Do you want to light up children and young people's lives? Do you thrive in a creative environment? If you would like to join our fun, friendly team, we could have just the job for you!



We're on a mission to boost children and young people's self-esteem through the power of performing.
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Current vacancies

General Manager

Pro-Rata Salary: £26K - £27.5K depending on experience
Hours: 22.5 hours (3 days a week)
Location: UP Studios, Compass Point, Ensign Way, Hamble-le-Rice, Southampton, SO31 4RA. Some travel will be required to the sites we operate in. We offer flexible working arrangements.
Contract Type: Part-Time, permanent

Application Deadline: 30th April 2022, 12pm (noon)

Job Description: We are looking for an experienced, organised and determined individual who will thrive in a busy work environment. The General Manager provides the glue that holds together all the people, projects, resources and priorities of the organisation.


This is not an entry-level job and it is not for the faint-hearted. While COVID-19 is still disrupting work produced by creative organisations, we anticipate that the next few years will be challenging. We need someone who has the capacity to hit the ground running.


The General Manager will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the organisation’s operations, including financial and HR processes, reporting and evaluation, communication, services and contracts. They will support the Artistic Director in business planning, development and income generation, as well as managing relationships with supporters and funders.

Please download the job pack here for more information.

If you'd like to be considered for a vacancy at Unexpected Places, you'll need to email with an up-to-date CV and covering letter.

We can't wait to review your application!