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Job Opportunity: Senior Functions Manager

Job Title: Senior Functions Manager
Contract: Permanent contract, 37 hours per week
Salary: £37,336 – £40,221
Reports to: Head of Income Development
Location: All sites across Brighton & Hove Museums portfolio
Closing date: 5pm, Tuesday 4 June 2024


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This is an exciting opportunity to take the lead on the promotion, development and operational delivery of events at Brighton & Hove Museums.

Reporting to the Head of Income Development, the Senior Functions Manager will be responsible for the day to day running of the department, helping to deliver over 100 events every year. From small meetings to multi-day conferences, intimate weddings to corporate fine dining, the Functions team handle venue hire and internal event delivery across our five sites. With the ongoing growth of this vital income generating department, this role will be crucial in ensuring excellent customer care and maintaining the positive reputation of Brighton & Hove Museums.

You will be:

  • Working with the Head of Income Development to market and promote the venue hire offer
  • Working with the team to generate and manage event bookings
  • Supporting day to day operational delivery of all events

You should have:

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and ability to build rapport with a wide range of people, and maintain strong internal and external relationships
  • Experience of event planning and programming
  • Experience of proactive sales and marketing, ideally in the events industry

Please note that this role does not meet the requirement for the UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) Points based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the right to work in the UK.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of the country to help us shape and change the museum sector to make it more relevant to the diversity of the people, communities and places we serve.

If you would like to have an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Charlie McKenzie, Head of Income Development at

How to apply

Please email the following documents to

  • Submit a written statement detailing your relevant skills and experience (max 2 sides of A4)
  • A copy of your CV
  • A completed application pack
  • A completed equalities form

Closing date: 5pm, Tuesday 4 June 2024

Find out more about Working for BHM.

Senior Functions Manager job description

B&HM Equalities Form

B&HM Application Pack