Bethnal Green, Greater London
£38,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


Magic Me, the UK’s leading intergenerational-arts charity are seeking a Director of Finance & Operations to help shape and deliver the organization’s strategy and vision, and be the chief steward of Magic Me’s overall organizational health.


You will be responsible for Magic Me’s financial, HR and operational systems. Your work will enable our team of staff and artists to design and deliver high-quality, innovative artistic programmes to an intergenerational community of participants, partners and volunteers in London and Essex. 


Candidates will have a strong understanding and practical experience of charity finance and accounting, an eye for detail, and a proactive, collaborative mindset to develop and optimise current systems.  


You will have experience across HR functions, excellent communication skills, good project management expertise and hold a genuine commitment to inclusion. 


This role provides a seat at the senior management table and allows your voice to have a real impact on organizational strategy. Strong candidates will have a willingness to lean into this leadership and a proactive nature to help identify where the charity can be even better.

We welcome and encourage applications from Black and Asian candidates, and those from other minoritised ethnic communities.

Our board and staff are actively working on a new anti-racism strategy. We believe by improving the diversity within our organisation and our leadership, we will improve the quality of our work. We recognise that our current staff team does not reflect the culturally diverse communities we serve.

As Director of Finance and Operations you will play a crucial leadership role in ensuring that addressing structural racism is at the heart of Magic Me and what we do.

About Magic Me

Since its founding in 1989, Magic Me has pioneered intergenerational arts practice,  in partnership with many other organisations, large and small. Our story for the past 30 years has been one of innovation and constant evolution in direct response to the specific needs of the culturally diverse communities we serve across London. 


Since March 2020 our At Home Together programme is piloting new ways for younger and older people to meet, to make and to party at a distance.


Magic Me are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnerships.     

For information on how to apply and full job description, please visit our website.

Salary:  £38,000 full-time, 35 hours per week


Application Deadline: 9am Tuesday 1st September

Interviews: Tuesday 8 and Thursday 10 September via video call

Start date: ASAP, No later than 1 November

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Posted on: 11 August 2020
Closed date: 01 September 2020
Tags: Finance, Human Resources