Business Partner

This is a central role in one of the country’s most pioneering national arts organisations. Knowledge of opera isn’t necessary – but a working approach of regular, gentle diplomacy is. The ENO has successfully broadened out to new audiences, from its appearance on Comic Relief to its ground-breaking development of a social prescribing programme for long-COVID sufferers, ENO Breathe.

We are excited to be recruiting for a new Business Partner at the English National Opera. This role is for a qualified person and will report to the Senior Business Partner and support Box office and Development Income, Marketing & Communications and Property business areas.

Your Duties will Include:

  • Production of the monthly management accounts, monitoring and reporting on the actuals v forecast performance for their areas.
  • Deliver the planning, budgeting and forecasting for their areas including identification of any risks and opportunities.
  • Track box office and development income performance and KPI’s and report back to the business in a clear and insightful manner.
  • Build strong partnerships with the management team for their business areas, delivering analysis, reporting and financial guidance to help achieve business plans.
  • Assisting the business to create business cases to support investment.

The successful candidate :

  • Qualified finance professional.
  • Experience in producing management accounts, budgets and forecasts.
  • Strong technical ability, attention to detail and knowing your numbers.
  • Strong Analytical skills (Microsoft Excel) and experience of preparing analysis, insight and turning into recommendations.
  • Ability to constructively challenge ways of working to foster improvements to drive efficiency and better insight.
  • Excellent communication skills with experience in working with both financial and non-financial staff.
  • Ability to balance competing priorities actively managing stakeholder expectations.
  • Team player.
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 & Jet reporting experience desirable.

Please see the attached Recruitment Pack  for more information and how to apply. As detailed in the recruitment pack, please return as separate attachments to workwithus@eno.org

Closing date: 30 June 2021, 10.00am

If you wish to apply, please complete Part 1 and Part 2 of the application form and the Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form.