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Detailed below are our current job opportunities. To apply please complete the application forms which you can access via the links below. CVs alone are not accepted.

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Duty Manager (Westlands Entertainment Venue)

Salary: Up to £21,990 (Including 7.5% Unsocial Hours Allowance)

Hours of Work: 161 hours per month

Job Ref: SW/1613

We have a vacancy within our department. Look to apply now and become a valued member of the Westlands Entertainment team, helping South Somerset to be a place where businesses flourish, communities are safe, vibrant and healthy and residents enjoy good housing and cultural, leisure and sporting activities.

The Arts & Entertainment Service that manages the new Westlands Venue and The Octagon Theatre is seeking an enthusiastic, organised and experienced Duty Manager to work closely with the Front Of House Manager and the front of house teams to ensure a friendly, welcoming, professional, efficient and accessible service to all visitors. They will be responsible for the safe, smooth and efficient day to day running of the Westlands Entertainment Venues front of house operations as well as the identification and implementation of long term strategies for front of house management development.

Please contact Sean Welsh, Operations Manager on 01935 845930 should you wish to discuss the role in more detail.

Closing Date: 17th February 2017, 10am

Interview Date: 21st February 2017

View the job description and candidate specification

How to apply

Please complete the application form and terms and conditions, how to apply and email it to Human Resources or post it to:

Human Resources
South Somerset District Council
Brympton Way
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 2HT

 

Marketing Assistant

Salary: Up to £17,547

Hours of Work: 161 hours per month

Job Ref: KW/1616

We have a vacancy within our department. Look to apply now and become a valued member of the Arts & Entertainment team, helping South Somerset to be a place where businesses flourish, communities are safe, vibrant and healthy and residents enjoy good housing and cultural, leisure and sporting activities.

The Arts & Entertainment Service that manages the new Westlands Venue and The Octagon Theatre is seeking a confident and enthusiastic Marketing Assistant.  This is a rare opportunity to join the passionate and fast-paced Marketing Department to support the team in delivering efficient and successful marketing campaigns and generate new income.

Good oral and written skills are essential as the Marketing Assistant will be required to communicate effectively with patrons, media contacts, local businesses, visiting companies, schools, councillors, theatre peers and venue volunteers.  The successful candidate must have at least one year's experience of working in a marketing and sales environment, be able to multi-task, prioritise effectively and deliver a high standard of work to deadline in order to meet our marketing objectives.

We are looking for a creative, proactive and flexible individual who strives for excellence and has sound knowledge and appreciation of theatre and live events. This is a wide and varied role which will demand focus, initiative and hard work from the successful candidate.  We require determination, but can assure job satisfaction with this exciting role at the heart of Somerset's Premier entertainment team.

Please contact Kate Wigmore, Marketing Manager on 01935 845901 should you wish to discuss the role in more detail.

Closing Date: 28th February 2017, 10am

Interview Date: TBA

View the job description and candidate specification

How to apply

Please complete the application form and terms and conditions, how to apply and email it to Human Resources or post it to:

Human Resources
South Somerset District Council
Brympton Way
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 2HT

 

Chef (Part Time)

Salary: Up to £21,478 (pro rata) (Including 5% Unsocial Hours Allowance)

Hours of Work: 100 hours per month

Job Ref: SW/1620

We have a vacancy within our department. Look to apply now and become a valued member of the Arts & Entertainment team, helping South Somerset to be a place where businesses flourish, communities are safe, vibrant and healthy and residents enjoy good housing and cultural, leisure and sporting activities

The Arts & Entertainment Service that manages the new Westlands Venue and The Octagon Theatre is seeking a passionate and talented Chef to assist the Chef and Catering Manager in the catering operation across both venues. The successful candidate will have experience of large catering and successfully deliver large scale catering events with delicious food. From delivering multi-course banquets for up to 350 people, buffet lunches for up to 900 people, or serving 130 patrons in our busy theatre café bar, our catering offer is diverse and challenging. Excellent knowledge of food hygiene is essential in addition to leading, motivating and managing the team to deliver exceptional food and service.

Please contact Sean Welsh, Operations Manager on 01935 845930 should you wish to discuss the role in more detail.

Closing Date: 28th February 2017, 10am

Interview Date: TBA

View the job description and candidate specification

How to apply

Please complete the application form and terms and conditions, how to apply and email it to Human Resources or post it to:

Human Resources
South Somerset District Council
Brympton Way
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 2HT

 

Chef (Full Time)

Salary: Up to £21,478 (Including 5% Unsocial Hours Allowance)

Hours of Work: 161 hours per month

Job Ref: SW/1619

We have a vacancy within our department. Look to apply now and become a valued member of the Arts & Entertainment team, helping South Somerset to be a place where businesses flourish, communities are safe, vibrant and healthy and residents enjoy good housing and cultural, leisure and sporting activities.

The Arts & Entertainment Service that manages the new Westlands Venue and The Octagon Theatre is seeking a passionate and talented Chef to assist the Chef and Catering Manager in the catering operation across both venues. The successful candidate will have experience of large catering and successfully deliver large scale catering events with delicious food. From delivering multi-course banquets for up to 350 people, buffet lunches for up to 900 people, or serving 130 patrons in our busy theatre café bar, our catering offer is diverse and challenging. Excellent knowledge of food hygiene is essential in addition to leading, motivating and managing the team to deliver exceptional food and service.

Please contact Sean Welsh, Operations Manager on 01935 845930 should you wish to discuss the role in more detail.

Closing Date: 28th February 2017, 10am

Interview Date: TBC

View the job description and candidate specification

How to apply

Please complete the application form and terms and conditions, how to apply and email it to Human Resources or post it to:

Human Resources
South Somerset District Council
Brympton Way
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 2HT

 

Technician

Salary: £19,232 - £21,990 (pro rata) (Including 7.5% Unsocial Hours Allowance)

Hours of Work: 80 hours per month

Job Ref: DN/1617

We have a vacancy within our department. Look to apply now and become a valued member of the Arts & Entertainment team, helping South Somerset to be a place where businesses flourish, communities are safe, vibrant and healthy and residents enjoy good housing and cultural, leisure and sporting activities

We require a highly motivated theatre technician to join our busy Technical Department.  You will have at least two years' experience of working in technical theatre. Experience of sound design and operation is essential and knowledge of stage management and stage lighting are also desirable.

Please contact Danny Norris, Technical Manager on 01935 845914 should you wish to discuss the role in more detail.

Closing Date: 28th February 2017, 10am

Interview Date: TBC

View the job description and candidate specification

How to apply

Please complete the application form and terms and conditions, how to apply and email it to Human Resources or post it to:

Human Resources
South Somerset District Council
Brympton Way
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 2HT

 

Duty Manager Octagon Theatre

Salary: Up to £21,990 (pro rata) (Including 7.5% Unsocial Hours Allowance)

Hours of Work: 80 hours per month

Job Ref: SW/1621

We're determined to make South Somerset a great place to live and work.  If you're ambitious and self-motivated, make a real difference to your community and your future by joining us.

The Arts & Entertainment Service that manages the new Westlands Venue and The Octagon Theatre is seeking an enthusiastic, organised and experienced Duty Manager to work closely with the Front of House Manager and the front of house teams to ensure a friendly, welcoming, professional, efficient and accessible service to all visitors. They will be responsible for the safe, smooth and efficient day to day running of the Octagon Theatre front of house operations as well as the identification and implementation of long term strategies for front of house management development.

Please contact Sean Welsh, Operations Manager on 01935 845930 should you wish to discuss the role in more detail.

Closing Date: 6th March 2017, 10am

Interview Date: TBA

View the job description and candidate specification

How to apply

Please complete the application form and terms and conditions, how to apply and email it to Human Resources or post it to:

Human Resources
South Somerset District Council
Brympton Way
Yeovil
Somerset

 

Cafe Bar Assistant

The Octagon Theatre and Westlands is seeking Cafe Bar Assistants to work on a casual basis.

Salary: £7.52 per hour

Hours of Work: Various shifts are available between 12 midday and 10pm, Monday to Saturday and occasional Sundays. 

Job Specification: Candidates will have the opportunity to work in both the Octagon Theatre and the newly refurbished and reopened Westlands Entertainment Venue.

Ideal candidates should have experience working within a bar or food service environment. Candidates should be comfortable dealing with the public, be of a smart appearance and be confident with handling money. Various shifts are available on a casual basis between 12 midday and 10pm, Monday to Saturday and occasional Sunday depending on the shows being peformed.

Due to the sale of alcohol we encourage applicants to be 18 years or over.

Application Deadline: Ongoing.

Interview Date: Arranged on a phone call basis.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Julie Wills, Catering Team Leader, via julie.wills@southsomerset.gov.uk

Please return forms by email or in the post FAO Sean Welsh:
sean.welsh@southsomerset.gov.uk

The Octagon Theatre 
Hendford
Yeovil
BA20 1UX