Job Description

Following the completion of Dr. Valerie Vaughan-Dick’s term in which the organisation was established, our buildings were successfully opened and our first programmes launched, we’re now seeking to appoint an outstanding new Chair of the Board of Trustees for Woolwich Creative District Trust (the not-for-profit charity founded to run Woolwich Works) and some new Trustees.

At Woolwich Works we aspire to build an exceptional, professional, inclusive, creative community serving South East London and beyond. These roles offer the opportunity to play a pivotal part in further developing the future of this new and exciting arts organisation during an important period in its growth.

Our new Chair will be able to demonstrate a personal passion for the performing arts and be sympathetic to the mission and values of Woolwich Works. They’ll have experience in leading a team or an organisation along with an understanding of the financial drivers of running an arts charity in 2022. They’ll know how to engage key stakeholders and build effective partnerships, as well as being a compelling advocate for the work of the organisation.

Our Trustees are appointed on a skills mix basis and we’re currently looking for people with professional experience as a Finance Director, HR professional, fundraiser or creative education professional.

Woolwich Works seeks to showcase nationally and internationally renowned artists and companies but also to widen participation by individuals and groups traditionally under-represented. Like our artistic programme, we’re keen to ensure and support diversity and inclusion in everything we do, and it’s important that the Chair and Trustees represent and champion this mindset. We’re proud of the diversity of our community and aim to build a team that represents it. We therefore particularly welcome applications from people from black, Asian and ethnically-diverse backgrounds, and those identifying as D/deaf or disabled.

If you believe you’ve got the skills and the passion to lead or join our Board, we’d love you to apply.

Please note that these posts are voluntary appointments, with the reimbursement of reasonable expenses.

If you’re interested in an informal conversation about the role of Chair, please contact the Interim Chair, Ben Howarth via email to

The closing date for applications is 23.59 on Monday 6 June 2022.

Application form.