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Spike Island is recruiting for an Operations Supervisor

Spike Island is recruiting for an Operations Supervisor

Pacita Abad exhibition Life in the Margins (2022) Spike Island. Photograph by Lisa Whiting



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Spike Island is seeking a self-motivated and hands-on Operations Supervisor with practical experience of facilities and operations to join our small team.

The Operations Supervisor plays a vital role in the safe and consistent running of our busy cultural venue. We are looking for an organised, resilient and resourceful individual to supervise the effective and efficient running of Spike Island’s building, facilities and services.

Working efficiently and pragmatically, the Operations Supervisor will be responsible for monitoring and maintaining the building, workshops and facilities. Reporting to the Operations and Services Manager, this will include arranging and conducting regular maintenance and safety procedures throughout the building in collaboration with our community of artists and building users, supporting the Front of House teams in the provision of our public events and operations, and working with specialist contractors, overseeing their work and maintaining positive relationships for the benefit of the organisation.

We welcome applications from confident and skilled communicators with relevant operational experience who are capable of working flexibly, independently and holistically across our complex site.


  • Role: Operations Supervisor
  • Term: Full time, Permanent
  • Hours: 35 hours a week
  • Salary: £24,050 per annum


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  • Download and complete the application form
  • Apply using the form below (CV’s will not be accepted).
  • Complete the online anonymous equal opportunities monitoring after submitting.

We employ anonymous shortlisting, so please make sure that your application does not contain your name, address or other personal data. 

If you have any access needs, please list any requirements or reasonable adjustment requests in the submission form below, and we will work with you to see they are met at the interview stage and in the event of the offer of employment. This includes Access to Work and other reasonable adjustments, for example if you need a BSL interpreter at interview, or if you would need an adapted workstation. If you’re not sure, please get in touch.

Spike Island is a Disability Confident Committed employer, who values equity, diversity and inclusion, and is committed to anti-racism and to addressing inequality in the arts sector. We strongly encourage applications from people who identify as D/deaf, disabled or neurodivergent, come from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds and/or people of the Global Majority.

Application: Operations Supervisor

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Spike Island is a Disability Confident Committed employer. We offer guaranteed interviews to applicants who meet the essential criteria for this role who identify as having a disability.