Job vacancy: Chippenham Town Council


Chippenham Town Council is looking for a head of venues to join their team.


Job title: Head of venues
Organisation: Chippenham Town Council
Salary: £37,890 - £39,880 (SCP 34-36)
Application deadline: 17 December 2021
County: Wiltshire
Email address: 
Phone number: 01249 446 699


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and creative person to manage Chippenham Town Council’s venues, including the Neeld Community and Arts Centre. As part of an established team, you will be responsible for progressing the business plan, providing the lead on operational management, and balancing commercial bookings with an innovative and varied community events programme. 

Your role will be to coordinate and promote a vibrant, diverse, and ambitious programme appealing to a wide range of different audiences and ensure a safe and high-quality customer service experience for all visitors and service users, to build on our reputation as a premier venue for Chippenham and the surrounding area.

Responsible for facilities supervisor, venues booking and box office coordinator, technician, duty officers, cleaning assistant, casual halls staff. 

Other primary relationships:

  • Line managed by the director of community services
  • Serves as a member of the extended corporate management team
  • Council members
  • All users of the venues and suppliers of goods and services

The main purpose of the role:

To ensure the smooth operational management of the council’s venues, with a busy programme of community, private, corporate, and civic events. The post holder will be familiar with building management and have a good working knowledge of statutory requirements in relation to health and safety and licensing compliance.

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