September 2020

Our Diversity in the Workforce Working Group (DiW) has now been established. Members are:

Martin Berry
Natalia Bruce
Valerie Evans
Natalie Gasson (Chair)
Frances Pearson
Adam Penford
Neena Sharma
Stephanie Sirr
Josephine Yousaf (Deputy Chair)

The group meets fortnightly. In the first two meetings, the Terms of Reference were agreed. The purpose of the group is as follows:

‘Assessing the impact of Positive Action. Devising a programme of change to deliver at least 15% representation in the permanent staff make-up of Nottingham Playhouse in the area of staff who are Black, Asian and ethnically diverse. Delivering the programme and evaluating it against the ultimate aim of ensuring that the workforce of Nottingham Playhouse represents the diversity of the community we serve.’

A timeline is being discussed to agree a deadline for an Action Plan to be presented to the Nottingham Playhouse Board of Trustees for feedback.

We will continue to update this page with the group’s development.