Finance Officer

Part-time (Two Days a Week)

Serendipity – Institute for Black Arts and Heritage are looking to recruit a Finance Officer. The Finance Officer occupies a vital role in our team.  The Finance Officer will be responsible for day-to-day financial administration across all the company’s work; bookkeeping and accountancy; and being the first port of call for enquiries.  The Finance Officer will be someone who enjoys being exceptionally organised, and can balance a varied workload.

To Apply

Please email a copy of your CV and a cover letter to Pawlet Brookes, opportunities@serendipity-uk.com with the job title “Finance Officer” in the email subject line.

Hours: Part-Time, two days per week (16 hours per week). To suit hours of business, including some evenings and weekends.

Contract: Six-month probation

Salary: £21,630 (Pro-rata) subject to experience

Start date: April 2022 (subject to notice period)

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 15 February 2022

Location: Serendipity office in Leicester

Interviews: Wednesday 2 March 2022

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Overcoming Barriers: The Impact of Arts Council Policy on the Careers of Black British Women in the Subsidised Dance Sector

Collaborative Doctoral Award in collaboration with Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Serendipity

This Collaborative Doctoral project between Central and Serendipity produces the first comprehensive study of the impact of Arts Council policy on the careers of Black women in the subsidised dance sector from 1985–2020. While Arts Council funding is often used as background context in studies of Black British dance, the project both develops a systematic overview and presents 15 case studies of Black women dance artists that engage the entanglements between performance and cultural power. Plotting the artistic outcomes and career trajectories of Black women against key Arts Council policy and reports will enable the student to critically interrogate the impact of intersectional oppression within dance historically and its legacies today. Thus, the project will generate alternative historical narratives of women who have been overlooked by British Dance. Working with the project partner Serendipity, the research will develop educational resources for dance students and audiences, and policy recommendations that will be published and presented to the Arts Council. The studentship will bring cultural industry, Arts policy and critical theory into dialogue and will enable the project partner Serendipity to better advocate for the next generation of arts funding for Black British women.

For this project, we will prioritize applicants with experience in anti-racist praxis, and are committed to engaging potential PhD researchers from underrepresented groups, including those with substantial professional experience.

For queries specific to the project, please contact project supervisor Kate Elswit on kate.elswit@cssd.ac.uk