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Royal Central School of Speech and Drama


Role Managed by:

Nimra Butt

Research Associate

t: 020 7340 6229


Primary Practice Group: Arts, Culture and Sports

Salary & Benefits: Unremunerated

Closing Date: 25/09/2022

Formal Interview Date: Wednesday 9 November.

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Central is seeking three individuals with significant experience of operating at a senior level and a passion for theatre, film, and the performing arts to join our Governing Body. These roles represent an opportunity to make a significant contribution to Central at a hugely exciting time for us.

As a world-leading, internationally renowned institution, we have enjoyed great successes in our history, and continue to have much to celebrate today, despite the increasingly challenging climate in which we operate. The importance of arts education has never been clearer, not just for the industries we directly influence, but for society and human flourishing more broadly. Central is exceptionally well-placed to demonstrate and emphasise this value.

Our Vision is to lead an innovative theatre and performing arts culture that enriches and changes our world. Our Mission is to inspire, educate and train the performers, practitioners and, change-makers of tomorrow to shape the future of theatre and the performing arts.

A general Governor role description is attached; however, Central is looking particularly for Governors with expertise in and a passion for theatre, film and the performing arts and experience at a senior level in one or more of the following areas:

  • Arts Management with expertise in Diversity and Inclusion or access and participation
  • Film and Television
  • Legal

We would also be interested in hearing from those with a strong understanding of digital skills related to our areas of specialism.

Central is committed to equity and inclusion and welcome applications from all individuals regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, LGBT+ and BAME (Black, Asian, Minority and Ethnic) backgrounds in keeping with Central’s Strategic Plan and Workforce Diversity policies. 

 Candidates wishing to apply should submit a CV (including comprehensive details of key achievements and responsibilities) along with a covering letter which fully addresses the competencies outlined in the role description and person specification.

The closing date for applications is 09:00 BST on Monday 26th September 2022.

Central will be supported in these appointments by executive search firm Perrett Laver. Any initial enquiries should be directed to Nimra Butt at or +44 (0)20 7340 6229.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to informal calls between 10:00-11:00 on Monday 7 November and 10:00-17:00 on Tuesday 8 November. Formal interviews will be held on-site 10:00 onwards on Wednesday 9 November.


For a conversation in confidence, please contact Nimra Butt at or +44 (0)20 7340 6229.

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