Discovery Manager

“A treasure trove of West Bay stories and information and a base for exploration and adventure”… Have you got what it takes to breathe life into our vision for the brand new West Bay Discovery Centre?

We’re looking for a well-organised, creative and enthusiastic person to join us to run the new West Bay Discovery Centre. While experience in a similar role could be an advantage, what we’re really looking for is a person with strong and confident management skills, experience of nurturing and motivating volunteers and the ability to communicate exceptionally well with all different sorts of people.

Friendly and engaging, you will be confident at problem-solving and happy being hands-on.  You’ll have a good grasp of marketing and fundraising and be able to demonstrate an aptitude for planning our events and activities programme, drawing upon the talents and passion of those around you.  Computer skills will be important, as well as basics like health and safety and cash handling.

No two days will be the same and that’s when your time management skills will come into play, as well as your ability to focus on what matters and to manage you and your volunteer team’s, energy and motivation.

Above all, you will share our passion for West Bay and will be as excited as we are about the enormous potential of the Discovery Centre.

This role is for an initial four month fixed-term period, pending funding confirmation, subject to which, we expect it to become permanent.

26 hours per week, which may include weekend and bank holiday working. pro-rata to £20,000 per annum. Based in West Bay but with an expectation of some travel locally, so use of your own car would be an advantage.

Find out more about the West Bay Discovery Centre here and our Facebook page. If you require any further information please contact info@westbaydiscoverycentre.org.uk.

To apply, please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to info@westbaydiscoverycentre.org.uk explaining how your skills and experience match those we are looking for.

Deadline for applications 6 pm Monday 14th May.

Interviews will be held in Bridport on 24 May 2018

For job specification and role profile http://www.westbaydiscoverycentre.org.uk/manager-role-specification/

 

 

 

Update April 2018

The building work on the West Bay Discovery Centre is progressing well and the plan to complete the building work by June is still on course. The latest images taken last week  show lots of scaffolding still in place. Once this has been removed the committee will at long last have a chance to see the impact that the works have had on the inside of the building.

In the meantime there has been a great deal of work on the designs for the interior and we have been very grateful for the help we have had from local residents in providing with additional information and stories about West Bay. There are so many wonderful stories and ideas to encourage further exploration, that it has been such a challenge to fit as much as we would like in the limited space!

We were delighted to be given £500 from West Bay Days, which will be used to finance the Fra Newbery shipyard print.  Over 350 vessels were produced in the shipyard between 1769 – 1879 but there are only a couple of images which show us what it actually looked like.

We have launched our campaign to recruit a manager for the Centre and the advert and role profile will shortly be on this site.