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BOARD OF TRUSTEES : TREASURER 

Do you love to dance and love people? Apply for the Treasurer Role at a unique company! Join the board of trustees at this iconic dance company and help make an impact on the arts scene in Milton Keynes, UK. Contact us today! 

MOTUS’ Treasurer will support the organisation as part of their trustee members, through financial planning, management and risk assessment.  They will maintain an overview of the organisations' financial affairs and ensure they are legal, constitutional, within accepted accounting practices and comply with the Charity Commission.  They will ensure that the Boards of Trustees have a clear view of the financial viability of the organisations and will oversee arrangements for financial risk management, ensuring that these are adequate to the governance requirements, legal obligations and organisational needs of MOTUS.  The Treasurer will work with the Artistic Director, Accountants and Book-Keeper to ensure that proper records are kept, and effective financial control procedures are in place. 

 

Specific Responsibilities

  • Guide and advise trustees in the approval of budgets, accounts and financial statements, within a relevant financial policy framework.

  • Advise trustees and the Artistic Director on the financial implications of the organisation’s strategic and operational plans

  • Work with and support the Book-keeper

  • Confirm that financial resources of the organisations meet present and future needs and that there are appropriate reserves.

  • Review quarterly finance reports and management accounts, to ensure accurate and timely monitoring financial health

  • Ensure that accounting procedures and controls are adequate and comply with company law, charity commission requirements and audit requirements.

  • Ensure that accounts are properly audited, and that accepted recommendations of auditors are implemented

  • Keep trustees informed of their financial duties and responsibilities and take a lead in ensuring they understand the content of financial reports to the Boards.

 

Experience and qualities required

  • Knowledge and experience of current finance practice relevant to voluntary and community organisations with a turnover of around £00k, whose main income streams are grant income related.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and provide leadership to the Boards on financial matters​

If you can commit to one meeting per quarter and are willing to share your knowledge and expertise please contact our

Artist Director Helen Parlor at helen@motusdance.co.uk

General Manager Role - MÓTUS

Registered charity 1173277

MÓTUS have an exciting opportunity for a driven and ambitious individual with an interest in working with an arts charity who are at an exciting stage of their development.

MÓTUS is seeking to appoint an experienced General Manager who will play an instrumental role in assisting the development, activity and partnerships of a registered dance charity.


The General Manager will work closely with the Artistic Director, Fundraiser and Outreach and Education manager to allow more efficacy within the organisation to fulfil its ambitions. The General Manager will be in charge of ensuring the smooth, efficient and professional planning and delivery of MÓTUS projects whilst working to develop partnerships and future artistic and strategic collaborations.

The General Manager will have proven experience of working closely in collaboration with artistic, fundraising, marketing and education teams in order to deliver the charity’s objectives successfully alongside overseeing financial management and providing high level administrative support across all departments.

 

Reporting Lines:

The General Manager reports to the Artistic Director, chair and Board of Trustees.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Writing contracts for the charity’s freelance team. • Writing evaluation reports for projects.

  • Project scheduling.

  • Acting as key company contact for partners and arranging necessary networking ad project meetings.

  • Managing the administration of projects and being the connector between the Artistic Director, freelance team, artists, fundraiser and the board of trustees.

  • Arranging, where necessary for the Family Show, all touring, performing and rights licences and ensuring timely settlement of royalties, grand rights and synchronisation fees.

  • Devising, managing and monitoring all individual production budgets in line with the annual business plan and budget.

  • Working in consultation with the Artistic Director and Fundraiser to develop the annual budget and business plan

  • Working with the Finance Manager and Artistic Director to schedule salary and fee dates in line with the company cash flow.

  • Ensuring compliance with the company!s financial and contractual procedures and policies

  • Supporting the Artistic Director and the Board of Trustees in ensuring compliance with the company!s Equal Opportunities,

    Health and Safety Policies, the Data Protection Act and all other relevant legislation

  • Ensuring all staff (freelance and full-time) hold the correct

    certification and training to carry out their roles safely and effectively and have read and signed all the necessary legislation and policies.

  • Ensuring staff are appropriately trained and all certificates are up to date alongside arranging and reviewing training where necessary

    General Management

  • Ensuring the Company!s rehearsal studios and other places of work (including project-based and site-specific work) are adequately prepared and maintained as safe, secure and properly equipped working environments for dance.

  • Overseeing Health and Safety; ensuring codes of practices are followed, risk assessments are undertaken, incidents are reported and logged and staff are appropriately trained

  • Reviewing company policies as required, supporting the development of new policies as appropriate and ensuring freelance staff are aware of and compliant with them.

  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends and a desire and ability to travel.


    The above is a general description of the main duties and responsibilities of the General Manager role. It is not definitive and may change over time as the company develops and other opportunities arise. It does not preclude the General Manager from taking on additional roles or responsibilities as may be reasonably asked of them. 



    Essential skills and experience

  • Extensive experience working within an arts or arts-related organisation, with demonstrable management experience.

  • Experience in project management and working with professional artists.

  • Experience in managing and monitoring budgets.

  • Demonstrable experience in arranging and managing mid-scale tours both within the UK and internationally, ideally for

    contemporary dance theatre works.

  • Exceptional communication skills, able to manage relationships strategically and tactfully including Board and contracted artistic and production staff.

  • Exceptional organisational skills including a methodical and systematic approach to scheduling and budgeting.

  • An ability to work under pressure, on own initiative and to prioritise workload.

  • Excellent team working skills and experience in building and managing a pool of volunteers.

  • Strong administrative skills to oversee annual activity plans whilst continuing to build the charity’s profile across venues,

    organisations and partners.

  • A strong interest in and knowledge of the UK dance sector
     

Experience in contemporary dance or other dance genres – as a participant, audience member, teacher or other 


 

Terms:

This is a self-employed role to initially cover a 70-week period at one day per week, with a review after 6 months.
1 day per week FTE £30,000 pa + on-costs to a maximum fee of £9,200.

Reporting to: Artistic Director and Board of Trustees


About MÓTUS

MÓTUS was established in 2013 by professional dancers based in Milton Keynes who, through over 20 years of professional work across the UK and internationally, recognised that there was a huge absence in relation to accessing high quality, regular dance programming within Milton Keynes.


Since its inception, MÓTUS has presented nine festivals hosting an eclectic, exciting and diverse programme of work from national and internationally celebrated companies. Our performance programme takes place across the city in free public open spaces, within the centre:mk, across our cultural venues (with The Venue MK being our partner venue) and within sited areas which make dynamic performance spaces. We programme high-quality work on the British touring circuit to include Phoenix Dance Theatre, Aakash Odedra, Motionhouse, Company Chameleon, Joli Vyann, James Cousins, Charlotte Vincent, Jose Agudo!s and Hofesh Shechter alongside creating our own showcases of work and creative ventures. JUMP START is our U.Dance endorsed youth dance platform which welcomes hundreds of young dancers to The Venue:MK annually to share talent, creativity and passion. 


MÓTUS also programmes workshops and masterclasses at all levels throughout the year and is becoming a recognisable name in support of new dance work and emerging dance artists via our ADJUSTMENTS platforms - presenting and discussing new work with new and established audiences. These platforms are a space to try new ideas for work and provide feedback to artists through discussions with live audiences and a panel of arts professionals.

We are now moving into a period of reaching out to more communities with our work, responding to their needs; alongside our audience and reach audits we have been monitoring across our festivals and programme.

To show an expression of interest or for any questions; please contact Artistic Director Helen Parlor at helen@motusdance.co.uk with a CV and a cover letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) of why you are suited to this role.

Deadline: 17th March 2023 5pm www.motusdance.co.uk


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