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Advert Date:   Wednesday, 23rd November 2022
 
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Job Title:   Operations Manager - Manchester Art Gallery
Organisation:   Manchester Art Gallery
Salary:   £37,261 - £41,496 p.a.
Type:   Full-Time Position
Location:   Manchester, England
Closing Date:   Monday, 12th December 2022
Job Ref No:   MCC491226/NS
 
  Job Description
Position Title: Operations Manager - Manchester Art Gallery
Location: Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL - Fixed Based
Salary Range: Grade 8 £37,261 to £41,496 (Bar at £40,478) per annum + 10% Flexibility Pay
Working Hours: 35 hours per week, worked on a rota basis across Mon-Sun
Contract Type: Full-Time, Permanent  
 
Manchester Art Gallery is looking for a collaborative, agile and dynamic leader to deliver the day-to-day building operations of Manchester Art gallery (our city centre gallery), Platt Hall www.platthall.org and Queens Park Conservation studios, as a key member of the Gallery’s Leadership Team.
 
Our main strategic priority for the next four years is to deliver a capital programme across all three of our sites to improve collection storage and address long standing problems with our buildings, whilst continuing to deliver a cultural offer that attracts up to 730,000 visitors a year.  The gallery has recently restructured its operational and specialist technical teams, and this role will lead and develop the new Operations Team, reviewing and revising our policies and procedures to support business critical services and activities against the City Council’s Risk Compliance Framework. 
 
Greater Manchester Combined Authority is committed to achieving zero carbon by 2038, and, as the Operations Manager, you will be the gallery lead for environmental sustainability and carbon reduction to support this ambitious plan.
 
You will bring experience in facilities/operational management, with an understanding of the complex needs of a high footfall heritage buildings housing vulnerable collections. You will demonstrate the ability to manage a complex programme of refurbishment and repairs in close working with colleagues and external specialists and contractors, and you will work in a collaborative way and be a strong team player with excellent communication skills and the ability to influence and learn from others.
 
About us 
Manchester Art Gallery is the original useful museum, at the centre of city life for nearly 200 years, created as the Royal Manchester Institution for the Promotion of Literature, Science and the Arts and has been proudly part of Manchester City Council since 1882.
 
The gallery’s 45,000-strong collection - which belongs to the people of Manchester - spans six centuries of art, craft and design, and fashion and dress, with a particularly rich collection of 19th-century art, including a large number of Pre-Raphaelite paintings. The gallery is free and open to all people as a place of civic thinking and public imagination, it promotes art as a means to achieve social change.
 
Manchester Art Gallery sits within the Libraries, Galleries and Culture Service as part of the Neighbourhoods Directorate of Manchester City Council (MCC). It has two public venues - Manchester Art Gallery and Platt Hall (undergoing redevelopment – www.platthall.org ) and Queens Park Conservation Studios in Harpurhey that serves as the ‘engine-room’ of the gallery, providing essential collection housing and conservation studios.
 
As part of Manchester City Council we deliver the ’Our Manchester’ strategy for the city to deliver its social, cultural and environmental objectives. Manchester Art Gallery is also a National Portfolio Organisation funded by Arts Council England to work in strategic partnership with the Whitworth Art Gallery and Manchester Museum, working together to deliver their Let's Create strategy, and promoting Manchester as a centre of knowledge and creativity. 

This role is predominately fixed based. You will be required to work from specific locations. This could be because you use specialist equipment or because you work with the public from a fixed location. You may work from more than one fixed location and you would usually have a dedicated workspace or team area. Your hours and times of work may be more flexible depending on the type of role you have.

Creating an inclusive team at Manchester City Council 
At Manchester City Council, we strive to create a fair and inclusive workplace that is as diverse as the communities we serve. If you want to find out more about the role, our culture, flexible arrangements or any adjustments, please let us know by emailing amanda.wallace@manchester.gov.uk or calling 07470423677.
 
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Guaranteed Interview Scheme 
As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:

• Members of the Armed Forces and veterans
• Are currently in care, or have previously been in care
• If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition

Accessibility 
As a Disability Confident Employer, we provide support for employees with physical or mental-health conditions, a disability or neurodiversity. Our workplaces are accessible by design, and we make workplace adjustments including providing aids, adaptations and equipment. These, combined with our flexible working policies such as disability-related leave, enable our employees to perform their role, thrive and be their authentic selves in work.

We can offer flexibility to your needs, if you require any adjustments at all, please let us know by emailing amanda.wallace@manchester.gov.uk
  Application Instructions
Application Deadline: 12 December 2022 at 23:59
Interview Date: 19 December 2022
Interview Type: Face to Face

If you are successful  
Once we have confirmed if you are successful in the role, we will need you to provide the documents below:

• Work permit - Passport / ID
• Two satisfactory employer references – one must be from your current/ most recent employer

When you join us 
We want everyone to be able to be themselves at work and give their best. If you need additional support to undertake the duties of the role, we’ll make every effort to source any necessary aids, adaptations or equipment. If, however, any task proves to be unachievable, we will look at redesigning parts of the role.

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