Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary recruiting ahead of re-opening

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Ten jobs are available at Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary, which is on track to reopen in October after a £3 million refit following last year’s floods.

The centre has been closed since it was flooded with more than 3ft of sea water in December’s tidal surge and more than 3,000 creatures had to be evacuated.

General manager Nigel Croasdale said: “Our sanctuary is gradually taking shape and now its time to get a full team in place ready to welcome back our sea creatures and then our visitors.”

The sanctuary retained a skeleton staff of around eight people, some of them having temporarily redeployed to Great Yarmouth.

The centre, which attracts around 100,000 visitors each year, often employs up to 20 additional seasonal and temporary team members.

It is now advertising for a commercial team leader, a trainee aquarist to work on the displays and two admissions and retail staff.

In addition it is seeking two entertainers to give educational talks and take care of school groups, three people to man the new coffee shop and a general administration assistant.

Mr Croasdale said: “We’ve always been a hard-working but happy team here at the sanctuary, with a team spirit that really paid dividends in the way everyone rallied round to help with the evacuation last winter.”

Seals, otters, penguins, sharks and a myriad of other creatures will be welcomed back to the centre in early October.

The doors are due to re-open on the 16th.