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Job Opportunity: Head of Finance and Operations

  • 16th November 2020
  • Posted by Leeds 2023

Deadline: 4 December 2020 – 5pm​
Contract type: Fixed term until March 2024​
Salary: £45,000 – £50,000 per year depending on experience​

Leeds 2023: Year of Culture

Leeds 2023 will be a landmark year of culture for our city and wider region. Our ambition is to deliver a transformational year of creative experiences connecting and benefiting people now and into the future.

To make our vision a reality, we need a talented and tenacious team who are committed to our values and our ambition. At Leeds 2023, culture isn’t just about art, it’s about life and the profound impact that cultural experiences can have on each of us and our communities. We believe that these extraordinary experiences exist in the everyday and we’re committed to creating an organisation that is inclusive and connects others to that belief.

We are now seeking an exceptional Finance and Operations professional to join the organisation and support the ambitious delivery of Leeds 2023.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a senior professional with at least five years’ experience gained in a role of similar responsibility and complexity. Our Head of Finance and Operations will have a proven and demonstrable track record of managing financial records, supporting financial strategy and broader operational matters, ideally within the cultural sector or creative industries.

The Head of Finance and Operations will work closely with the Executive Director to optimise financial resources, oversee financial management, deliver accurate financial reports and manage a variety of operational areas including office, elements of HR and some contracts. You will support the Executive Director and Executive Producer in monitoring budgets and mitigating financial risk.

Leeds 2023 is committed to embedding digital across its operations and artistic programming and is developing a Digital Roadmap. The Head of Finance and Operations will be a key enabler of digital best practices across the organisation with experience of leveraging digital technology to support a dynamic, growing organisation.

Download full recruitment brief here

Download application form here

Please could you take the time to fill out a diversity monitoring form along with your application.

We adopt a ‘name blind’ approach to shortlisting. Recruiting managers will not have access to personal information, including your name and contact details, until a shortlisting decision has been made

Diversity Monitoring

How to apply

Please send your CV and a completed application form to Danielle Pipe at

The closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 4 December.

This is a fixed term contract until March 2024.

If you have any questions relating to your application, please contact: Jennifer Gridley at or on 0113 511 2023

IMAGE: Northern Ballet dancers Lucia Solari and Javier Torres in Les Ballets de Monte Carlo’s Romeo and Juliet. Photo by Andy Ross.