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Chair/Co-Chair & Trustee Opportunities

Exeter Northcott Theatre is currently embarked upon a process of transformation – from ‘traditional’ regional theatre to dynamic, inclusive, cultural organisation, working across multiple sites and spaces, nurturing creativity within the communities we serve, and contributing to the cultural renaissance of Exeter.

We’re looking for a number of new board members, including a Chair/Co-Chair, who are passionate about the pivotal role that performing arts organisations can play within regional cities, and who can bring new perspectives and diverse lived experience to our leadership, to help us realise meaningful change.

We’re committed to making space for new voices within our team and to sharing power as we seek to make the Northcott more representative. Ensuring that the diversity of our Board reflects the diversity of the communities within which we operate is a key part of this, so we’re particularly keen to hear from people from a culturally diverse background (including Black, Asian, Dual Heritage and Other Ethnic Groups), from d/Deaf & Disabled people and from artists and other freelancers.

We recognise that, to ensure that anyone can get involved in our Board, we need to be open to changing the way we do things, how we support trustees, and even how we define ‘good governance’, to remove any barriers that may exist. So, if you’re interested in this opportunity but are unsure whether your geographical location, your employment status or working pattern, your access needs, or caring responsibilities might prevent you from getting involved, we’d urge you to get in touch and let us think about how we can change.

We warmly welcome applications from those who are new to trustee/board work as well as individuals who have a proven track record in governance roles.

How to Find Out More

Visit our website to download an information pack, available in various accessible formats, to find out about the ‘drop-in’ Zoom sessions we’re running so you can chat to existing trustees, or to arrange an informal chat with Daniel Buckroyd, our CEO.

How to Apply

To express an interest in getting involved, please complete the simple application form on our website, where you can also upload a short written statement (or video/audio file) about why you’re interested in this opportunity.

If you require access support in order to apply please email

The closing date for applications is Monday 29th March 2021

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