The Society (based at Burlington House in London) is a registered charity and the oldest learned society in Britain concerned with the material remains of the past. The Society consists of 3,000 Fellows who are scholars and practitioners working across the cultural heritage sector. The Society also owns and manages a historic property in Oxfordshire, Kelmscott Manor, which was the former Cotswolds retreat of William Morris and the final home of his daughter, May Morris. 

The Society is currently recruiting for new Head of Finance and Operations.

Head of Finance and Operations

Contract: Permanent, Full time (with flexability to reduce to four days a week).

Salary: £47,000 per annum (full time)

The Society is looking forward to a period of development and wishes to appoint a Head of Finance and Operations. The post holder will be responsible for the sound financial management of the Society and for managing the key operational, support services and activities of the Society at Burlington House, Piccadilly. The post-holder will be a member of the Society’s senior management team at a time when the Society is going through an exciting period of change and evolution.


You should have appropriate professional UK financial/accounting qualifications (CCAB, ACA or equivalent).

How to apply

Strictly no agencies.

Please download the job pack below:

Email a completed Application form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to or post to FAO John Lewis, General Secretary, Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE.

Closing date for applications: Sunday, 23 July (23.59).

Interviews to be held Thursday, 27 July.

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