Interim Business Manager

Recruiter
Clarke Foley
Location
Leeds, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Aug 2019
Closes
25 Aug 2019
Ref
1221916209
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Interim Business Manager - salary circa 26k subject to skill set and experience
4/6 months interim post initially - full time
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an Interim Business Manager at the heart of the community in Ilkley, West Yorkshire.
Clarke Foley is a registered charity providing facilities for recreational, educational and a wide range of other leisure pursuits. It is a favourite place for many people in Ilkley and surrounding areas offering plenty of activities, events, meetings and a lively café. The Centre has 22 part time staff and over 80 active volunteers.
We are seeking to strengthen our dynamic team by appointing an Interim Business Manager on a four to six month basis. The role will be full time (40 hours per week) and may become a permanent post over time. We can offer flexibility over when the hours will be worked, opportunity to work from home on occasion and complimentary parking in the heart of Ilkley.
We are looking for an energetic, dynamic individual with the ability to understand and appreciate the Centre's proud history and its strengths whilst also undertaking an essential review of existing services to the local community. We are looking for opportunities to improve day to day operations, seek efficiencies where practicable and continue to serve our local community in the most effective way.
Essential characteristics that the Interim Business Manager will need include:
·Innovation and creative flair;
·Self-motivation;
·Excellent communication, inter-personal, decision making and managementskills;
·Evaluation, analysis and the ability to make data based recommendations
·Ability to create, lead and be part of a team and be assertive, discrete and influential
·Computer literacy [including finance packages, although this can be taught]; office, project and time management skills
·Ability to prioritise competing workloads
Main duties of the role will include the following and the successful applicant will work alongside the board of directors to ensure delivery:
·A review of the structure & roles of employees/volunteers to ensure it is effective in delivering Clarke Foleys business requirements
·A review of Administrative functions to ensure effective purchasing, cost recovery and room hire practices
·Provide clarity in the café offering, including recommendations for the delivery of one off special meals and catering with rooms.
·A review of off-site delivery of food to other venues and identify vendors who can support functions within Clarke Foley
·A review of hours of work for caretakers and support staff
·Appraisals for all staff, in conjunction with other supervisors and managers
Applicants should send a CV and two references (Name/ Address/ Phone and email including in what capacity the referee knows the applicant) by 5pm Tuesday 6th August.
Interviews will be held week commencing 12th August and the post holder to start as soon as possible after the appointment is made

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