We are recruiting for a new General Manager

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Theatre Orchard are seeking a General Manager to join our team.

The General Manager will be responsible for the smooth running of Theatre Orchard/ Culture Weston’s operations. A crucial role within a small team, the General Manager will look after Theatre Orchard/ Culture Weston’s finance, HR and legal responsibilities. They will support Theatre Orchard/ Culture Weston’s senior management in business planning, income generation and managing stakeholder relationships. The General Manager will ensure that Theatre Orchard/ Culture Weston has the capacity, resources and administrative systems to achieve its ambitions.

This is a role for someone who is enthusiastic and driven with excellent attention to detail. Someone who enjoys setting up and running the administrative and financial systems that help arts organisations function. You’ll be well organised and have strong financial skills. You might have a background in administration and finance. You’ll be someone is imaginative and resourceful and be a strong lateral thinker.

Position: General Manager

Salary: £28,000 per year pro-rata

Closing date: Friday, 10 December 2021 – 5pm

Contract: Fixed term 12 months, 3 days per week (with potential for extension, subject to funding)

Application documents

Further information and job description (Word, 117 KB)

Further information and job description (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Equal opportunities monitoring form (Word, 28 KB)

How to apply for this position

Please send your application to admin@theatreorchard.org.uk, and insert GENERAL MANAGER APPLICATION in the subject title.

Please submit a CV (max 2 sides), and a covering letter (max 2 sides) explaining why you think you are the right person for the role, how you meet the person specification and why you would like to work with Theatre Orchard. Or you may submit a video of no more than 8 minutes.

Please also complete our Equal opportunities monitoring form, and submit this with your application. We are striving to understand more about who applies to work with us – as such we’ll use the data from our applicant monitoring forms to help inform our recruitment strategy. All information will be anonymous, will not be shared with the shortlisting panel and will only ever be reported at aggregate level.


Friday 10 December 5pm – Deadline for applications

Friday 17 December – Candidates informed of outcome

Monday 10 January 2022 – Interviews – in person, or remotely via Zoom, depending on circumstances.

Before you apply

We believe our work will be stronger with greater diversity and welcome applications from those who bring difference to our team. We welcome and encourage applications from those currently underrepresented in our workforce and in the arts community; particularly people of colour, and disabled people (as defined by the Equality Act 2010). We are committed to managing a fair and equitable recruitment process. If you have any access needs around applying for this role, or would like any further information, or just to have a chat about the role, please contact Fiona Matthews, fionamatthews@theatreorchard.org.uk.

We will guarantee an interview to any disabled candidate who fulfils the minimum essential criteria for the role as described in the Person Specification.

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