Head of Finance & Operations

Contract (Two years fixed term)

This is an exciting opportunity to join People’s History Museum (PHM) as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, with wide ranging responsibilities across finance, operations, and visitor experience functions across the museum.  As the museum builds on it’s remarkable success and achievements to date and looks ahead, this role will help transform and shape an even stronger and more impactful organisation for the future.

The successful candidate will lead the finance, operations, and visitor experience functions for PHM, working closely with all teams across the organisation.

People’s History Museum (PHM) in Manchester is the national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present, and future.  The museum provides opportunities for all people to learn about, be inspired by and get involved in ideas worth fighting for; ideas such as equality, social justice, co-operation, and a fair world for all.

Making best use of PHM buildings and assets will feature heavily in future strategic and business planning, alongside the continued importance of a friendly, passionate and professional PHM welcome from the museum’s Visitor Services Team.  This role will work with a fantastic team who all deliver excellent services for everyone who visits the museum or engages with PHM online or from afar.

With ambitious plans taking shape, PHM is looking for someone who is a strategic thinker with an eye on the horizon, helping PHM to look ahead with confidence and ambition and make best use of its finances, its building, its resources and its people.  The successful candidate will demonstrate strong financial and operations experience, along with strong leadership skills including team development, motivation and communication.  They will also believe passionately in what the museum stands for and the award winning work delivered in collaboration with the museum’s communities, planning and delivering exceptional visitor and customer services.

Working alongside PHM’s Head of Collections & Engagement and Head of Business Development, the Head of Finance & Operations will ensure all services and teams are working effectively across the museum as part of a joined up approach to delivering the museum’s ambitious aims and objectives as the home of ideas worth fighting for.

For enquiries relating to the post, please contact Charlie Corkin, Executive Support Officer at

Further information


To apply

  • Download the application form filling it in referring to the job tasks and person specification demonstrating how you fulfil the criteria
  • Email completed application forms to by 9.00am on Friday 22 January 2021
  • Interview candidates notified: Friday 29 January 2021
  • Interview date: Wednesday 3 February 2021 (online)

Please indicate on your application form if you are unable to make the interview date.

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