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BLINK Dance Theatre
General Manager
Location: London
Salary: £39,000 pro rata (£31,200)
Deadline: 19 January 2024
Interview Date: 24 January 2024
BLINK Dance Theatre are looking to appoint an experienced and dynamic General Manager to oversee and deliver on our company’s core business strategy as a new ACE NPO, and be central to our bustling weekly activities. This is a senior position working alongside BLINK’s 4 Co-Artistic Directors.

The ideal candidate for this role will have proven experience of working closely with artistic team members in delivering creative projects, financial and project management, and providing high-level administrative support across all departments.

This is a four-day-a-week role, assuming a minimum of 32 hours per week. It is a fixed-term role until March 2026. The post will be based at our new London home in Nine Elms, Wandsworth, but we anticipate a degree of home and flexible working. 

We particularly welcome applications from Black African/Caribbean candidates and disabled candidates, for whom we guarantee an interview if they meet the essential requirements of the role.

Essential Requirements:

  • Good knowledge of ACE funding processes and reporting
  • A commitment to the principles of inclusive ways of working, and equal opportunities
  • At least five years' paid experience in a charity or not-for-profit administration role with a range of tasks
  • Experience of working with computerised accounting systems (preferably Xero)
  • Experience and interest in managing and supporting people and teams
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to establish rapport with a wide range of individuals and organisations
  • Experience of managing budgets - Experience of HR processes (e.g. contracts and recruitment)
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently and to stay calm under pressure
  • Commitment to working collaboratively within a small team with diverse needs
  • Knowledge of the social and cultural barriers encountered by Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people
How to Apply

Please follow the link below and consult the General Manager Recruitment Pack on our website, available in Audio, BSL and Easy-Read formats.

To apply, please email the following to the below email address:

  • An up to date CV
  • A paragraph of no more than 250 words outlining how you meet the essential criteria
  • A short video (2 minutes max) of yourself talking about why you would like to be considered for the role outlining any relevant experience. (NOTE: This video is for the learning-disabled staff members on our selection committee to consult.) Names and email addresses of 2 referees from previous employment

If you would like any information, support with access requirements, or an informal chat about the role or application process, please contact rachel@blinkdancetheatre.org.

The closing date for applications is Friday 19th January 2024. Interviews will take place on Monday 24th January.