Moon Executive Search on behalf of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Contract Type: 
Approximately 3 Days Per Month
Contract Details: 
Details of Role: 

Chair of Trustees, Circa 3 days per month, Bristol

An opportunity to join the Board of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School has become available.  Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is a world-renowned theatre school, it is one of the country’s most coveted drama schools developing the very best talent through its high calibre acting, technical, production and management training. Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is an incredibly popular and important theatre school for anyone with an interest in the performing arts genres. Bristol Old Vic Theatre School has both a national and international reputation and is famed for its well-established, professional and diverse range of available courses.

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School alumni are hugely prestigious and include Olivia Colman CBE, Sir Daniel Day-Lewis, Sir Patrick Stewart and Naomie Harris OBE as well as many others of international artistic and theatrical renown. For further information, please see

The Chair will be fundamental in helping Bristol Old Vic Theatre School through a time of change and progression, you should have the following skillset:

  • Demonstrate a strong passion for the creative arts sector.
  • Show good experience of working within the third sector and in having the necessary gravitas in an executive career.
  • Have a good understanding of governance and the legal responsibilities of the Board in relation to the Charity Commission and Companies House.
  • Be confident in dealing with change and be able to lead positively on this.
  • Be able to show sound judgement in making measured and fair strategic decisions.
  • Be charismatic with strong networking capabilities.
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Have demonstrable financial acumen
  • Be able to showcase knowledge of current affairs surrounding the creative arts industry that could impact the school and its sector.
  • Be able to attend the School/Theatre physically as and when required; being local to Bristol and the South West area would be advantageous.

This role is unremunerated with reasonable expenses reimbursed.


Closing Date: 
Sunday, 13 February, 2022 - 23:45
How to Apply: 

A candidate briefing pack is available - please contact Sandy Hinks Head of Charity Practice on 01275 371200 or email Quoting reference: MC2204 closing date 13th February 2022. 


Moon Executive Search is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all areas of society.  Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive and diverse culture.  .


Please note that all direct applications will be forwarded to Moon Executive Search

Contact Person: 
Sandy Hinks
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Contact Phone: 
01275 371200
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