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

Finance & Resources Manager

We are looking for an experienced Finance and Resources Manager to work closely with our Chief Exec, Board and Senior Management Team to support the running of The Common Room. We need someone experienced in accounting, governance, and dealing with funding bodies and lenders in both grant applications, returns and monitoring. You must have excellent focus and attention to detail, be a people person- approachable, knowledgeable and able to support our team with all things finance. You recognise the importance of good team relations and have experience in HR matters. You will run a tight ship when it comes to keeping us a compliant organisation. You will have excellent communication skills and be able to provide high level reports to our Board of Trustees.

Contract type: Full Time – 36 hours per week

Salary: £40,000

Role advertised: 18th July to 19th August

Inquiries and informal information available between 18th July and 12th August. A discussion can be booked with the current Finance & Resources Manager, Julie Eastlake by emailing (working hours: Mon-Weds lunchtime)

DEADLINE: Please send CV and covering letter to by 9am on 19th August.

Please provide the names and contact details (email and phone) for two referees, one of which will be a recent or current employer. We will not contact the referees of non-shortlisted candidates.

Shortlisting will take place in the week commencing 22nd August, with interviews and other selection processes for short-listed candidates to follow. We will, however, review the applications prior to the 19th and should we find a suitable candidate, we may invite them to interview earlier than this date.

Food & Beverage Assistants

We're looking for confident, customer-focused, and proactive Food & Beverage Assistants 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.

Contract type: Zero hours

Salary: National minimum wage plus tips

Role advertised: Ongoing


Please send CV to Dan Storr ( and ensure this indicates the earliest date you would be available to start work if appointed. Please also provide the names and contact details (email and phone) for two referees, one of which will be a recent or current employer. We will not contact your referees without your permission.

Event & Operations Crew

We're looking for confident, customer-focused, and proactive Event & Operations Crew members to support the delivery of The Common Room’s operations and events. This will involve setting up rooms, providing assistance to other teams, and utilising CRM software to ensure everything is completed correctly and efficiently.

Contract type: Up to 36 hours per week

Salary: National minimum wage

Role advertised: Ongoing


Applications should be sent via email to Philippa King-Williams (

Applications must include:
• An up-to-date CV.
• The contact details (email and phone) of two referees one of whom should be your last or current employer, these will not be contacted until an offer of employment is made.

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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.