Bosses at Clacton Pier looking to fill key posts

by Nigel Brown Aug 20 2018 2     5,433
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August 20, 2018


Bosses at Clacton Pier are looking to recruit a number of key posts at senior and mid-level management following the landmark’s new £4 million development.

The completion of the first phase of the project has led to minor restructures in various areas with six significant roles up for grabs as part of the changes.

The Pier is searching for a general manager to work back to back with the current operations manager; a rides operations manager with an engineering background; two people at mid-level management to oversee the day to day operations in the new Discovery Bay area, including a restaurant and coffee shop.

A general engineering position also needs to be filled in the technical services team as well as a finance and accounts team member for the main office.

Managing Director Billy Ball, said it is an exciting time to work at the Pier with further development and improvements planned.

“These jobs have been created as part of our ongoing expansion and we are looking for people who can bring some extra skills and boost the capacity and capability of our excellent existing teams,” he said.

“They will be part of a close-knit family run business and there are opportunities to move up the ladder. Training is provided where necessary and we are always willing to help develop people’s careers.”

These posts are on top of the 60 full and part-time jobs created as part of the new development, taking staff numbers to more than 150.

The new general manager will share the overall day to day responsibility for the running of the Pier and could well come from a leisure or hospitality background or a customer led position. It will also involve weekend and evening duties on a shared basis.

The rides operation manager will head up a team of up to 40 in peak season along with dealing with customers and be able to tackle inspections, maintenance and could suit someone from a military or emergency services background.

The two posts in Discovery Bay would ideally be experienced in general food and beverage operations such as a maître di.

“These are key posts going forward and we want people who want to be part of the Pier family and are keen to work in a team environment,” added Mr Ball. “There is a real buzz about the place and you could be part of that.”

Anyone interested in these positions should contact the Pier’s Office Manager by sending their CV to

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Janet 1 year ago

Water park
Very upset to read in the Gazette a few weeks ago, that only children under 12 allowed. This is an activity for all children at least you can allow up to age if 15 They are still kids at 15, and some children at 12 are big for there age and would probably not be allowed I live inClacton-on-Sea and my grandchildren drive here every weekend 90 miles to come to the pier and very upset that there not allowed when this us a very close community and our kids are not allowed. Billy ball you need to put up the age to 15 only. We spend a lot of money at the pier and this has steered us away.

kevin pilgrim 1 year ago

i must say clacton pier is looking great we pop in satarday and looking good there was part could not get round it but looks better than out pier in walton 2 years sinc be taken over not much as happend needs sorting out our people in walton are a bit down about it some neede asap

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