Administrative Director

Gary Clarke Company

What can you receive?
£35 - £45k pro rata


23 February 2024

GARY CLARKE COMPANY is dedicated to putting marginalised and working-class communities at the heart of all our work and to producing the highest quality dance theatre.

We’re currently looking for a dynamic, experienced, and effective Administrative Director to be a key member of our growing team. This full-time senior position is responsible for the organisation’s finance, HR, administration, governance, funder reporting, and day-to-day operations. The role is ideally suited to an experienced individual who is keen to work collaboratively as part of a small, highly professional, values-led team, as well as independently when required. You will help shape and grow GARY CLARKE COMPANY as it transitions from an acclaimed project-by-project operation to a robust year-round organisation supported by Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation.

This is a permanent, full-time role (37.5 hrs. a week) flexibly based in Sheffield plus home working.

The salary is £36,000 – £40,000 depending on experience

We actively encourage applications from those with less visibility in the arts and particularly welcome applications from global majority candidates and people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.



  • Financial management of an arts charity or third sector organisation including, production of management accounts, setting annual budgets, providing relevant data for annual Statement of Accounts.
  • Management of staff in line with a defined HR system, implementing and developing good practice.
  • Governance and statutory compliance of an arts charity or third sector organisation.
  • Working with Boards of Trustees or equivalent Management Committees.
  • Exemplary administrative skills.
  • Computer literacy in relevant administrative applications and software such as Microsoft 365 or Office, Dropbox and similar.


  • Experience of National Portfolio Organisation administration or National Lottery Project Grant management.
  • Working within a small and efficient team.
  • Working knowledge of middle-scale touring and venues.
  • Partnership working and relationship building with a range of stakeholders.
  • Direct working with marginalised communities in the creation of artistic work and participatory practice.
  • Managing teams of freelance artists, dancers, and creatives.
  • Fundraising & report writing in an arts context.
  • Distributing digital content.
  • Using cloud-based accounting software such as Xero or Quickbooks.
  • Mentoring artists, producers, and other creatives.


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