Business Development Manager

Spinners Mill Cinema


Salary: £25,000

Spinners Mill Cinema is looking for a Business Development Manager to join their team.


Leigh Film C.I.O. at Spinners Mill Cinema aims to deliver lasting change and create a climate where
cross-sector partnerships and collaboration drive the development of a sustainable film offer in the
Leigh (and Wigan) area(s), with a focus on social isolation, mental health and work for, with and by
children and young people. Spinners Mill Cinema (our new permanent home) aspires to create a
venue that serves as a focal point for the local community, not only in engagement through film but,
through a wider range of art forms, and meeting place. The venue comprises one cinema screen and
bar. The project is set up by a charitable trust, Leigh Film C.I.O.

  • Contract: Fixed term 12 months (with extension, funding dependent)
  • Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week, flexible working
Role purpose

The role of Business Development Manager is to supervise and lead operations and income generation.
Performing a range of tasks to ensure productivity and efficiency including implementing business
strategies, evaluating performances and supervising employees and volunteers.

  1. To be responsible for the overall leadership and management of Spinners Mill Cinema including
    operations, promotion, development and staffing; ensuring that the cinema provides excellent
    customer service whilst achieving business, income, financial and operational targets.
  2. To research, plan and implement appropriate annual business and marketing plans for Spinners
    Mill Cinema, ensuring the establishment of appropriate targets increasing audiences, focussing on
    inclusivity etc. for income generation and usage and a balanced programme of use.
  3. To assist the Charity to achieve its targets and objectives, particularly in the areas of cinema
    attendance and participation.
  4. To effectively and efficiently pursue and implement a continuous improvement strategy, which
    will include following the principles for Quest, Investors in People or other quality systems.
  5. To develop an effective community involvement process and work with community partners to
    provide a comprehensive approach to community engagement.
  6. To assist the Charity in the development of productive partnerships within Wigan Borough Council
    and surrounding areas within Greater Manchester.
  7. To undertake specific responsibility for the efficient and effective delivery of services with key
    focus on providing a quality product / service in a safe and friendly environmental.
  8. To undertake any other duties, as requested by the Board of Trustees that are commensurate
    with the job title and grade of the post.
Responsibilities and duties
  • Management of staff and volunteers ensuring their duties are carried out accordingly
  • Monitoring of KPI’s recording and preparing reports for funders and board
  • Communicate effectively with the Spinners Mill Cinema Box Office ahead of time to ensure
    appropriate staffing levels are in place to support events
  • Manage face to face and telephone enquiries effectively
  • Manage invoices and other administration accurately and on time
  • Develop and maintain systems for budget monitoring with an overview of events and costs
  • Environmental and social sustainability is key to our ethos and you will embrace this
    wholeheartedly. You will embed our sustainability strategy into your operational procedures
    and support with its on-going development.
  • To manage outreach projects such as the Turnpike Centre, Leigh Parish Church and future
    venues. This will involve liaising with partners and venues.
  • Establish strong links with community organisations
  • Expand our field of operations i.e. Heritage , Parent & Child, Autistic screenings, silent films,
    documentary, environmental screenings
  • To Implement Leigh Film C.I.O. business plan 2020 – 2025
  • To ensure high standards of film, disc, digital and AV presentation and to ensure the highest
    possible care of screening materials (prints, tapes, discs etc.)
  • Implement Leigh Film C.I.O. policies, in particular those around diversity and access.
  • Follow BFI Diversity guidelines 
  • Ensure Leigh Film C.I.O. I.T. and social media platforms are maintaining to a high standard
  • To devise, implement, monitor and review marketing campaigns and programmes to
    generate increases in income and participation.
  • To submit funding bids to ensure the cinema is sustainable and maintained.
Essential skills and experience
  • 3 years’ experience in business, management, or related field and leading projects/delivery of
    a similar scale
  • Strong capabilities with database and information systems software
  • Proven ability with financial and budgetary processes
  • Prior experience of business, bid writing, income generation and supervision of staff
  • Well-developed time management skills and excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to deal with conflicting deadlines, complex projects and multiple partners
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal) and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrable commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and their practical
    application and integration in the work environment.
  • Passion for the cultural sector and supporting the development of film culture in the North
To apply

Please send CV and covering letter telling us how you meet the Person Specification for this role by
email to Paul Costello (Chair)

Interviews: Friday 18 February 2022. Interviews will take place at Spinners Mill Leigh.

This job description sets out the accountabilities of the post at the time when it was drawn up. Such
accountabilities may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the
accountabilities or the level of responsibility entailed. Such variations are a common occurrence and
cannot of themselves justify a reconsideration of the pay of the post.

The closing date for this position is 04/02/2022 at 23:59

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