Associate Director, The Big House


The Big House (TBH) has a simple mission: to enable care leavers to fulfil their potential.

Through drama and individualised long-term wrap around support we help care leavers overcome traumas experienced in childhood so they can make the complex transition from looked-after child to independent adult. The Big House's main activities are: weekly drop-in drama and employment workshops and the 3-month Open House Project which runs twice yearly.  in 2018 we've moved into our first permanent home which will enable us to begin to expand and develop new programmes across the next five years. 

Through our work we have seen the transformational effect that drama can have on at risk young people’s lives. The strict discipline required to produce professional theatre imparts vital transferable skills including time keeping, focus, team working, effective communication, ability to regulate emotions and make better informed decisions; empowering and equipping the young people with the skills needed to become self-reliant.

We're looking for a new Associate Director who will work closely with the Artistic Director to develop the artistic vision of The Big House; building on the exciting reputation already established.

The successful candidate will play a key role in the delivery and development of high quality theatre projects that facilitate personal, social and educational growth in the young people who access The Big House services. They will support the Artistic Director to create, develop, coordinate and evaluate existing and new projects; programming a year-round repertoire of high quality and high profile work.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced theatre director to join our small and energetic team. We’ve recently moved into our new building which will enable us to develop a new creative hub complete with our own multipurpose performance space. We have exciting plans for our new home to expand our programmes, artistic delivery and the number of young people we can engage with each year.  

Full details about the role and how to apply can be found HERE