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Commercial Manager

Contract Fixed Term - 2 years

PHM generates income through many channels including retail, venue hire, catering contracts and commissions. Since the impact of COVID-19, we have worked hard to rebuild these commercial income streams as a key source of self-generated income for the museum.

Within the current climate, self-generated income is more important than ever, and we are now embarking on a new project to grow our commercial work further. This two-year project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and will focus on the future resilience of the museum. We aim to evolve our approach to grow and develop our existing commercial income streams and explore what our future model should look like.

This is a dynamic role which will lead on refining our commercial strategy. The immediate focus will be to deliver our commercial plan, working with our skilled team to develop, market and grow our existing income streams. This role will have responsibility towards meeting ambitious targets and reporting to our Trading Company Board. Over time, the role will shift to have an eye on the future, testing new ideas to increase the level of self-generated income.

We are seeking a strong project manager with commercial experience and excellent relationship management skills. Experience within the events and hospitality sector is essential. This will be a fast-paced role, where no two days are the same.

Salary:                        £30,825

Hours:                     Full time (35 hours a week) with flexible working and consideration of part time hours. This role will involve evening and weekend working.

Annual leave:          24 days plus bank holidays

Contract:                 Fixed Term 2 years

Location:                 Based at People’s History Museum with the opportunity for agile working in line with PHM’s flexible working policy


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How to apply

Please outline how your experience, skills and knowledge meet the job description and provide details via our online application form.  Your application will be assessed and scored against the job description using the information provided.

Deadline for applications:   5.00pm on Wednesday 31 July 2024

Interviews:                             Thursday 15 August 2024, at People’s History Museum

If you have any questions or would like to arrange to discuss the role please contact Jackie Royle, Finance & Operations Officer, at


PHM prides itself on being a welcoming and inclusive organisation, profoundly committed to advancing equality and diversity in the broadest sense.  We highly value the benefits that diverse perspectives bring to PHM’s mission.

We recognise the museum currently underrepresents people of colour, disabled people, LGBTQI+ people and those with intersecting identities in our workforce; PHM is actively working to address this and encourages applications from these backgrounds.  While the successful candidate will be selected purely on merit, in the event of a tie between two candidates with equal experience, we may select a candidate who helps us better represent the communities the museum serves.

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