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Director of Finance and Resources

London, Greater London (On-site)
£80,000 - £90,000 per year
Job description

Reporting directly to the ICA Director, this role presents an exciting opportunity to cultivate organisation-wide strategic thinking in partnership with the Senior Management Team (SMT).


 ICA is… For the brave, the new, the curious


The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) is London’s leading space for contemporary culture. It commissions, produces and presents new work in film, music, performance and the visual arts by today’s most progressive artists.


As the newly appointed Director of Finance and Resources, you will:


  • Provide visionary financial, business, and risk management leadership across the ICA
  • Drive the delivery of the organization’s comprehensive financial strategy
  • Lead the commercial operations, including hires, events, and rentals, and manage the outsourced food and beverage contract
  • Provide leadership for the HR department and oversee the outsourced IT function


You will need to be:


  • A qualified accountant with extensive (at least 5 years) strategic, operational and financial management experience, preferably gained from within the arts venue, gallery, or performing arts space, but the role is very transferable for someone from the wider not-for-profit finance community
  • Proven in overseeing complex budgets in mid-scale organisations and with a firm understanding of technical financial matters
  • A proven leader, able to inspire and motivate staff and show a passion for best business partnering practice and a willingness to roll up your sleeves
  • Entrepreneurial with a hands-on attitude to income generation
  • A strong communicator able to engage with colleagues across the organisation, explaining financial information to colleagues with varying levels of financial knowledge and providing appropriate financial reporting and representation at Board level, as well as to other external parties
  • Able to develop, layout and implement detailed business plans and projects
  • Fully committed to supporting diversity across the organisation and passionate for the Institute of Contemporary Arts, its history and important place within the cultural landscape of the 21st century



Deadline to apply on Sunday 23rd June

Interviews – weeks commencing 1st & 8th July 


Application Instructions

Please share your CV and a short 1 page cover letter (detailing your core motivations and relevant skills) before the deadline.

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Ivy Rock Partners Ltd View profile Company size Size: 1 - 5
Posted on: 04 June 2024
Closing date: 23 June 2024 at 13:08
Tags: Finance, Senior Management