Spike Island


Finance Manager

Spike Island seeks a motivated and strategic team player for the role of Finance Manager, to join our lively contemporary art and design organisation.

The successful candidate will play an important role in leading the finance function and contributing to the strategy of the organisation.

This position requires a sound, current working knowledge of accounts procedures and software, including Quickbooks Online.  You will be proactive, resourceful and a great team player with a willingness to work under pressure.

The position is offered full time (35 hours per week) at £28k- £30k p.a.  

The closing date for applications is 5pm, Wednesday 15 February 2017.

Interviews will be held week commencing 20 February 2017.

Please read the job description and person specification documents below.

Job description

Person specification

To apply for the role, please send your CV and a supporting statement outlining your suitability for the role, via email to: recruit@spikeisland.org.uk or by post marked 'CONFIDENTIAL' to Isabel Jones, Office and HR Manager, Spike Island, 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6UX

Volunteering at Spike Island

Our team of Volunteers make a significant contribution to the work we do. We are currently inviting applications from individuals who would like to join our Volunteer Invigilator team. We are looking for enthusiastic people who have a keen interest in engaging with contemporary art, interacting with our visitors, and who have a positive and helpful attitude.

We are particularly looking for volunteers to assist in the next exhibition, Lubaina Himid, Navigation Charts (20 January to 26 March 2017.) Read more about the exhibition here.

Benefits of volunteering at Spike Island:

  • Making a significant contribution to the work of Spike Island.
  • Network with other creative individuals at special social events.
  • Gain valuable work experience within the arts.
  • Enjoy exclusive exhibition previews and Q&A sessions with artists and curators.
  • Free entry to talks and events.
  • Develop your professional skillset through tailored training.
  • Further opportunities to lead tours, assist with workshops, and more.
  • Apply to longer term placements in specific fields (only offered to current volunteers).

Find out more here

To apply:

Complete an application form and return it by email to Jules Allen, Volunteer Coordinator (maternity cover.)

If you have any further questions, please email Jules Allen, Volunteer Coordinator (maternity cover) at Jules.Allen@spikeisland.org.uk

Please note

We can only accept applications for advertised vacancies and are not able to accept speculative CV’s for employment.

Spike Island is an equal opportunities employer.


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