Venue and Events Manager

Joseph Rowntree Foundation
New Earswick
12 Jan 2018
18 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Salary - £28,119

Hours of work: Full time, 35 hours per week

(This role in tandem with the Deputy position will provide operational cover in the Folk Hall on a 35 hour basis which will include some weekend working as well as late shifts into the evening)

Fixed term, 14 month contract

In 1907 Joseph Rowntree gave the Folk Hall to the people of New Earswick to be a "centre for activities and create a united life in this new experiment". More than one hundred years later, the Folk Hall remains at the centre of life here, with more than forty groups using our rooms, a lively café and events of all sorts.

This year we will complete a major refurbishment to bring its facilities up to scratch for the future. York Explore, the public library, will move in at Easter and our new Reading Café will open. The local Post Office is already installed and proving popular.

Our vision is that people of all ages can come together and enjoy a safe, social and inclusive environment and we are now looking to strengthen our team to ensure that this new phase gets off to a flying start.

You should be flexible, creative and motivational, with good communication skills and a proven track record of managing community facilities.

You will be the person with full responsibility for ensuring the newly refurbished building is back up and running and ready for business with the re-establishment of a full programme of bookings and activities.

The role involves the day to day running of the Folk Hall which includes the Post Office, the public library and a thriving café culture and catering facility, alongside a range of meeting rooms used by both business and community groups.

Marketing and PR activity will fall under your remit as well in what will be a busy and varied role - no 2 days will be the same.

If you are interested you will be able to demonstrate excellent financial literacy, have a proven track record of managing and motivating a varied team, good working knowledge of health and safety matters and the ability to communicate with a diverse range of service users.

A flexible and customer focused approach is essential as well as being able to manage a range of competing workloads and deadlines.

Download an application pack and further information by clicking below

Closing deadline for applications is on 1pm on Monday 29 January 2018

Interviews will be held in York week commencing 5 February 2018

Please complete our application form; CV’s and late applications will not be accepted.

At JRF/JRHT we believe in being inclusive and giving everyone an equal chance to succeed. Applications are welcome from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race, sexual orientation, transgender status or social economic background.