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General Manager (Maternity Cover)
12-month fixed-term contract, full time
Location: Bristol

Paraorchestra bring extraordinary live music experiences to audiences in concert halls and public spaces around the world, blending artforms and technology with meticulous musicianship.

Under the Artistic Direction of award-winning conductor Charles Hazlewood, our pioneering ensemble seeks to disrupt and reinvent the orchestra, bringing together professional disabled and non-disabled musicians and artists across artforms and genres, appealing to the widest audience, whilst radically shifting outdated perceptions of both orchestral music and disability.

This is a key role in an organisation with a ten-year vision for transformational change within the UK’s cultural sector. Our wide-ranging programmes and projects work at the large-scale delivered by a high performing, flexible team. The role of the General Manager is to provide specialist support, guidance and oversight with regard to the administrative running of the organisation and to ensure its effective smooth running. 

You will lead on the oversight and management of efficient organisation-wide systems and processes across HR, Finance, office management and organisational administration, environmental impact monitoring, data collection and IT support. You will also play a key role in the liaison with partners and externally-contracted organisations.

In 2024, you will also take the lead on one of our key change projects, our move to new offices in central Bristol, which will require management and operational delivery of contract negotiation and fit-out for our planned new offices. 

For how to apply, a job description, summary of the terms and conditions, and information on how to get support with your application, or how to propose an alternative working arrangement, please download the Job Pack from our website.

Our Job Packs are available in Word and PDF, standard and large print. If you require the Job Packs in any other format please get in touch.

We accept written, audio, or video applications and can provide support with your application should you need it.

We can also offer an informal discussion with you before applying if you would like to get to know a little more about our culture and what it’s like to work for Paraorchestra.   

Access Support and Inclusivity
We recognise that the arts have not been a go-to employer for anyone who identifies as disabled. We want to act positively and change this and would like to hear particularly from those that identify as d/Deaf, disabled or neurodivergent under the Social Model of Disability or who have faced barriers to their career progressing due to access needs not being met. If you are d/Deaf, disabled or neurodivergent and you meet the essential criteria for the role, we will guarantee you an interview.
For questions or support on any of the above, please email applications@paraorchestra.com 

We look forward to hearing from you!

*Our preference is for you to be based in Bristol or the surrounding areas and have an office presence at least two days per week in our central Bristol office. The role will involve some national travel.