Join our board! - Red Ladder Theatre Company

Red Ladder Theatre Company


Join our board!

We are looking for new people to help play a part in shaping our future by joining our existing Board of Trustees!

Update: We have now closed applications to join our Board, but we’re still searching for a new Chair (please see below).

We want people from all backgrounds, communities, and experiences to be part of Red Ladder, both in terms of how the company is run and in the stories that we tell.

We know that lots of people aren’t really sure what being on a board of trustees means or what the requirements are – so if you haven’t been on a board before, please don’t let that put you off! We have created a pack with all the information you need and also a bit about our current board members. 👇

Also our current Chair, Tessa, is looking to step down after six years, so we are also looking for someone in particular to take over this key role, to co-ordinate and lead decision-making on behalf of the Board at this crucial and exciting time. We have another pack below if you are interested in our Chair role. 👇


If you are interested in coming on board then get in touch! When you do, we would love you to consider these three questions:

• Who are you?
• Why does the role interest you/what would you like to achieve from being part of the Red Ladder board?
• What relevant skills or experience do you have that you would bring to the board?

We would expect no more than a couple of sentences for each question. You can provide links to existing work/CV or social media profiles if that helps to introduce yourself and give us a sense of your past work and experience.

You can send these answers over by email to Or if you could prefer to record a video or audio file, or send your answers to these questions in any other format then just get in touch.

There is no official deadline for getting in touch – we are hoping to go through a ‘rolling’ process of recruitment from October 2020 – March 2021.

Next Steps

Once you’ve got in touch, we’ll organise a short informal chat – 30 mins on video conferencing software at a time to suit all parties. This will be with a member of the existing board and/or staff team to hear a little more about what is involved, discuss the current priorities of the board and the role in more detail.

If we feel like it’s the right fit for both parties, then we’ll invite you to come to a board meeting, so you can make sure you are happy before officially joining the board.For more details on the induction process for new board members, visit our website:

For more details on the induction process for new board members, visit our website: