GU1, Guildford

£26,500 - £28,000 per year (depending on experience)

Permanent, Full-time

Job Description

The Guildford Institute is an educational, community charity based in Guildford town centre. The Institute is looking for a full-time Programme and Deputy Manager to join its small, friendly staff team and to help take the organisation into the next phase of its development.

Key Responsibilities of the Post-holder  

The Programme and Deputy Manager is a highly-valued member of staff and plays a vital role within the organisation. The points below identify some of the post-holder’s areas of responsibility:

  • Management of the Institute’s Course Programme – to include the design and organisation of a varied, termly course series. The successful candidate will act as the first-line responder to tutors and students. The post-holder is also encouraged to broaden the programme in order to continue to diversify the appeal of the Institute.
  • Management of the Institute’s Room Hire Diary – the post-holder is responsible for processing the Institute’s room hire enquiries, liaising with the clients to establish requirements and ensuring that these are accurately recorded and communicated to other staff members.
  • Deputisation and Management Responsibility – the post-holder will be responsible for managing the Institute’s small team of caretakers and stewards; will provide deputy support to the Institute Manager and will have involvement in ensuring that the Institute meets its strategic objectives.

What is The Guildford Institute and What Do We Offer?

The Guildford Institute is a membership organisation and community hub providing a wide range of activities to residents of Guildford and the surrounding areas. On offer is a eclectic programme of courses, talks, events and visits, alongside a variety of club and societies, room hire facilities, and a library complete with a historic archive. The Institute has operated from its Grade II listed premises for 127 years and is continuing to build its profile locally.

Some of the key benefits of working at the Institute include:

  • The post-holder will work within a small, friendly team environment
  • Varied job role that provides opportunities for development and plenty of scope for original ideas and input
  • Ability to interact with a vast number of local community members
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Central Guildford Location

What We Seek in You

  • A passion for and commitment to the aims and the work of the Institute and an enthusiasm to build on recent developments to the Institute’s programme.  
  • At least one year’s experience in a role with relevant responsibilities at an appropriate level.
  • An ability to plan, prioritise and organise in order to meet competing deadlines.
  • A keen attention to detail and proof-reading abilities.
  • Good problem-solving abilities.
  • Highly comfortable in dealing with financial information.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in order to build up good relationships with tutors, room hirers and regular clients. 
  • A flexible, adaptable approach is essential.
  • Experience in using databases, WordPress or QuickBooks would also be an advantage (not essential).

Timeline and Application Method

Please be aware that the interview date will be Thursday 4 July 2019

We invite applications with an up-to-date CV and cover letter describing how your skills and experience match our requirements. We request that the CV includes current salary information.