Front of House Manager

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Front of House Manager
University of Manchester Students' Union Manchester Academy
Customer Services
Date Posted:
May 19th 2022
University of Manchester Students' Union Manchester Academy


  • To manage the Front of House function of the Students’ Union & Manchester Academy Venues, overseeing the day-to-day operation and supervision of the department
  • To ensure the highest possible level of customer service is delivered to all visitors by the Front of House Teams

Job Description &
Person Specification


This is a predominately public facing role, and you will spend most of your time managing the day-
to-day operation and supervision of the Front of House and Box Office functions of the Students’

Union and Academy venues. You will be required to work a mixture of day & evening/weekend shifts
– typically one week of day shifts (08:30 – 15:30 / 12:00-19:30) and then one week of evening shifts
(15:00-22:00/later for club nights). You will be the first point of contact for students, visitors and
clients to the buildings. This can be an active, busy role; attending to customers, supervising staff
and assessing ingress.


  • Taking ownership of the ‘Welcome’ function to the Students’ Union and Academy venues, taking pride and showing passion for the role and your ability to influence the customer experience for all visitors and clients
  • Management of up to 25 student staff across Student Union & Manchester Academy Venues Front of House functions – including, but not limited to: staff recruitment, induction, training, allocation of shifts and rota management
  • Leading on customer service – gathering customer insights and using those to make improvements. Identifying, writing and reviewing processes for the department
  • Box office management - ensuring IT admin tasks are completed and all ticket scanners are prepared before doors. Ensuring staff are organised and that customers are served in an efficient and personable manner.
  • Management of the accessibility provision for the gigs, leading on a working relationship with Attitude is Everything
  • To assist in key events throughout the year, including Festivals, Welcome Week and any other key events, including elections, if necessary
  • Ensuring all general reception duties are carried out by the Front of House Team, including managing post and deliveries, recording and monitoring lost property and contacting security and emergency services as required
  • Driving the team’s ability to generate year-round sales revenue and promotional activity of front of house sales, including gig tickets, bus passes and football tickets
  • To ensure that the EPOS and ticketing management systems are used as directed, and that any financial discrepancies are reported and dealt with promptly
  • Ensure correct hand-over procedure of day’s business with regard to cover and cashiering
  • Other duties as required by the organisation


  • To contribute to the delivery of the team’s objectives as determined in the operating plans
  • To provide support and assistance to the elected officers as required.
  • To undertake all administrative aspects associated with the individual role.
  • To assist in key Students’ Union events throughout the year including Welcome Week & Elections
  • To adhere to all Students’ Union policies & procedures
  • To contribute to Union projects and participate in working groups
  • To demonstrate Students’ Union behaviours in daily working life
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