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Welcome to the home of Elizabeth Gaskell, Manchester’s very own Literary house. A truly hands-on experience that will introduce you to the world of the writer Elizabeth Gaskell and her family through historic period rooms, Victorian style garden, expert guides and changing exhibitions. Elizabeth welcomed guests such as Charles Dickens and Charlotte Bronte to her House and mixed with a cross section of Victorian society from the poor of the workhouse to the likes of Florence Nightingale and Charles Darwin.



Job Summary:

Over the past three years we have carved out a niche as a small, unique and friendly wedding and meeting venue in Manchester and we need someone to run and develop this over the next 12 months. We are looking for someone with experience of organising conferences, events or weddings and is prepared to get hands-on setting tables and making coffee when required.


  • Manage and oversee room and venue hire bookings – including show-rounds, room set up, catering needs and finance.
  • Manage wedding bookings from an initial booking to managing the event on the day, including all communication with the couple and suppliers.
  • Work with the House Manager on marketing material and messages to promote EGH as a venue for room hire and weddings.
  • Attend and host wedding fairs and events to promote the house for room hire and weddings
  • Update the Elizabeth Gaskell House website and work with the House Manager to help promote room hire and weddings
  • Brief staff and manage volunteers supporting room hire and weddings at the House
  • Responsible for maintaining data on all bookings in appropriate and legally compliant manner.
  • Responsible for ensuring invoices are sent out and paid by clients.
  • Responsible for achieving income targets
  • Regular duty management responsibilities to include cash handling, key holder responsibilities and managing a team of volunteers on public open days.
  • Responsible for managing kitchen and general office stock including ordering and stock checking
  • Work with the volunteers and staff team to develop the Tea Room offer to help increase spend from visitors.
  • Responsible for coordinating Health and Safety training, supplies and compliance in the house.
  • Other administrative duties as required


  • Flexible and able to work on own initiative
  • Able to provide a customer focused service
  • Budget management skills
  • Computer literate
  • Able to build and maintain relationships
  • Experience of account management
  • Experience of working with/setting up audio visual equipment
  • You’ll need to have a high attention to detail, be able to multi-task effectively and have superb communication skills.
  • Experience of working with or managing volunteers is desirable though not essential and you need to be able to manage budgets and admin efficiently.
  • For all this you’ll get to work in the beautifully restored home of Manchester’s most famous writer and be part of an enthusiastic team of staff and volunteers.






12 months contract


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