Production Manager Job Vacancy (maternity cover) June 11, 2019 11:19
Location: Battersea, London (although the role will require occasional working from our Victoria office)
Hours: 37.5 per week. This is a maternity cover contract for up to 13 months.
Salary: £28,000 per annum (pro rata)
Deadline for applications: Monday 1st July (interviews to take place on 2nd and 3rd July)
We are looking for maternity cover for the role of Production Manager. The person taking the role will be responsible for planning, managing and driving FCW’s production to support the growth of sales and maintain our therapeutic work in prisons across the UK. Responsibilities include working with the Design Committee to create and deliver new designs and new products that fit within our unique and enterprising production model.
We are seeking a dynamic individual to drive our production processes in order to increase sales, who will play a key role in this exciting social enterprise. You need to be a team player who enjoys the excitement of a productive office who is organised, positive and process-driven with an ability to multi-task and meet deadlines. The role balances supporting the social enterprise through the growth of sales, whilst maintaining the core objectives of the charity by providing meaningful work for prisoners. The right candidate will have an acute attention to detail and a compassion for working within prisoner rehabilitation. You will need to be able to navigate a complex production process working with a mix of high-profile designers and long-standing volunteers.
Principal Accountabilities for the Core Job:
Skills and experience
Core Job Context:
Fine Cell Work (FCW) is an innovative charity and social enterprise with a unique model: we train and pay prison inmates to do professional needlework in their cells. This purposeful and creative work has a powerful impact on the rehabilitation of prisoners, giving them confidence, pride, social skills and the independence to stop reoffending. Working with over 600 stitchers (97% of whom are men) in 29 prisons, FCW now has an international reputation both for prisoner rehabilitation and for the beautiful products we make. We work with renowned designers including Cath Kidston, Kit Kemp, Karen Nicol and Blithfield & Co. as well as selling through retailers such as Royal Academy, Conran, Selfridges and Fortnum & Mason.
Fine Cell Work’s offices are in Central London and are run by a team of 16 staff supported by approximately 300 volunteers yearly, 90 of whom teach in prisons.
How to apply
Please send your CV and a brief covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org using the reference ‘Production Manager’ explaining why you think you would be suitable for the role and what you would gain from it. Please note that applications submitted without a covering letter will not be considered.