Head of Operations
Aesop - Head of Operations
Location: Witney, Oxfordshire
Salary: £35,000 pro rata - Part Time (3 days per week)
The arts can transform people's lives, improve people's health and well-being, and have a role in solving social problems. The UK has an arts sector which is world-class and wide-reaching: commercial arts such as the music industry and publishing, voluntary arts (49,000 local arts groups involving 9.4 million people) and a publicly funded sector which helps the arts to innovate, widen access and raise quality.
Aesop's mission is to realise this potential to transform. Health is the initial focus: helping health harness the powers of the arts, and helping the arts gear up to deliver health improvement. Uniquely, they start with health challenges, and nurture 'Arts Enterprises with a Social Purpose'. These use high quality artists and, from a health point of view, are evidence-based, cost-effective, sustainable and scalable.
Aesop is a bridge-builder between the health and arts sectors helping arts enterprises in health grow. One of their key projects: Dance to Health, uses dance to help older people reduce the risk of falls. A successful pilot was run in 2015 and 2016 Aesop are now ready to expand to deliver this programme across England and Wales.
Aesop are now looking to recruit a new Head of Operations to provide efficient and effective management and administration of Aesop's operations and resources.
Key Responsibilities will include:
-Lead on proposing to the Chief Executive policies and action plans in the following areas and, once approved, lead on their implementation:
-Finance (including management of outsourced payroll)
-IT (including management of outsourced IT business support)
-Funder liaison and reporting (but not the preparation of funding applications)
-Develop and maintain strong and effective working relationships with Aesop's staff, Treasurer and relevant partners and stakeholders.
-Any other activities to support Aesop that may be reasonably requested by the Chief Executive
In order to apply you should have the following skills and experience:
-Demonstrable financial management experience including planning and monitoring budgets and using accounting IT packages.
-Successful experience in a significant number of the post's other areas of responsibility such as HR,
-Demonstrable interest in the arts and/or health.
-Proven experience of working with a wide range of people effectively
-Ability to write reports and other materials to a high professional standard.
-Superb organisational and IT skills and attention to detail.
-Ability to plan and prioritise workload and keep to targets and deadlines.
Closing date for applications: 9am on Friday 26th May 2017