New job opportunities on Westside reflect post pandemic recovery

New jobs are being created and filled on Westside as businesses reflect the return to confidence following the lifting of the Covid-19 lockdown.

Around 20 jobs within the busy Broad Street and Brindleyplace area are currently being advertised on the Westside Jobs site, which was launched earlier this summer.

This is an increase of more than 50 per cent on the previous month.

Jobs are currently being sought across the entertainment and cultural sector as well as shops and cafes, with roles ranging from events management and finance to media technicians.

Several jobs are being sought at The REP theatre. These include a head of technical design involved in all productions, as well as finance and sales and events roles.

The Ikon Gallery is looking for an assistant curator to help in the research, planning and delivery of exhibitions and artistic programmes, plus a communications and digital coordinator.

The NEC Group is also in the market for a number of jobs involving the International Convention Centre, including a conference and banqueting manager and a production manager.

And, reflecting next year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, applicants are sought for a project co-ordinator to help with the successful delivery of the event.

Other jobs are available in the hospitality sector across the NEC Group and at venues such as Starbucks and Subway, including chefs and kitchen porters.

Luisa Huggins, media and communications manager of Westside BID, said: “I was shocked to hear the challenges that businesses were facing with filling employment opportunities – after the last few months, I sincerely believed that all jobs would be going like hotcakes.

“Here at Westside BID, we are pleased to continue supporting members by hosting a jobs page that has been well received. Our members talk, we listen, and take action.”

Mike Olley, general manager of Westside BID, said the job applications demonstrated how the hospitality sector was returning to normal.

He said: “We are pleased to be the home of brilliant venues, and great quality teams running them, so we are confident that people will enjoy working in our district.

“Many people employed in our venues end up being there for ten years because they enjoy it so much. We also have a dedicated team of street wardens keeping staff and customers safe during the early hours of the morning, so it’s truly a safe space to work”. To view the current job vacancies, visit https://westsidebid.co.uk/westside-jobs/

By Westside BID Reporter

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