Job Opportunity: Operations Director

Deadline for applications: Monday 18 September 2023 – 10AM GMT

Open School East is an independent arts charity, based in Margate, that supports early stage career and emerging artists. We are looking for a versatile finance professional to join our small but dedicated team in the heart of Margate. You will have experience of business planning, budget management processes, cash flow forecasting, book-keeping and contract management experience.

We are a flexible employer and are prepared to consider a range of hybrid approaches for the right candidate (eg. full/ part/ time, job share). Ideally, we would like to appoint someone who has a passion for the arts, but there are real opportunities to build knowledge of the creative and cultural sector whilst working with us in a supportive, dynamic team.

The position would suit someone who has finance and business management experience from a different sector, and/or someone who has recently moved to the Thanet area and is looking for a new challenge.

We are open to conversations with potential applicants and encourage applications prior to the closing date. If the role sounds exciting to you but your experience, skills or qualifications don’t exactly match each of our requirements, we would still encourage you to apply. You may be just the right person for our position.

Open School East is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all our employees, and we welcome suitable qualified applications from all community members.

Please find the full description of the role and our equal opportunity form below:

Upon application, it would be appreciated if you could complete and return the OSE Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which you can find here:

This document will be stored safely and separately from your application and all information will be aggregated and anonymised. The information collected will help us identify any community groups that we are not reaching and will help us to develop new strategies to engage and reach new community members.