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        Head of Finance

        Job number BT-HoF-NFP

        Salary

        £65,000 - £70,000

        Sector

        Not-for-profit

        Function

        Finance

        Location

        London

        Job Type

        Permanent

        Based in the heart of Covent Garden, Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre are the membership bodies for the theatre sector.

        They represent theatre producers, managers, owners, and operators both in London’s West End and across the UK – a vibrant and diverse sector delivering world class theatre. Theatre and the performing arts industries enrich our lives and strengthen our sense of belonging and are a cornerstone of both the levelling up and growth agendas – it’s a rewarding sector to work in.

        It is an exciting time to join as we are in the early stages of embedding a new vision and mission following a fundamental strategic review process and appointment of a new executive team. We now have an exciting five year strategy and ambitious goals that will deliver for our members. To achieve, we need an organisation that is fit for purpose, with the people, systems and processes needed to make an even greater impact. That’s where you come in.

        As Head of Finance you be responsible for the finance function for Society of London Theatre, UK Theatre Association, The Theatre Council and Theatre Development Trust.

        Your key responsibilities include:

        • Leading the annual budget process; Acting as finance business partner to budget holders across the organisation to improve the impact of financial reporting on business performance, and supporting colleagues in developing confidence in broad financial skills;
        • Preparing financial reports and business cases for presentation to Board and relevant Committees; developing rolling capital investment plans which support the organisations’ strategic priorities
        • Being responsible for effective financial controls and ensuring the accounting records for Society of London Theatre, UK Theatre Association, Theatre Development Trust and The Theatre Council are accurate and enable timely reporting;
        • Making best use of technology to lead the review and implementation of systems, processes and procedures to support the business to deliver effectively;
        • Deputising for Director of Finance and Operations when required;

        We are seeking a proactive and engaging fully qualified finance professional from the Arts, Charity, Commercial or wider Public Sector. You will have robust communication and interpersonal skills, able to build rapport with and act as a trusted advisor to a wide range of stakeholders across the three organisations. We are looking for someone committed to innovation, passionate about harnessing new technology and who will deliver ‘brilliant basics’ across our accounting processes and policies.

        Recruitment timetable

        • Application deadline: Sunday 14th April
        • Shortlisting: Thursday 18th April
        • Panel interviews: week commencing 22nd April
        • 2nd Stage: week commencing 29th April

        Further information can be found in our dedicated candidate information pack.

        To apply, please send your CV and supporting statement to SOLTUK@allenlane.co.uk. For an informal conversation about the role please contact Bryony Thomas via the Allen Lane agency website.

        To discuss your suitability for the role, please contact Bryony Thomas on 07921 334 625.

        If you are interested in other finance positions within the not-for-profit and charity sector, please view our latest jobs.

        Recruiting for this role:

        Bryony Thomas (nee Feeney)

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