Recruitment Advice – Past Projects

June 2021

Cardboard Citizens

“From the first discussions about how we wanted to move forward to the final appointment of Chris Sonnex you were both exemplary, Sue in encouraging a list of applications that was of the highest quality and then guiding us through the interview and appointment process and Gina in ensuring that all the arrangements run with the utmost smoothness. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble for either of you and your calmness and ability to turn things round quickly were much appreciated. I genuinely don’t think we could have made the appointment we have without you.”

Prue Skene, Chair, Cardboard Citizens

November 2020

DaDaFest (Liverpool)

“We engaged RTYDS to support us in recruiting to the newly created post of Artistic Director/CEO. RTYDS helped us through the whole recruitment process, advising us on shortlisting and how best to prepare for the interviews with selected candidates. They also worked closely with us to ensure that we generated national and international interest in the opportunity to attract a high quality, diverse range of applicants which, while making our job of selection much more difficult, ensured that we got the leaders we were looking for.”

Sally Gannon, Chair of Trustees, DaDaFest

June 2020

Tara Theatre – Award winning multicultural theatre in London

“RTYDS worked with us as recruitment advisors to support the search and appointment of Tara Theatre’s new Artistic Director and Joint Chief Executive. Sue and Gina did an exceptional job and the number and calibre of applicants for the role was very impressive. RTYDS provided expertise, advice and support to the Tara Theatre Board and Executive throughout the whole process. We found their approach to be inclusive, creative and hands on – attracting diverse and talented applicants.”

Helen Jeffreys, Executive Director and Joint CEO, Tara Theatre

May 2020

Northern Stage (Newcastle)

“RTYDS produced an outstanding application pack and enabled us to attract a wide and diverse field of talented candidates, meaning we had a final group of from which anyone could have been appointed. It always felt that you were attentive and on top of the tasks. You guided without directing and were candid and honest with us.”

Simon Elliott, Chair of Board, Northern Stage

Further information
Want to find out more about us? About us.
Think you could work with us in other ways? Associate Artistic Directors and more
Want to contact us to find out more? Email: | Telephone: 0161 883 0296