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Apply now to be our finance officer

As Unlimited transitions into an independent organisation, the new job roles keep coming. This time we are looking for a new finance officer to join the team. Remember, Unlimited will have a geographically dispersed workforce which means people can work for us from anywhere in the UK. Links to full job packs in multiple access formats included below.  

Since 2013, Unlimited has awarded more than £4.7 million to over 400 ambitious disabled artists and companies, through commissions, awards and support, which have been seen by or engaged with more than 4 million people globally and online, making it the largest supporter of disabled artists worldwide.  That means there are a lot of payments to a lot of artists to make! 

Unlimited focuses on arts commissioning, to embed work by disabled artists within the UK and international cultural sectors, reach new audiences and shift perceptions of disabled people. Unlimited has been delivered by the disability-led arts organisation Shape Arts and arts-producing organisation Artsadmin since 2013, and is currently funded by Arts Council England, Arts Council of Wales, Creative Scotland and the British Council amongst others, so lots of funders to draw down income from too!  

Unlimited is transitioning into being an independent organisation from 2022, with a new mission and new values, a new way of working and a new staff team, hence this recruitment process.   

Finance Officer  

Annual Fee: £25,000 per annum (pro rata) 

Employment type: Initial 14-month fixed term role, potentially leading to a permanent role.  

Hours: The role is budgeted at 0.6 (24 hours or 3 days a week). As a team we have a highly adaptable working culture with flexible working hours. 

Remote Working:All the team can work from home, from a local arts organisation base (when determined) and, if within commutable distance, from a hub office.   

Training and development: Unlimited is committed to staff training and development, individually and as a team. 

Access: Unlimited is delighted to meet reasonable adjustments, to adjust existing practices and procedures to meet access requirements and supports all team members to apply to Access to Work to cover relevant costs.  

Key duties: 

  • To deal with day-to-day book-keeping, administration of the company finances, cash flow, petty cash and banking  
  • To provide support to the Finance Manager 
  • Issuing invoices and completing grant-based paperwork
  • Liaising with the company Accountants and preparing information for the year end accounts  
  • Processing staff expenses as requested  
  • Etc. (full information in job pack) 

We’d like to receive your application by 12 noon on Monday 29 November 2021. 

We currently anticipate hosting interviews on Wednesday 15 December 2021. 

Full job packs available to be downloaded: 

Inclusivity, diversity and access 

Unlimited loves inclusivity and values lived experience in all its forms.  

People from the global majority*, who are LGBTQIA+, disabled** and/or from working class or low socio-economic backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.   

**This includes, but is not limited to, people of Black Caribbean, Black African, South Asian, East Asian, South East Asian, Middle Eastern, Arab, Latinx, Jewish, Romany and Irish Traveller heritage.  

** This includes but is not limited to, those who define as disabled people, as people with long term health conditions, as deaf, Deaf, neurodivergent or in relation to their access requirements.  

 People from these groups are still currently under-represented in the arts nationwide, and we are committed to challenging and changing this.  

Interviews: Interviews can be virtual on Zoom, unless the interviewee has a different preferred platform.   

How to Apply: There will be one hour long ‘find out more about this role and about Unlimited’ sessions held on Zoom at 12 noon on 24 November, if you have any questions or want to find out more. This will be hosted by team members who are not part of the selection process for this role. Please email Harry Murdoch (info@weareunlimited.org.uk) to get the link to come along to the session and find out more. 

We use Submittable for applications. This is an online application portal. Applications can be made via text, audio or video – please use whichever methods you prefer. Ultimately, we want to know why you’d be great at this role, and we don’t mind how you share this with us. If you prefer, you can also apply via email, and we will upload the contents to Submittable ourselves. 

You can access the Submittable portal for this application here. 

You can access a Word doc version of the questions questions here. 

If there’s another method you’d prefer to use due to your access requirements, please let us know. We want to remove as many barriers to applying as we can.  

If you have any general questions about applying to Unlimited or want to know more about us, please email Harry Murdoch (info@weareunlimited.org.uk). If you have a specific question about the role, please email Jo Verrent (joverrent@weareunlimited.org.uk).