Join our team
This year marks Brighton Natural Health Centre’s 40th birthday and we are looking for two outstanding personalities to join our team.
We would love to hear from candidates who have both commercial nous and a passion for movement (dance, yoga, Pilates etc) and well being. We are looking for highly motivated individuals to help drive the charity forwards as we recover from the restrictions and impact of the Covid pandemic. As well as continuing to provide income-generating classes and events alongside its current outreach projects, the charity is looking to introduce a variety of new activities, develop more significant externally-funded projects to further its charitable aims in the local community, and realise its ambitions of becoming the most inclusive and accessible community resource possible.
BNHC is now in it’s 40th birthday year and is an established charity working in the area of community health, providing classes, talks and workshops to support personal health and wellbeing. Our activities include yoga, dance, Pilates, meditation, tai chi, movement for health and more. The charity occupies premises in central Brighton with two excellent spaces for classes and has access to other spaces in the local area where required.
Our regular class fees fund our operational costs and contribute to the running of our community outreach programme, alongside some modest external funding. Our current programme includes low-cost community classes and free classes for more marginalised people in our community including female refugees, migrants and asylum seekers, and free trauma-informed yoga classes for women in Brighton and Hove.
BNHC was founded in 1981 by wholefood cooperative Infinity Foods to further its educational aims and it was separately registered as a charity in 1984. Two of Infinity’s founder members still serve on the BNHC’s board of trustees and the charity rents its premises from the adjacent co-operative.
For more details of the charity’s activities, please explore our website www.brightonnaturalhealthcentre.org.uk
BNHC celebrates it’s 40th birthday this year. The successful candidate will join at an exciting time in our development, and will be instrumental in shaping the future plans and success of the organisation.
Both roles will require creative and commercially minded individuals with proven experience in the specific areas outlined in the relevant job descriptions, along with hands-on experience of managing or working within a smaller enterprise, ideally within the charity sector. They will need to be passionately committed to the delivery of personal, community and planetary health.
They should demonstrate leadership skills, vision and drive, and have confident people management skills, along with proven experience of developing projects and instigating partnerships.
The Centre Manager will be responsible to the Centre Director and both roles will be involved with the day to day activities of the Centre and for leading, developing and supporting a professional team of staff, volunteers and a community of freelance teachers.
Anyone applying for these roles should be comfortable being hands-on to get things done when needed, and flexible in their approach to achieve results. They will also possess a strong people-focus and a passion for maintaining organisational wellbeing, along with excellent communication skills at all levels.
Our ideal candidates will have some experience of working within either the charity sector or the health and wellbeing sector. Knowledge of MINDBODY Online Business software is desirable. It is essential that candidates are highly organised, detail oriented, reliable and personable.
Centre Manager (Full time – we would also be interested in hearing from candidates who could be part time, with a view to a job share)
- In addition to core business hours a combination of evening/weekend work is required
- Based at our Centre in the North Laine
- Salary circa £28k pa (depending on experience)
This is a challenging and rewarding role, requiring someone with a broad range of skills and a passion for movement and well-being. These might include retail management, sales, marketing and digital skills.
Interviews for the Centre Manager will take place on Thursday 9th September.
Customer Support & Community Engagement Coordinator (Part time)
- Approx 22.5 hours per week – a combination of evening/weekend work and core business hours
- Mainly based at our Centre in the North Laine
- Salary circa 22k pro rata (depending on experience)
This role requires an innovative and confident self-starter. We are looking for skills such as B2B/sales and marketing, events organisation/management and proven experience working within community organisations and/or with volunteers.
Interviews for the Customer Support & Community Engagement Coordinator will take place on Thursday 9th September.
How to apply
We treat all job applications equally, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other equality characteristic. We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusiveness in all our work and would be looking for the same commitment from the successful candidate. Please be aware, however, that our centre is not a fully accessible space. If you have any questions about accessibility at BNHC, or you need reasonable adjustments of any kind in relation to the job application process, please let us know.
Please send a CV, along with a covering letter detailing which role you re applying for and how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification, by email to:
Frank Sims, BNHC Director at email@example.com
Please also fill in this anonymous online Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and confirm you have done so in your application email.
If you would like any further information, or to discuss the role before applying, please contact us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a call.
The closing date for both applications is midnight Sunday 5th September.