Head of Skills Centre

Discipline: Learning (Education)
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £50,933.09
Contact email: recruitment@nationaltheatre.org.uk
Job ref: 007042
Published: about 2 months ago
Expiry date: 29 Apr 2024 12:00

Following the announcement of the new National Theatre Skills Centre, we are looking for a Head of Skills Centre to drive this major new initiative.


The National Theatre is looking for an outstanding leader to co-lead the National Theatre Skills Centre with the NT’s Head of Technical Qualifications. The Skills Centre builds on the NT’s extensive work to develop skills for the theatre sector over the past decades and will expand the range of offers across the breadth of disciplines in theatre, creating new opportunities online, and working across the NT and with partners nationwide to build a more diverse and inclusive industry. You’ll have extensive knowledge of the creative industries and the skills landscape, experience of building strong partnerships, a track record of successful initiatives with young people and the ability to innovate, conceive and lead ambitious digital and live initiatives.


The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Working knowledge of the skills framework and qualification landscape in England and wider UK, including at FE and HE levels.
  • Strong experience of leading successful initiatives with young people and education and cultural sector partners, including digitally delivered activity
  • Thorough understanding of creative industries, in particular the performing arts sector
  • Collaborative approach, skilled at building strategic partnerships and professional relationships
  • Demonstrable commitment to addressing geographic and demographic inequalities in access to employment in the arts, improving representation in theatre, and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences including young people, staff and practitioners from across theatre disciplines and cultural, educational and industry partners
  • A track record in effective and supportive team leadership
  • Experience of programme evaluation and impact measurement, including data analysis and evidence-led practice

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, 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 is Monday 29th April  2024 at 12 noon.


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