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Trustee with Finance Expertise

Frantic Assembly
Brixton, London (Greater)
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

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Charity and not for profit, Arts, heritage and culture
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We are recruiting a qualified accountant to our Board of Trustees and to join our Finance, HR and Risk Sub-Committee with a view to Chairing this group in time.

In addition to wider trustee responsibilities you will provide particular governance oversight of Frantic Assembly’s finances.

Key Trustee Responsibilities

  • Contributing actively to execution of the Board’s responsibility to give strategic direction to the Charity, through business planning and by establishing a clear mission, values and objectives;
  • Playing a full and active part in Board meetings (four meetings per annum and otherwise as required);
  • Keeping up-to-date with the Charity’s activities, ensuring that they are in line with its aims and objectives, and that they are for the public benefit;
  • Attending Frantic Assembly productions and events, and where possible, introducing other people to Frantic Assembly through those activities;
  • Being an ambassador and advocate for Frantic Assembly, promoting and championing our work, ambition, vision and objectives to stakeholders, and relevant organisations whenever possible throughout the year;
  • Participating in formulating fundraising strategy and participating where appropriate in fundraising activities. Trustees are themselves encouraged to donate to the charity from time-to-time at a level appropriate to their personal resources;
  • Introducing contacts to the Charity for the purpose of the provision of funding or advice;
  • Ensuring the Charity complies with company and charity law and the requirements of The Charity Commission.

Key Financial Oversight Responsibilities

  • Chairing Frantic Assembly’s Finance, HR and Risk Sub-Committee (up to five meetings per annum and otherwise as required);
  • Ensuring the adequacy of risk management, internal controls and governance arrangements;
  • Oversight of annual budgets and financial reports - working alongside CEO and external auditors as necessary;
  • Governance of financial management and reporting including cashflow and financial planning;
  • Providing a short annual report to the Board, summarising the Sub- Committee’s conclusions from work undertaken during the year


  • Qualified accountant or similar qualification:
  • An interest in the work and values of Frantic Assembly and a proactive commitment and enthusiasm to shaping and advising on the future of Frantic Assembly;
  • Understanding of financial administration in the charity sector ;
  • Understanding of the management of charity resources, including internal financial controls, charity reserves and restricted funding;
  • An understanding and acceptance of legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship and the roles of boards;
  • An ability to put the best interests of the charity at the heart of all decision making and to make judgements that fits the organisational operation as well as to advance the charity’s interests.


If you are excited about the intersection of finance and the arts and are ready to contribute your skills to a dynamic theatre company we want to hear from you. Please read the details in the job pack attached above, submit your CV and a brief covering letter outlining your experience and why you’re passionate about joining Frantic Assembly to If you would like to speak to us before making an application, please contact our Executive Director, Kerry Whelan, to

As a National Portfolio Organisation funded by Arts Council England, we are required to collect data to help us monitor the diversity of the organisation. Please complete an equal opportunities form here. All equal opportunities monitoring information is kept separate from your application and is not seen by the selection panel. It does not form any part of the recruitment assessment.

If you require this pack or the application form in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 3161 4031 or

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