Platform and Events Manager
£34,373-£39,571 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Due to the current postholder taking flexible retirement, Economic Development is seeking a highly motivated, skilled and enthusiastic individual to join their culture & heritage team as one of two Platform and Event Managers. Liaising closely with each other you will provide the day-to-day operational management of The Platform.
The hours of work for this position are 22.12hrs per week, working Tuesday to Friday including some evenings and weekends. The Council currently operates a Flexible Working Hours Scheme which applies to this post. This post is temporary for 2 years.
You will plan and deliver an integrated, comprehensive programme of events and activities including professional shows, community events and private hires at the Platform and on occasion at other civic venues.
We are looking for someone with in-depth knowledge and understanding of all requirements relating to managing a successful arts/entertainment venue, also with an understanding and proven ability to programme a range of activities and events.
You must have experience of working with agents, promoters, artists and private hires including negotiating financial arrangements and dealing with contracts.
You must have experience of managing budgets, staff and of operating a bar. You must hold a current personal alcohol licence and first aid certificate and have excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
Earlier this year Lancaster City Council unanimously declared a climate emergency and will therefore work towards reducing carbon emissions to net-zero by 2030. As part of this role, you will be expected to participate and work towards reducing carbon emissions.
We are a Forces Friendly employer, and an Armed Forces Covenant committed organisation. We welcome applications from defence reserves and other members of our armed forces community.
Excellent benefits include: A Local Government Pension Scheme (the Council makes a 15.5% contribution). Discounted gym membership and discount on days out, activities and retail.
Interview date: 20th May