Administration Manager Vacancy

administration manager vacancy

Permanent employment contract, full-time, immediate start available

We have an exciting new opportunity for an outstanding person to join our team at Wac Arts as we emerge from lockdown in good financial health. We are committed to transforming our Charity to ensure it is operationally fit both for now and the future. We are looking for an experienced person to help us build an efficient, modern administrative department at the heart of our Charity so we can increase our life-changing work from serving many hundreds of people to many thousands.

The successful candidate is likely to be a senior administrator in a large organisation or an operations manager or registrar in a small organisation. The role is ideal for someone who relishes a challenge, is resilient, process-minded, extremely organised and likes driving change. The role is perfect for someone who recognises how an effective administration enables great work to be achieved and is confident with systems such as MS 365 and Salesforce. The candidate does not have to come from a charitable, education or third sector background however sharing our values and mission approach are essential.

Wac Arts has three areas of work:

  1. Creative Programme – performing arts
  2. Space Hire – theatre, TV and film production and local community clients
  3. Landlord and Property Services

Historically, these areas have been administered separately however to improve efficiency and instil seamless join-up across all areas of our work, we believe a central administrative function is vital. Initially, the role of the Administration Manager will be to build this centralised administration. The task will then focus on recruiting a suitable administrative team and thereafter managing the team and administration.

The Administrative team provides support across a 7-day period when our programmes for young people take place and occasional weekend work will be required for which TOIL is given. All roles come with 26 days of annual leave plus public holidays and any additional days granted over the Christmas period.

About Wac Arts

Wac Arts is a charity driven by the needs of young people and the community for over 40 years. We have a commitment to those who face barriers to opportunity, using the infinite power of the arts to unleash the extraordinary potential of young people.

Based in the Old Town Hall, Belsize Park, London NW3, Wac Arts is an inclusive creative hub where young people build confidence, artists connect, and other arts and cultural organisations thrive. Sharing our home with a variety of building partners allows for boundless collaboration, creativity and opportunity for our young people and the community.

Our home reflects the diversity of our world and celebrates our heritage of performance and participation. Our community is bound by people who will stop at nothing to inspire young people through lifelong learning and the arts.

As an equal opportunities employer, Wac Arts is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Wac Arts. We are looking for interest from people who reflect the diversity of London and the communities we serve.

To Apply

To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter (no more than two pages) outlining your interest in the role and how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role and the Person Specification. We are looking for interest from people with lived experience of the communities we serve.

Please also complete the equality and diversity monitoring form.

For an informal discussion about the role please email Glenn Middleditch:

Please submit the above required documents by email to Maria Vasiliou – 11.59pm on Sunday 30th May referencing ‘Administration Manager’ in the subject line. 1st stage interviews will take place 8th June. Final stage interviews will take place 23rd June.