The Common Room is a Grade II* listed venue with an on-site public Café bar, 5|Quarter and a range of spaces to host weddings, conferences, gigs and events. We are looking to welcome new people to join our team and be part of our exciting future.

We recognise that organisations that are diverse and inclusive perform better than less diverse organisations, so we are working hard to ensure that The Common Room has this balance on our team and Board to represent our region and steer our future strategy. We would positively encourage applications from underrepresented groups including BAME applicants, LGBTQ+ applicants and disabled applicants.

Current Vacancies

Food and Beverage Assistant

We are looking for confident, customer focused and proactive food and beverage assistants to support delivery of The Common Room’s in house catering offer You will be an integral part of the food and beverage team to help provide an integrated high quality and profitable catering service to support delivery of The Common Room’s in house catering offer including the food on sale in the 5 Quarter Café Bar and catering for meals and refreshments in The Common Room’s room hire and meetings business. The profits from which support our charitable mission.

Contract type: Zero Hours

Salary: National Minimum Wage plus tips

Application deadline: Please send CV to Anne Bartle anne.bartle@thecommonroom.org.uk by close of business on 2nd July 2021.

Interviews: w/c 8th July 2021.


Kitchen Assistant

We are looking for confident, customer-focused and proactive kitchen assistants to support delivery of The Common Room’s in house catering offer. You will be an integral part of the food and beverage team to help provide an integrated high quality and profitable catering service to the building’s users. The profits from which support our charitable mission. You will support support delivery of The Common Room’s in house catering offer, including the food on sale in the 5 Quarter Café Bar and catering for meals and refreshments in The Common Room’s room hire and meetings business.

Contract type: Zero Hours

Salary: National Minimum Wage plus tips

Application deadline: Please send CV to Anne Bartle anne.bartle@thecommonroom.org.uk by close of business on 2nd July 2021.

Interviews: w/c 8th July 2021


Lead Chef

We are looking for a Lead Chef to join The Common Room team. We are looking for a hands-on and proactive lead chef to deliver The Common Room’s in house catering offer including the food on sale in the 5 Quarter Café Bar and catering for meals and refreshments in The Common Room’s room hire and meetings business. You will work with the Food & Beverage Manager to provide an integrated high quality and profitable catering service to the building’s users. The profits from which support our charitable mission. You will need to work closely with our outsourced catering partner, Jacob & Tori as well as a range of food and beverage suppliers.

Contract type: Full Time Permanent

Salary: £21,000

Application deadline: Please send CV and letter of motivation to Anne Bartle anne.bartle@thecommonroom.org.uk by close of business on Friday 18th June 2021.

Panel interviews: 23rd June 2021.


Exhibition Crew

For this role we require someone who is passionate and enthusiastic about our mission, is ready to roll up their sleeves and get involved in the delivery of activity, who enjoys meeting new people and is flexible and adaptable to support our business needs. We require an Exhibition Crew that enjoys having their fingers on the pulse of everything that’s going on, are extremely organised, willing to learn and happy to help.

Contract type: Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £10 per hour

Applications: By email to Lucy Stockdale email lucy.stockdale@thecommonroom.org.uk by
12 noon Friday 25th June 2021

Interviews: w/c 28th June 2021.

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Volunteering Opportunities

Our dedicated volunteers support all aspects of our project. From digitising the collection to greeting visitors at our Opening Festival.

If you are interested please get in touch.