Operations Manager

Yorkshire Yurts is a small but rapidly growing business based in a beautiful rural location in Ripon. An opportunity has now become available for a full time Operations Manager to form part of our young and friendly team.

Job Description

This busy and varied Operations Manager role will typically hold responsibility for:
• Managing and coordinating our Team Leaders and Yurt/Marquee Riggers
• Planning workforce and vehicles needed in advance of all events
• Preparing equipment with the team along with loading & unloading vehicles prior to, during and returning from jobs
• Leading by example and coordinating teams on-site including lifting, building and dismantling the yurts and marquees
• Highlighting cost savings that can be made within the business and introducing new operational processes
• Keeping good communication open and managing Team Leaders on other sites when multiple jobs are in progress
• Working closely and communicating frequently with our office team to ensure every event runs as smoothly as possible
• Undertaking maintenance of company equipment including yurts, marquees and furnishings
• Organisation of warehouse and distribution
• Ensuring stock is kept up to date and new equipment is sourced, fixed etc where needed
• Managing all Health & Safety aspects of the business
• Providing exceptional customer service
• Site visits for new and existing clients

Job Requirements

To apply for the role, you will be an excellent Team Leader with exceptional customer service and communication skills. Self-motivated and used to working on your own initiative. You will have a positive and proactive approach to work with a an efficient but friendly management style.

Key requirements for the role will include:
• Previous experience in the Marquee/Event industry and/or Operations Manager role or similar is preferred but not essential
• Exceptional organisational and time management skills
• Proven leadership skills
• A practical mindset
• Flexible in terms of time and hours worked
• Fantastic interpersonal skills
• A certain level of physical fitness due to the nature of the job
• Comfortable working in all weather conditions
• A trailer towing license would be preferred but not essential
• Knowledge of marquee Health & Safety is preferred but not essential
• Full clean driving license
• Computer literate with experience of using emails and Microsoft Office programs

If you’ve read the above and you’re raring to get involved, just email us at info@yorkshireyurts.co.uk specifying the role you are applying for, if successful there will be an informal interview and recruitment day to follow.


9am - 5pm as standard, but additional hours and the odd weekends work will be required during the peak season (typically May – October)


Basic salary £25K with incentives and dependent on experience

Office Location

Yew Tree House, Aldfield, Ripon HG4 3BE
Yorkshire Yurts