Youth Centre Operations Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Youth Centre Operations Manager based in East London with a top tier Housing Association.

Pay rate is equivalent to £37,260

Interviews will be held on 6th of September so it is imperative you are available on that day

This centre is a creative arts youth service designed to inspire. It has been shaped by young people, for young people. It offers free, state of the art sound, film, design, art and broadcasting facilities, alongside performance, dance, boxing, fashion, styling and chill areas. The goal is to support and inspire young people to reach their full potential.

You will ensure the centre’s facilities are of top quality to enable the centre to be the leading creative arts youth destination in London. You will effectively line manage a team supporting them to do their best in their roles.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To lead facilities, repairs, and technical staff to ensure the building is well maintained and that repairs are carried out to a high standard and quickly
  • To hold contractors to high standards to ensure repairs and work are good quality
  • To lead technical staff to ensure the centre uses the facilities available to their full potential to deliver top quality events and programmes for young people
  • To manage the cleaning contract to ensure the building is cleaned to a high standard
  • To coordinate periodic refreshes of the building where needed, following the procurement processes to engage contractors to do the work
  • To manage annual maintenance contracts with contractors to ensure compliance and best value for money
  • To lead facilities staff to manage the use of space in the building using a database, taking room bookings, planning large events, and ensuring resources are in place to deliver high quality events
  • To work with health and safety team and compliance teams to ensure that the centre building meets all health and safety and compliance requirements and is a safe space
  • To lead the front desk team in delivering a welcoming service to all visitors to the centre including staff, young people, external hire clients, partners, volunteers and members of the public
  • To lead the partnership with the centre’s café to ensure the offer is quality
  • Requirements

  • Enjoy working with teenagers and youth
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation in a youth context
  • Creative and able to create new activities
  • To lead, inspire and train each team member
  • To review M&E and adapt and make changes where needed
  • Logistics and planning in a public venue experience including facilities management
  • Please apply with submission of your CV and Abs Valentino from our London office will be in Touch. For more information and a confidential chat about the position, please do not hesitate to call us on 07385 391705.