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Market Manager (Nights), Manchester City Council, UK

Market Manager (Nights), Manchester City Council, UK
Posted on: 12/22/2023

Market Manager (Nights), Manchester City Council, UK

About The Role

Working Hours: Shift working on a night rota - four nights on, four nights off (Annualised Hours)
Contract Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Additional Payments: Night Rate Plussage
Closing Date: 10 January 2024
This role is subject to -
Driving Licence – you must always hold a full valid driving licence

The Markets Service currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Manager to join the team at New Smithfield Market, Whitworth Street East, Openshaw, Manchester, M11 2WJ. 
New Smithfield Market is a Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable Market based in Openshaw, Manchester. We are a 35 acre site with around 80 businesses and over 500 members of staff working on site throughout the night and early morning. 
The role holder will be responsible for the management of the site between the hours of 10:00pm and 8:30am.
The role holder is responsible for supporting the management to ensure that the site operation is managed to deliver high quality tenant and customer focused services. 
They will handle any queries or enquiries regarding the site and manage tenant occupancy. They will undertake unit inspections and ensure that the site and its tenants meets all legislative requirements.
The role holder will work permanent nights on a rolling "four on, four off rota".

About the Candidate

The successful candidate will have : 
- Experience of night and/or shift working
- Experience of working in market management or in the retail sector 
- Worked in a fast paced environment
- Good written and oral communication skills are needed in this role as the candidate will be liaising with tenants, contractors and visitors to the site.  
For more information or for an informal conversation regarding the requirements of the role please contact Jon Cockroft ( 07930 879 474.

About Us

We’re the local government authority for Manchester, and have teams across the city helping to make this a great place to live for everyone. We’re proud to do local government differently, in a city with an international reputation for diversity, creativity, culture and passion. 
When you join us, you’re joining a team of over 7,000 council staff helping to make our ambition for Manchester a reality. Whatever your role, you’ll be supporting our residents and communities to be the best they can be, and helping to build a Manchester that's fairer for everyone who lives, works, volunteers, studies or plays here. 
To make our ambition a reality, every person we recruit needs to play their its part. It takes a certain type of behaviour, attitude and way of working to get Manchester where it wants to be. Our people and partners have agreed five ‘behaviours’ – the grounding for how we must work together and treat one another:
- We take time to listen and understand
- We work together and trust each other
- We show that we value our differences and treat each other fairly
- We ‘own it’ and we’re not afraid to try new things
- We’re proud and passionate about Manchester
A career with us means you can be yourself, thrive, and build the career your talent and ambition deserve.

Creating an inclusive team at Manchester City Council 

At Manchester City Council, we strive to create a fair and inclusive workplace that is as diverse as the communities we serve.  We want to further increase the diversity of our workforce, in particular the number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and disabled staff at all levels of the Council. This advert is open to all applicants, and we would particularly encourage applications from candidates identifying with one or both of those characteristics.   

If you want to find out more about the role, our ways of working, flexible arrangements or any workplace adjustments, please let us know by emailing If you are invited to interview, we will ask you if you require any adjustments for you to best demonstrate your suitability for the role in the interview process.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:
- Members of the Armed Forces and veterans
- Are currently in care, or have previously been in care
- If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition


As a Disability Confident Employer, we provide support for employees with physical or mental-health conditions, a disability or neurodiversity. Our workplaces are accessible by design, and we make workplace adjustments including providing aids, adaptations and equipment. These, combined with our flexible working policies such as disability-related leave, enable our employees to perform their role, thrive and be their authentic selves in work.

When you join us 

We want everyone to be able to be themselves at work and give their best. If you need additional support to undertake the duties of the role, we’ll make every effort to source any necessary aids, adaptations or equipment. If, however, any task proves to be unachievable, we will look at redesigning parts of the role.


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