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Job Opportunity:Operations Manager

Job Description - Operations Manager

Reports into – Artistic Director Hours – 15 hours per week Salary - £30,000 pro rata (6 months contract, part-time) Location – Flexible: from home or SBDC locations, when required Start Date: October 25 (negotiable) Virtual Interview: 15/10/21 or 16/10/21 or 18/10/21 Closing date: Sunday 10 October, midnight.

The role of the Operations Manager will be to plan, direct and co-ordinate the operations of SBDC by working closely with the Artistic Director and other staff and volunteers.


  • Manage the daily operations of SBDC, including but not limited to:

- Overseeing the administration and management of classes

- Project managing the charity's annual festival – Hemantika

- Planning and taking an active role in fundraising for future projects

- Managing all external communications with potential partner organisations

- Partnering with organisations for potential new projects and initiatives

  • Establish or implement goals, objectives, or procedures in conjunction with the Trustees, Artistic Director and other SBDC representatives.

  • Develop marketing plans and strategies and execute with other SBDC staff

  • The individual will also be responsible for maintaining SBDC's brand and marketing strategy.

Person specification

  • A proven track record of programme and project management, ideally within an arts organisation.

  • An ability to manage budgets and a track record of successfully applying for funding and/or grants.

  • Experience working as a Project Manager/Operations Manager or General Manager of a charity ideally within the arts sector.

  • Experience of managing teams of employees and/or volunteers.

  • Applicants must ideally be DBS cleared and available to start at short notice.

Application process

If this opportunity interests you, apply by emailing with a copy of your CV and covering letter explaining (i) why you are interested in the role and (ii) how you might contribute to developing SBDC.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an in-person interview with the Artistic Director. We will make reasonable accommodations to allow all candidates to participate in the interview process, if selected. Offers will be subject to satisfactory references and standard pre- employment checks.

An informal and confidential discussion can be arranged, if necessary. Please contact to schedule a short call with the Artistic Director.

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