Director of Culture

The Director of Culture is an exciting new senior leadership opportunity for an experienced ED&I professional who wants to drive forward cultural change at the National Theatre. You will be accountable for developing and embedding a healthy and collaborative organisational culture that brings our people together. You will be instrumental in creating solutions to embed diversity, equality and inclusion along with a shared understanding of the National Theatre’s vision and values.

The role will shape and devise strategies that create positivity in the workplace, improve engagement with the workforce, and support creativity, innovation and talent development to enable all our people to thrive.

The make-up of the National Theatre’s workforce is broad, consisting of permanent, fixed term and casual staff, sub-contracted staff (including our Food and Drink operator’s staff) and freelancers.

The role will span the whole organisation, working to create cultural change across creative and operational areas of the business, and so requires a candidate with proven experience of working effectively and collaboratively across different networks, departments and relationships, and in advocating and influencing. You will make meaningful change happen that transforms National Theatre’s culture and strengthens its impact.

In partnership with the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, the Director of Culture will work on an organisation wide culture change project. A key part of this will be to set, implement and monitor an overarching vision of diversity, equality, and inclusion across all areas of activity – staff, freelancers and audiences – that works to eliminate systemic organisational marginalisation and promotes inclusive and equitable practices.

To apply for the Director of Culture role, please provide the following documents:

  • An up-to-date CV.
  • A supporting statement (maximum two pages) that outlines your interest in this particular organisation and role, and your fit against the essential experience criteria set out in the person specification and role description.
  • A completed diversity monitoring form on the application link.

Please submit your application by 11:59pm Monday 13th June 2022 via

If you want to know more about the role or selection process, please contact Victoria Wakerley from our Executive Search partners, Green Park by emailing

1st Interview Date: w/c 27 June and w/c 4 July 2022 – Please indicate your availability for interview

2nd Interview Date: w/c 18 July 2022 and final interviews w/c 25 July 2022

Hours: TBC

Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time

Department: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Pay Range: Circa £80,000 – £100,000 dependent on experience

Closing Date: 12am, Tuesday 14 June 2022


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