Could you be our new Chair?

We believe in theatre as a force for change for all the diverse people and communities of Wales.

We need someone to challenge and champion us on our journey. We need candidates from across Wales who can bring their unique perspectives and experiences and a passion for social change to the role.

Are you change-focused?

Have you got lived experiences that will bring a new perspective to NTW?

Are you passionate about the community?

We'd love to hear from you.

Interested? Here's everything you need to know

How to apply

To apply, you can either write a cover letter of no more than 2 pages OR film a video of yourself lasting no more than 5 minutes. We have no preference and will be happy to accept either format. Feel free to choose whichever suits you best.

In your cover letter or video, tell us about you and your experiences relevant to being our Chair. Also, tell us a bit about what you aspire to in life. What matters to you? What do you believe in? Where would you like to be in 3 years time? What changes would you like to make to our society? What do you enjoy doing?

Send us your cover letter or video with a completed application form and your CV (no more than 3 pages please, plus references) to work@nationaltheatrewales.org by 5pm (17.00.GMT) on Monday 19 December.

Next steps...

Stage 1 interview

Whilst the Chair is appointed by the Board, this is a whole team decision, so members of TEAM and staff will be involved as advisors throughout.

If you are shortlisted, we’ll invite you to an interview by Zoom, likely taking place in the week starting 9 January 2023.

These are friendly, largely informal 45-minute conversations with approximately 5-6 people including NTW Trustees, TEAM members, the Artistic Director / CEO and the Executive Director / Deputy CEO.

We’ll send you a rough outline of the questions we’ll ask you, and short biographies of the panel in advance.

Stage 2 interview

If we think there is real potential for you to be our Chair, we’ll ask you to join us one more time for a second interview with a different group of around 5-6 people including NTW Trustees, TEAM members, the Artistic Director / CEO and the Executive Director / Deputy CEO.

Likely taking place in the week starting 16 January 2023, this interview will be in-person, and even less formal than the last one. We won’t have specific questions for you - we’re more interested in exploring the scope of the role with you and where we’re heading as a Company.

Whilst you’re with us, we’ll also ask you to have a quick tea or coffee with 3-4 staff members. We’d love them to meet you and share ideas on how theatre can change the world.