Event and Operations Manager, Fitzrovia Chapel
Deadline: 12.00, Wednesday 31 January 2018
How Long: Part-Time - 20 hours per week TBD (likely 10am-4pm, Tuesday to Friday, including one hour for lunch)
Compensation: Pro-rata salary: £24,000 - £27,000 per annum
We’re looking for an Event and Operations Manager who will care for, promote and cherish the unique Fitzrovia Chapel as much as our dedicated team of staff, volunteers and supporters.
Who we are
The phrase most used to describe us is ‘hidden gem’. That’s because the chapel is a beautifully restored Grade II* listed building, one that has the capacity to amaze and enthral. Part of the former Middlesex Hospital (but never consecrated), the chapel includes ornate mosaics, stained glass windows and 150 memorial plaques. A recent Telegraph article called us ‘the most beautiful room in London you probably didn’t know about’.But that’s just the physical side. We try to translate the beauty of our surroundings into our ethos and values.The fact that we are a secular space is an important beginning to this conversation. Also, we are grand but not ostentatious. We encourage visitors to discover the chapel for themselves without overwhelming them with information. We are open for quiet contemplation each Wednesday and that demonstrates our remit and our place in the community.
From London Fashion Week catwalks to bespoke weddings, and from audio shows to gallery pop-ups, the chapel has been the focus for both our own programme of events and those hiring the chapel during 2017, our first year. UK labels Phoebe English and Alistair James chose the chapel for their Vogue-featured collections. Named as the number one wedding venue in Westminster, we’ve hosted stunning, intimate ceremonies, including this September celebration. Rapidly gaining a reputation as a quality exhibition space, we have welcomed Ingleby Gallery, Horiuchi Foundation and TJ Boulting, as well as running our own first major exhibition, The Ward. You may recognise some names from this selection associated with the chapel: Katie Melua, Humanists UK, Artangel, the Haunting Podcast and BBC’s Apple Tree Yard. 2018 looks sets to also be a year packed with events and bookings in all spheres of public and cultural life.
For details about the scale of the role, duties,terms and a person specification, please see here.
To apply, send a CV and covering letter describing how your experience and skills meet the needs of the role to our Director, Faye Hughes, at email@example.com by Wednesday 31 January. You can also download this job description as a pdf here: Fitzrovia Chapel Event and Operations Manager