We are looking for a person with excellent management, communication, marketing and administration skills to become our Community Facilities Manager. The postholder will play a central role in helping us build Woodlands into an attractive and creative community where people connect with each other and thrive.
The primary purpose of this role is to manage bookings and activities taking place at our Community Meeting Room and Events Terrace at 66 Ashley Street, G3 6HW. However, the postholder will also assist Woodlands Community’s Manager on health and safety and staffing issues as well as contribute to our plans for further building improvements at the lower level of the Ashley Street site.
Our Community Meeting Room opened in 2017, and an outdoor Events Terrace was added just before the start of the pandemic in early 2020. Both the Meeting Room and Terrace act as the main hub for our own community activities as well as being hired out as an affordable events space to a wide range of organisations. Since our meeting room re-opened (post Covid) in March 2022 it has been let out to over 40 different hirers – ranging from local residents, community organisations, charities, student groups and private sector businesses.
The Community Facilities Manager acts as the first point of contact for external hirers, manages bookings via an online booking system and promotes activities through both social media and printed resources. They support our Finance Manager to ensure payments for bookings are kept up to date and work closely with our other project staff to ensure smooth planning and delivery of events on site. They currently provide line management support to two members of staff and take a lead role in implementing onsite practices relating to health and safety.
The successful candidate will have previous experience of helping to look after a community facility. They will have excellent interpersonal skills, experience of line managing staff, be able to manage a varied workload and also be adept in managing budgets. They will be able to communicate well with people from a range of different backgrounds, work flexibly within a small team and build successful partnerships and relationships with organisations across different sectors.
This is an exciting and varied role and a real opportunity to contribute to the core activities of an innovative and successful charity. Although initially only funded for 12 months, we see this very much as a long-term post with the potential to expand over time.