General Manager

acta community theatre
Contract Type: 
Full Time
Details of Role: 


About acta

acta is a well-established community theatre based in Bedminster, Bristol and works all over the city with a diverse mix of people and communities. Our mission is to create high quality, relevant theatre with vulnerable and socially isolated people from all generations and cultures through an open access and free creative programme. We aim to provide positive and enjoyable shared experiences, building friendships and a shared appreciation of common humanity. We place diversity, equality and inclusion at the heart of what we do.

acta is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England, and receives further funding from The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, BBC Children in Need, and St Monica’s Trust amongst others. We are based in our own premises in BS3 that includes a 100 seat theatre, studio, café and offices, as well as a community garden.

About the role

This role is a senior position within acta and is integral to the smooth running and impactful delivery of the creative programme and business operations. As General Manager you will be responsible for all of the financial aspects of the company’s work as well as the evaluation and monitoring processes, including reporting to major funders and stakeholders. Additionally, you will be responsible for the operations of the organisation that include the management of our building, the actacentre. You will also be expected to contribute to the ongoing development of the organisation and its environmental sustainability.

What we are looking for

A highly organised, resourceful and enthusiastic problem-solver, with excellent written and verbal communication skills and an expertise in financial management. An understanding of the arts and charity sectors would be highly desirable, alongside experience of monitoring and evaluation. Importantly, we are looking for someone with a demonstrable commitment to acta’s mission and values.

Closing Date: 
Monday, 8 November, 2021 - 12:00
How to Apply: 

Please download the job pack here. This includes details of the application process. For any further information please visit our website or email

Closing date for applications

Monday 8th November 12pm

Interview dates

Tuesday 16th- Thursday 18th November

Contact Person: 
Oliver Jones
Contact Email:
Postal Address: 
acta Gladstone Street Bedminster Bristol BS3 3AY