Opportunity: General Manager

We’re looking for a dynamic an enthusiastic individual to join us, to work closely as part of our fantastic team here at SICK! and help us achieve our potential and grow our impact and reach.

We’re looking for someone who will bring their unique energy to this, along with their experience of general office management, financial operations, setting up systems, and creative problem solving, and is also passionate about, and interested in, the areas in which SICK! operates – arts, health, diversity, community development and international work.

About the role

Job Title: General Manager
Employer: SICK! Productions Ltd (also known as SICK! Festival)
Responsible to: CEO & Artistic Director
Responsible for: Freelance staff
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full time – 37.5 hours per week
Holiday Entitlement: 25 days per annum, plus Bank Holidays
Notice Period: Two months
Probationary Period: Six months
Salary Range: £28,000 – £32,000

The People’s Pension Scheme, Employer contributions 3% gross salary
Location: Working at The Sharp Project, Thorp Road, Manchester, M40 5BJ

All offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory references

Application process

Application Deadline: Monday 19th June at 9am

Shortlisting: By Wednesday 21st June

Interviews: Wednesday 28th June & Thursday 29th June

Please submit the following as either PDF documents or in an alternative format if you would prefer (e.g. video):

    1. CV – 2 sides A4 max
    2. Completed Diversity Monitoring Form (this information will be stored anonymously and separately to your application
    3. Covering letter (1500 words max) outlining how you meet the criteria in the Person Specification, with examples from your previous work (you will have the opportunity to expand on these examples during interview)
    4. Details of two professional references with current knowledge of your experience and abilities

Please send the above to info@sickfestival.com marked General Manager

Please contact the above address if you would like to discuss this opportunity with one of our team.


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