General Manager

Something To Aim For (STAF) is a new charity set up to drive the onward ambitions of The Sick of the Fringe and associated strategies.

STAF charts, supports and promotes performance and other related art forms which are focused on health, disability and intersectionality, championing diverse, critical voices and ideas.

This new role of General Manager will be central to the organisations operations at an exciting time in the company’s development. This is a full time role based at the company’s London studios (E2) and involves managing the organisation’s relationship with Sedulo, a financial management company supporting entrepreneurial businesses. 

To apply please send a CV and covering letter, including an outline of why you want to work with Something To Aim For, to: recruitment@somethingtoaimfor.com 

Salary: £28,000 - £32,000 pa (F/T) 

Deadline: 10am, 2 August 2019 

Interviews: August, date TBC

Job Description

Responsible to: Director/CEO 

Responsible for: Freelancers and Contractors



  • Working with the Director in setting the company’s global budget.

  • Overseeing cashflow and credit control.

  • Responsible for project financial projections and management of allocated budgets.

  • Supporting the development of a finance strategy as part of the company’s reviewed 3-year business plan.

  • Issuing and processing invoices, actioning payments and liaising with Sedulo in processing payroll and co-ordinating tax and reporting requirements.

  • Co-ordinating information for monthly bank statement reconciliation, ensuring the company’s accountancy software, Xero, is up-to-date and fed into financial reporting.

  • Reviewing suppliers to ensure the best value.

  • Managing petty cash and expense claims

  • Taking an active role with the Director in ensuring long-term organisational sustainability


  • Working with the Director to implement and maintain the company’s administrative systems, improving efficiency.

  • Co-ordinating and updating shared company calendar.

  • Scheduling and minuting STAF company meetings, distributing agendas and in advance documents to relevant company members.

  • Co-ordinating relevant meetings with external partners and institutions when necessary.

  • Tracking company milestones against 3 year plan to feed into reporting.

  • Ensuring company policy documents are up to date including Equal Opportunities, Environmental and Health & Safety.

  • Arranging necessary insurance cover for company activities and ensuring legal requirements are in place for each project and staff member, including freelancers. i.e. DBS, Visas etc.

  • Identifying and managing suppliers.

  • Maintaining relationship with landlord and co-ordinating maintenance.

  • Overseeing activities in the company’s studio, supporting the Director in the development and implementation of a 3 year strategy for increased usage.


  • In conjunction with the Director oversee the general care of company members, communicating and managing grievance procedures and responding to employment issues.

  • Co-ordinating recruitment process, working with the Strategic Producer to ensure all contracts and necessary copyright and intellectual property agreements are in place.

  • Maintaining an overview of contracted obligations insuring they are communicated to relevant STAF team members and fed into company milestones.

  • Ensuring equal opportunity forms are collated and recorded.

  • Managing holiday bookings, TOIL and absence records.

Planning and Communications 

  • Creating and monitoring planning frameworks for the company

  • Supporting internal communications

  • Managing relationships with external organisations, providing information to stakeholders

  • Working with the Head of Engagement to manage guest lists and complimentary tickets

  • Being the main point-of-contact for Something To Aim For general enquires


  • Co-ordinating reports to the Board of Trustees

  • Attending and minuting Board meeting (where necessary)





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