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Spike Island is recruiting for a Finance Manager

Spike Island is recruiting for a Finance Manager

Spike Island Open Studios 2019. Photograph by Lisa Whiting



Spike Island seeks a motivated and strategic Finance Manager to join our lively and dynamic contemporary arts organisation.

The successful candidate will play an important role in leading the organisation’s finance function and strategy.

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


  • Role: Finance Manager
  • Term: Permanent
  • Hours: 35hrs per week
  • Salary: £37,000 per annum
  • Location: Must be based in Bristol or nearby
  • Holiday entitlement: 23 days holiday a year, excluding public and bank holidays, (pro rata).
  • Pension arrangement:  If eligible, employees are automatically enrolled in to our workplace pension scheme after three month’s employment.  The employer contribution is offered at an amount equal to 5% of qualifying earnings.
  • Employee Benefits include: Cyclescheme; access to Employee Assistance Programme; staff discount in the café; free membership to our Spike Island Associates programme.


Spike Island values equity, diversity and inclusion, and is committed to anti-racism and to addressing inequality in the arts sector. We strongly encourage applications from people who identify as D/deaf, disabled or neurodivergent, come from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds and/or people of the Global Majority.

Spike Island will work with applicants to ensure their access needs are met during the interview process, and during the course of any employment offered, while also ensuring that these needs will not influence our decision-making. After submitting your application, you will be prompted to complete an online equal opportunities monitoring questionnaire.


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  • Apply using the form below (please submit a CV and Covering letter)
  • Complete the online equal opportunities monitoring after submitting.

Application: Finance Manager

  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, mov, mp4, mpv, wmv, avi, mpg, Max. file size: 10 MB.
    Please submit a CV (no more than two sides of A4) and a Covering letter (no more than two sides of A4) in PDF format. Please also include the details of two referees.
  • Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

    Following your submission of this application form, you will be prompted to complete an anonymous equal opportunities monitoring form.