Centre Manager Maternity Cover

We are currently recruiting for cover for our Centre Manager Amelia Jackson, to enable her to take Annual Leave and Maternity Leave from 1st August 2022.

Coniston Community Association

Coniston Community Association operates the community centre in The Parade, Coniston Road, Patchway.  The building has a community café, community rooms, advice services and offices for community organisations.  We are seeking cover and maternity cover from August 2022 for our enthusiastic Centre Manager to continue to bring the centre to life.  The centre has been funded through a variety of sources including Patchway Town Council and the Community Fund.  The Trustee’s aim is to bring the community together, improving the health and wellbeing of local residents and improving the sense of community.

CENTRE MANAGER (Maternity Cover)

Part Time (25 hours) – £17,000

To run all aspects of the community centre ensuring it operates effectively, meets the needs of the local community and of the centre users.

Closing date for applications is 10am on 24 June.  Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 4:30pm on 24 June and interviews will be held on 27 June.  Application packs may be obtained by emailing info@conistoncommunitycentre.org.uk for more information please contact Amelia Jackson on 0117-923-6878

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Coniston Community Association


POST:                                      CENTRE MANAGER – CONISTION COMMUNITY CENTRE

RESPONSIBLE TO:                   Coniston Community Association Trustees

SALARY:                                  £17,000 per annum (25 hours per week)


To run all aspects of the community centre ensuring it operates effectively, meets the needs of the local community and of the centre users.

Tasks and Duties

  • To provide a warm welcome to centre visitors and users
  • To ensure that rooms are appropriately equipped and ready for bookings
  • Produce reports to the Community Association and funders
  • Identify and raise funds
  • Be responsible for all aspects of finance including keeping accounts, sending out invoices, ordering supplies
  • Take centre bookings
  • Promote the centre within Patchway and the wider community and to raise the income
  • To advise the Trustees to ensure they have up to date policies and procedures
  • Increase bookings and thereby develop relationships between those using the centre
  • Develop local services and activities to be run from the centre, including open days, ad hoc social events and Annual General Meetings
  • Ensure the Centre has an up to date User procedure for using the Centre
  • Supervise and support clerical, cleaning and caretaking staff
  • Ensure effective maintenance of the building – including maintenance programmes
  • Supervise contractors and others regarding work in the building
  • Ensure the building is safe and secure at all times
  • Manage storage space and equipment use within the building
  • Support volunteers and volunteer involvement with the running of the Centre
  • Work with local partners to ensure activities at the Centre fit with others provided in the area and develop close working relationships with key local partners
  • Investigate and apply for outside funding/grants
  • Responsibility for health and safety in the building
  • Personal qualities are important: the post holder will need a strong commitment to helping members of the community get involved and help manage events at the Centre
  • The post holder will also need to be self-reliant, energetic and able to prioritise activities.


So far as reasonably practicable, the post holder must ensure that safe working practices are adopted by employees and in premises/work areas for which the post holder is responsible to maintain a safe working environment for employees and service users.

Work in compliance with the organisation’s policies and procedures and its commitment to equal opportunities.

Ensure that output and the quality of work are of the highest standard and complies with current legislation.


The post holder will be subject to a DBS check.

There will be some evening and weekend work.


Qualities (Essential)

  • Welcoming and friendly
  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Good communicator
  • Working on own initiative and within a team and the wider community
  • Able to deal with crises
  • Enthusiastic
  • Reliable
  • Respecting confidentiality

Skills  (Essential)

  • Understanding of accounting/book keeping/financial packages e.g. Quick Books
  • Experience of marketing and promotion
  • IT skills
  • Experience of managing services or buildings
  • Administrative experience
  • Fundraising experience, including grant applications
  • Time management skills
  • Report writing
  • Experience of managing staff/volunteers

Experience (Preferred)

  • Running a community centre
  • Organising events
  • Working or volunteering within the community sector
  • Knowledge of the local area

Education and training (Essential)

  • Educated to a reasonable standard (A level or above)
  • Computer training with knowledge of word, excel and web