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General Manager – fixed-term maternity cover

ActionSpace, London’s leading development agency for artists with learning disabilities, is seeking a General Manager (maternity cover) to support us through the demanding but rewarding months ahead.

We are an exceptional visual arts organisation with big ambitions for all the artists that we work with. With an established track record in creating high profile commissioning and exhibition opportunities we work in partnership with a range of institutions from Studio Voltaire to the British Museum. We are looking for a General Manager who shares our vision for artists with learning disabilities to be at the heart of the visual arts sector and manage the implementation of an exciting and innovative programme of work.

We are seeking a forward-thinking General Manager who can bring their ideas, energy and enthusiasm to:

  • Assisting the joint chief-executives to grow and develop ActionSpace’s profile as one of the UK’s premier supported studios for artists with learning disabilities.
  • Providing robust administrative support in order to ensure the organisation is able to continue carrying out its work to the high standard it has become known for.

The ideal candidate will be a team player, enjoy using their initiative to generate new ideas and find solutions, and be a self-starter ready to support colleagues at all levels.

The General Manager is usually based at ActionSpace’s head office in Holborn, which is also the location of our North London studio, with some travel to our studios in South and North West London. In accordance with government guidelines during the Covid 19 pandemic the Core Team has be working from home and/or in the office on a rota with a full and robust Risk Assessment in place.

The General Manager post is 24 hours per week including lunch breaks (3 days). The salary is: £30-35,000 per annum.

Term:  This is a fixed-term maternity cover contract to run for 9 months from 1 March (negotiable), with the potential to extend subject to confirmation of the Post-Holder’s return date.


General Manager Maternity Cover Job Description. 2021.

General Manager Maternity Cover Application Form. 2021.


Please email completed application forms to

Application Deadline:  Monday 1st February at 9am.

Short-listed candidates will be contacted by telephone by Friday 5th February. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th February.


Image: Hanging sculpture by Helen Biney

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