CHAIR OF THE BOARD
The Everyman and Playhouse have been at the forefront of British theatre from their inception and are both inextricably linked to the history of the city of Liverpool run together under one management: Liverpool and Merseyside Theatres Trust. We produce one of the most acclaimed artistic programmes in the UK and have steadily built audiences, developed deep and authentic roots in the community and created a youth engagement programme that has become a kite-mark for inspirational practice. We want to build on this extraordinary success and are embarking on a brave new phase in our development. With the support of Arts Council England we have devised a new five year plan that will combine artistic inspiration with financial resilience, dazzling quality with generous humanity; deep roots in our time and place with readiness for the future.
We are looking for an inspirational Chair to lead the Board and support the Executive in their ambitious plans. The role will require the Chair to be strongly networked and have an outgoing positive approach to endearing others to the theatres and our mission. As our organisation is strongly embedded in the Liverpool city-region, the individual will need to relate to our area and its partnerships within the region and the UK. The individual will also need to understand and support creative risk, whilst bringing strong business acumen to the development of income earning streams to support the new model. Candidates will have operated at Board level in an Executive, Non-Executive or Chair capacity and have experienced management of change in the private, public, media or arts sectors. It is highly likely that the successful candidate will be a strong advocate for the value of arts and culture and have a keen interest in theatre.
For an informal and confidential discussion please call our advising consultants – Sue Tyrer or Justin Robertson – on 0845 261 0600.