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Seeking a self employed Finance and Operations Manager

Levenshulme Old Library CIO is looking for a part time
Finance and Operations Manager
Good with numbers? Passionate about creating a well run and efficient charity able to serve the people of Levenshulme and beyond? Interested in how arts and culture and community can improve lives? Levenshulme Old Library CIO are looking for an experienced self employed part time finance and operations manager.

This is a flexible position, initially 1 day a week for 6 months, to help us

  • keep track of our accounts,
  • ensure policies, information and other administrative systems are working well and up to date.
  • help in the preparation of funding bids.

If you think you may have the skills we need, email levoldlib@gmail.com for more information. Or download the job specification.

If you would like to apply, please send us a 1 page description of how you match the requirements of the work, and a current CV including two references we can approach if we offer you the position.

Closing date for expressions of interest: Monday 1st October  2018 at 12.00pm

Levenshulme Fringe 2018

Download the official #LevyFringe programme of events (pdf) by clicking here: Levy Fringe 2018 Official Programme

This year it will run over 3 weeks from the 23rd June to the 13th July 2018, in the Old Library and in the broader Levenshulme community.

Some details of forthcoming events are avaialable here on Facebook with a full consolidated programme coming soon.

There’s information about how to get involved in this Facebook group.

Or contact us through our Contact Us  page.

 

Open Doors Celebration February 2018

Open Door Community Celebration

Fri 23rd Feb, 4pm – 6pm.

The Levenshulme Old Library team are delighted, finally, to be able to open the doors of the old library to you our surrounding community.

Doors will be open at 4pm, from 4.30 we’ll have music from the Jazz Biscuits, there’ll be opportunities to chat to our library tenants All FM, to Levenshulme Youth Project and to mindful art therapists from The Owl And The Coconut who are also planning to make the library building their home.

At approximately 5pm MP for Levenshulme and Gorton, Mr Afzal Khan, will deliver a message of congratulations and solidarity to the many people in our community that have fought for three long years, organised and worked hard to secure our old library building for use by our community again as a valuable and highly valued community facility.

From 6pm the merriment will continue next door in the Bluebell.

Whilst there’s some way to go before the library is fully functioning as an Art Centre, we’re very happy to be able to open our doors and invite people inside to once again experience the unique ambiance of this fabulous space and to celebrate the end of a long road that sees us now able to invite you all in.

The event will be a final opportunity to win this fabulous reading chair by Decourcey Designs of Levenshulme Antique Village and announcement of the winner.

decourcey designed and upcycled reading chair
decourcey designed and upcycled reading chair

This gorgeous reading chair has been delightfully upcycled and tastefully reupholstered reflecting not only the joy it might bring to a keen reader, the book-shelf print fabric is appropriate also because Sharlene has very kindly donated the chair to raise funds for the library. Our Reopening Celebration will be the final opportunity to submit a sealed bid for it. The winner will be announced.

Do please come, bring your families and join us for this celebration of a triumph against the odds for our community.

Its Official, and we have the keys

Levenshulme Old Library CIO takes on responsibility for Levenshulme Old Library.

tenancy agreement between the old library group and MCC
Tenancy agreement between the old library group CIO and MCC

At 10.30 hrs this morning 22nd January 2018, following three years of campaigning, planning, community self-organising and cooperative working, Levenshulme Old Library Charitable Incorporated Organisation signed a lease agreement with Manchester City Council.

Congratulations  and well done to everybody in Levenshulme that’s supported the take over project and got it to this point, you now have an art centre.

#MadeItHappen

Library in the sun

We are taking over Levenshulme’s Carnegie Library, on Cromwell Grove, and transforming it into an arts, community and culture centre for the communities of Levenshulme and the surrounding areas.