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Sugarhouse Venue Manager

Students' Union
Salary:   £27,929 to £34,308
Closing Date:   Monday 28 November 2022
Interview Date:   Friday 02 December 2022
Reference:  1204-22

The Sugarhouse- one of the largest nightlife venues in Lancaster and the surrounding area is seeking a new, passionate and innovative Venue Manager to drive business and build on our fantastic reputation and presence in student life in Lancaster. This role is a fantastic opportunity for you to take the next big step if your management career in the late night licensed business, and join a team dedicated to success.

The Sugarhouse is owned and run by Lancaster University Students’ Union, and we aim to put students at the heart of everything we do.  Operating mainly in University term time, Sugarhouse is aiming this year to deliver a weekly (four night) programme of varied entertainments to our 15000+ membership- providing the biggest student focussed events across our 1348 capacity, two room venue. In addition our strategy this year includes opening up opportunities to local community customers, private functions and live music.

You will be a proven, successful licensed trade professional, seeking a new challenge and able to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude. You’ll be prepared to enthusiastically get hands on with operational tasks, whilst leading a team of staff to deliver safe, entertaining nights out that encourage our customers to return time after time.

Offering a fantastic (and fairly unique) set of benefits for a manager in the licensed trade (including Christmas/ New year shut down, commitment to 

professional development and a range of employee benefits) this role is offered on a permanent full time contract. In exchange we expect commitment to a flexible agreed schedule including late nights weekends, and day shifts, and a willingness to contribute to the wider Students’ Union activities when required.

PLEASE NOTE: this role is employed by Lancaster University Students Union an independent organisation from Lancaster University, but all HR processes (including recruitment) are administered by Lancaster University.

For an informal discussion regarding the position, please contact Misbah Ashraf (CEO),

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic people for this role in order to increase our staff diversity in this part of the Students’ Union

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