Salary £18,590 (pro-rata £30,984)
Part Time 21 hours (3 days) per week – days/times negotiable
Victoria Baths is used as an events, community & arts venue and heritage visitor attraction. Operated by a charitable trust, there are plans for phased building preservation and development work over the next few years, which means there is scope for the hours of this role to increase.
We’re looking for an experienced Building Manager to join our small and friendly team of 10 staff, starting in summer 2022. You will need an understanding of the requirements for work on listed buildings and at least five years relevant experience.
The post holder will be responsible for managing ongoing maintenance, health and safety, security and housekeeping activities, as well as developing and managing any building repair and preservation projects. The position includes line managing two employees.
The job description, person specification and application form are available for download below, including details of how to apply.
Closing date 1 June 2022
We reserve the right to close applications early if we receive a high volume.
The Gill Wright Memorial Fund
Gill Wright was a remarkable woman. Her commitment to the restoration of Victoria Baths began after the Baths’ closure in 1993 and continued until her retirement in 2020.
Gill oversaw Victoria Baths’ win on the BBC’s 2003 Restoration programme, with a resounding public vote. She project-managed our most significant restoration projects, including the front section of the building, the Gala Pool roof and the stained glass windows. She encouraged artists into the building to take inspiration from the architecture, décor, atmosphere, and history. Gill was a knowledgeable Tour Guide, leading groups around the building with enthusiasm and encouraging them to become involved by joining the Friends or volunteering at the Baths. She also played an active role in the Victoria Baths History Group, spending many an afternoon archiving documents, photographs and artefacts and researching swimmers and other people associated with the Baths. Gill never stopped fundraising.
Gill was diagnosed with cancer in early 2020 and died in March 2021. She is sadly missed by many, many people, including her friends and colleagues at Victoria Baths and the wider world of historic pools and lidos.
In memory of Gill
We have established a new Fund at Victoria Baths Trust in Gill’s name, as a continuing memorial to her. The Gill Wright Memorial Fund is accepting donations in her memory and is restricted for use for activities and projects at Victoria Baths which were close to Gill’s heart:
Restoration, Community Arts and History
To make a donation please contact Gwyneth Brock our Engagement Manager on 01612242020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Victoria Baths Today
Victoria Baths has been partially restored, thanks to £5m in total which has been raised from a number of sources, by far the biggest being a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund as a result of us winning the BBC's Restoration programme in 2003.
The building operates as an events space and heritage attraction with 30,000 visitors each year coming for beer festivals, art exhibitions, music events, vintage fairs, cinema nights and much more.
See Our Story for the major restoration work we have completed since 2002.