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Director of Finance and Operations

This position is now closed to applications.

Aspen are delighted to be working with The Centre for the Moving Image (CMI) – a national organisation with bases in Edinburgh and Aberdeen. The CMI is aiming to use film in all its guises to transform people’s lives – through the watching, making and understanding of film.

The CMI has undergone significant change and growth since it was established from the merger of Filmhouse and Edinburgh International Film Festival seven years ago in 2010. This has seen its turnover increase by 80%, its reach becoming genuinely national, and its influence being felt both directly and indirectly through the range of sectoral partnerships it is involved in.

The CMI currently incorporates Scotland’s leading independent cinema, Filmhouse, the world’s longest continually running film festival, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the Filmhouse Café Bar, and the Belmont Filmhouse in Aberdeen. We have major ambitions to develop in the coming years and are seeking a Director of Finance and Operations play a critical part in delivering against those ambitions – including the physical development of a reimagined Filmhouse.

The role will be diverse with leadership required across two distinct areas: Governance and Finance, and Business Systems and Operations (including Commercial Trading). As Director of Finance and Operations, you will ensure effective legal, financial and regulatory compliance of all aspects of the business and support the effective operation of the Board and Audit and Risk Committee. You will be able to drive organisational change, whilst delivering key business day to day business objectives in an efficient and effective manner. In addition, you will offer support in securing appropriate levels of income, investment and funds to drive the ambitions of the organisation.

We are seeking an individual with a sound understanding of the aims and values of the CMI, who can take a lead role in delivering success. The ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant, with experience in producing management accounts, and with experience in charity finance, supported by experience and understanding of Companies House and OSCR reporting requirements. They will have a strong operational focus, and be able to demonstrate excellent leadership skills, strong people management and proven business acumen. Managing a wide set of responsibilities within a complex work environment is crucial to this role, and so the ideal candidate must be adaptable and committed to excellence.

For a confidential discussion about the role and the organisation, please contact Nigel Fortnum on 0141 212 7555.

To apply, please fill out the short form below and submit your CV and covering letter. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within 24 hours of submitting your application, please contact Lauren Neil on 0141 212 7555.

Closing date: Monday 24th April