Company Manager

Company Manager

Job Title: Company Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
Salary: £28,000 - £32,000
REF: 896831
Contact Name: Poonam Sharma
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 2 years ago

Job Description

Our client is a well-established theatre company which has a growing international touring and training schedule and will become an NPO in April. They are currently looking to recruit an experienced Company Manager who will take an overview of the work plan of the organisation, providing financial management, and bench-marking delivery against strategic plans.


Financial Management -

The Company Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the company and all its projects are managed efficiently from a financial perspective. This will include:

  • Developing and managing budgets and cashflows for the company and its projects
  • Providing financial information and scenarios to the Artistic Director, Board Members and project partners in order to facilitate company planning and ensure the financial viability of the company
  • Preparing of budgets and financial models for funding applications
  • Producing regular management accounts to meet Arts Council England reporting requirements, and for the board
  • Supervising the review and coding of all invoices and payments
  • Liaising with the external accountants with regards to the annual audit and any additional project audit requirements
  • Working closely with the accountants on the production of the annual report and accounts; drafting the narrative for the annual report and accounts and ensuring that accounts are filed on time
  • Seeking external expert advice where required;

Staff Management -

Working with the Artistic Director, the Company Manager will ensure excellent staff management and support including:

  • Line management responsibility for the Tour and Marketing co-ordinator, Administrator, Business Admin Apprentice and Fundraising Co-ordinator, including helping to a full-time administrator, and business apprentice
  • Overseeing the fundraising operation - including the freelance bid writers, corporate fundraisers and volunteers
  • Putting in place, reviewing and updating of all staff contracts as required
  • Maintaining and developing HR systems, policies, procedures and benefits, within the frameworks of employment legislation and good practice
  • Maintaining staff personnel records, ensuring information is kept confidential
  • Managing recruitment and review processes
  • Supervising of other contracted and freelance staff as required
  • Overseeing the collection of data for equal opportunities monitoring and other comparative analysis as required
  • Overseeing the induction of all new staff
  • Managing and developing work experience placements

Strategic Planning -

  • With the Artistic Director and the Director of Production and Design, lead on the strategic planning for all Bamboozle projects, setting deadlines, project timetables and ensuring that the required staff are in place to deliver the work plan for the year
  • With the freelance fundraising team explore opportunities for fundraising, sponsorship and revenue development
  • Contribute to the preparation of funding applications as required;

Contract and Buildings Management -

The Company Manager will supervise the preparation of all contracts with staff, suppliers, consortium members and others, including:

  • Negotiating and preparing all freelance and supplier contracts for all our projects
  • Supervising contracts and agreements to ensure that all conditions are met before payments are issued
  • Efficient planning of all international contracts ensuring the relevant tax forms are completed and that the organisation plans for currency fluctuations
  • Oversee the Management of the Burnmoor Street Studios [7,000 m2] and the licensees who rent space from us

Reporting, Evaluation and Monitoring -

The Company Manager will ensure that we fulfil our requirements to Board members, funders and stakeholders, including Charity Commission, Companies House, Arts Council England for NPO and Other Grant Bodies

  • Supervising the Project Managers in the preparation of appropriate evaluation processes for all projects as required
  • Preparing project and financial reports for board members, funders, contractors and partners as required to comply with contractual or funding obligations
  • Ensuring that data gathering systems are in place to ensure that we can monitor the reach and impact of all our work as required for reporting to key funders, such as Arts Council England

Office Systems Management -

  • Help to develop our office systems to ensure the smooth and efficient running of all Bamboozle projects
  • Work with the board to ensure that Policies and Procedure are relevant, up to date and implemented



  • Have high quality experience in the arts and/or charity sectors,
  • Have managed budgets - expected turn over in 2018/19 is £600,000
  • Be used to reporting at a senior level
  • Have an interest in disability arts
  • Have an eye for developing creative opportunities
  • Enjoy working with friendly people and having fun at work



  • Monday - Friday 40 hours per week
  • £28,000 - £32,000