General Manager, Turtle Key Arts

Role Description

The General Manager will join our existing team and will act as a focal point for us. The individual will help to manage daily operations, support on company finance, HR, administration, governance, and funder reporting/stewardship.


Company Description

Turtle Key Arts is an innovative and vibrant arts charity whose work has a UK and international reach. We produce and devise original ground-breaking art to entertain and inspire.

We believe that access to the arts helps to improve quality of life by bringing people together, offering creative opportunities, social interaction, confidence and self-esteem.

We produce a portfolio of performing arts companies currently including the circus companies Ockham’s Razor and Sadiq Ali Company, physical theatre company Open Sky, integrated dance companies Amici Dance Theatre Company and Young Amici, and new writing theatre company AIK.


Job Overview

Position: General Manager

Location: Turtle Key Arts Office

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre Lyric Square, London W6 OQL

Hours of Work: Full-time P.A.Y.E. (40 hours per week) Office hours 10am-6pm.

Salary: £30,000 – £33,000 per annum, based on experience

Start Date: We anticipate the successful candidate taking up the post by early Summer

Holiday: 20 days paid holiday per annum plus statutory bank holidays


Main Duties

  • Supporting the Finance Director
  • Supporting development strategy and donor stewardship
  • General office communication
  • Production and project management, administration and IT support
  • Managing the organisation’s diary and staff rota
  • Trustee liaison and support-assisting with minute taking and preparing board papers
  • Issuing contracts
  • Drafting and updating policies and subscription renewals
  • Supervision of monitoring and reporting systems
  • Assisting with funding applications and reporting
  • Managing interns and work placements ordering office supplies
  • General administrative duties and administration support to the CEO, Artistic Director and senior management team
  • Liaising with Lyric Hammersmith Theatre including meeting and rehearsal room booking
  • Event organisation and representing and advocating for Turtle Key Arts at events


Personal Specifications

We are looking for someone with professional experience and well developed organisational skills, with a positive attitude who is punctual and reliable, and works well as a member of a small team.

  • Demonstrated financial, administrative and organisational skills
  • Experience of bookkeeping and basic accounting knowledge
  • Excellent computer skills excellent communication and
  • Interpersonal skills with experience of
  • Liaising confidently and professionally with senior staff
  • Good written communication skills with attention to detail and proofreading abilities
  • Ability to use initiative and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work well within a team environment, building and sustaining good working relationships
  • Self-motivated and ability to work on own initiative.


Job Benefits

  • Lunch Provided
  • Free tickets to Turtle Key Arts productions and its companies
  • Bank holidays and office closure over Christmas and New Year
  • Company pension scheme, Training opportunities, Well-being provision


How To Apply

To apply please email a brief covering letter and CV to

Interviews will be held at The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London W6 0QL week commencing 15th April

Deadline for applications is Fri 22nd March


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