ENB rehearse Etudes in the Production Studio (c) Laurent Liotardo

Purpose of Role

This role is a new position in readiness for our move towards re-opening and an increased variety of activities at London City Island, the home of English National Ballet. The post holder will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the building, managing a team of up to 7 people, administration, including invoice processing, record keeping, ordering stock, day-to-day management of the building’s soft facilities contracts, event set-up and support.

Having a flexible, “can do”, attitude, with a “no-nonsense” and keen to get “stuck in” approach are pre-requisites for operating in a proactive and practical manner across a broad range of tasks. You will support the Building Operations Manager to ensure our building is running smoothly, is safe and compliant with the highest standards for health and safety [i.e. it is Covid secure].


Person Specification

Experience and Knowledge

  • Proven experience of working in Building Operations, Front of House, Events or similar, within the performing arts or cultural sector
  • Proven experience of working in a busy customer-orientated
  • Proven experience of line managing staff and supervising ad hoc/temporary workers
  • Demonstrable experience of administration [i.e. statutory, compliance and streamlining]
  • Willingness to work evening and weekend shifts
  • Experience of fire marshal duties
  • An understanding of the operational workings of performing arts organisations and the practical requirements for the successful delivery of artistic productions
  • Experience of using Tessitura or similar ticketing and payment software
  • Experience of high-quality event set-up and setting up event technologies (AV equipment, Wi-Fi, etc.)

 Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work across a wide range of tasks, being flexible and with a proactive approach
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Good administration skills and proficient in using Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Able to learn quickly and work
  • Proven ability to organise and prioritise a demanding and varying workload
  • Clear and effective written, verbal and IT communication skills

Desirable Qualifications

  • First aid
  • Personal licence
  • IOSH or similar


Job Details


£30, 000- £32, 000 per annum, depending on complementary experience.

Hours of working   

35 hours per week, on varied shifts between 7.45am-10.30pm, with occasional events outside of these hours.

Normal place of work 

English National Ballet, Mulryan Centre for Dance, 41 Hopewell Square, London E14


Deadline for applications: 9am, Tuesday 13 April 2021.

Selection Process: First interviews will be held via Zoom and are likely to commence the week beginning 19 April 2021.

How to apply

Please download and review the full job description. If genuinely interested, then please provide a one-page covering letter, with a copy of your CV and send it to