Head of Finance and Operations, Part time , 3 days a week (flexi-time possible)

South London
£35,000 pro rata, (£21,000 actual)
02 Nov 2018
12 Nov 2018
Contract Type

Head of Finance and Operations, Part time, 3 days a week (flexi-time possible)

We are seeking an efficient, effective Head of Finance and Operations to join our small core team at the National Opera Studio. You will lead on finance and operations whilst supporting the strategic objectives of the organisation and the fundraising function of the organisation. You will be a strategic thinker and efficient planner with strong financial skills and a keen eye for detail. You will be passionate about the arts and demonstrate a genuine commitment to the organisation’s success, values and mission.

Job Description

Main Accountabilities

  • Accountable to the Board of the NOS and its subcommittees for the effective and efficient financial and operational management of the NOS in line with the organisation’s strategic aims and objectives
  • The statutory and regulatory compliance of the NOS with the relevant bodies, acting as Company Secretary
  • The oversight and support of all NOS staff to be financially accountable and to have appropriate ownership over budgets, financial processes and procedures
  • Effective book-keeping across all NOS activities
  • The effective operational running and maintenance of the NOS premises

Specific Responsibilities Include

  • Lead on the financial strategy and planning to support the NOS Business Plan, its key aims and objectives, working with the Chief Executive
  • Prepare a detailed annual budget, forecast and cash flow plan, incorporating individual event and project budgets under each of the four strands of work
  • Produce financial reports, budgets, projections, advice and analysis for discussion and approval and to meet the needs of the Trustees, staff, partners and funders
  • Provide accurate and timely monthly management accounts with commentary
  • Ensure the business adheres to statutory and legal obligations as an employer and a charitable organisation
  • Take overall responsibility for HMRC submissions and reporting
  • Ensure efficient and effective financial systems, procedures and controls are in place, compliant, and regularly reviewed for all accounting functions across the organisation
  • Develop the Finance Policy, ensuring it is communicated and adhered to by all staff
  • Be responsible for overseeing the continuous and effective operation of the NOS premises
  • Develop and review the annual maintenance plan for the NOS in collaboration with the Team Administrator, reporting to the Chief Executive. Present budgets for maintenance and plans for the Board annually
  • Line manage the Team Administrator and Caretaker
  • Ensure members of the NOS Staff have access to information on financial processes as appropriate


How to Apply

The closing date for applications is 6.00pm on Monday 12th November 2018.

Applications should comprise:

  • a covering letter addressed detailing your interest and suitability for this role
  •  an up-to-date CV outlining your relevant employment, skills, experience and qualifications plus the names and contact details of at least two referees who are in a position to comment on you professionally

First-round interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on the 21st and 22nd November 2018. Please indicate in your application if you have any availability issues during those days.

Please see attached job description below for further details before making your application via the application method below

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