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  • Posted 9 November 2021


    LIFT, London’s biennial festival of international theatre, is hiring a new Head of Finance.

    Every two years, LIFT presents a festival full of daring and relevant culture, international perspectives and unforgettable theatre. Whether it’s a much-loved venue, iconic landmark or unsung corner of London, LIFT gathers Londoners around incredible art. We want our audiences to feel more London and more global every time they encounter LIFT. Our reach and impact are local, national and international, we co-commission and tour projects with an array of UK and global partners. We engage and create communities around ideas and projects connecting leading artists to locals, and together we make incredible art happen.

    The Head of Finance & Operations has day-to-day responsibility for all aspects of LIFT’s finances including payroll, pensions, statutory accounting, financial reporting, and financial management. They will take care of the day-to-day financial administration of the organisation and its activities including a biennial festival and non- festival programme, as well as ensuring all LIFT’s statutory accounting and reporting functions are delivered effectively.

    Working with staff across every function at LIFT this is a central role. The Head of Finance & Operations will report to the Executive Director but will be required to operate pro-actively and collaboratively across the team much of the time. The post holder will have ambition and enthusiasm to drive change and meet the needs of an evolving organisation.

    Details of how to apply – along with a role description, person specification and further information about LIFT – can be found in the recruitment pack.

    For any general enquiries about the role, please email recruitment@liftfestival.com.


    Role: Head of Finance & Operations

    Hours: 3 days/21 hours per week

    Contract: Permanent

    Salary: £54,000 FTE (£32,450 pro rata)

    Application deadline (extended): 11.59pm, Sunday 28 November 2021

    Flexible working requests and reasonable adjustments will be considered.


    RECRUITMENT PACK – Head of Finance & Operations

    Equal Opportunities Form 2021


    LIFT is committed to be a truly inclusive organisation – from our Trustees and team members to our audience and participants. Currently 50% of our staff team are Black, 50% are LGBTQIA+ and 33% identify as disabled. 71% of the artists we paid in 2020 identified as Black, Asian or ethnically diverse. We are actively engaged in inclusion, diversity, intersectionality, and anti-racism planning. Our ambition is to work together to promote a more inclusive environment, attracting the diverse pool of talent and experience we want to see in our organisation, on our Board, in our work and across the cultural and creative sector.

    We strive to treat all job applications equally, regardless of class, age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexuality, or any other equality characteristic.