Director of Finance & Operations – The Hepworth

Gemma Colley

Director of Finance & Operations – The Hepworth

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£60,000 – £65,000 per annum dependent on experience
Full-time – 37 hours per week, however flexible working will be considered
Hybrid working

The Hepworth Wakefield has welcomed over 2.5 million visitors since opening in May 2011 and is now established as one of the most successful public art galleries in the UK, attracting critical acclaim and audiences from around the world.

The Director of Finance & Operations leads on our IT strategies and oversees the financial management and performance of The Hepworth Wakefield and THW Enterprises Ltd. They work closely with the Deputy Director to support the development and implementation of the organisation’s business plan and they lead the finance team to ensure that THW is appropriately and confidently resourced into the future. They line manage our highly experienced Head of People and Head of Operations and Visitor Services, ensuring they are supported to deliver effective services across these areas. They also act as company secretary to the board of trustees, ensuring legal compliance and good practice is applied across the organisation.

We are looking for a senior finance professional with extensive experience within a similar organisation. You will have a proven creative entrepreneurial outlook, highly collegiate style, excellent communication skills, and be someone who enjoys working collaboratively to achieve results at a high level as part of a small team.

You will need a clear understanding of our sector, enjoy relationship-building and leading a team to support them to achieve the organisation’s objectives. If you have the vision, skills, experience and leadership qualities we are looking for, then we very much look forward to hearing from you.

We are committed to improving diversity within our organisation and welcome applications from candidates who are under-represented within the arts sector. For details of our inclusive recruitment practices and for more details about the role please visit

Deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 22 April 2024
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 8 May 2024

Application deadline: 22 April 2024

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