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General Manager, Phizzical Productions


Job Summary

An ambitious, solution driven and dynamic General Manager who will provide the essential administrative and strategic support across all areas of making and touring shows and will be central to supporting Samir Bhamra, Phizzical’s Artistic Director as we make a successful transition to NPO.

Job Description

This is a new role with Phizzical and the General Manager will be the backbone of the Company, providing the essential administrative and strategic support across all areas of work to make the Company fit for purpose.


Leicester with agile working practices in place


Artistic Director


Freelancers and consultants as and when required in agreement with the Artistic Director


37.5hrs a week. The role may be available as a job-share.


28 days a year including Bank Holidays, rising a day per year, to a maximum 33 days.

As a new NPO, the General Manager will work with the Artistic Director, the Board and relevant consultants to embed the Arts Council's Investment Principles and exemplary working practices into the Company's practice, support the delivery of Phizzical's innovative artistic programme, develop new and sustain existing partnerships and to raise the profile of Phizzical nationally and internationally.

The General Manager will support the Artistic Director in drafting and managing budgets, develop clear reporting processes, support the employment of and contracting of freelancers and artists, service the Board and will be central to the Company's forward planning and delivery of the work regionally, nationally and internationally.

The General Manager will be involved with implementing the fundraising plan to create a financially resilient organisation; support the writing of funding applications as required to support the development and delivery of Phizzical's vision, program and ambitions.

With the Artistic Director, the General Manager will promote an organisational culture of inclusion and equality across all areas of the Company's work and support the well-being of staff, artists and management.

Job Requirements

The role requires a general manager who has an understanding and experience across Strategic, Finance, Management & HR, Communications as a leader to support the Artistic Director. Full job requirements are in the application pack at the link below.

Job Responsibilities

Full details are in the application pack. Our Essential criteria for a suitable candidate include:

Evidence of a successful track record in arts administration, project management and/or delivery of arts projects

A knowledge of touring arts activities

Ability to prioritise a complex workload with excellent organisational skills

Knowledge of artist/creative contractual agreements and practical knowledge of union agreements (eg. Equity, MU, BECTU, UK THEATRE, ITC)

Knowledge of relevant HR and other relevant legislation and compliance requirements

A proven track record of budgeting, day to day financial management, quarterly accounts and preparation for annual accounts

Evidence of reporting to a Board of Directors, keeping and distributing minutes

Evidence of drafting funding applications

Practical knowledge of arts marketing and social media

How to Apply

To apply for the General Manager’s position with Phizzical Productions, please send:

an up-to-date CV
a covering letter (no more than three sides of A4), explaining your reasons for applying for the position of General Manager, showing how your skills and experience will benefit Phizzical Productions, referencing the key areas of the Job Description.
a completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring form online. This is online form ensures it is separated from your application and will not be viewed by the panel.
the names and contact details of TWO referees (one of whom should be your most recent employer). We will only contact referees only on offer of employment.
Please email your application with the above information, to: leylah@phizzical.com

Title your application : General Manager / Phizzical

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