General Manager, Learning and Participation (Maternity Cover)


£40,000 per annum, full-time (5 out of 7 days (40 hours) per week)
12 month Fixed-term Maternity Cover contract until March 2021

Ballet and opera capture the deepest emotions and tell universal stories. The Royal Opera House (ROH) wants to share these life-changing artforms and their power to move and excite with as many people as we can.

Our extensive Learning and Participation programme encourages participation and deepens learning, offering people of all ages the chance to discover and question our artforms and create their own responses to opera and ballet. Our ambition is to ignite interest and passion in our artforms, open up opportunities to diversify the talent pipeline and build a culturally literate and creative nation.

This key leadership role works closely with the Director of Learning and Participation with a dual function: managing all events at Covent Garden to ensure the smooth running of the programme and leading on business and resources across the four teams to ensure the smooth running of the programme and effective management of L&P staff.

We are now looking for an experienced and committed General Manager to join our busy team on a fixed term maternity cover contract.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Strong leadership skills with ability to influence, inspire and act decisively and problem solve and demonstrate a track record of effective team management to achieve outstanding results;
  • Strong strategic planning, organisational and administrative skills with a systematic approach to managing a busy office;
  • High level financial acumen with evidence of successful resource, budget management and financial planning and administration;
  • Significant experience of managing flagship events programme across range of spaces and audiences in a large cultural organisation;
  • Excellent communication, presentation and negotiations skills and fluent spoken and written English;
  • Track record of nurturing successful relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

A full job description is available below. To apply, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on `Apply Now`. Please contact the Human Resources Department on Tel: +44 (0)20 7212 9124 if you have any access requirements or queries.

We actively encourage BAME and disabled applicants and value the positive impact that difference has on our teams.

Closing date for the receipt of applications: 8.00 am, Monday 17 February 2020

Interviews will be held on Thursday 27 February 2020

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK.

No agencies.





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