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Head of Finance and Operations

London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT)
London (Greater)
£54,000 (£32,450 pro-rata)
Closing date
28 Nov 2021

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Head of Finance and Operations

Aldgate East, London/ some remote working

About LIFT

LIFT is London’s international biennial festival of theatre. Every two years, LIFT presents a festival full of daring and relevant culture, international perspectives and unforgettable theatre. Whether it’s a much-loved venue, iconic landmark or unsung corner of London, LIFT gathers Londoners around incredible art. We want our audiences to feel more London and more global every time they encounter LIFT. A charity limited by guarantee and based in Toynbee Studios in East London, LIFT is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation with a biennial turnover in the region of £2 million.

LIFT is committed to be a truly inclusive organisation – from our Trustees and team members to our audience and participants. Our ambition is to work together to promote a more inclusive environment, attracting the diverse pool of talent and experience we want to see in our organisation, on our Board, in our work and across the cultural and creative sector. We strive to treat all job applications equally. During recruitment, the selection panel will be shortlisting based on what qualities, skills and experience you may bring to the role.

The Opportunity

Responsible for: General Manager  

Salary: £54,000 FTE (£32,450 pro rata)

Hours: 3 days/21 hours per week

Contract: Perm

Closing date: 11.59pm, Sunday 28 November 2021

You will manage the day-to-day financial administration of the organisation and its activities including a biennial festival and non- festival programme as well as ensuring all LIFT’s statutory accounting and reporting functions are delivered effectively.

The Head of Finance & Operations has day-to-day responsibility for all aspects of LIFT’s finances including payroll, pensions, statutory accounting, financial reporting, and financial management. Working with staff across every function at LIFT this is a central role, the Head of Finance & Operations will report to the Executive Director but will be required to operate pro-actively and collaboratively across the team much of the time.

About You

You will have ambition and enthusiasm to drive change and meet the needs of an evolving organisation. An excellent communicator, with the ability to work with a range of staff across all LIFT functions, you will have proven financial and people skills, an accounting qualification and experience of analysing and reporting as well as an ability to model financial strategies.

Ideally, you’ll have strong accounting and monitoring experience (including use of software). You will know how to manage planned audits and large budgets, and you will be familiar creating management accounts, forecasts, and financial plans in collaborative ways.

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