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General Manager

12 months with chance of extension • 3 days a week • Hybrid (home-based and Birmingham)


OPUS are seeking a dynamic and logistically-minded General Manager to oversee financial, administrative and HR systems and support with daily operational requirements, enabling the company to deliver its forthcoming outdoor events and cultural festival projects across Birmingham and the Midlands. 

Do you want to be part of a positive, friendly and adaptable team, supporting the OPUS Team of Producers working on exciting cultural projects including Birmingham 2022 Festival follow-on projects? If so, we’d love to meet you!

Download a large print version of the Application Pack here.

Purpose of the Role

To ensure the smooth and effective running of OPUS’s financial, HR and administrative systems, processes and policies. To support the Managing Director (MD) to get the best out of the resources available to the business and to think creatively and implement smart solutions to help OPUS grow. To support with ensuring compliance with relevant legal requirements and partners' policies.

During busy periods, you will help support us transition to on site delivery roles, and so there may be some event support responsibilities for the post holder, for example assisting with setting up accreditation systems. This is most likely during the summer months when the majority of our outdoor work takes place.

About You

You might not have worked in the arts before but may have worked in a similar role in a small business, a charity or voluntary organisation. We are looking for an individual who:

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Has a demonstrable understanding of finance, HR and administration processes for smaller scale organisations

Is keen to be part of a small team where they can shape and set up efficient working practices 

Can use their initiative, put forward ideas and manage their own workload

Is excited by OPUS’s work and wants to help make big things happen!

Is collaborative, forward thinking and practical!


  • A systems oriented person

  • A flexible approach to working with the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines

  • Excellent organisational and communication skills with good attention to detail

  • Accuracy and clarity in written and verbal communication

  • A high level of computer literacy and confidence using new software packages    

  • A passion for OPUS’s work and a desire to work with the team to achieve the organisation’s mission          

  • GCSEs to a good standard in Maths and English 


  • Experience of working in the arts or events sector

  • Good working knowledge of Xero, or similar accounting software

  • An understanding of the needs of working in a small team

How to Apply

Download the full Application Pack here

A large print version of the Application Pack is also available here.

To apply, please send a CV and Covering Letter or a video (up to 5 minutes) which tells us more about you, your qualities and interests and why you’d like to work for us. Please send this to with the title General Manager and your name by 23:59 on Tuesday 4 April

Any data submitted will be stored safely and securely in line with our privacy policy.

If you have any questions, please email the team at

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