A cultural centre for videogames
 

Jobs!

We are currently looking to fill the following roles:

Finance Officer: Application deadline: 12:00 midday, Thursday 8th November

General Manager: Application deadline: 12:00 midday, Friday 23rd November

 
 

General Manager

The National Videogame Foundation (NVF) is looking for a General Manager to oversee the day to day operations of the National Videogame Museum in Sheffield.


The NVF is a non-profit Community Interest Company dedicated to educating the public about the art, science, history and technology of videogames. The National Videogame Museum is a new museum opening to the public in Sheffield in November 2018 that celebrates videogame culture and allows the public to play a significant portion of its exhibits, which include heritage games consoles, arcade machines, virtual reality games and other interactive experiences.


Purpose of the Role

To ensure that company goals are met in a timely fashion by efficiently and effectively managing personnel and resources. You will ensure the NVF remains compliant with laws, regulations and statutory requirements.

Details

  • Accountable to: Chief Executive Officer

  • Location: The National Videogame Museum, Castle House, Angel Street, Sheffield

  • Salary: £27,500 - £32,500 per annum, depending on experience

  • Hours: Full time 40 hours per week

  • Usual Working Pattern: Monday to Friday with occasional weekend and evening work


Main Duties & Responsibilities

General management

  • Plan and deliver objectives against the core strategy by establishing plans, budgets and result measurements including growth targets

  • Define, deliver and adapt processes for the smooth operation of the NVM, including recruitment and training of staff

  • Manage procurement, production, marketing and technical services policies and practices

  • Act as line manager for the Venue Manager, Finance Officer and Marketing Officer, as well as any freelance consultants as required

  • Communicate organisational values, strategies and objectives to team, assigning accountability and planning, monitoring and conducting appraisals

  • Develop and oversee the systems that ensure the company complies with all applicable codes and policies, including legal and statutory requirements

  • Monitor changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment and set up processes to ensure compliance

  • Liaise with external regulators and advisers, such as lawyers and auditors, ensuring compliance

  • Develop a strategy for visitor feedback


Financial management

  • Working closely with the Finance Officer take responsibility for the NVM’s financial management including annual budgets and monthly management accounts

  • Deliver financial and operational reports as required

  • Monitor and administer the pension scheme for employees

  • Oversee and renew insurance cover for employees, equipment and premises

 

Marketing, communications
& fundraising

  • Oversee marketing and communications staff and consultants

  • Build brand and deliver values by collaborating with customers, local partners, community organisations and employees


  • Identify and with the senior team deliver fundraising and sponsorship opportunities for the NVM

  • Join the executive board of the NVF

  • Contribute to strategic plan development with the senior team including presenting opportunities, risks and threats

  • Setting annual objectives and KPIs for the NVM and its team

NVF executive board


Key skills and Requirements

Essential

  • Line management experience

  • Financial management including budgeting, financial control and preparation of management accounts

  • Process definition, delivery and adaptation

  • Strategic thinker able to set priorities, goals and monitoring

  • Strong communications skills

  • Self-starter able to solve problems

  • Leadership skills and ability to motivate a team and maintain organisational trust and cohesion

  • Collaborative working


Desirable


  • Management of museum, arts-venue, theatre or other public-facing organisation

  • Brand-building, communications and marketing

  • An interest in videogames and videogame culture


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To Apply

Email a cover letter and CV to jobs@thenvf.org with the subject:

General Manager Application - your full name

Application deadline: 12:00 midday, Friday 23rd November.

Interviews will be held Thursday 29th November in Sheffield.

If you have any questions about the role please email us on jobs@thenvf.org

 

 
 

Finance Officer

The National Videogame Foundation (NVF) is looking for an experienced Finance Officer responsible for maintaining the daily and monthly accounting processes.


The NVF is a non-profit Community Interest Company dedicated to educating the public about the art, science, history and technology of videogames. The National Videogame Museum is a new museum opening to the public in Sheffield in November 2018 that celebrates videogame culture and allows the public to play a significant portion of its exhibits, which include heritage games consoles, arcade machines, virtual reality games and other interactive experiences.


Details

This is a new part time role, however we anticipate that during the first month of employment it will require nearer to full-time hours to cover training and implementing new processes. Flexible working can be arranged during this period.

 
  • Department: Operations

  • Accountable to: General Manager

  • Location: The National Videogame Museum, Castle House, Angel Street, Sheffield

  • Salary: £19,000-22,000 pro-rata depending on experience

  • Hours: Part time 20-25 hours per week (as required)


Main Duties & Responsibilities

 

Initially in the first month we are looking to develop new systems in line with our relocation to Sheffield. This includes updating the current chart of accounts and streamlining our processes to maximise efficiency.Plus correctly accounting for sales made through our new EPOS system (Digi Tickets). Once systems are in place this will become a part time role with duties including:

  • Daily sales and purchase ledger processing

  • Invoice payments and remittance

  • Bank reconciliation, bank payments and deposits

  • General expenses and petty cash management

  • General debtor and creditor control

  • Monthly journal entry

  • Preparation of the monthly management accounts

  • Monthly payroll and online reporting to HMRC and Nest Quarterly VAT returns

  • Produce routine monthly reports and bespoke accounting information as required by the business

  • Be the first line of contact for all account enquiries

  • Liaise with the Foundation’s external accountant


Key skills and Requirements

Essential

  • A level or equivalent qualifications with relevant accounts related qualification or qualified by proven experience in similar position

  • Proficiency in QuickBooks online

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software especially Excel

  • High level of numeracy and analytical skills

  • Be well organised and possess a keen eye for detail

  • Ability to communicate well with stakeholders, management team and staff across departments

  • Ability to learn new skills quickly

  • Ability to work well under pressure

  • Capable of working both independently or as part of a team

  • Able to work efficiently to meet the demands of the role


Desirable

  • Industry specific knowledge and experience

  • Experience of Google suite including Google Docs


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To Apply

Email a cover letter and CV to jobs@thenvf.org with the subject: Finance Officer Application - your full name

Application deadline: 12:00 midday, Thursday 8th November

Interviews will be held on Thursday 15th November in Sheffield.

If you have any questions about the role please email us on jobs@thenvf.org

 

 
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