disability awareness needed to make these commitments work.
  • To review these commitments each year and assess what has been achieved, plan ways to improve on them and let employees and Jobcentre Plus know about progress and future plans.