Board Director (Trustee)


NWT is a registered charity and we are currently looking for three Directors (trustees). We want individuals who can bring insights from a broad range of experience and backgrounds to enhance the skills of current directors.

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NWT is a much-loved charity with a mission to create, develop and produce vital and dynamic theatre that achieves the highest quality, maximum diversity and greatest accessibility. NWT produces and presents live performance and delivers creative engagement for the communities of Ipswich, Suffolk and the wider region. As a not-for-profit organisation we rely on a blend of income streams; core funding from the Arts Council, Suffolk County Council and Ipswich Borough Council as well as donations, individual giving and corporate support, all of which are invaluable.

Our board needs to be representative of the community we serve. We’d love applications from people of all backgrounds, especially from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse backgrounds, those who identify as deaf and disabled people, neurodivergent people, members of the LGBTQIA+ community and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

We are up for exploring support and development needs and will make reasonable adjustments to enable applicants to participate in the selection process, and for the successful applicant to carry out their role.

You don’t need to have been a Trustee before, if you are interested in joining the NWT Board of Directors we would love to hear about you and your skills and experiences, wherever you have gained them.

We’re particularly interested in seeking applications from people who have skills and experience in any of the following:

  • Working with young people
  • Working with community groups
  • Working in or with social change organisations
  • Working in a primary or secondary school as a teacher or leader
  • Business management
  • Data systems and IT
  • Health / care sector
  • Fundraising and income generation
  • Running a cultural organisation

You may have skills, abilities, and experience we haven’t mentioned. We would be interested to hear about them.

There are four Board meetings each year, held in Ipswich from 5.30pm to approximately 7pm. There are also sub-committee meetings you may be invited to join, and you’ll be expected to attend other special events such as opening nights.

The role of Board Director is voluntary. We will reimburse reasonable travel expenses for Directors to attend meetings and Away Days.

For more information, please download the recruitment pack available by visiting the New Wolsey Theatre website.

If you have any further questions, or would like an informal and confidential discussion about the position, or would like the recruitment pack in a different format, contact Lucy Parker  01473 295940.

How to apply

  1. Submit an up to date CV and a supporting statement outlining why you are interested in being a Board Director and how your skills and/or experience will help NWT deliver its mission and priorities.
  2. Complete our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Form

The closing date for applications is 9am, Friday 1st March 2024. 

We will be meeting candidates Friday 8th March & Monday 11th March 2024.

We will reimburse reasonable travel expenses for candidates to attend interviews.

We look forward to hearing from you.



New Wolsey Theatre

Location Type

Specific location

Salary Type

Voluntary / Unpaid

Closing Date


Contract Type

Fixed Term

Job Type

Administrative (Venue Management, HR, Finance, Legal, IT, etc.)

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