Appeal for people to help run Wellingborough theatre on paid or voluntary basis

The Castle theatre in Wellingborough
The Castle theatre in Wellingborough

Would you like to help get Wellingborough’s Castle theatre back up and running?

Following the theatre’s closure last week, Wellingborough Council has posted an appeal on its website asking for people who would like to help to come forward.

A statement posted yesterday (Wednesday) said the authority wants to hear from anyone with an interest in helping to run the theatre alongside an interim manager.

It said: “The council aims to put in place an interim arrangement as soon as possible to run The Castle over the next few months while councillors decide the longer term arrangements for operating the venue.

“An interim manager has been identified, who will be contracted directly to the council and work with the council’s senior management team.

“She will also need a team to work with her, both paid (on a temporary basis) and voluntary.

“This email is intended to ask anyone interested in being considered for any role in the interim arrangements to contact the council by email by Friday 1 July 2016.

“The email address to write to is castle@wellingborough.gov.uk.

“When you write to us can you please include the following information: The type of role you wish to be considered for; Your experience in that role; Whether you would like to apply for a paid role or act in a voluntary capacity; Any other information you feel is relevant.

“Please bear in mind that we are expecting a great deal of interest in this, so it would be helpful to limit your application to one side of A4.

“We will then set up meetings with anyone who is likely to fit the person specification which is currently being developed (and which will be publicly available as soon as possible) so that we can explore your application in more detail.

“Because The Castle will, in the short term, be treated as a department of the council, there will be no need for a board to run it.

“We are, however, conscious that a number of members of the community would like to be involved and consulted about the approach to be taken while the interim arrangement is in place.

“For that reason we would like to hear from anyone who would like to talk to us about being part of that “Castle community voice” so that we can arrange meetings and further discussions with the interim manager who will consider all the feedback she receives.

“Please make it clear in your email that you are interested in this aspect rather than a specific job/role.”