Administration Manager (ARTS).

By Posted in - on June 30th, 2022

Arts Organisation, London, Temp – Perm

Our client, a renowned arts organisation, requires an Administration Manager to start asap for 6 months initially, with potential to be made permanent. The role is a pivotal in ensuring the efficient smooth running of a busy department.

Main duties of this Administration Manager role are:

  • Leads, line manages and facilitates the work of the team (4 direct reports)
  • Manages work plan for team and enables the delivery of team objectives
  • Chairs regular administration team meetings
  • Supports management and prioritise workloads of team
  • Liaison and communicating across the teams on areas of administration and budget
  • Planning of divisional budget round timeline
  • Divisional budget submission, collating budgets and producing summary
  • Planning of divisional reforecast timelines
  • Leads on divisional reforecast submissions, collating departmental reforecasts and producing divisional summary
  • Attends monthly budget meeting with Management Accountant and Director
  • Requests, collates, and circulates programme information at budget round
  • Ensures budget compliance with Finance policy and procedure, providing guidance
  • Upwards liaison role with Leadership and Management Team

Skills and experience

  • Proven ability of managing administration services with a strong track record
  • Commitment to providing an outstanding customer focused service
  • Demonstrable experience of setting up, maintaining and improving the efficiency and cost effectiveness of administrative services
  • Strong understanding of financial processes and experience of managing budgets
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to deal effectively and confidently at all levels, internally across departments and with external contracts
  • Experience of line managing and supporting the professional development and wellbeing of a diverse team, and of creating an inclusive and respectful culture in the workplace
  • Highly effective personal management skills; the ability to remain calm and focussed while working under pressure, to think creatively to come up with solutions to problems
  • Highly organised with the ability to prioritise, co-ordinate and delegate tasks in order to meet deadlines while staying calm under pressure
  • A high level of proficiency with MS office packages including working with databases and spreadsheets and advanced Excel skills
  • A proactive, flexible approach and an ability to work as part of a team


This is a great opportunity to work within a reputable arts institution!

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Due to the large number of applications that we receive, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


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Job Industries: Arts, Arts and Culture
Job Locations: City of London
Job Types: Permanent, Temporary

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