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Chief Financial Officer


Opportunity type:Permanent, Full-time 

Working hours:36 hours per week 

Salary:£125,000 - £140,000 per annum 


Closing date:25 February 2024 at midnight 

Tate is seeking an exceptional CFO to deliver strategic and transparent financial leadership. The CFO will play an impactful role in making significant changes to move the organisation toward a more entrepreneurial and sustainable operating model for Tate.
Reporting to the Chief Executive, the CFO will lead: Finance, Technology, Estates and Capital Projects, and be the Executive Lead for finance and infrastructure matters at committee and board level. You will manage the funding relationship with DCMS and support the development of new business opportunities with Tate Enterprises Ltd.

You will need to be a proven change-focused Finance Director/CFO/COO and be able to develop highly effective working relationships with Board members, the Executive Group as well as DCMS.
This role is suited to someone positive that would relish being able to make an impact and drive a reputation for your teams playing an active role in providing creative solutions and improving business performance.

You will need to be:
• A fully qualified (CCAB or equivalent) finance professional;
• A proven leader (ideally across multiple sites), passionate about best ‘business partnering’ practice and able to galvanize exceptional performance across large teams;
• Proven experience at board level and with managing complex stakeholder relationships with government and other funders;
• Entrepreneurial and strategic, able to lead change across all areas of the business, not simply within the postholder’s areas of specialism
• Able to take a long-term strategic view on capital projects from conception to completion and oversee the Estates strategy for all sites;
• Someone with strong emotional intelligence, able to play an important role in a broad range of activities relating to executive planning, acting as the Chief Executive’s trusted business partner and be a respected member of the executive team;
• A champion for the inter-related goals of financial, environmental and organisational sustainability;
• An articulate spokesperson for the values, objectives and ambitions of Tate.

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Application Information

If you wish to apply for this vacancy, please apply online. Please also refer to our Guidance Notes that can be found below.

Frequently, we receive a high level of applications and as such, reserve the right to close applications before the advert deadline. To avoid disappointment, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Successful candidates will have access to a range of benefits, including 25 days annual leave entitlement, rising to 27 days pro rata after 3 years of service; an extra day off for your birthday each year; a cycle to work scheme; opportunities for blended and flexible working; free access to Tate exhibitions and other museums and galleries; Life Assurance; and a ‘Defined Contribution’ pension scheme with generous employer contributions. Successful candidates who are already members of the Civil Service Pension Scheme or have recently left the scheme may be eligible to remain as members of this scheme instead.

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