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About The National Theatre

We are looking for a People Policy & Engagement Partner to join the National Theatre People Team.


The purpose of the role

The People Team provide advice, guidance and support to all National Theatre staff, line managers and senior leaders on people policies; terms and conditions of employment; recruitment and selection; performance management; staff engagement; diversity and inclusion; trade union and employee relations; discipline, grievance, and capability processes; and training and career development. We pride ourselves on providing a customer-focused, flexible, and agile service and aim to support and facilitate an open and inclusive culture where all staff can thrive.


The successful applicant for this role will lead on the development and review of employment policies, undertaking benchmarking and researching best practice to ensure the NT has a full range of accessible and inclusive policies. They will analyse and interpret business intelligence and workforce data to inform policy development and decision making whilst working with colleagues to develop guidance and training for managers and act as the department’s central advisory expertise. They will also lead on work related to the NT’s pay framework and policy and manage engagement surveys, developing routine reporting and analysis.


The successful candidate will have the following: 

  • Experience across a range of People functions that demonstrates an ability to work autonomously across a range of functions, including generalist, policy development, reward and interpreting terms and conditions.
  • Experience of analysing and presenting information both written and verbally in informal and formal settings.
  • Experience of working with information, databases and ability to interrogate and analyse data.
  • Experience of working in a flexible and pragmatic way to problem-solving. Able to seek and exploit opportunities to advance objectives.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively orally, digitally and in writing adapting the message for a diverse audience in an inclusive and accessible way.
  • Experience of managing multiple stakeholders, with the ability to build strong collaborative working relationships.

If that sounds like you, this may be the role for you!

  • Complimentary staff tickets for shows, subject to availability and policy.
  • Discounts in the NT’s bars, cafes, restaurants, and bookshop, as well as in local businesses (from Wagamama to local childcare providers & gyms on and around the South Bank)
  • Access to interest-free season ticket loan and Cyclescheme partnership
  • Pension schemes with Legal & General and NEST
  • Sabbatical option, subject to agreement and policy
  • Generous sick pay
  • Family-friendly employer with supporting policies
  • Hybrid and flexible working, subject to agreement and policy
  • Training and Development Programme via e-learning platform, and specialist in-person training relating to role.
  • On-site Occupational Health and welfare support
  • Free-to-access Employee Assistance Programme, enabling counselling and mental wellbeing support, financial and legal advice, and advice on caring responsibilities.
  • On-site staff canteen and bar
  • Staff networks including Amplified: The Ethnically Diverse Network; Disability Staff Network; LGBTQ+ Network; Parents and Parents & Carers Network
  • The NT is also a member of Parents and Carers in the Performing Arts (PiPA)

Please note 

The closing date for the receipt of a completed application is Tuesday 7th May 2024 at 12 noon.


We support and encourage people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets to join us and help shape what we do. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for our vacancies.


If you would like to speak to someone about any adjustments or have any questions you can email [email protected] and we will be in touch with you to make the necessary arrangements.


People Department 2024

London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom