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About the organisation

We're a registered charity working in partnership with Richmond Council and our local community. Our mission is to transform the derelict building in Moormead Park, St. Margarets into a new facility that will enhance our beautiful park and will be owned and enjoyed by the whole community.

About the role

Job Summary

The Managing Director will lead the operations and strategic development of Moormead Pavilion Ltd., a wholly owned trading subsidiary of Moormead Community & Sports Pavilion. This role will play a pivotal role in shaping the future success of the Pavilion, ensuring its efficient operation, financial sustainability, and alignment with the goals of our community.


Strategic Planning:

  • Review and update the current business plan for Moormead Pavilion Ltd., incorporating future needs and opportunities

  • Secure agreement on the updated business plan with Richmond Council

  • Develop and implement strategies to achieve the Pavilion's operational and financial objectives

Operational Management:

  • Oversee (with assistants as necessary) the performance of the Pavilion Operator

  • Ensure the Pavilion operates efficiently and, working with the Pavilion Operator, meets all relevant health and safety regulations

Financial Management:

  • Create a financial forecast for the café operation, ensuring its profitability and alignment with the overall business plan

Procurement and Contract Management:

  • Create a requirements document that will form the basis of a Service Level Agreement to specify deliverables from the Pavilion Operator

  • Lead the selection process for the Pavilion Operator, ensuring a fair and transparent evaluation of candidates

  • Negotiate and finalise a Service Level Agreement with the selected Pavilion Operator

Community Engagement:

  • Build strong relationships with local stakeholders, including residents, community groups, and Richmond Council – recruit team members to assist you as necessary

  • Work with the Pavilion Operator to promote the Pavilion as a valuable community asset


Our ideal candidate


  • A passion for community engagement and a commitment to creating a vibrant and inclusive space for all
  • Proven experience in a senior management role within the retail or commercial sector, preferably with experience in food and beverage operations
  • Excellent financial planning and analysis skills, with the ability to create and interpret financial forecasts and reports
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to clearly articulate plans and ideas to diverse audiences
  • Experience in procurement and contract management

Time Commitment

  • This role requires 3 hours per week for the first 3 months, followed by 2 hours per month for the next 21 months.

This is an unpaid role. Reasonable expenses will be agreed in advance.

What’s in it for you

Join us and build a thriving community hub!

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Managing Director

Moormead Community & Sports Pavilion, Richmond

Apply by

19 Jun 2024







Time commitment

1-3 hours per week
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