Recruitment

With the forthcoming departure of our current Finance Director after 22 years of loyal service, we are recruiting for two new posts at Northern Stage.

FINANCE DIRECTOR

Salary: Commensurate
Hours: 24 hours per week (0.6 FTE)
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

Northern Stage creates and presents stylish, imaginative and accessible theatrical experiences of international quality and ambition.  From our home in Newcastle upon Tyne we create and present a performance programme of classic and contemporary drama, dance and comedy on the small- and mid-scale. We take a considerable strategic and developmental responsibility for artists and companies from within our region and strive to be at the forefront of re-imagining the possibilities of what a 21st century regional producing theatre can be.

The Finance Director will play a vital role in achieving the creative transformation of our business and operating model, working closely with the Executive Director to formulate and implement the business and financial strategy to ensure our long-term sustainability.  The Finance Director has both a strategic and operational role: they will keep a close eye on developments in the charity, tax and funding sectors and will work with the auditors to ensure that Northern Stage financial practices are accurate, transparent and competitive, and will work closely throughout the year with Heads of Departments and budget holders to manage and review day-to-day finances. 

The Finance Director is a member of Senior Team and reports to the Executive Director and the Board.  They will offer inspirational leadership and management of the Finance department, comprising of a Finance Manager and Finance Assistant.  The post requires someone with experience at a senior level, and with practical knowledge of charity accounting and SORP.

Applications: Please download the Application Pack and the Application form and return to Philippa Leith on pleith@northernstage.co.uk using the subject line FINANCE DIRECTOR APPLICATION. Only completed application forms will be considered, CVs will not be accepted.

Application Pack
Application Form

Closing date for applications: 12noon, Wednesday 10 August 2016
Interviews: Thursday 25 August 2016

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FINANCE MANAGER

Salary: £24,000-£28,000 pro rata depending on experience
Hours: 30 hours per week (0.8 FTE)
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

Northern Stage creates and presents stylish, imaginative and accessible theatrical experiences of international quality and ambition.  From our home in Newcastle upon Tyne we create and present a performance programme of classic and contemporary drama, dance and comedy on the small- and mid-scale. We take a considerable strategic and developmental responsibility for artists and companies from within our region and strive to be at the forefront of re-imagining the possibilities of what a 21st century regional producing theatre can be.

The Finance Manager is responsible for the efficient and effective management of all financial matters within Northern Stage.  Reporting to the Finance Director, the Finance Manager will provide support in the smooth running of the Finance Department, working alongside the Finance Officer. The Finance Manager is responsible for managing and reviewing month-end and year-end procedures, and producing quarterly management accounts for review by the Finance Director, Executive Director and Board.  The Finance Manager is responsible for maintaining robust and effective financial systems across all areas of activity. 

The post requires someone with a broad base of experience in all aspects of financial and management accounting, including management accounts, year-end accounts and payroll.  Experience of charity accounting and SORP is desirable but not essential.

Applications: Please download the Application Pack and the Application form and return to Philippa Leith on pleith@northernstage.co.uk using the subject line FINANCE MANAGER APPLICATION. Only completed application forms will be considered, CVs will not be accepted.

Application Pack
Application Form

Closing date for applications: 12noon, Monday 22 August 2016
Interviews: Thursday 21 September 2016

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CASTING

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Northern Stage is an equal opportunities employer, who is actively seeking to employ people currently under-represented in the creative and cultural sector. This includes young people, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities.

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