Vacancy: Head of Operations & Finance

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Vacancy: Head of Operations & Finance

We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our Senior Management Team as Head of Operations and Finance. 

The successful candidate will take on a key role at Brighter Sound, with management and strategic responsibilities in our growing, exciting and dynamic organisation. 

You will form part of our Senior Management Team alongside the Head of Programmes, reporting to the company Director. You will have lead responsibility for finances, HR, fundraising and development, strategic planning and general management.

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About Brighter Sound

Brighter Sound is a pioneering music charity based in central Manchester. 

Our work paves the way for the music makers of the future, re-balancing the music landscape so that diversity and creativity can flourish and be celebrated. 

Rooted in the North of England with national and international reach, we deliver a programme of exciting creative projects and events to support young and emerging musicians. In the past we’ve connected our participants with inspirational artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Beth Orton, Nadine Shah, Everything Everything, Anna Meredith, Bugzy Malone and Snarky Puppy.

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Brighter Sound consists of 11 core staff, and a network of freelance producers, musicians and workshop leaders working in a supportive, fast-paced and creative environment. 

Our thriving programme is constantly growing. Previous commissions include The Hexagon Experiment (Great Exhibition of the North 2018) and Manchester Hill Remembered (in partnership with Manchester City Council and Manchester Histories). This work complements our core programme of support for young and emerging musicians which includes Both Sides Now – our groundbreaking initiative to support gender equality in music.

This is an exciting time to join our organisation and make a huge difference to the company and the people we support. 

How to apply

Please send your CV, our Equal Opportunities Form and a covering letter describing why you are the right person for the role (no more than 2 sides of A4) to

Deadline: Monday 19 August, 10am 

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 3 September, and the morning of Wednesday 4 September. 

If you have any questions about the role or application process, please contact Debra King. Alternatively you can call 0161 830 3899 to arrange an informal conversation. 

Additional info

We strive to ensure that opportunities to work and develop at Brighter Sound are open to all. We treat all job applications equally, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other equality characteristic.

We particularly encourage applications from disabled people and people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, as these groups are currently underrepresented in the cultural sector.

A university degree is not essential if the candidate can show aptitude and suitability for the role.