We are currently recruiting for 4 positions:

  • Head of Finance (part-time (2.5/3 days p.w.), permanent)

  • Three Internships offered through the Creative Employment Programme (full-time; 6 months) as follows:
    Participation & Engagement Intern
    Development Intern
    Operations Intern (Volunteer Coordinator)

Head of Finance (£35,000 – £40,000 p.a., pro rated, commensurate with experience Part-time (2.5/3 days p.w.), permanent)

Strategic, Lateral Minded, Systematic?

Norfolk & Norwich Festival seeks to appoint an experienced Head of Finance, with excellent financial and interpersonal skills, to work closely with a very busy, dedicated and creative team in delivering the Festival’s bold ambitions. As a key member of the Senior Management Team, s/he will work closely with the Executive Director on strategic financial planning and will manage the financial affairs of the company to maximise financial efficiency.

About You

You will ideally hold a professional accountancy qualification, for example ACA, ACCA or equivalent.  As a member of the Senior Management Team, you will work very closely with the Executive Director, Artistic Director and the Board and you will bring with you experience of working at a senior level in business and financial planning; strategic thinking; an eye for detail; a systematic and orderly approach to your work; and experience of managing a team.  You will be able to manage all of the organisation’s finances and financial systems and to prepare reports to the Board, to funders and to statutory bodies in a timely fashion.  You will have experience of the accounting and governance requirements of a charity and a limited company and will possess a good understanding of the arts, cultural, charitable and voluntary sectors.  You will have experience of maximising commercial opportunities and managing multiple funding contracts, including European funding.

The closing deadline for receipt of completed applications is 5.30pm Friday 27 November 2015. Interviews will be held in Norwich on Monday 7 December 2015

Application is by CV and covering letter - further information and an application pack are available at the foot of the page

Three Internships offered through the Creative Employment Programme

Operations Intern/Volunteer Coordinator (6 Jan – 5 Jul 2016) 
Development Intern (6 Jan – 5 Jul 2016) 
Participation & Engagement Intern (6 Jan – 5 Jul 2016)

These paid internships have been created as part of the Creative Employment Programme.  The Creative Employment Programme is an Arts Council England fund to support the creation of traineeships, formal apprenticeship and paid internship opportunities in England for unemployed young people wishing to pursue a career in the arts and cultural sector.  You can find out more here.
There are certain criteria you must meet in order to be eligible to apply for a Creative Employment Programme funded internship.  At the time of applying you must be aged 18 to 24 years old and you must be registered as unemployed with Jobcentre Plus.  These eligibility criteria have been approved by the Department of Work and Pensions.
If you wish to apply for any of these positions please contact your local Jobcentre Plus quoting the relevant LMS reference number for the role(s) you are interested in (see below).  Your local JCP adviser will check your eligibility and provide you with a job application form to complete.
Alternatively, you can telephone Norwich JCP on 01603 248860 quoting the corresponding reference number.
Participation & Engagement Intern    NOS/152026
Operations Intern (Volunteer Coordinator)   NOS/152028
Development Intern   NOS/152029    
Application is by the completion of Norfolk & Norwich Festival’s application form only available from your local Jobcentre Plus.
Jobcentre Plus is open Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm and can be contacted on the following numbers
0345 6088545 (from mobile)
0845 6088545 (from landline)
You can also email for further details
Norfolk & Norwich Festival is an equal opportunities employer, who is actively seeking to employ people currently under-represented in the creative and cultural sector.  This includes young people, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities.

Interns will play key roles in ensuring the successful delivery of this nationally and increasingly internationally significant arts Festival and in continuing to develop Norfolk & Norwich Festival’s reputation as a highly professional, efficient and well-regarded organisation.  These are exciting opportunities to be an integral member of the Festival team and to gain valuable work experience.  Supervision and support will be provided.

Applicants will require excellent written and verbal communication skills, confidence in dealing with a range of people, excellent ICT skills (Word, Excel and Outlook) and experience of office systems. Qualified to ‘A’ level or above/equivalent, you will be self motivated, enjoy working as part of a hard working and professional team and have a knowledge of/or interest in the arts and cultural activities.

Role Descriptions

Participation & Engagement Intern (LMS Reference Number NOS/152026) APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

This role will support delivery of Festival projects, a schools programme and Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios including assisting coordination of events, workshop schedules, an arts exhibition and visiting schools across Norfolk.  Strong administrative and time management skills are required and introduction to Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults training will be required on appointment.

Operations Intern (Volunteer Coordinator) (LMS Reference Number NOS/152028) APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

This role will support the co-ordination, administration and evaluation of Norfolk & Norwich Festival’s volunteer programme.  Duties will include assisting with recruitment and selection, matching availability to requirements and coordinating the volunteer rota.  You will also be required to support the day-to-day smooth running of the Festival office and act as one of the first points of contact.

Development Intern (LMS Reference Number NOS/152029) APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

The Development Intern will play a key role in providing support to the Development team, working with the Director of Development and Development Manager. The role will provide an opportunity to gain valuable work experience within event management, fundraising and business administration and will offer an insight into the workings of an internationally renowned Festival.  This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to develop a career in fundraising, business administration and/or Events Management.

Full details of these three internships are available at the foot of this page.  Deadline for receipt of applications will be 9.30 am Monday 30 November 2015.

Development opportunities offered by the internships:

• Work experience for those wishing to gain future employment within the creative and cultural sector
• Increased employability and a valuable addition to a candidate’s CV
• Skills development in the areas of communication with colleagues, confidence, team work and ICT
• Insight into the workings of an internationally renowned Festival, its context and role
• Increased networks and contacts throughout the sector and beyond
• An opportunity to explore your own personal and social development during your time with us through experiencing a wide range of arts events and activities as part of your role within the organisation
• Access to a diverse experience through engagement with the festival arts programme outside of their employment role

Benefits to the Festival through the internship:

• Additional support at a crucial time of increased activity in the run up to and during the Festival
• An opportunity to offer real and valuable work experience to those interested in exploring a career in the arts
• Support sustainability of the arts sector through infrastructure skills development
• Norfolk & Norwich Festival will be able to develop a sustainable entry level progression route opportunity into the arts sector


Head of Finance - Job Description (PDF)

Head of Finance - Organisational Structure (PDF)

Head of Finance - Cover Letter (PDF)

Head of Finance - Core Information Form (Word)

Head of Finance - Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (Word)

Participation & Engagement Intern - Job Description (PDF)

Operations Intern (Volunteer Coordinator) - Job Description (PDF

Development Intern - Job Description (PDF)