The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre

Head of Finances & Resources

Terms: Minimum 2-year contract with potential to extend. Full-time (4 days pw also considered).
Salary: £28,000-32,000 pro rata.
Location: Coal Orchard, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1JL.

An exciting opportunity to lead the Finance and HR functions at The Brewhouse Theatre during a transformative point in the venue’s history. 

you will have extensive practical experience and understanding of charity accounting and HR processes

We seek a qualified accountant with extensive practical experience and understanding of charity accounting and HR processes. Reporting to the Chief Executive you will work with Board and Management colleagues to steer TTA's trajectory leading up to its ambitious redevelopment project in 2021.

Working closely with budget holders, you will ensure TTA’s accounts are accurate and financial targets met. This requires excellent attention to detail, strong communication skills and ability to manage a significant and diverse workload whilst also preparing quarterly Finance Reports for the Board. You will be responsible for line-managing the part-time Finance Assistant.

With overall responsibility for HR, you will ensure HR policies and procedures are updated, manage recruitment, oversee appraisal and people development and other processes and the external payroll service.  Working closely with the Chief Executive you will report on these matters to the Board.

Revenue from consolidated accounts 2017-18 was circa £1.1m from a standstill position in 2014. TTA Charity has a wholly owned subsidiary TTA Trading Ltd. Accounts for both companies are prepared on an accrual basis, independently and consolidated to fulfil TTA’s legal obligations under the charities SORP.  TTA use QuickBooks accounting software, Spektrix Box Office system and Microsoft Office. 

TTA has 14 staff with a strong collaborative team ethos, supported by volunteers.  In December 2018 Brazier’s premier coffee roasters will commence a catering operation in the venue.  In 2019 a Capital Campaign will commence to raise monies for the redevelopment of The Brewhouse Theatre.

The post is for an initial two-year period with the potential for it to be extended and developed as the company restructures and grows to inhabit its significantly developed venue in 2023.  

To Apply:

For full information please download the job description, together with application form and associated documents or visit our website here.

Please send your completed application by email to with Finance & Resources in the subject line

Closing date: 12.00 noon on Monday 10 December 2018.   
Interviews: will be held on Wednesday 19 December.