Director of Resources & Operations

Severn Arts
Worcester, Worcestershire
07 Sep 2021
24 Sep 2021
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OPERATIONS Work with all Severn Arts staff to:

• Develop and lead the implementation of a long-term sustainable business operations model to deliver the strategic aims of Severn Arts’ business plan, based on sound operational processes with embedded business practices and procedures.

• Ensure compliance and smooth running of Severn Arts in IT infrastructure, GDPR and data protection, health and safety and office facilities.

• Administer HR functions and legal processes, commissioning outside support as required.

• Maintain and regularly review Severn Arts organisational policies.

• Maintain our evaluation framework and other ‘organisational health’ measures; analysing, interpreting and evaluating the outcomes of these and recommending action for improvements.

• Ensure preparation and completion of statutory returns and compliance information as required.

• Maintain the Risk Register. • Maintain a watching brief on governance and legal requirements generally.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT Lead the Finance Team to:

• Ensure sound management of all aspects of our charitable company finances, including budgeting, monitoring performance against budgets, credit control and financial reporting.

• Oversee the preparation of the annual budget, monthly management accounts and Annual financial accounts to comply with statutory obligations.

• Provide appropriate support and oversight to tender and contract negotiation processes.

• Ensure that payroll is correctly administered, compliance with PAYE and pension requirements.

• Ensure all internal and external audit reporting recommendations are promptly actioned.

• Service the Finance Committee and to bring to their attention any issues as appropriate, with recommendations.

• Prepare papers to guide the senior leadership team and the trustees on financial matters and make recommendations to the Chief Executive on budget and financial matters as thought fit.

• Draw up reports on the use of grant income as required.

• Manage, support and motivate the team to drive performance and set up performance management processes.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Work with all Severn Arts staff to:

• Review the commercial potential of the organisation.

• Assist in implementing initiatives to boost income from earnings in service provision or other options.


• Deputise for the CEO in her absence as required.

• As a member of the senior leadership team, contribute to the development of the organisation’s overall strategy and deliver the goals and targets set out in the business plan.

• Comply with Severn Arts’ policies. • Develop positive relationships with stakeholders.

• Carry out other duties as necessary to meet the needs of the organisation.

• Commitment to the organisation’s vision, goals and values.


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