Director of People

The Director of People will provide inspirational vision, leadership, management and coordination to the core HR function across the organisation. You will own, lead and develop the People strategy, governance and project delivery and align the People strategy to the NT’s artistic, business and cultural strategy. This is a senior role and one that requires both inspiring leadership and effective liaison and cooperation with a wide range of stakeholders.

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 and freelancers.

In partnership with the Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director and 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 People 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: HR

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

Closing Date: 12am, Tuesday 14 June 2022


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