Director of Theatre Studies, Speech and Drama

  • Greater Manchester

  • Bolton School Girls' Division

  • The starting salary will be dependent on experience. Bolton School has its own salary scale which is related to, but more advantageous than the nation

  • Full-time


To assume overall responsibility for the professional leadership and management of the Theatre Studies department and provision for curricular and extra curricular Speech and Drama in the Girls’ Division Senior School.


Required from September 2019, a committed theatre practitioner and excellent teacher with the energy, commitment, experience and vision to develop Drama and Oracy within the School, both in and outside the classroom. The current range and standard of drama productions, both in the Girls’ Division and jointly with the Boys’ Division, is superb and has the potential for even further development. The new Director of Theatre Studies, Speech and Drama will be expected to take a leading role in at least two productions every academic year. This is a significant and prestigious role which would suit an ambitious, suitably qualified individual with the ability and desire to make a significant impact on the success of the Girls’ Division and the Bolton School Foundation as a whole.

The successful applicant will have a proven track record in terms of directing creative, innovative productions as well as in helping students achieve examination success. The new Director of Theatre Studies, Speech and Drama will be the public face of the department and will have the ability to share his/her passion for Drama with children, parents and colleagues. S/he will be prepared to play a significant role in the wider life of the school, by promoting and developing extracurricular and enrichment activities and taking a lead in whole-school and Foundation events.

An attractive salary and benefits package is available.

Closing date for applications: 9am on Wednesday 27th February. If candidates are called for interview, they will be notified by email no later than Thursday 28th February. Interviews will be held on either Tuesday 5th March, Monday 11th March, or Thursday 14th March.

Bolton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to equality and diversity in all aspects of employment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Criminal Records Check for Regulated Activity.


Further Information

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Bolton School Girls' Division

Chorley New Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 4PB

  • 114 Day Boys (0 months-7)
  • 1033 Day Girls (0 months-18)
  • GSA, ISC

01204 840201

Closing Date: 27 February 2019

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