Studio Manager


  • Leicester  
    Leicestershire, United Kingdom
  • Company
    Start date
  • Closing date
    31 March 2023  
    Posted on
    16 March 2023  

About the Role:

At NEXT we have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Studio Manager to join the team, managing our state of the art studios in Leicestershire . You’ll be responsible for all aspects of studio management. Your role is to ensure that the studio performs to its optimum and we deliver a quality service to all areas of the business.

An experienced people manager, who is able to lead and motivate teams to maximise studio servicing. You’ll lead multi disciplined teams and be responsible for building strong interdepartmental relationships to offer new strategies and ideas for delivering a service to our studio talent.

You must be able to remain calm and professional while maintaining a positive and proactive attitude. This role requires a strong manager and team player with exceptional communication skills who is eager to learn and develop and can grasp new information & adapt quickly.

You will be able to identify with the ever-changing requirements of a large studio team. It is important to build and maintain strong relationships with senior management within Next Studios and senior stakeholders across the business. In addition to managing the Enderby Studio, you will support our smaller studio team in Elmsall.

You will:

  • Lead the studio, front of house, studio assistants and set builder to create a positive, upbeat environment 
  • Provide an excellent service to the creative, online, brand and Next product teams along with an array of top talent
  • Manage the service of the Elmsall Fashion studio including visits with the team, provide support virtually with weekly catch ups.
  • Be responsible for the overall studio performance to ensure it operates efficiently and delivers high quality content and service to all areas of the business
  • Create and uphold an engaging, dynamic hosting environment across the studios ensuring all our inhouse team, clients & talent are fully catered for and supported during studio time
  • Ensure the studios plan resources effectively to deliver a premium experience
  • An experienced people manager, who is able to lead and motivate teams to maximise studio servicing
  • Manage supplier costs and services, proposing and presenting recommendations for new products and ensuring equipment is serviced regularly 
  • Ensure the technical infrastructure works correctly and arrange for maintenance, upgrades, repairs and replacement of equipment as necessary
  • Administer First Aid as appropriate and operate as a Fire Warden, ensuring site rules, health and safety and security processes and procedures are adhered to and relevant inductions are carried out
  • Carry out regular one to one’s with team members, identifying development areas and setting objectives. 

About you:

  • Experience in studio management and production
  • Experience managing studio floor assistants.
  • Have proven experience managing studios and activities including still life, model imagery and video
  • Ability to think creatively and understand the latest visual trends 
  • Outstanding leadership qualities, taking full responsibility for the day-to-day management of this area.
  • Forward thinking, innovative & proactive in your approach
  • Enthusiastic with strong motivational skills, enabling the management and motivation of the team.
  • Superior planning, workload management and organisational capabilities.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, problem solving and presentation skills.
  • Highly communicative with an ability to influence and negotiate at all levels.
  • The ability to problem solve and produce innovative ideas and solutions.
  • A strong communicator and listener.
  • Comfortable with a highly pressured and rapidly changing environment.
  • Experience in an E-commerce photography studio is essential.
  • At least 5 years relevant experience.
  • Exemplary attention to detail.
  • Full UK driving licence.


You know Next, but did you know we’re a FTSE-100 retail company employing over 35,000 people across the UK and Ireland. We’re the UK’s 2nd largest fashion retailer and for Kidswear we’re the market leader. At the last count we have over 500 stores, plus the Next Online and it’s now possible to buy on-line from over 70 countries around the world! So we’ve gone global!


  • ​25% off a huge selection of Next, Lipsy & Victoria's Secret products
  • Company performance based bonus
  • Sharesave scheme
  • On-site Nursery available; OFSTED outstanding in all areas
  • 10% off most partner brands & up to 15% off Branded Beauty
  • Early VIP access to sale stock
  • Access to fantastic discounts at our Staff Shops
  • Subsidised restaurant, coffee shop and juice bar
  • Access a 24/7 digital GP and other free health and wellbeing services
  • Free on-site parking

Our aim is to support all applicants during the application process and to provide reasonable adjustments when ​​necessary and requested. If you would like to request support with your application due to any health condition, feel free to get in touch with us

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