Development Executive


Since its extensive redevelopment as a professional ‘creating’ theatre four years ago, Cirencester’s Barn Theatre, a registered charity, has quickly established itself as one of the UK’s leading professional ‘producing houses’ and has secured a committed and loyal support base with regular five-star reviews in the UK national press.

The Barn has gained a huge reputation for consistent creation of outstanding theatre and stories, and has developed an exceptionally talented young team of technical and artistic creatives. Youth career development and community involvement are at the heart of the Barn ethos.

It has added high quality filming and streaming to its theatrical skills and now has a skilled Barn Digital Media facility. It is actively beginning to tour its productions around the UK, working closely with its equally outstanding support  organisations – Teatro restaurant and Ingleside House boutique hotel. Working with partners, the Barn team is also busily planning a substantial new film studio complex and a theatre production facility close to Cirencester. The Barn is committed to providing long term local career development opportunities for the young people it trains.

Word of mouth and personal recommendation is and will continue to be key drivers of success for the Barn’s ambitious development plans.  We thus now wish to meet personable committed individuals, full or part time, able to work closely with the Chairman, Directors and Development Team to actively further the growth and development of the Barn’s Network of Members, Ambassadors and Patrons.  This role could suit a full time employed person or, equally one or two really good part time  employees, or even an available committed volunteer on an ‘expenses paid’ basis.

The terms and arrangements can thus be flexible for the right person with the right skills, ideas, and approach.  It could suit someone who wants to be intimately involved in helping build the next phase of the Barn’s development and helping it grow its commercial and charitable success to match its critical acclaim.  The role will be primarily about adding to and building on the Barn’s existing network achievements.


The Individual

The successful applicant(s) will be working initially with Ian Carling, Founder of the Barn Theatre to identify, secure and develop a growing team of Ambassador Patrons.  They will be required to help design and implement the systems needed to manage and encourage this process and to and support an ever-growing network.  They will also help design, host and deliver events for new and existing Ambassador Patrons.

The candidate should display most or all of the following: –

a) A likeable, committed and serious non-political  team player
b)  Self-starting, energetic, proactive and innovative
c)  Personable, socially confident, pragmatic
d)  Available to meet supporters and organise events
e)  Organised with good numeric and English skills
f)  Good basic computer skills (training will be given if required)
g)  Able to work well with the Barn Executive team, Chairman and colleagues
h)  Open to change, personal development, and continuous constructive debate


The Barn is an active developer of people of all ages and will consider supporting individuals with the right skills and approach who may need training (or retraining) to achieve their full potential. A certain amount of flexible working and family commitment need not be a barrier for the right individual.  Work/life balance is important providing it can be achieved alongside the critical needs of the organisation

Equally though, this is not a role for the faint hearted!  Every one of the wonderful Barn family is personally committed to this ‘passion project’.  We seek someone who can share these ambitions and play a leading role in helping us to grow our Ambassador and Patron networks across the Cotswolds and ultimately far beyond.


Fun Pride and Challenge

The Barn is a fun and inspiring place to work with people of all ages and backgrounds. Some have overcome real challenges to achieve great things.  Mentoring, challenge and personal development are core non-negotiable parts of everyone’s daily life.

We are proud of what we achieve working together.


Further Information

  • Compensation: Basic salary plus bonus (when fully proven) dependent on hours worked and experience
  • Reporting to: Ian Carling initially
  • Hours: Flexible
  • Days per week: Flexible
  • Interview: Immediately
  • Start: Immediately

Application: Through Katharine Landale at Bold New World Recruitment only please.  We would be grateful if you could submit a CV and covering letter outlining why you should be considered for this role.  Apply via the button above or email to

Thank you so much for your interest.

Virtual Business Manager and PA

About Daphne Becket Architects

Daphne is a respected architect with 30 years’ experience working on restoration, refurbishment, landscaping, design and consultation internationally.  Becket Architects’ wide range of projects geographically span the UK, Greece, Switzerland, Indonesia and the USA.  Daphne has received a number of awards for her work including the Europa Nostra Award ‘For outstanding achievements in the conservation, enhancement and adaptation to new uses, of European Architectural Heritage‘ in 2012 and ‘The Best in Heritage‘ in 2013.  Additionally, Daphne’s unique specialist knowledge is Greek planning legislation, and her work both as a consultant and architect in this arena is much in demand and this work is predominantly in Greece.  With such a full workbook Daphne is now so busy that administration support is vital.

We are searching for a candidate to take over the entire administration and management of Daphne’s business and private projects enabling her to concentrate on her numerous current projects, free her to take on new projects and start marketing to potential clients in the future. The role is varied, interesting and a wonderful opportunity to shape this company and secure Daphne’s business base in the UK.

Job Specifications – Daphne Becket Architects

Organise the business administration of the office and set up and run all administration systems required.  Duties to include:

  • Set up the virtual office in the UK
  • Diary management including a daily ‘to do’ list
  • Manage and liaise with new and existing client enquiries
  • Marketing the business to include website and social media account creation
  • Bookkeeping
    • Invoicing clients
    • Tracking expenses and payments
  • Run the administration of the business and office
    • Accounts
    • Clients
  • Research and set up CRM, accountancy and other administration systems

Job Specifications – Personal

  • Take over the administration of securing Daphne’s settled status in the UK (post Brexit complications)
  • Organise the administration involved in Daphne’s daughter’s UK and Irish citizenship
  • Reacquaint Daphne with HMRC
  • Take over rental and administration of Athens flat and beach house on the Greek coast
  • Fundraise for an archivist to work on her family archive
  • Oversee publication and copyright of Daphne’s great uncle’s book
  • Organise an exhibition of Father’s photographs

The ideal candidate would be robust, confident with experience of setting up and running a small but busy business. They should be a self starter, proactive, think on their feet, be self reliant and enthusiastic.

Ideally the candidate should also have experience of website creation, social media and expenses software. A working knowledge of the Greek language would be a bonus but not a deal breaker.


Further information:
16 hours a week, either as two days or by mutual weekly arrangement
Location: Work virtually with once weekly meetings in London/Gloucestershire, and virtually when Daphne is abroad
Salary: Self Employed, £25 p.h.
Application:  Please send a CV with covering letter to Katharine Landale, Bold New World Recruitment at

Business Manager

Who we are

The Country Food Trust is a national charity with rural roots that produces meals and donates them to people in need. We recently reached our target of one million meals in our first five years and are driving ahead with an ambitious plan for our next five.

We currently make two types of meal using pheasant: a casserole and a curry, which we’ve developed alongside top chefs to address the lack of protein in most food donated to food banks. Our meals don’t need to be refrigerated, can be eaten cold if needed, and have a long shelf life too, meaning that they can be given to anyone in food poverty needing a nutritious meal. We also deliver meat to charities who cook for people. We are currently looking at other exciting areas for expansion in our food production and have plans to grow our charity and build on the amazing success of our first four years. For more information see our website:

The charity currently has two employees: a CEO and a Relationships and Events Manager, as well as a fantastic network of the 50 Ambassadors (volunteers) who help the charity pursue its aims around the country.


What we’re looking for

We are looking for a dynamic, initiative-driven and superbly organised team player to help us out with managing the administration side of our charity. You’ll be confident enough to deal with a huge range of people at every level, articulate and diplomatic and with a naturally positive outlook. This is a very varied role, so you’ll be naturally flexible in your approach and happy to help out with anything from moving chairs to manning our stand at a country fair. As you’ll also be managing our day to day financial administration too, you’ll need a strong eye for detail and a process-driven brain. Finally, it’s imperative that you’re intuitive and a quick learner; confident to ask questions until you’ve understood something but then happy to go away and do it yourself.

We’re a very close-knit team, so it’s important that you’re totally reliable and trustworthy, and happy to be flexible where needed. As this is a home-based job you will be highly organised with a head for creating order, innovative and a real self-starter. As we’re such a small charity (but with grand ambitions!) you’ll have a real chance to shape this role into whatever you want it to be, so we’re looking for someone who’ll bring new and fresh ideas on how we can develop and improve our processes, with the wherewithal to put those improvements into action. We’re looking for an organisational dynamo; someone that can take an idea, go away and come back with a decisive plan.

We’d love it if you came from a charity background, but your skills and personality are the most important thing. What’s crucial is that you’ve had at least five years’ experience in a senior level administrative role.


Job Description

This role combines the administration of the charity, some operational, fundraising and communications support and managing our day to day financial processes.

It’s imperative that you’re strong in the whole Microsoft Office suite – Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. If you’ve worked with Xero, that’s a big advantage, and familiarity with Salesforce, Mailchimp and WordPress would also be a bonus, but not essential.

The role includes but is not limited to:


  • General administration – first point of contact for all supporters, donors and charities
  • Managing correspondence – answering enquiries emails or forwarding on to relevant parties, writing letters, collating reports as required, answering phone calls
  • Management of cloud-based filing system and paper filing for correspondence that gets sent to the office
  • Managing and updating the Salesforce database
  • Managing orders and distribution of food to charities, keeping track of stock in warehouses and own supply, creating delivery requests and cross-checking against proof of deliveries
  • Assisting with the organisation of events and attending where necessary
  • Keeping an inventory of all assets and property owned by the charity, ensuring an adequate supply of marketing material at all times
  • Arranging and managing all paperwork and details around quarterly Trustee meetings and management meetings, note taking and minute writing for these meetings (in person or via video conferencing)
  • Charities Commission compliance


  • Running our relationship with HMRC
  • Managing the day to day financial operations of the organisation using Xero, including:
    • Logging donations
    • Creating purchase orders
    • Creating and paying invoices
    • Creating receipts for payments or donations
    • Bank reconciliation
    • Logging gift aid

Fundraising support

  • Providing administrative support for fundraising and communications campaigns, such as logging donations and contacts and sending out emails or marketing materials
  • Managing fundraising platforms.

Any other duties that are reasonably required.


Further Information

The role is full-time, 35 hours per week and is home based, preferably with proximity either to London or the South West. It reports directly to the CEO. A full driving licence is required.

Salary: £28,000 – £32,000, depending on experience. A pension scheme is available.

The role is initially funded for a period of one year and will also be subject to the satisfactory completion of a 3-month probationary period.


How to apply

To apply, please send us your CV and a covering letter which includes the answers to the following questions (in no more than 200 words each):

Why are you our perfect candidate?

  • You have five different tasks to complete before the end of the day and it’s clear you won’t get them all done. How do you prioritise them and what do you do with the ones you won’t get to?
  • Describe your planning process – how do you organise your work and plan activity and what’s your reasoning behind it?
  • Give an example of a situation where you’ve had to use your initiative to solve a problem, and what the outcome was.
  • Tell us a recent mistake you made, what you did about it, how you fixed it and what the outcome was.


Please also answer this question within your cover letter:

Put these words in order of importance to you:

  • Planning
  • Creativity
  • Security
  • Recognition

Applications via the apply button above. Please include the phrase “Business Manager Application” in the subject line.