Bristol Music Trust seeks Financial Controller

Closing Date: 14 January 2019

Bristol Music Trust

Location: Bristol

Remuneration: £42,000 per annum


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Full-time 37 Hours, Fixed-Term Contract 2.5 years

We are recruiting for an experienced Financial Controller to join Bristol Music Trust, a charity responsible for managing the activities of Colston Hall, Bristol’s largest concert venue, and for delivering music education programmes across the city. This is an opportunity to work for a vibrant and creative arts organisation, with responsibility for ensuring high standards of financial management and developing strong financial controls across the organisation.

This year is a time of major change for the Trust, we began a 2 year transformation project in June 2018 to deliver a £48.8m redevelopment programme. This will see a complete refurbishment of our 2 main Halls and the creation of a new Hall and music education centre in the cellars. The Financial Controller will support the ongoing financial management of the rest of the business during a challenging transformation. This is the largest arts infrastructure investment project undertaken in the South West for many years and will deliver state of the art cultural facilities of international standing.

The successful applicant must be fully qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA), they will be a creative thinker, with excellent communication skills, a positive approach, and the enthusiasm and resilience to meet the varied demands of our venue, with the ability to lead and inspire a team of finance professionals. You will have a proven track record in working with budget holders to support business effectiveness, and a confident and analytical approach to financial reporting.

Experience in the charity/arts sector is desirable, but not essential. This is an exciting time to join us as we work to redevelop both halls in our iconic building. The role is offered on a fixed-term contract, but the post may develop.

Please apply online at our website. Closing date for applications: 9.00am on Monday 14th January 2019

Bristol Music Trust is committed to being an Equal Opportunities employer, we recognise, respect and value individual difference and wish to attract applicants from all sections of society. The Trust has silver status from the Charter of Best Practice for Accessibility.