Play:Disrupt is hiring an Operations Manager (maternity cover) to lead our operational activities, project delivery and support new business acquisition.
This role is initially offered for 5 months, but we hope and expect that with sufficient additional projects it will continue until January 2025. Following the maternity cover role, we would hope to renegotiate the role within the company.
We launched Play:Disrupt in early 2020, using play and creativity to make consultation and public engagement more inclusive and further reaching. This work focuses on: the built environment, health and wellbeing, academic research and biodiversity/environmentalism. Our work takes the form of: creative programming for high streets, visioning for new communities, training local authority personnel in creative engagement methods, health research, and development of innovative technical tools. Clients include local authorities, engineering/architectural companies and universities.
Play:Disrupt is a founding member of Bristol Urban Forum, a one-year listening project with the aim of recording how Bristolians want to see the city change over time.
Our background is in street theatre and visual arts, and this experience influences all our work.
We are a team of two permanent staff (Creative Director and Operations Director) and we work with freelance associates and freelance facilitators on a project by project basis. Since launching we have run a wide range of successful projects across the country, and have a variety of work in the pipeline.
We are now looking to hire someone to lead the efficient running and operations of the company as a maternity cover role. This will enable us to deliver existing work, seek out more clients and grow at a manageable pace.
On a day to day basis, you will be joining our Creative Director, Malcolm. We’re looking for someone who can hit the ground running, with experience of operational management within a small business, project delivery, new business development and application writing.
Role will include
Other duties as reasonably required.
We are interested in what interests, skills and knowledge you bring and how you would like to develop this role and your place within it.
We are offering £32k pro rata, 3 days a week (£19,200/yr), but with additional projects the number of days could increase in discussion with the successful applicant. The days you choose to work are flexible.
We’re based in Bristol City Centre with an office on Marsh Street. We imagine this role will be mainly office based. We also sometimes work from home and we are happy to discuss a flexible approach to office/home working. Our office is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible, however we have a space arrangement with Pervasive Media Studio (across the road) which is fully accessible. We are residents of Pervasive Media Studio at the Watershed.
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Application deadline is midnight on Wednesday 15th November and interviews will take place w/c 20th November. We hope the successful application will begin the role w/c 4th December for a 3 week handover before Christmas.
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