Project Description

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Director of Finance

The Shakespeare North Playhouse, which is currently being built in Prescot, is due to open to the public in Summer 2022.

We are looking for qualified accountant (CCAB or CIMA) educated to degree level with evidence of relevant experience, ideally within the charity/not-for-profit sector. Knowledge of government accounting would also be desirable.

The Finance Director will be responsible for the overall financial management of the theatre, ensuring that it fulfils its charitable objectives and corporate governance requirements.

The Director of Finance will report to, and work closely with, the Chief Executive of Shakespeare North Trust.

It is expected that this will be a hybrid working role, working between the theatre and from home. This is a part-time role working 20 hours per week and the jobholder will be expected to exercise flexibility in working hours based on the needs of the theatre.

The salary for this role is circa £45,000 (pro-rated for part time) and will be based on relevant skills and experience.


Prescot, Knowsley / Home based


circa £45,000 (pro-rated for part time)


Part time, permanent


20 hours per week


Wednesday, 18 August, 2021 at 12pm


How to Apply

If having reviewed the job description and information about The Shakespeare North Playhouse and consider yourself to be a good fit for the role, please email a CV, a cover letter of application and completed equal opportunities form to

The cover letter of application should be of no more than two sides of A4 addressing how your experience matches the role description, why you are interested in the role and why you think your skills and experience would make you a good candidate. Alternatively you may submit a video/audio file of no more than 10 minutes in length.

We particularly welcome applications from people whose backgrounds and experience are under-represented in the cultural sector, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and Deaf and Disabled candidates.

Applications should be received no later than 12:00 on Friday 18 August 2021.

If you have any questions or would like to have an informal conversation about the role before applying, please contact us via email at

Equality Monitoring

Please provide equality monitoring information on the form provided so that we can monitor Shakespeare North Trust’s equality policy and practices. The information you provide will not impact on the consideration of your application and will be used solely for the purpose of monitoring.

Data Protection

Information provided by you as part of your application will be used in the recruitment process. Any data about you will be held securely with access restricted to those involved in dealing with your application in the recruitment process. Once the process is completed the data relating to unsuccessful applicants will be stored for a maximum of 6 months and then destroyed. If you are the successful candidate, your application will be retained and form the basis of your personnel record. By submitting your application, you are giving your consent to your data being stored and processed for the purpose of the recruitment process, equal opportunities monitoring and your personnel record if you are the successful candidate. In submitting your application, we will assume that consent by you is given.

Application deadline