CFO - Snape Maltings (to be merged with Britten-Pears Foundation)

Competitive salary
03 Jun 2019
21 Jun 2019
Contract Type

CFO - Snape Maltings (to be merged with Britten-Pears Foundation)

The Britten-Pears Foundation and Snape Maltings have announced that they will be merging their organisations to create a single foundation. The foundation will support the development of new musical talent while also taking care of the heritage of composer Benjamin Britten and his personal and professional partner, Peter Pears. The merger is set to be completed by April 2020.

The foundation will be based in two world-renowned locations, only six miles apart in Aldeburgh and Snape, Suffolk. It will encompass musical performance, artist development, composition, and scholarship and education activities. The newly merged charity will bring together the comprehensive collections and archives at The Red House with the Concert Hall and creative campus at Snape Maltings. Snape Maltings will continue to grow its role as an Arts Council England National Centre of Excellence by providing leadership in the fields of music and creative health, talent development and residencies.

The formation of the newly merged charity marks an historic moment in the history of the renowned Snape Maltings and Britten-Pears Foundation. The new Foundation is looking to build on the success of both organisations and harness the exciting opportunities this merger presents. With over half of current revenue coming from non-box office trading activities (including retail)  and significant capital development on the horizon, the CFO will play a central role in defining the Foundation’s future strategy and ensuring its ambitions are achieved.

The Individual

The ideal candidate will have previous experience as a Finance Director or similar in a comparable entrepreneurial complex, multi-dimensional organisation.  He or she will demonstrate high level strategic planning and budgeting experience, administrative leadership, and excellent communication, influencing and interpersonal skills. The ability to challenge and evaluate existing practices  to improve financial effectiveness, maximise value from existing resources,  and identify opportunities to generate  new and additional sources of income is an essential requirement of this post.

The closing date for applications is: 21 June 2019.