Job Title: Treasurer
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Manchester
Salary: 0
Reference: 2021Tre
Contact Name: Margaret Hobbs
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 06, 2021 13:36

Job Description

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art has been part of Manchester’s flourishing cultural scene for almost 35 years. CFCCA is a gallery with a national role and international perspective that brings together the global and the local, providing a space for conversation, debate and cross-cultural exchange. We aim to challenge perceptions, cross perceived barriers and question dominant cultural norms.

We are seeking a Treasurer to join the CFCCA Board with significant financial skills to support the organisation and ensure its financial viability.

Our Board should be representative of the artists and audiences we seek to engage and currently, this is not the case. In a commitment to­­ positive action, therefore, we particularly encourage applications from candidates of Chinese heritage, to bring the necessary lived experience and nuanced understandings of being Chinese to this leadership role.

As part of its strategic planning, CFCCA has committed to a Revisioning project to develop a greater clarity of vision for the future. On several occasions during our history, the organisation has evolved and shifted its mission, approach and home. We now find ourselves at another key stage of development: a moment to take action, to reflect on our model of cultural production and consider how we can best reflect and speak to the needs of society to ensure our work continues to remain effective and relevant. 

This offers a genuine opportunity to transform CFCCA – our purpose, our vision, our mission and our values.

Through the Revisioning project we are eager to work with our many collaborators and constituents to shift the status quo and identify and address the many pressing challenges which the arts and culture sector and our organisation must respond to including race, gender and class equality and to remove societal barriers which hinder engagement, decolonisation and empowerment. 

CFCCA is committed to being an anti-racist and pro-equality organisation. Recent events, however, make it clear that words are not enough: we must do more to ensure that our organisation becomes a role model of good practice for the sector. We are committed to working hard to dismantle the ways in which our organisation and sector may be perceived to perpetuate white privilege and racial discrimination. We will continue to discuss and consult on these issues during the Revisioning project and to introduce clear objectives as part of a process of positive action in both the short and medium term.

In order to reflect this commitment and to achieve short term objectives, we have agreed to establish a new co-Director role, establishing a joint strategic leadership model with Executive and Creative Director roles, to improve diversity of the executive team and strengthen our approach and capacity.

The Treasurer will join CFCCA at an important time as we embark on a significant period of organisational change to revision the organisation. 

This is a public role that will require someone with substantial financial experience.  The post-holder will need to take an overview of the organisation’s affairs ensuring its financial viability and that proper and appropriate financial records and procedures are in place and fully maintained.


The Treasurer serves for a three year term renewable for a further three years up to a maximum of six years 


CFCCA is located in Manchester, UK. However, the organisation is open to some remote working. 

Time Commitment

CFCCA holds 4 formal Board meetings a year, including its AGM. Further meetings may be required if the Chair is a member of any sub committees. The Treasurer normally chairs the HR & Finance Committee which also meets 4 times a year.


This is a voluntary role so there is no remuneration but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

For a full information pack and information on how to apply please contact the Finance Manager, Margaret Hobbs.