Work at Union Chapel

Current Vacancies 

Sound and Lighting Engineering Trainee Programme (3 months)

Head of Events and Commercial Activities

Interim Margins Manager


Sound and Lighting Engineering Trainee Programme (3 months)

Reporting to: Technical Manager

Salary: London Living Wage + annual leave entitlement

Hours: Part Time 2 days (15 hours) per week. 1 hour unpaid lunch, with evening work required

Deadline: 10am Friday 13th March, with initial meetings in week commencing 16th March, to start 23rd March


Course Outline

The course is designed to provide an all-round knowledge of how to run live music, spoken word, performance and corporate events. Supervised by our Technical Manager and working alongside our team of professional sound and lighting engineers you will learn the fundamental principles of sound engineering and lighting design including:

  • PA system management
  • Speaker types
  • Microphones
  • Mixing desks
  • Monitoring
  • Signal processing
  • Wireless systems
  • Lighting consoles
  • Lighting design
  • Health and safety
  • Preparation of technical specification documents

Who is it for?

We are looking for one 18-25 year old from a diverse background currently under-represented in the music technician industry – Black, Asian and other underrepresented backgrounds and/or candidates who identify as being disabled. We also welcome candidates who have lived experience of homelessness, refugee/asylum seeker status, and other experiences of disadvantage.

How to Apply?

There are two ways

  • you can send something in writing – no longer than 2 sides; or
  • send us a short video (no longer than 4 minutes) summarising:
  1. Your experience, any courses or studies you’ve done, and your passion and any background in music or performing arts – if you have one, a CV.

And answer these questions:

  1. Why are you interested in being a sound technician?
  2. What makes you excited about this opportunity at the Union Chapel?
  3. What do you think would be the greatest challenge?

Send these together to [email protected]  with “Trainee Programme” in the subject line by 13th March.

Please complete our HR Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form with your application.

If you would like to discuss the role, please contact Bryan Mills, Technical Manger [email protected]

Sound & Lighting Trainee – Recruitment Pack

Head of Events and Commercial Activities

Responsible to: Chief Executive and Chair of Board of Directors/Trustees, UCD

Salary: £42,000 -£45,000 depending on experience

Line Manager to: Events Team (including Artistic, Production, Commercial and Marketing staff)

Purpose: Responsible for managing and developing the organisation’s artistic programme, overseeing production & marketing, maintaining and enhancing existing commercial activities including venue, bar and room hire and investigating and implementing potential new revenue opportunities.


  • Full time 37.5 hour per week to include weekends, Bank holidays and other unsocial hours where necessary.
    23 days annual leave per year, increasing by one day every two full years worked to 28 days per annum.
  • Six months’ probation, three months’ notice.

To Apply: Please apply with your CV and a covering letter, of no more than two pages, outlining your skills and experiences to meet the requirements of the role, why you want to work for Union Chapel Project and your availability to start.

Email to [email protected] with “Head of Events & Commercial Activities” in the subject line.

Please complete our HR Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form with your application.

Recruitment Pack

Deadline: 10am Friday 13th March 2020. 

Interim Margins Manager (6-12 months)

Responsible to: CEO on behalf of the Union Chapel Project

Salary: £38,000 – £40,000

Currently responsible for: Fundraising and Communications Manager (PT), Kitchen & Training Manager,
Crisis Services Supervisor (PT), Housing and Benefits Advisor (PT), Winter Shelter Night Leader, Office Administrator and Volunteers

Purpose: To ensure that Margins provides a high quality and responsive service to its


  • Hours: 37.5 hours with 1 hour unpaid for lunch. (Part-time will be considered for the right
  • Holiday: 23 days holiday plus bank holidays, rising by a day a year for every 2 years worked

About the role

  • Margins has grown from its historic roots as a soup kitchen to now offer:
    Crisis Services (in the form of Drop-In Services offering advice on housing and benefits and a Cold
    Weather Night Shelter);
  • Support Services (through such initiatives as English as a second language courses, numeracy training, a
    job club and therapy); and a
  • Supported Employment Programme (primarily though our café training programme but also through
    office roles).


You will be expected to ensure that Margins provides a high quality, responsive and inclusive service that
supports clients to make sustainable change to their lives. Reporting to the CEO of UCP, you will be
responsible for:

  • Operations;
  • Staff and volunteer management;
  • Communications;
  • Finance; and
  • Governance and board support (please see the job description for more detail).

Interim Margins Manager Candidate Pack – PDF

Interim Margins Manager Candidate Pack – Word Doc

The deadlines for applications is Friday March 27th 2020 and method of application is via a Word format CV
and tailored covering letter explaining how your skills, knowledge and experience fit the job description
and person specification, along with your motivations for applying.

Applications should be sent to [email protected] with “Interim Margins Manager” in the
subject heading.

Please complete our HR Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form with your application.

Interviews will take place w/c 30th March or 6th April.

Deadline:  10am Friday 27th March 2020


Equality and Diversity
We want to recruit people from a range of backgrounds. We particularly encourage applicants who are currently under represented in our board, workforce and wider sector. This includes but is not limited to candidates who identify as being from Black, Asian and other underrepresented ethnic backgrounds, and candidates who identify as being disabled.

To help us monitor the effectiveness of our recruitment, please complete the Equal Opportunity Monitoring form. This data is completely anonymous, is stored confidentially by our HR team and will not be seen by the selection panel.

HR Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form


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