JOB TITLE: Building Manager (British Science Festival)

DURATION: Temporary: 6-9 September 2016 plus 1.5 days training 31 August-1 September

HOURS: 10.30am-9pm

LOCATION: Swansea University

RATE: £8.85 per hour


The British Science Association is recruiting Building Managers to work during the British Science Festival 2016, held in Swansea, from 6-9 September 2016.

Building Managers act as the main point of contact between the Festival Assistants, the members of the public, and the British Science Association Operations team. You will look after a small team of Festival Assistants and ensure they complete all of their necessary tasks in order to secure a smooth running order of the Festival events in the building/venue you are allocated. You will be expected to deal with any issues that may arise within your venue during the time of the Festival and work with the Operations Team as well as the other Building Managers across the campus to react to changing situations and delegate emerging tasks. You will also be the designated Fire Marshal for your venue, a task for which training will be provided. You will gain experience in event and volunteer management as well as developing leadership skills and gaining an insight into how a large event works behind the scenes.

Full job description and person specification (pdf)

Terms and conditions

The Building Managers will be working at the British Science Festival in Swansea between 6-9 September 2016, and will be required to attend an overnight training course in the week prior to the Festival, where they will receive full fire marshal training as well as an introduction to all of the venues on campus.

The position is offered at a salary of £8.85 per hour from 10.30 – 21.00 for four days (including a one-hour unpaid lunch break per day).

The training days on 31 August and 1 September will be paid at the above rate and the BSA will provide overnight accommodation in Swansea if required and reimburse any travel costs incurred in attending the training day

The BSA can provide subsidised accommodation on site for the duration of the festival if required.

To apply

If you are interested in applying, please send a CV and short covering letter to by Sunday 29 May.

Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted to arrange a short telephone interview before a final decision is made

The British Science Association is an equal opportunities employer and a charity committed to diversity. The British Science Association is committed to the fair and equal treatment of potential and existing employees irrespective of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ex-offending background or any other potentially discriminating factor.

Only applicants who have a legal right to work within the UK will be considered.