Shakespeare’s Globe seeks Chief Financial and Operating Officer

Closing Date: 19 March 2021

Shakespeare’s Globe

Location: London

Remuneration: Competitive


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Chief Financial and Operating Officer
Competitive Salary

Founded by inspirational actor and director, Sam Wanamaker, and opening in 1997, Shakespeare’s Globe now welcomes over a million visitors a year. Inspired and informed by the unique historic playing conditions of two beautiful iconic theatres, our diverse programme of work harnesses the power of performance, cultivates intellectual curiosity and excites learning to make Shakespeare accessible for all.

Shakespeare’s Globe is looking for an experienced strategic and solutions focussed Chief Financial and Operations Officer. This is a Directorate level post which seeks to lead on strategic business planning, financial management, corporate governance and operational support as we emerge from the significant challenges and impact of the national pandemic on the cultural sector and seek to develop our recovery and rebuilding plans.

We require an experienced finance professional who has the ability to focus on delivery, provide purpose and direction, and who will work collaboratively with the Globe’s Directorate Team and support our people to perform at their best, whilst also making a personal impact within a dynamic and fast moving organisation.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience working at executive level within a consumer-focused, complex, multi-dimensional organisation with a significant number of employees, volunteers and freelancers. They will demonstrate high level strategic business planning and rigorous financial management, be a proven leader, with excellent communication, influencing and interpersonal skills.

The ability to question and evaluate existing practices to improve impact and effectiveness, maximise value from existing resources, and identify opportunities to establish new ways of working and thinking will also be essential requirements of this post. The Globe is committed to an ambitious Diversity and Inclusion and Anti-Racism strategy and you will need to demonstrate your dedication, along with your peers as to how you will support and lead on structural and cultural change to achieve these aims.

More details can be found on our website.

The preferred method of application is online. If you are unable to apply online please email your application to

The closing date for applications is Friday 19th March 2021.

The Shakespeare Globe Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates including those looking for flexible working arrangements. We are committed to creating a workforce representative of our society with a variety of skills and experiences.