Business & Audiences Manager

Kirklees, West Yorkshire
£29,899 - £31,470
15 Apr 2019
26 Apr 2019
RC 1399
Job role
Contract Type
Part Time

This job is temporary for up to 18 months to provide backfill for a specific project.

Working Pattern:  30 hours per week (flexible but ideally to include Tuesday to Thursday).  Includes some evening and weekend working.

It may be possible for you to apply for this job as a secondment – please contact HR Recruitment for advice.

Kirklees Museums and Galleries has been awarded National Lottery Heritage Funding for “Bringing out the Best: A bright new future for Kirklees Heritage”. The funding is part of the NLHF’s Resilient Heritage programme. This post will provide backfill during the course of the project to allow team members capacity to deliver the project. 

We are looking for a committed, organised, creative and enthusiastic manager with a passion for the positive and powerful impact that museums and galleries have on audiences. Your role will lead on how the service can become more sustainable through income generation, fundraising, engagement and partnerships. You will be responsible for the strategic development of all aspects of engagement including audience development and marketing, commercial activity and programming.  

You will be able to engage effectively with people at all levels, including community groups, volunteers, friends organisations, businesses, elected members and education institutes. You will be a confident experienced manager with experience of working in the heritage sector and with great communication, business and advocacy skills.

Requirements for this job: 

  • Management experience of working in a museum or cultural development setting, and a strong track record of effective team leadership.
  • Experience of delivering successful fundraising programmes.
  • Experience of managing and developing commercial activity. 
  • Experience of developing community programmes particularly in the areas of learning.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of people at various levels.
  • Ability to effectively manage performance and demonstrate impact.
  • Experience of budget and resource management.
  • Strong track record of creating partnership programmes and working in partnership with a range of organisations/sectors. 
  • Experience of managing audience development programmes at multiple locations and their associated marketing and promotion. 

If you are a substantive employee of the Council with over 6 months continuous service and you have successfully completed your probation period your application for this job will be treated as a secondment.  Applications will only be accepted if accompanied by a completed Secondment Permission Form signed by your manager.

In order to be shortlisted for this job please demonstrate how you meet the Person Checklist as detailed on the attached Job Profile. CVs will not be accepted.


This project is funded by the NLHF’s Resilient Heritage programme:

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