General Manager

Charity / Non-profit / Other
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General Manager

Charity / Non-profit / Other
Central London

Job Details

Our client, an innovative theatre company, is seeking a General Manager to lead the day-to-day operations, administration, and financial management of the company. In line with their Social Justice ethos, they are actively seeking candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing all company administrative systems and optimising them, as necessary.
  • Performing day-to-day management of the office premises, to include tenancy agreements and relevant office contracts, insurance etc.
  • Monitoring the company’s compliance to sustainability, DEI policies and privacy laws.
  • Working with company directors to prepare and monitor budgets for all company activity.
  • Supervising day-to-day bookkeeping.
  • Preparing quarterly management accounts and reconciling balance sheet and other accounting activity.
  • Implementation of all policies, with a particular focus on diversity, inclusion and access.
  • Managing the monthly payroll for salaried staff and weekly one for freelancers.
  • Working with accountants closely to support financial activity.
  • Ensuring HMRC and VAT returns are made, and compliance with statutory bodies.
  • Overseeing HR related activity such as performance reviews, company policies are up to date, best practice models and H&S regulations are adhered to.
  • Liaising with external HR consultants to oversee professional administration and recruitment.
  • Coordinating documents such as holiday log and requests, records of staff training and staff/board contact sheets.


  • Proven relevant experience or relevant transferable skills in office management ideally within a small creative environment.
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills.
  • Experience of managing budgets and financial reporting, or relevant transferable skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to prioritise work effectively.
  • Excellent time management skills, working quickly and accurately.
  • Interest in theatre, experience within this sector is desirable.
  • Part-qualified/qualified in AAT/ACCA/CIMA.
  • Experience preparing management accounts, or relevant transferable skills.
  • Experience in charity accounting or relevant transferable skills desirable.
  • Commitment to inclusivity and equal opportunity.

Please note that due to the volume of submissions, only successful candidates who meet the exact requirements will be contacted. If you have not heard back within 10 days of submission, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

The Music Market/Arts and Media are an equal opportunities employer who supports diversity in the workplace.


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