Finance Manager

We are looking for someone to join Bricks as a key member of our team, heading up our in-house finance function. This role may suit you if you have been working as part of a team in a larger organisation and are looking to establish yourself in a more senior role in a smaller organisation, or if you have experience leading a small team.

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Bricks CIO and Bricks Trading Limited are recruiting a Finance Manager to maintain oversight of our financial systems, compliance, reporting and strategy across both organisations, ensuring that the Management team and Board of Trustees have the information they need to successfully grow the organisation. 

The main purpose of the role is to ensure the effective and efficient running of Bricks CIO and Bricks Trading Limited’s finance function, including strategic financial planning, budget management, payroll, reporting and compliance.

You may not necessarily have worked in an arts organisation before, but some charity experience is an advantage.  We realise that people with the skills and experience we need are in high demand at the moment, so we are open to hearing from candidates who prefer to work remotely, although we are looking for a high level of responsiveness.  We are also open to conversations about flexible working arrangements and reasonable adjustments that we can put in place to make this role agreeable to a wide range of applicants.

Applications Open: Tuesday 21st November 2023

Deadline for Applications: (10am) Tuesday, 2nd January 2024 – applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the post may be filled ahead of the deadline if we find a suitable applicant, so we advise applying early.

Candidates notified of shortlisting: Thursday, 4th January 2024

Interviews: Wednesday, 10th January 2024, if the post has not already been filled – We will provide interview questions and a report-based task ahead of this date.

Position: Finance Manager

Responsible to: Head of Operations & Business

Responsible for: none at present, but liaising with external accountant.

Hours: 20 hours per week, but we are open to discussions around more or less hours.

Salary: £36,000 FTE pro rata  – £18,000 actual

Annual Leave: 20 days, plus statutory bank holidays, pro rata.

Probation Period: 3 months.

Contract: Salaried, PAYE.

Location: St Anne’s House, St Annes, Bristol, BS4 4AB, with some hybrid/home working possible.

Organisation: Bricks (Charity No: 1183118) & Bricks Trading Limited (Company No: 12359038).

If you are interested in this but are looking for a full-time role, you may want to consider another similar part-time role being advertised by our fellow Bristol charity Circomedia, with a view to applying for both. Details of the Circomedia role can be found here

Please note that the charities are entirely separate and there is no link between the two roles – it has just been coincidence that we’re both looking for a similar role at the same time. If you were to apply to either or both roles you would be considered through separate recruitment processes and there is no guarantee of getting either/both jobs.

Finance Manager Job Pack

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You can find the accessible screen reading document of the Job Pack here. 

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Bricks strives to promote equality and diversity at all levels of our team. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive in our ways of working, and to being a place where all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from you if you are from a background that is underrepresented in the sector, for example if you are from a community that experiences racism or you are a disabled person, you did not go to University or had free school meals as a child.

We believe our work will be stronger with greater diversity and want to welcome the whole person to work. Our staff are not appointed to represent specific groups or organisations, but to represent themselves and their own experiences and perspectives.