Head of Schools Engagement

Discipline: Learning (Education)
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £50,910 per annum
Job ref: 006923
Published: 23 days ago
Expiry date: 08 Apr 2024 10:00

We are looking for a Head of Schools Engagement to join the National Theatre Learning team.


The National Theatre is looking for an outstanding leader to head up the newly-formed Schools Engagement Team.  You’ll be fluent in education policy, have a detailed understanding of the UK education landscape, and a proven passion for ensuring that all children and young people can access high quality theatre experiences.  This is a brand new role for an ambitious and strategic thinker who will enable their team to support students, teachers and education leaders to make the most of the unique resources, networks and repertoire of the National Theatre.


The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Demonstrable commitment to addressing geographic and demographic inequalities in schools and colleges’ access to the arts, improving representation in theatre, and to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Thorough understanding and working knowledge of English and wider UK primary, secondary and FE education systems, qualifications and alternative provision, with experience of working with schools
  • Thorough and up to date knowledge of education policy, particularly in relation to creative subjects and art.
  • Thorough knowledge of relevant areas of the curriculum from Primary to FE, including secondary English and Drama curriculums
  • Wide-ranging knowledge of contemporary theatre practice and performance, including work for young people & new writing
  • Effective and supportive leadership of teams
  • Strong experience of working with education sector partners, including schools, school leadership, and the wider education sector

If that sounds like you, this may be the role for you!


Download the Job Description here.


Working with us will give you…

  • Complimentary staff tickets for shows and NT Talks and Events, subject to availability and policy.

  • Discounts in the NT’s bars, cafes, restaurants, and bookshop, as well as in local businesses (from Wagamama to local childcare providers & gyms on and around the South Bank)

  • Access to interest-free season ticket loan and Cyclescheme partnership

  • Pension schemes with Legal & General and NEST

  • Sabbatical option, subject to agreement and policy

  • Generous sick pay

  • Family-friendly employer with supporting policies

  • Hybrid and flexible working, subject to agreement and policy

  • Training and Development Programme via e-learning platform, and specialist in-person training relating to role.

  • On-site Occupational Health and welfare support

  • Free-to-access Employee Assistance Programme, enabling counselling and mental wellbeing support, financial and legal advice, and advice on caring responsibilities.

  • On-site staff canteen and bar

  • Staff networks including Amplified: The Ethnically Diverse Network; Disability Staff Network; LGBTQ+ Network; Parents and Parents & Carers Network

  • The NT is also a member of Parents and Carers in the Performing Arts (PiPA)

Please note 


The closing date for the receipt of a completed application Monday 8th April 2024 at 9am.


We support and encourage people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets to join us and help shape what we do. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for our vacancies.


If you would like to speak to someone about any adjustments or have any questions you can email recruitment@nationaltheatre.org.uk and we will be in touch with you to make the necessary arrangements.


People Department 2024