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Head of Finance

Position: Head of Finance

Department: Finance

Rate of Pay: £52,000

Contract: Full time, Permanent

As we refine and re-fresh our post-Covid business model and look forward to celebrating our 40th birthday, we are looking for an experienced Head of Finance to join Watershed's Executive team and lead our financial strategy and management.

They will lead the team in the development of our processes and procedures, undertaking digital and systems transformation to increase efficiency and maintain control in the light of the changed working and operating environment.

What is it like to work at Watershed?

"Being the Interim Head of Finance at Watershed has given me an opportunity to use my accounting experience and knowledge to support a diverse range of departments and programmes. The impact that Watershed has makes the finance work enjoyable and rewarding and the people within Watershed made me feel welcome from day one" Dawn Taylor

This is a key role in the Watershed Executive team. Watch Clare Reddington, Watershed's CEO, tell you more about it in this short film.

How to apply for this position:

If you are interested in applying for this position you will find the job description, letter and the extra information below, read these and then complete the Online Application Form and the Inclusion Survey. Please note we do not accept CVs.

Alternative formats:
You can download a version in Word here: which should be emailed to

Watershed will work with candidates to ensure their access needs are met during the interview process and will ensure access requirements do not factor in decision making.

Before you apply:

We believe our work will be stronger with greater diversity and welcome applications from those who bring difference to our team. Watershed welcomes the whole person to work, and we understand that each of us bring our experiences, our backgrounds and our own unique lens to what we do. Supporting our staff means they are not appointed to represent specific groups or organisations.

You may not have worked in a cultural organisation before, or in an organisation like Watershed. Perhaps you have worked in finance but in other non-cultural organisations which would be a very transferable context. If you are from a background that is underrepresented in the culture sector (for example you are from a community that experiences racism, or you are a disabled person (as defined by the Equalities Act in 2010,) or you did not go to University or you had free school meals as a child), and you would like support to articulate how your experience is transferable to this role, please contact Clare Reddington or Kirsty Young and we would be pleased to help you think this through.


Closing Date: Friday, 3 December 2021 - 17:00