Development Executive


Since its extensive redevelopment as a professional ‘creating’ theatre four years ago, Cirencester’s Barn Theatre, a registered charity, has quickly established itself as one of the UK’s leading professional ‘producing houses’ and has secured a committed and loyal support base with regular five-star reviews in the UK national press.

The Barn has gained a huge reputation for consistent creation of outstanding theatre and stories, and has developed an exceptionally talented young team of technical and artistic creatives. Youth career development and community involvement are at the heart of the Barn ethos.

It has added high quality filming and streaming to its theatrical skills and now has a skilled Barn Digital Media facility. It is actively beginning to tour its productions around the UK, working closely with its equally outstanding support  organisations – Teatro restaurant and Ingleside House boutique hotel. Working with partners, the Barn team is also busily planning a substantial new film studio complex and a theatre production facility close to Cirencester. The Barn is committed to providing long term local career development opportunities for the young people it trains.

Word of mouth and personal recommendation is and will continue to be key drivers of success for the Barn’s ambitious development plans.  We thus now wish to meet personable committed individuals, full or part time, able to work closely with the Chairman, Directors and Development Team to actively further the growth and development of the Barn’s Network of Members, Ambassadors and Patrons.  This role could suit a full time employed person or, equally one or two really good part time  employees, or even an available committed volunteer on an ‘expenses paid’ basis.

The terms and arrangements can thus be flexible for the right person with the right skills, ideas, and approach.  It could suit someone who wants to be intimately involved in helping build the next phase of the Barn’s development and helping it grow its commercial and charitable success to match its critical acclaim.  The role will be primarily about adding to and building on the Barn’s existing network achievements.


The Individual

The successful applicant(s) will be working initially with Ian Carling, Founder of the Barn Theatre to identify, secure and develop a growing team of Ambassador Patrons.  They will be required to help design and implement the systems needed to manage and encourage this process and to and support an ever-growing network.  They will also help design, host and deliver events for new and existing Ambassador Patrons.

The candidate should display most or all of the following: –

a) A likeable, committed and serious non-political  team player
b)  Self-starting, energetic, proactive and innovative
c)  Personable, socially confident, pragmatic
d)  Available to meet supporters and organise events
e)  Organised with good numeric and English skills
f)  Good basic computer skills (training will be given if required)
g)  Able to work well with the Barn Executive team, Chairman and colleagues
h)  Open to change, personal development, and continuous constructive debate


The Barn is an active developer of people of all ages and will consider supporting individuals with the right skills and approach who may need training (or retraining) to achieve their full potential. A certain amount of flexible working and family commitment need not be a barrier for the right individual.  Work/life balance is important providing it can be achieved alongside the critical needs of the organisation

Equally though, this is not a role for the faint hearted!  Every one of the wonderful Barn family is personally committed to this ‘passion project’.  We seek someone who can share these ambitions and play a leading role in helping us to grow our Ambassador and Patron networks across the Cotswolds and ultimately far beyond.


Fun Pride and Challenge

The Barn is a fun and inspiring place to work with people of all ages and backgrounds. Some have overcome real challenges to achieve great things.  Mentoring, challenge and personal development are core non-negotiable parts of everyone’s daily life.

We are proud of what we achieve working together.


Further Information

  • Compensation: Basic salary plus bonus (when fully proven) dependent on hours worked and experience
  • Reporting to: Ian Carling initially
  • Hours: Flexible
  • Days per week: Flexible
  • Interview: Immediately
  • Start: Immediately

Application: Through Katharine Landale at Bold New World Recruitment only please.  We would be grateful if you could submit a CV and covering letter outlining why you should be considered for this role.  Apply via the button above or email to

Thank you so much for your interest.