Job Vacancy: Operations Manager

BY Manchester Craft and Design Centre


Operations Manager

Manchester Craft & Design Centre
2 days per week
£18,000.00 pro rata (14 hours per week)
Fixed Term Contract until 31/3/2017

Manchester Craft and Design Centre (MCAD) offers a unique space for makers to create, present and sell the best of contemporary craft and design to the public and has done since 1982. We are a not-for-profit company located in the former Victorian fish and poultry market in the creative ‘Northern Quarter’ of Manchester city centre. We also offer supporting services to craftspeople and designers by providing workshop/retail accommodation, exhibition opportunities and professional development events.

MCAD is currently undergoing a period of unprecedented development, and we have an exciting opportunity for an Operations Manager to join our busy team.

The Operations Manager will be responsible for core activities such as building management and office administration to ensure that the Centre runs smoothly. They will also contribute towards the Centre’s venue hire and events activities. We are looking for someone with a problem-solving and hands-on approach, who enjoys working as part of a team and relishes a challenge.

You will have experience in a similar role for at least a year, and a proven track record of managing operations. An organised approach, flexibility and resourcefulness will also be essential. You might not have everything we’ve listed on the Job Description: we expect that the successful candidate will want to learn and develop in the role.

Please download the documents below. If you are unable to access or open these for any reason, please ring 0161 832 4274 to request an application pack.


Please return your application by post in an envelope marked “Operations Manager Application” to:

Kate Day
Manchester Craft and Design Centre,
17 Oak Street,
M4 5JD


We are sorry but we cannot accept email applications.

Closing date for applications: 10am Monday 1st August 2016.

N.B. Please ensure you use the correct postage, as late applications will not be considered.