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Centre Manager Job Advert

5 Jun 20


The Salisbury Centre is looking for a dynamic individual to manage the activities and development of the Centre.


The Salisbury Centre aims to offer a place of welcome, safety, warmth and community for all those who are seeking to grow and develop spiritually, psychologically and creatively in the company of like-minded others.

Our intention is to be inclusive of all spiritual traditions, and to create a place where those exploring their deepest nature can find and develop their own path, while also having opportunities to meet with others and be part of a vibrant, and supportive community.

We are committed to working towards ecological sustainability, in the belief that personal development goes hand in hand with awareness of the needs of the planet.

The Salisbury Centre aims to offer a holistic and dynamic program of activities such as courses, workshops, lectures, meditations and one-to-one therapeutic work. Our intention is to provide an open, welcoming and accessible space to explore spiritual, psychological, and creative dimensions of being.

The Salisbury Centre is looking for a new Centre Manager who will be able to manage and develop the Centre in the lead up to celebrating the 50th anniversary (in 2023) of a vibrant venue dear in the hearts of a wide and diverse community. We expect the initial work to be focused on finalising policies, finishing a significant update to our office systems, as well as working with the trustees on a major building upgrade.

We are fully committed to creating opportunities for access and participation for members of diverse communities. We welcome applications from people from all gender identity, race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, health, faith and age. We are in the process of upgrading our premises and welcome applications from differently abled people. We are not currently fully accessible and some parts of the Centre will remain only accessible by flights of steps.

Applications should include a cover letter (not longer than two pages) explaining how your skills and experience meet the person specification with a CV and should be sent by email to contact@salisburycentre.org before 23rd June at 1pm.
Interviews will be held, online, on 1
st July.

Starting date: as soon as possible
Working hours: 30hrs/week
Salary: based on £30,000, pro rata temporis £25,715
Contract duration: 3 years with a 6 months’ probation


Person Specification

Essential Experience:

  • Demonstrable ability to work within the values and ethos of a spiritual centre or a holistic practices organisation 
  • A developed spiritual practice and personal empathy with the offering The Salisbury Centre provides
  • Demonstrable experience of working strategically in a third sector organisation
  • Business planning, budgeting and monitoring for income generation and long term sustainability
  • Developing and promoting programmes of courses and events
  • Financial management – over £100,000 per annum turnover
  • Fundraising: significant grant applications to public and private bodies; organising fundraising events
  • Managing a team of staff and volunteers to run an organisation
  • Managing long term staff and those brought in for project work
  • Supervising several projects at the same time (Living Lighter project, Building upgrades, 50th anniversary etc.)
  • Organising and managing a volunteering programme
  • Implementation and delivery of a communications strategy
  • Building relationships with partners to bring in new activities and sources of income
  • Using social media for promotion and publicity 
  • Reporting at board level, facilitating decision making and discussions to determine future direction 
  • Consultation with a wide and diverse community
  • Educated to degree level

Essential Skills:

  • excellent communication skills
  • strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a diverse range of people
  • managing or coordinating projects 
  • the capacity to inspire and motivate others
  • the ability to deal with information in a confidential manner and respond with sensitivity
  • good organisational skills and the ability to manage a variety of tasks
  • administrative, online communication and IT skills, and an ability to maintain records and produce clear written and oral reports
  • ability to develop relationships with other agencies and organisations
  • a flexible and non-judgemental approach to people and work
  • ability to develop strategy and business plans
  • project management, budgeting and financial monitoring, risk management


The Salisbury Centre team

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