Chair of Trustees

The Bush Theatre is seeking to appoint a Chair of Trustees for an initial 4-year term. The appointment will take place in early 2021 with an appropriate hand-over period with the outgoing Chair, if required. This is a voluntary and unremunerated position.

The Chair will be responsible for ensuring that the Bush is run sustainably and in accordance with its vision and aims. They will provide leadership to the Board ensuring that Trustees are properly engaged with the work of the theatre. They will offer support and challenge to the Executive Team and will work closely with them and the Trustees to prepare our new five year plan, spanning 2022-2027.

The Chair must share a passion for our artistic work and our commitment to being an equal, diverse and inclusive organisation.

How to Apply:

We want you to have the opportunity to really tell us about yourself and explain to us why this position is right for you, so we would love to hear from you in whatever way feels most appropriate to you. All applications will be judged on content not on format. We have outlined some options below, but if you would like to suggest an alternative let us know.

  •  A written letter or statement or letter (maximum two A4 sides, or equivalent)
  • A Bush application form
  • Short video or sound file

 All applications should address the following questions and include a basic CV:

  • Tell us a little about yourself and why this position interests you
  • Tell us what experience you have had that means you meet the role profile and include practical examples
  • Tell us what you would bring to this role and the Bush
  • Tell us about a piece of new writing that inspires you

To apply, please send your application describing your suitability for the position to the nomination committee at [email protected] with “Chair of Trustees” in the subject line. Please also send us a completed equal opportunities form.

You can upload a video or sound file with your equal opportunities form and CV to us using the We Transfer service – when using this service send your file to [email protected] with “Chair of Trustees” in the subject line.

Alternatively you may post your application to:

Nomination Committee
Bush Theatre
7 Uxbridge Road
W12 8LJ

If you need any of this information in a different format or would like to suggest a different form of application please contact our Theatre Administrator, Jessica Pentney by email [email protected] or phone 0208 743 3584.

We actively encourage people with different backgrounds and skills to join us and positively impact our teams and working practice. We are particularly keen to receive applications from people of colour and disabled people who are currently underrepresented in our team. All disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria will be invited to interview.

Your application and any associated personal information will be stored and processed in accordance with our Data Policy and destroyed after six months. We will keep your equal opportunities form for a period of up to 6 months, after which point the data will be anonymised and aggregated for monitoring purposes. If you are engaged by us, the information you supply will be kept securely and form part of your record with us.

The deadline for applications is 10am on Monday 22 March 2021.

First interviews will take place on Monday 12 April 2021, with second interview taking place on Monday 19 April 2021.

The ideal start date for this post is Spring 2021.

Chair of Trustees application pack

Bush Theatre Application Form.doc

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form