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

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.