Futures Recruitment Services

52 South Street

Chichester, West Sussex

PO19 1DS


01243 839286

Monday - Friday 8.30 - 5.30pm


Operations Manager



Futures Recruitment Services are delighted to be working with an award winning charity based in Chichester.  Our client strives to create a fairer and more inclusive art world through exhibitions, active online community and professional training programmes, and are now looking to recruit an Operations Manager to join their dynamic team.

Working closely with the Director, you will be overseeing areas such as logistics, operations and the financial sustainability of the organisation. You will take the lead on financial management and maximise the profitability of the commercial initiatives as well as overseeing the effective running of the organisation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Monitor overheads and service provider contracts to achieve operational efficiencies.

  • Lead on personnel matters including coordination of recruitment, induction, staff training and development.

  • Ensure relevant policies are in place and up to date.

  • Ensure that the requirements of Arts Council England payments are met, including leading on annual reporting.

  • Monitor implementation of Health & Safety across all areas of the charity.

  • Work with the Outside In team to develop the business plan and communications strategy.

  • Oversee the development of audience and digital strategies and plans.

  • Develop processes to capture data/metrics to demonstrate impact.


Essential skills:

  • Relevant degree or equivalent work experience.

  • Outstanding and proven organisational management experience at an executive or senior level.

  • Experience of financial reporting, including setting and overseeing substantial budgets.

  • An enthusiasm for working creatively and sensitively with funding and regulatory bodies.

  • Ability to work with high level funders and stakeholders.

  • A broad understanding of IT issues, including data protection, CRM management and website development.

  • Good awareness of employment law and statutory regulations and of the legal issues relating to franchises and sub-contracts.

  • A good understanding of all health and safety procedures.


This is a broad role and our client is looking for aptitude rather than an exact match with every element of the job. However, the ideal candidate will be a driven, dynamic individual with a solid understanding of financial management and strong business acumen.

If you would like to be part of this amazing charity and make a difference to not only the organisation but to the wider arts sector as well, then don’t hesitate to click apply below!

To apply send your CV and application form to Cade - Email: permrecruitment@futuresrs.co.uk

This vacancy is advertised by Futures Recruitment Services who operate as an employment agency. Due to the high volume of applications received we are not able to reply to each personally and should you not hear from us within 7 days this means your application was not successful on this occasion.