Chair of the Board of Trustees

Apply before 9am on Monday 20 September 2021


We are looking to appoint a new Chair of the Board of Trustees as we say farewell and thank you to Martin Green CBE, who now turns his focus to the 2022 Commonwealth Games, for three fantastic years of service.

The chair position is an opportunity to play a key role in the next stage of Middle Child’s journey, as we bounce back from a pandemic that has brought into sharper focus than ever before the fight for equality and the importance of the arts. This will be at the heart of our next application to continue as an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.

We are especially keen to hear from people from backgrounds or characteristics underrepresented in the arts and on theatre boards. We encourage those who are uncertain if they are suitable or qualified to talk to us regardless. We recognise potential and take pride in giving people a platform to make a step-change in their career, and in their personal development.

This is an unpaid post, for an initial term of three years. Reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

Recruitment pack

Our detailed recruitment pack is available to download as a PDF or a text-only Word document. There is also an audio version on Soundcloud.

How to apply

Please submit a covering letter and up-to-date CV to with the subject heading ‘Chair Application’ to apply for the role. We will also accept a video or voice note (no longer than five minutes) in place of a covering letter, if preferred.

We value applications from a range of applicants. If you need any assistance, have any additional access needs, or would like an informal conversation before making an application, please do contact our executive director (maternity cover), Hattie Callery by email.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 5 October 2021

We are a PiPA (Parents and Carers in Performing Arts) Charter Partner, striving towards creating a more family friendly working environment. PiPA campaigns to enable and empower parents, carers and employers to achieve sustainable change in attitudes and practices in order to attract, support and retain a  more diverse and flexible workforce. We are always happy to discuss solutions that allow people to balance their caring responsibilities with their working lives, for example through job shares or flexible working arrangements as appropriate.