General Manager – Maternity Cover, 1 year fixed term 2017-09-08T12:19:57+00:00

General Manager

General Manager-Maternity Cover, 1 year fixed term

This is a fixed term maternity cover contract for 1 year

Band G £42,000 – £60,000

Managing Director, Board of Directors

Administrator, Administration Intern, Operations and Production Associate (New York based), Senior Designers

9 October 2017 at 10am

First round 23 October 2017, in London
Second Round 30 October 2017, in London

No later than 11th December 2017

This position is based at our office in London

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Day to day management of the company including playing a leading role in all financial operations, maintaining oversight on all HR matters pertaining to both permanent and freelance staff and providing a clear and positive leadership presence.  To promote and maintain an organisational culture which values the highest standards in both executing the artistic vision of the company and promoting a culture of collaboration and mutual support among employees.


Financial Management

  • Oversight of all financial processes from day to day book keeping through to high level strategy and forecasting
  • Working in tandem with the Managing Director and Finance Director to maintain a broad and strategic financial overview of the company
  • Preparing financial reports including management accounts and cash flow forecasts that facilitate short and long term financial forecasting
  • Maintaining the company’s domestic and international tax compliance in coordination with the company’s accountant and US consultant
  • Management of the company’s pension scheme

Company Management

  • To play a key role in contributing to high level company management discussions
  • Acting as one of the company’s two health and safety representatives and working to ensure H&S policies are up to date and observed by staff
  • Creating and maintaining company policies
  • Providing advice and expertise on matters pertaining to contracts, in coordination with the company’s agent
  • Carrying out all work associated with securing the company’s annual insurance policy
  • Overseeing the day to day management of the studio including management of service and supplier contracts and relationship management with the landlord

HR & Recruitment

  • Line management of the Administrator, Administration Intern, Operations and Production Associate (New York based), and Senior Designers
  • Sign off on all permanent, fixed term and freelance contracts
  • Identifying opportunities for professional development and encouraging employees to do the same
  • Leading on performance reviews for all direct line managees and attending all other staff performance reviews in an HR capacity
  • Leading on internal HR matters such as employee welfare etc. and reporting concerns or observations to the Directors
  • Leading on all company recruitment including overseeing the creation of job descriptions and adverts, ensuring they are distributed using the appropriate channels, conducting interviews etc.
  • Maintaining employer compliance
  • Maintenance of company HR policies


  • To foster an energised and positive environment that encourages the best from staff at all levels
  • To operate an accessible ‘open door’ policy and encourage the input and sharing of ideas by colleagues of all levels


  • Preparing reports and assisting with long term company planning
  • Producing strategy documents as required




  • Experience of working in a similar senior management capacity within a creative organisation
  • A detailed understanding of company financial management and reporting including understanding and applying rules of UK taxation
  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to define and articulate strategies and processes for the future and the skill, passion and empathy to foster a positive and productive working environment
  • Line management experience, including management of senior creative staff
  • Significant experience in contract management, including but not limited to employee and freelance HR contracts, project contracts, NDAs and service contracts
  • The capability to think and act strategically, creatively and commercially
  • The ability to manage a broad and complex workload with multiple and varied deadlines
  • A versatile and adaptable approach to work with excellent problem solving abilities
  • The ability and willingness to learn new processes as they present themselves
  • An interest in and passion for the creative work of 59 and a clear understanding of the company’s place in the wider cultural sphere
  • The focus and tenacity to push through complex procedures


  • Experience of dealing with international tax and financial compliance
  • Experience of using project management software
  • Health and Safety qualification
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