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"Every year we are a step closer to the full restoration of Victoria Baths"

Gill Wright, project manager, Victoria Baths Trust

Job Vacancy

Victoria Baths Trust is seeking a Temporary Operations Manager for six months from October 2014, with a possible extension of three months. The post is to cover part of the role of the Project Manager who is taking leave of absence.

The Temporary Operations Manager will be responsible for the management of Victoria Baths, will promote the project and supervise all the activities of the Trust including management of three staff and supporting the Friends of Victoria Baths.

The postholder will understand historic buildings, have excellent communication skills, good organisational and management skills, including financial management, and ability to use websites and social media.

The post is 21hrs per week

Salary £17,382(3/5 pro rata of £28,970)

Job description/person specification/background information and an application form are on the links below.

Visits to Victoria Baths by potential applicants are encouraged on Sunday, 7th September 2014 when Victoria Baths is open to the public from 12-4pm.  If you would like to speak to the current project manager and/or one of our trustees during this time please call Gill Wright on 0161 224 2020, or email her at, to arrange a time.

Closes 12 noon, 10th  September

Interviews Tues 23rd September


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I swim at Victoria Baths?

    It is not possible to swim at Victoria Baths now, but it is the aim of the Trust to fully restore the building and bring at least one swimming pool back into public use.
  • When will the baths re-open as a functional public pool?

    We can't yet be sure of the timescale for re-opening the pool. It is a huge challenge, not simply because of the large amount of capital required to restore the pool to working order but also because an operating pool will almost certainly require ongoing public subsidy.
  • Where is Victoria Baths?

    Victoria Baths is on Hathersage Road which is a couple of miles south of Mancheser City Centre in an area called Chorlton-on-Medlock. It is in the ward of Ardwick but also close to Longsight and to Rusholme, famous for its Curry Mile. Manchester Royal Infirmary is nearby and the Universities quite close too.
  • Can I hire Victoria Baths for an event?

    Yes, it is quite possible to hire Victoria Baths. Check out our Venue Hire pages for more information
  • When did the baths close?

    Victoria Baths closed on 13th March 1993. It was boarded up and little was done to the building for a number of years though the Friends ensured the building wasn't totally neglected or forgotten. Every year there was at least one open day and the Friends carried out lots of clearing and cleaning work long before actual restoration work was carried out.
  • When is Victoria Baths open?

    Public events at Victoria Baths take place from April to October each year with the last Open Day being the first Sunday in November. The building is unheated so it is not practical to hold public events in the colder months though we still faciltiate some private hires then.
  • How has the restoration been funded?

    There has been over £5m spent on the restoration of Victoria Baths so far. The largest amount - £3m - has come from Heritage Lottery Fund as a result of the Restoration win in 2003. English Heritage have also provided several large grants including the first capital grant for work to the building in 2002. Many other grant giving bodies have made contributions and the public have raised over half a million pounds towards the restoration work too - through the viewer vote on Restoration and by contributions to the Trust's Building Fund.
  • Who owns Victoria Baths

    Victoria Baths is owned by Manchester City Council. It is managed on their behalf by the Victoria Baths Trust.
  • Has Victoria Baths been used for TV filming?

    Yes - Victoria Baths has been used many times for filming TV dramas. Scenes for Cracker and Prime Suspect 5 were filmed here in the 1990's and recent programmes have included Life on Mars, the Antiques Road Show, Floggit, Bedlam, Eric and Ernie and many more....

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