Bradford, West Yorkshire
£31,800 per year
Contract, 1 year with extension subject to funding, Full-time
Job description

Main Purpose: To enable Common Wealth to continue creating extraordinary theatre work for audiences in the UK and internationally. Leading on the general management of Common Wealth, dealing with the financial, organizational and administrative side of the company and supporting the project management of Common Wealth’s creative works.



  • Contribute to preparing financial statements including management accounts, budgets and forecasts 
  • Work with Common Wealth’s Bookkeeper to oversee financial procedures including payroll functions, banking processes and tax/tax relief 
  • Monitor and track expenditure within agreed budgets


  • To develop and maintain strong relationships with funders, including Arts Council England, and manage Common Wealth’s responsibilities related to our NPO status. 
  • To identify new sources of funding for the company and write and contribute to funding applications 
  • Lead on reporting, monitoring and evaluation


  • Line manage Assistant Producer (Speakers Corner) and Community Producer (Common Space) 
  • Lead on the contracting and scheduling of artists and freelancers
  • Build and contribute to Staff Handbook and ensure all policies are up to date and implemented  


  • To deliver the company’s current business plan, in collaboration with Bradford based Co-Artistic Director, and team
  • Support the planning and delivery of rehearsals, projects and productions 
  • Oversee the programme, policies and procedures at our building Common Space 
  • To support the project management/producing of Common Wealth’s creative work with freelance staff


  • Promote and be an enthusiastic advocate for the work of Common Wealth at all levels 
  • Represent or be an appropriate presence at Common Wealth performances and events locally, nationally and internationally and be available to work occasional evenings and weekends when required throughout the year
  • Participate in organisational and strategic planning
  • Take responsibility for the maintenance of good filing/archive systems and database
  • Other duties as reasonably required and as discussed

We would be open to supporting any specific skills gaps within the job description and can organise training for the most suitable candidate. CW are committed to the professional development of our staff. Please note we also work with freelancers to support the company’s needs in specific areas (finance, HR, etc) who also support learning and development for the postholder and the organisation.

Application Instructions

Applications should be made outlining what attracts you to this position and evidence of your ability to meet the criteria outlined in the Person Specification. We can accept your application in a variety of ways:
- Written Statement (No more than 2 pages)
- Video (No more than 3 minutes )

Deadline: Monday 31st January 2022 by 5pm
Interviews: Thursday 10th February 2022

Refreshed on: 22 December 2021
Closed date: 06 January 2022
Tags: Finance, Management

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