Chief Executive

Following the announcement that Martin Sutherland will be leaving Northamptonshire Arts Management Trust (NAMT) to join the UK City of Culture team in Coventry as Executive Director and Chief Executive, the Board is seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive to lead the organisation into its next phase of development.

Our ideal candidate will be a senior executive in the cultural or creative industries sector with experience of managing large teams and significant budgets and a track record of successfully leading change and growth. The ability to establish and maintain effective strategic partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders and network at the highest political levels will be important in this role, as will balancing creative risk and ambition with sound financial management.  Knowledge of producing and presenting theatre and live entertainment programming and deal making is desirable.

Our next Chief Executive will provide inspirational and entrepreneurial leadership, ensuring that artistic excellence, innovation, financial resilience and equality of opportunity underpin our plans and that our regional and national profile and reputation continue to grow.

Applications deadline, Friday, 28th September

For more information about the role and how to apply, please click on the Recruitment Pack below.  Job-share arrangements will also be considered for this role.

 CEO Recruitment Pack


Please also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.  This will be used for reporting purposes only.
 Equal Opportunities Form


We seek to be inclusive organisations and promote equality of opportunity, but recognise that we and the wider arts sector need to take action to ensure that our workforce is representative of the communities we serve. Therefore, we actively encourage applications from under-represented groups, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) individuals and those who consider themselves to be disabled.

Royal & Derngate is a user of the disability confident scheme, and we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for any of our vacancies.


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