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Head of Finance and Operations

Head of Finance and Operations

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    Up to £32000.00 per annum + Pension

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    Sam Mabbott B.Soc Sci

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    0161 707 1516

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  • Published:

    21 days ago

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    Morson Talent

The Head of Finance & Operations will be responsible for making best use of the organisation's assets and resources to deliver the museum's vision and mission (including the building, staff and volunteers, finances and other resources). They will place the vision, mission and values of the museum at the heart of their work in helping to build and secure a strong and successful future for the organisation.

The post will take lead responsibility for:
* Strategic financial management and planning
* Visitor experience and services
* Building and operations across the museum's sites
* HR, development and training for staff and volunteers

* Experience of organisational budget setting and financial management, ideally in a charity or related field
* Experience of income and expenditure recording with sage, quick books or similar software
* Experience in the compilation and presentation of financial reports to Trustees, Directors or similar
* Experience of claiming and reporting for funds (including presentation of cash flow) for large projects funded by bodies such as National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF), Arts Council, European funding or similar
* Experience of working in an organisation that provides visitor services in a heritage / customer focused environment
* Experience of building operations including maintenance and capital budgets, security and H&S issues
* Experience of managing staff, finances or resources at a senior level
* Experience of negotiation and claims for insurance policies, particularly employers and buildings insurance

Knowledge and Understanding
* Accountancy qualification covering the drawing up of SORP accounts and P&L, willingness to work towards a qualification, or equivalent experience
* Knowledge of Charity VAT, Gift Aid and Corporation tax submissions
* Knowledge of Company's house and Charity commission regulations and requirements
* Understanding of local government conditions particularly salaries, pensions, holidays and implementation of necessary HR systems and processes
* Understanding of health & safety, risk management, and legislative compliance within a similar context

Skills and Abilities
* Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally to a range of people internally and externally
* Attention to detail with accurate and excellent administration skills
* Ability to work well under pressure and manage and prioritise workload
* Ability to work flexibly within and across teams, and to develop a team culture across the organisation
* Interest, enthusiasm and commitment for the work of the museum

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