• Job Reference: Director | TT
  • Date Posted: 3 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Peridot Partners
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £75,000
  • Sector: Technician
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Channel your senior executive experience in championing and supporting theatres fit for the future, heralding a new era as the next Director of Theatres Trust.

Location: Hybrid / Charing Cross, London

Salary: £75,000

Closing date: 9 a.m. Wednesday 3rd July

Who we are.

Theatres Trust is the national public advisory public body for theatres, supporting the nation’s theatrical venues to develop best practices in design and management.

The Trust believes all people should have access to theatres wherever they live. Their mission is to develop and safeguard theatres that will enrich the lives of generations to come through expert advice, building supportive networks, and advocating with local, regional, and national stakeholders.

The Trust has a considerable impact, the only public body dedicated to representing all theatres in the UK. They are positioned to advise and advocate for theatres on a national level, shaping government policy in the best interests of the arts sector.

Theatres Trust’s work is diverse, split across 4 key functions:

  • Advice and consultation
  • Advocacy and casework 
  • Building theatres’ capacity 
  • Protecting ‘at risk’ theatres 

About the role.

The Director will oversee a new era at the Trust, building from a strong position of influence, sense of purpose and expertise to grow the Trust’s impact, connecting the Trust to new funding streams, and increasing the Trust’s ability to influence on a national level.

Reporting to the Chair of the Trustees, the Director will lead the strategic work of the Trust – ensuring the development and implementation of its business strategy and monitoring success and progress. The Director voices a clear direction, articulating the board’s vision and strategic direction, ensuring the staff across the Trust operate with unified purpose.

As well as strategy and advocacy, the Director is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Theatres Trust. They manage the Trust’s engaged and skills-based team, overseeing financial budgeting and reporting, legal obligations, calendar of events and property portfolio. The Director leads the people and sets the culture, ensuring a positive working environment and that the Trust provides thorough training and developmental opportunities.

Who we are looking for.

Theatres Trust is looking for an executive leader skilled in influencing with a passion for the world of theatre.

A background in one of the following sectors is beneficial – theatre, cultural, architectural/building, community enterprise, sustainable environment and planning, heritage or advocacy. However, candidates from across other related industries would also be considered. Those with a working knowledge across a combination of the aforementioned areas are especially welcome.

Experience in influencing and change-making is especially desirable as well as the ability to excite others around the mission of Theatres Trust, sharing this vision with prospective fundraisers, and will be able to connect the Trust with alternative funding sources.

A million-pound public body, the Trust requires an individual used to managing budgets and projects of a comparable scale. They will also understand the operational and governance implications of leading a small charity.

Please click the link to be redirected to the Peridot Partners website, where you can find full details of the job description and register your interest to apply.

Applications for this role close at 9 a.m. Wednesday 3rd July.