Venue Manager

Organisation: Eden Scott

Salary: £34,614 - £38,312

Location: Kirkcaldy

Eden Scott is delighted to be working with OnFife, an ambitious Public Sector Trust to recruit a two year Fixed Term Venue Manager.

As part of their ongoing commitment to welcome communities back into their spaces this role will help them to deliver on their ambitious plans for the future.

This role of Venue Manager has come about as OnFife are revisiting their Operations Management Team structure following on from the pandemic. It’s important to the Trust to develop the right structure so there will likely be the opportunity for permanent posts in the future; it’ll be a great time to join the team. There are some exciting times ahead as OnFife’s Adam Smith Theatre in Kirkcaldy emerges from a complete refurbishment. Significant investment into the infrastructure and production equipment is also being made across all four of their 4 theatres.

Initially the post will have day to day management responsibility for two of their venues in Central Fife, Rothes Halls in Glenrothes and The Lochgelly Centre in Lochgelly. These busy community venues both include a theatre, public library, meeting spaces and a café. It’s a role that’s well suited to an individual with great people management skills, an eye for detail, someone who’s loves to coach and develop people and enjoys delivering excellent customer service.

You’ll be working alongside colleagues that are looking afresh at how the Trust runs its operations and delivers its services, so they’ll be looking for you to bring your experience and ideas. You’ll play a significant part in helping lead the organisation through an extensive Recovery & Renewal Strategy that they’re shaping up, not only in response to the Covid pandemic, but also in the recognition that their venues need to continuously evolve.

You’ll be reporting into the Deputy Operations Manager who leads on Venues, Theatres and Heritage sites, and you’ll liaise directly with the Creative Development Team to ensure that they’re living their values; well governed; forward looking and relevant and trusted by their communities.

Being part of their Operations Team means delivering a great overall service experience to their communities. There’s a lot of day-to-day management and leadership but it’s equally about working collaboratively with colleagues. The role holder will embrace an equitable and co-ordinated approach to service delivery and development and the successful candidate will be a key member of their Operations Management Team, demonstrating the vision, empathy and agility to contribute at the highest level.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities include:

Take the day to day management and leadership responsibilities within Rothes Halls and The Lochgelly Centre. Overseeing and approving rotas to ensure appropriate levels of cover and support are consistently maintained.
Provide leadership, support and coaching to venue supervisors and front-line teams regarding the management and operation of the facilities.
To collaborate closely with OnFife’s Theatres Managers and Catering Operations Manager in helping to reshape how they deliver front line services in line with changing customer behaviour needs
Implement the organisation’s Health and Safety policies and ensure that all staff across the venues are well trained on all procedures.
Assist with the implementation of corporate initiatives including the management and delivery of major events and productions.
Seek and support continuous improvement recognising and rewarding performance and encouraging innovation.
Contribute to, and deliver against, the organisations strategic objectives and associated strategies, eg business plan, financial plan, customer services plan and communications plan.
Key skills and experience required:

Applying candidates should have a CV that details:

Excellent leadership skills with the ability to motivate others.
Operational management within a multifaceted customer focussed organisation where experience has been gained developing and maintaining effective relationships and partnerships internally and externally.
Previous Theatre experience or similar would be advantageous.
Experience of financial and business planning and budget and cost management.
This role will be based between Glenrothes and Lochgelly and the post holder may be required to travel throughout Fife, applicants must have a driving licence and their own car.

Salary banding ranges from £34,614 to £38,312 dependant on experience, benefits include a local government pension, death in service, generous holiday entitlement of 32 days.

Eden Scott is dealing exclusively with OnFife on this vacancy so please submit your CV online or to or for further details contact Sally Rae 07776 662506.

No closing date has been set for this vacancy so we would suggest candidates apply without delay.

Application Deadline: Friday 20/05/2022