Vacancy for Exchange Manager

Contract type: Full-time, permanent
Salary: Competitive
Application deadline: Sunday 14 July 2019, 23.59


Somerset House Exchange – our new shared workspace - is due to open in October 2019 and this role will be the first dedicated member of staff to join the team. We are looking for an exceptional manager who can play a key role in shaping the character of Somerset House Exchange, who can help curate the membership mix and create an environment that builds on the rest of the Somerset House resident community and facilitates maximum collaboration and cross-pollination.

As such, and in the role of Exchange Manager you will be responsible for the journey of setting up this amazing new project. You will be working closely during this phase with the Trust’s Property and Estates Teams together with Makerversity, a key partner who is supporting Somerset House.

Initial key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing a sales strategy, identifying potential members and leading on advertising and business development to sign members up, converting enquiries to sales.
  • In conjunction with the Trust’s Estates team assisting with the final design and layout of the space and the facility offer
  • Working alongside the Trusts’ Marketing department to create marketing content for this venture.
  • Developing the strategy and plan for community engagement.
  • In partnership with the Trust’s Head of Learning and Skills develop a plan for the bursaries to the offered.
  • Recruit other members of your team.
  • Working with other people across the Trust organising the official launch of this space.