Project Description

decorative item

Head of Technical and Facilities

The Shakespeare North Playhouse, which is currently being built in Prescot, is due to open to the public in Summer 2022. We are seeking a Head of Technical and Facilities who will have significant experience of the management and maintenance of a building.

This is a unique opportunity to open The Shakespeare North Playhouse and to create a new technical team, ensuring that cohesive, efficient, cost effective and robust technical systems, staffing and operations are in place at the venue and that appropriate maintenance and testing is carried out. This is a fixed term role for 20 months.

The Director of Technical and Facilities will report to, and work closely with, the Creative Director, who oversees the Culture and Learning programme at The Shakespeare North Playhouse.

The contracted hours of work are 40 per week but the jobholder will be expected to exercise flexibility based on the needs of the theatre.

The salary for this role is circa £40,000 and will be based on relevant skills and experience.


Prescot, Knowsley


c £40,000 per annum


Full time, fixed term for 20 months


40 hours per week


Monday, 16 August 2021, 12pm


How to Apply

If having reviewed the job description and information about The Shakespeare North Playhouse and consider yourself to be a good fit for the role, please email a CV, a cover letter of application and completed equal opportunities form to

The cover letter of application should be of no more than two sides of A4 addressing how your experience matches the role description, why you are interested in the role and why you think your skills and experience would make you a good candidate. Alternatively you may submit a video/audio file of no more than 10 minutes in length.

We particularly welcome applications from people whose backgrounds and experience are under-represented in the cultural sector, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and Deaf and Disabled candidates.

Applications should be received no later than 12:00 on Monday 16 August 2021.

If you have any questions or would like to have an informal conversation about the role before applying, please contact us via email at

Equality Monitoring

Please provide equality monitoring information on the form provided so that we can monitor Shakespeare North Trust’s equality policy and practices. The information you provide will not impact on the consideration of your application and will be used solely for the purpose of monitoring.

Data Protection

Information provided by you as part of your application will be used in the recruitment process. Any data about you will be held securely with access restricted to those involved in dealing with your application in the recruitment process. Once the process is completed the data relating to unsuccessful applicants will be stored for a maximum of 6 months and then destroyed. If you are the successful candidate, your application will be retained and form the basis of your personnel record. By submitting your application, you are giving your consent to your data being stored and processed for the purpose of the recruitment process, equal opportunities monitoring and your personnel record if you are the successful candidate. In submitting your application, we will assume that consent by you is given.

Application deadline