Recruitment: Executive Producer

We’re hiring!

We are looking for an Executive Producer to work with the Artistic Directors, team and Board to lead Paines Plough into a new phase.

You will support in driving forward the strategic direction of the organisation, overseeing all of Paines Plough’s shows and finances, and ensuring a dynamic and effective team. We’re looking for someone who will encapsulate the company’s ethos – being open to opportunity, collaborative and inclusive – and who can drive delivery of our ambitions. You will be willing to travel across the country to represent Paines Plough and ensure we support our intention to be ‘local’, getting to know the communities we’re collaborating with.

Reporting to: Artistic Directors

Responsible for: Producer, Administration and Finance Manager (to be reviewed following probation).

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The Executive Producer will work closely with the Artistic Directors to set the strategic direction and be responsible for leading the team to ensure its implementation.

Key Responsibilities:


Together with the Artistic Directors develop and implement the strategic direction of Paines Plough, creating a business plan to reflect and support this.

Lead on the continued development of the business model to ensure the strategic direction and aims are achievable.

Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships across the wider sector, ensuring Paines Plough continues to be a key player in the national landscape.

Discover and nurture the best national playwriting talent and support the strategy which underpins how these playwrights are discovered, developed and produced.

Programming and Producing

Support the Artistic Directors in the creation and delivery of an exceptional programme of new theatre, leading on producing mid and large-scale projects and manage the Producer, overseeing the whole programme.

Work with the Artistic Directors to initiate and secure effective co-producing partnerships, national and international tours and transfers that will expand the reach and potential for commercial exploitation of Paines Plough’s work.

Together with the Producer, ensure the theatre programme is financially viable and successfully delivered.

Marketing and Communications

Oversee the management of Paines Plough’s brand, ensuring the vision, voice and values of the organisation are effectively communicated.

Work with the Artistic Directors to ensure Paines Plough’s work has as wide a reach as possible, maintaining and building on Paines Plough’s national audience base and profile.

Oversee campaigns for productions, festivals and local activity to ensure audience and financial targets are met.

Oversee creation and delivery of the social media strategy, with the aim of increasing Paines Plough’s online presence and reach.

Oversee the relationship with external PR, ensuring clear plans are set that secure the greatest exposure for Paines Plough and its work.

Initiate and manage new partnerships that will support in delivering a bold and exciting programme that is experienced by and connects with more people.


Lead on the creation and delivery of a fundraising strategy in order to meet financial targets, cultivating and managing funder/patron relationships, and ensuring reporting deadlines are met.

Identify new income opportunities, write funding applications, and support the delivery of fundraising events.


With the Artistic Directors, create the annual budget and oversee the preparation of the management accounts, ensuring targets are appropriate and met.

Oversee the effective financial management of Paines Plough ensuring financial procedures are upheld, that statutory requirements and the completion of comprehensive financial reporting for dissemination within the team and Board are all upheld.

Seek out new business opportunities and identify ways to improve efficiency that will support Paines Plough’s financial resilience and sustainability.

HR and Governance

Work with the Board to ensure effective organisational governance.

For more information including person specification, please head to:


In order to apply, please send:

  • Your CV
  • A cover letter outlining your interest and suitability for the role in line with the key
  • responsibilities and person specification;
  • And a completed equal opportunities form

To with the subject line: Executive Producer Application.

by 10am, Monday 13 January 2020.


  • First round: Monday 20th January 2020;
  • Second round: Thursday 23rd January 2020.
  • Please notify us of any availability issues in your email.

Good Luck!

Team PP

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