Website Brookwood Recruitment

JOB TITLE:  Scenic Workshop Manager

REPORTING:  Head of Scenic

LOCATION:  Near Manchester airport

SALARY:  Competitive salary based on candidate + benefits

JOB TYPE: Permanent, full time



As part of our continuing expansion, we have the opportunity for an enthusiastic Scenic Workshop Manager to join our team as we look to significantly develop our Staging and Set department. The successful applicant will be a strong leader, have varied experience in creative scenic construction and have a good understanding of live event production technologies. They will be at home in a fast paced, hands-on environment and thrive under pressure. Teamwork is a key part of the culture, all parts of the business support and collaborate to achieve together and our people are the reason our clients’ have been returning year on year for over more than two decades.



  • Leading and developing our warehouse and workshop scenic team including line management.
  • Managing the day-to-day tasking of the workshop and scenic warehouse team.
  • Managing the construction & preparation process of our equipment to ensure the highest possible standards & deadlines are met.
  • Maintaining high standards of health and safety
  • Stock management of workshop materials and consumables.
  • Maintenance of workshop equipment and tools.
  • Providing input on construction design and material specification for custom scenic elements.
  • Hands on construction of scenic products.
  • Regular communication with the Head of Scenic for day to day and forward planning ensuring best use of department resource
  • Provide training where required.
  • Assistance of other departments and other duties to meet the needs of the business.



  • At least 5 years’ experience in the professional live events industry with a specialism in scenic construction.
  • Self-motivation, with the ability to lead by example and work as part of a team
  • Ability to read & interpret construction drawings & CAD plans
  • Good working knowledge of workshop tools and machinery
  • Excellent carpentry skills with good working knowledge of various materials.
  • Experience with CNC machines an advantage but not essential
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills.
  • Meticulous planning and attention to detail.
  • Ability to plan and prioritise multiple jobs, on a daily basis.
  • Ability to problem solve and to work to deadlines.
  • Flexibility and a can do, customer focused attitude.
  • Keen eye for detail and high standards of presentation.
  • Strong IT skills.



On-going training will be provided as the job role requires. We value our team and want to see them progress and develop their skills and career within the organisation. Career progression within our expanding company would be available for proactive individuals.



Due to the nature of our industry, we require our employees to have a flexible approach to their working hours. Typically, your working day would be 08:30 to 17:30 Monday to Friday, though we operate a flexible start time for staff where needed. Work outside of these hours and at weekends will be required as our workload / projects require. We try hard to manage a work/life balance for our team.



  • 28 days per year
  • After 3 years continuous service you will receive your birthday off (day off can be taken within 7 days of your birthday)
  • After 5 years continuous service you will receive a further day’s holiday



A company pension scheme which the company contributes to on a monthly basis will be available.



Following successful completion of probation period, we are delighted to offer the following benefits:

  • Award winning, comprehensive healthcare package including fast access to private medical treatment, digital access to a GP, mental health support, in-patient and day-patient treatment, advanced cancer cover and out-patient surgical procedures
  • Optical, dental, and audiological cover
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Sick pay scheme
  • Long service rewards
  • Employee of the month award
  • Company social events
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Electric vehicle scheme



This position is for immediate start

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