Finance Director

Finance Director


Finance Director

Salary: Competitive

Full Time: North East – UK


Over the last 52 years, Beamish Museum has stayed true to its founding principles and has grown into an award-winning attraction, much loved by locals and tourists alike.

With the appointment of a new CEO in 2021 and the museum’s tremendous efforts to remain operational, strong and sustainable during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, it is now an exciting time to join.

The role of Finance Director will not only have the opportunity to contribute strategically, tactically and commercially but it will also be able to shape and develop the competence and structure required to support a refreshed emerging strategy.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

  • To develop, manage and lead on all aspects of financial planning, corporate governance, commercial finance and contract management.
  • To play a key role within the Senior Leadership Team whilst contributing strongly to Beamish’s growth strategy.
  • To develop and lead on all aspects of data and information technology (IT).
  • To manage, maintain and establish excellent relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and to collaborate closely with the Chief Executive and the Assistant Director Partnerships & Communications with the management of financial reporting to funders, trusts and foundations.

Skills & Experience 

  • ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified.
  • Accomplished track-record in strategic financial leadership and management in a similar role, gained in an organisation of at least comparable size, complexity and entrepreneurial approach.
  • Understanding of the key business challenges faced by a heritage or cultural organisation in the charity sector.
  • Experience of the financial management of large capital projects.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with motivation to maintain and develop internal and external relationships.

Diversity & Inclusion Statement

Diversity, inclusion, and equal access are fundamental priorities for Beamish Museum. Access to the museum’s facilities, exhibits, collections, participation opportunities, diverse stories and experiences are offered to all irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Beamish Museum constantly endeavour to improve our approach and foster a friendly, positive work environment supported by a culture underpinned by respect and fairness.

Beamish Museum recruit on the basis of aptitude, positive attitude and potential, and work to ensure people from all backgrounds have the opportunity to work within the heritage sector. This is prioritised above academic qualifications and we support non-traditional routes into work. They recognise and value transferable skills and diverse experiences as a form of expertise. Beamish Museum particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as well as applications from LGB, Trans and non-binary candidates as underrepresented people within the museum.

 Why you should join the Beamish Team

  • Be part of a fantastic, friendly team of around 400 staff and 400 volunteers at our award-winning museum.
  • Work for a charity in the heritage sector where all profits are reinvested into further developing the museum, its people and reaching our communities.
  • Work in a unique location – a beautiful 350-acre site telling the diverse histories and heritage in the North.
  • Opportunity for free museum entry for you and up to three family and friends

 Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 24 days’ holiday (increasing to 29 days after five years)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Generous staff discount
  • Opportunities for professional development

How to Apply

Edward Reed are recruitment partners for Beamish Museum and we will assist candidates throughout the process and equip you with the information you need to be successful.

If you have any questions or wish to apply, please do not hesitate to submit your CV or contact Chris Stappard.

[email protected] / 0191 338 7333.