Head of Operations
The Head of Operations is an exciting opportunity for someone who is adept at creating and managing engaging public spaces, is committed to rigorous business systems and administration, and who has the ability to generate income from hires while providing a service to our community and safeguarding.
- £35,000 per annum
- Permanent Role (subject to successful completion of a probationary period)
- 37.5 hours a week (some evening and weekend working will be required
- 25 days holiday per annum + statutory holidays + company pension scheme
- Based at Studio 3 Arts, Barking IG11 7JR
Closing date for applications: Monday 13 March at 10am
More details on the role, including a person specification, key responsibilities, and how to apply, can be found in the Role Information Pack, available to download from the link below:
How to apply
Please send us your current CV – including contact details for two referees – with a supporting letter on no more than 2 sides of A4. The supporting letter should tell us why you would like to join the team and Studio 3 Arts and what you can bring to the role of Head of Operations. In your supporting letter please be sure to respond to the skills and experience listed in the person specification section above.
Please send your CV and supporting letter to email@example.com no later than 10:00 on Monday 13 March 2023.
Interviews will be held at Studio 3 Arts during the week commencing 20 March 2023
If you have specific access requirements or needs please let us know when you submit your application. We will work with applicants to ensure an accessible interview process which responds to individual needs.
Our building is single-storey and fully wheelchair accessible.
We welcome and celebrate all protected characteristics and aim to build an inclusive staff team that reflects the rich diversity of our UK communities.
If you would like to have a confidential discussion about this post prior to applying, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your contact telephone number.
Following a £2m transformation project, our home at the Galleon Centre in Boundary Road, Barking is gearing up to reopen as a fully equipped, welcoming and accessible arts centre for the people of Barking & Dagenham. The Head of Operations is an exciting opportunity for someone who is adept at creating and managing engaging public spaces, is committed to rigorous business systems and administration, and who has the ability to generate income from hires while providing a service to our community and safeguarding values. Reporting directly to the Business and Partnerships Manager, the Head of Operations will provide financial and administrative support and lead a team of on-call front of house managers, staff and volunteers.
The ideal person
We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated facilities manager with a proven record in finance and business administration. You don’t need to come from an arts background – perhaps you have worked in leisure, hospitality or healthcare – but you will have an interest in the arts and be keen to help our team deliver its wide-ranging programme. You will be a quick thinker, a problem solver and a people person. You will bring your professional venue management experience, commercial, and financial expertise to help develop the business and introduce operational systems which will make the building a welcoming and warm creative space for our artists, audiences and communities.
About Studio 3 Arts
Studio 3 Arts is a highly respected and successful participatory arts organisation based in Barking & Dagenham which works with communities across East London. Our programme spans the visual, digital and performing arts and we bring together artists and communities to collaborate and create change in the arts and in society. From free workshops and exhibitions to live theatre, music, dance and more we enable opportunities for everyone to participate in and be inspired by the arts. Studio 3 Arts is a registered charity and an Arts Council England national portfolio organisation (NPO). Our facilities comprise a 110 seat theatre, practice/rehearsal studio, small gallery space, changing places facility, front of house/cafe bar area with professional kitchen, and we are currently working to add a professional music recording studio.
Studio 3 Arts, Barking
Address: Studio 3 Arts, Galleon Centre, Boundary Road, Barking IG11 7JR
15 minutes walk from Barking town centre and train/tube station.
Tube & Train: Barking has great public transport connections with District Line, Hammersmith & City, Overground and C2C services all coming into Barking Station. You can get from central London to Studio 3 Arts in less than an hour.
Buses: No. 62 Bus runs along the Gascoigne Road and stops very close to Studio 3 Arts. Get off at the stop named ‘Boundary Road’, then we’re just a minute’s walk along Boundary Road. (https://tfl.gov.uk/bus/route/62)
Other buses in Barking are: 287, 5, 368, EL1 EL2 – then 10-12 minute walk
To contact the Studio 3 Arts team, fill out the following form and we’ll get back to you. Thanks!
Studio 3 Arts, Boundary Rd, Barking, IG11 7JR