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Monday 8th February 2016 at 2pm 0 Comments Drama , Literature , Visual Arts , Voluntary Arts , Traditional Arts

The following jobs are being advertised by the Arts Council or on behalf of client organisations. For application packs and further information on external positions please contact the organisations directly

Belfast Community Circus School – Finance Officer

Belfast Community Circus School is seeking to appoint a Finance Officer to play a key role in the organisation’s growth in the coming years.

Hours per week : 20hrs
Salary:  Between 24-26k pro rata
Holidays: 25 days plus Public Holidays pro rata

Specific duties and responsibilities

  • Conducting all aspects of bookkeeping including sales and purchase input, filing of records, reconciliations, journals and nominal ledger administration by means of a SAGE electronic accounts package ( Sage Accounts and Sage 50).
  • Ensuring that discrete cost centres are recorded for different projects to enable funding streams to be correctly attributed.
  • Support the Fundraiser in compiling such financial information as may be required in the preparation of funding applications or monitoring reports.
  • Overseeing management of information regarding monthly payroll.
  • Preparing financial records for full audit for the end of year from Festival of Fools and Belfast Community Circus School to ensure that they are compliant with SORPS requirements for charities.
  • Preparing financial records for Premiere Circus for year end as a social enterprise business.
  • Processing multiple payments in a timely fashion for a team of 30 freelance teachers and performers across three businesses.
  • The issuing of invoices to clients and the management of bad debt
  • Ensuring that returns to government agencies such as National Insurance, PAYE, and VAT are completed accurately and in a timely fashion for 3 companies.
  • Overseeing the collection of information and all legal requirements to maximize the claim for Gift Aid available to BCCS and Festival of Fools
  • Overseeing and monitoring credit control.
  • Management and reconciling of petty cash and 2 company credit cards
  • Compilation of balances, cash-flow forecast and financial management reports monthly and as required to be presented to the Board of Directors.
  • Liaising with auditors and company directors to ensure that information is clearly presented in agreed formats
  • To ensure that the companies information gathering and storage along with its use of financial packages is effective and fit for purpose.  To recommend and implement changes where relevant
  • To undertake any relevant training when requested.
  • Any other duties deemed necessary by the Director.


For more information and to request an application please email

No materials other than the completed application will be considered in relation to this position.

All completed applications must be emailed to and be received by 4pm on Friday 21 July 2017.

Interviews will take place 5 August 2017.

The successful applicant will be invited to take up the post at the earliest stage possible.

The Cathedral Quarter Trust – Director

The Cathedral Quarter Trust is a dynamic organisation with a mission to support the development of Cathedral Quarter as the thriving hub of Belfast's cultural life and a track record of success. We are looking for a Director who can take the organisation forward and play a leading role in the future of Cathedral Quarter as a focal point and destination for culture, enterprise and learning.

The ideal candidate will be an inspiring and creative leader with the ability to work with and support the stakeholders in Cathedral Quarter and adapt to an ever-changing environment. He/she will be able to quickly establish good working relationships at all levels and will have strong team-building, management and communication skills.

The Director will be accountable to the Board of Directors through the Chair.  The Director will also be responsible for managing support and contract staff.

  • Salary range - £35K to £37K
  • Notice period - Three months
  • Location and hours - The post is based in Belfast and will be full-time, based on a working week of 37.5 hours.
  • Some evening and weekend work, occasional overnight stays and travel will be required.


For more information on the role and to download the application, visit

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 24 July 2017. Interviews will be held on the 27th and 28th of July.

Completed applications must be submitted by the deadline by email to or in hard copy to:

Director Recruitment
Cathedral Quarter Trust
109-113 Royal Avenue
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9031 4011

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that submissions have been received by the deadline. Selection will be based on interviews after a short-listing process. In the event that too many candidates fulfil the essential criteria, the appointment panel may narrow the selection by taking into account the degree to which a candidate’s experience, skills and attributes are superior to those requirements and the extent to which they fulfil the desirable requirements.

Catalyst Arts Gallery – New Co-Directors

Catalyst Arts welcomes applications of expressions of interest for new Co-Directors.

Catalyst Arts has been one of the most important and innovative artist-led spaces for contemporary art in Belfast since it began in 1993. The driving force behind the organisation has always been the determined and enthusiastic committee of directors who have worked over the years to ensure the gallery remains at the forefront of the visual art scene in Northern Ireland – improving, producing and promoting art and culture and the advancement of education and training in the arts.

Catalyst Arts directorship programme has a local and international reputation of providing a unique training ground for artistic, curatorial and cultural production. Applicants who are seeking to advance their experience within an artist-led model of gallery programming and operations are encouraged, with successful candidates gaining valuable skills in installation, production, funding applications, commissioning, outreach, education, archiving and administration work. Although previous experience in all areas is not essential, interested candidates are encouraged to review and consider the director criteria when making their applications.

The role of co-director is a voluntary position carried out over a two years, on a rolling basis.

For more information and to download the application form, visit

Applications should be submitted by email to by 5pm on Sunday 30 July 2017.

Sole Purpose Productions - Company Administrator

Self Employed Fixed Term six month contract September 17 – March 18, with possible extension of contract 10 hours p/w, hours flexible, £10 per hour

Sole Purpose Productions wishes to appoint a Company Administrator who is enthusiastic and committed to the principles of making professional theatre which makes a positive social impact in our communities – locally, nationally and internationally.

You will be responsible for the smooth running of the office, undertake project administration, including marketing, some design work, building a social media presence, and book-keeping.

For more information including job description, person spec, and application form please email

Applications must be submitted by Monday 31 July 2017.

Interviews: 7 – 11 August, specific dates to be confirmed.Location: The Derry Playhouse

Sole Purpose Productions is an equal opportunities employer.

This post is funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Exchequer Funds.

The Commissioner for Public Appointments - Independent Assessors

The Commissioner for Public Appointments is seeking applications from people interested in becoming Independent Assessors. These are individuals who sit on the departmental selection panels convened to appoint the Chairs and members of our public bodies.

The Commissioner is keen to recruit Independent Assessors from diverse backgrounds. Apart from a deep commitment to high standards in public life we are looking for people with an independent mindset, good communication skills and the ability to work well within a team. A commitment to increasing diversity, particularly the number of women, in our public leadership roles is also important.

In terms of experience, in addition to a public or professional background we are looking for varied sectoral experience. For example, if you have experience in the voluntary and community sector, in running an agricultural/farm/food or equine business, you may have the skills and attributes we are looking for.

You may not have considered applying before for this sort of post but the Commissioner will welcome your application.

Filling in an application form will not guarantee your appointment but the Commissioner can guarantee that throughout the application process you will be treated with respect and courtesy.  Every effort will be made to make the experience a worthwhile one. At the very least you can expect to gain more information about our public appointments system. If you are successful in your application you can look forward to rewarding work as an independent selection panel member.

Full details are available on the CPA NI website

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