Job vacancies


c.£45k (pro-rata 3/4 days)

The RWA seeks a proactive Head of Finance & Administration to provide a sustainable and controlled platform for delivery of its activities.

The role is wider than pure finance – it is to support the Director to deliver the ‘mission’, ensuring that the back office/infrastructure, commercial processes and grant funded activities of the charity are managed in a disciplined fashion – to time, cost and quality.  Therefore the remit covers IT/MI, acting as Secretary to the Board, handling HR, payroll, grant applications, insurance and property issues – it’s about stewardship in its widest sense.  However, the prime responsibility is for the financial probity, performance and control of the organisation – monthly and annual accounting cycles, bank liaison, cash and cost management, as well as strategic planning and tactical/operational budgeting.  The requirement is to provide the Board with financial clarity, control and commercial/curatorial viability on an ongoing basis.

You are a graduate and a qualified accountant seeking a new challenge and are attracted by this proposition.  You may be a senior financial executive seeking a greater work/life balance/flexibility or are returning from (or needing to accommodate) a family care break.  Either way quality/flexibility of working life is critical to you.  You have the highest standards of professional delivery, are a self-starter and ‘run lean’ resource-wise, as well as being used to Board exposure.  A tall order, but in return you have the opportunity to be part of a passionate and dedicated team within a unique organisation in the South West/Bristol, engaging with art and artists and helping to shape the future of “a jewel in the crown of England’s exhibition venues.”

If you are interested please contact Adrian Wheale with a full CV and quoting ref 1269/int at Wheale Thomas Hodgins, Search & Selection Solutions, Berkeley Square House, 13 Berkeley Square, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1HB or email

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