Chair of the Board of Trustees, Exeter Northcott Theatre Company


With a new Senior Management Team in place, and an ambitious Business Plan having identifeid the key strategic partnerships and developments that the organisation will be focusing on over the next 3/4 years, the Northcott Theatre is entering a period of exciting new opportunities, as it seeks to play a pivotal role in shaping the future cultural and creative landscape in Exeter.

Following a competitive recruitment process in Autumn 2019, a talented cohort of new Trustees was appointed, bringing the skills, knowledge and experience needed to capitalise upon the opportunities available through this excitng phase in the Northcott's development and to realise the theatre's full potential moving forward.

After eight years at the Northcott, our current chair, Lady (Lucy) Studholme, is stepping down this year, having reached the end of her term as a Trustee, and we are now looking for an exceptional candidate to join the Board to take on this hugely important role. We are looking for an individual who shares our passion and commitment to theatre and live performance, and our ambition for the Northcott, as well as the conviction that the arts are vital for the pride and well being of a thriving and inclusive city and region. Someone who brings proven hight level strategic leadership skills, knowledge and experience, who works collaboratively and creatively to bring about desired outcomes.

For a detailed job description and person specification, please visit the jobs page on our website:

This role is offered initially for a three year period, renewable for up to a further three years. The expected start date will be in June 2020.

To apply please send us a copy of your CV and a covering letter telling us about your interest in this opportunity, setting out how you meet the job description/person specification. Please see our jobs page on our website for further information on the application process.