Finance Officer

c£25,000 per annum

Closing Date 1 July 2024

Permanent, Full Time

About the Organisation

The idea at the heart of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is simple: anyone with a desire to perform and a venue willing to host them is welcome. No individual or committee determines who can or cannot perform at the Fringe.  

It all began in 1947 with eight companies – six of them from Scotland – taking a risk, turning up uninvited and performing on the ‘fringe’ of the inaugural Edinburgh International Festival. Over 75 years later, the Fringe has grown to become one of the greatest platforms for creative freedom in the world, second only to the Olympics in terms of global ticketed events. In 2023, 3,553 shows took place in 288 venues across Edinburgh.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society was founded by artists to nurture and uphold the Fringe's values of inclusivity, experimentation and imagination. We exist to support, advise and encourage everyone who wants to participate in the Fringe, provide information and assistance to audiences, and celebrate the Fringe and what it stands for all over the world.

About the Role

We are seeking to appoint a Finance Officer, reporting to the Finance Manager. This role supports the Finance Manager in administrative finance processes, data management and systems. We are looking for someone who is highly efficient, organised, an excellent communicator, with strong numeracy skills, a passion to learn, and administrative experience.

The Fringe Society in embarking on an ambitious infrastructure transformation project, centred around a new home in the heart of Edinburgh. This role joins the Fringe Society at a pivotal point in this project and will support the upgrade and development of modern, efficient and friction- free finance office procedures and information management.

How to Apply

  • Download: the full job description HERE
  • Apply: via the dedicated jobs portal HERE
  • Deadline: Monday 01 July
  • Interviews: will be held on Thursday 11 July

We use positive action under section 159 of the Equality Act in relation to disability or race. This means that if we have two candidates of equal merit in our process, we will seek to take forward the D/deaf, disabled, Black, Asian or ethnically diverse candidate in order to diversify our staff team. 

We are committed to maintaining the open-access policy of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We are also proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and aim to successfully employ and retain disabled people and those with health conditions. We expect employees to support these commitments and to assist in their realisation.

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