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"…another great success for the Watermill team and their clever policy of bringing entertainment that is just a bit different and special to their audiences." WOW Magazine

"Whoops, they've done it again. The estimable 200-seat Watermill Theatre proves once more… that size doesn't matter but it's what you do with it that counts." Evening Standard

The Watermill Theatre operates throughout the year and has developed a reputation as one of Britain's most exciting regional theatres. Our productions last year were seen by 66,000 audience members and our extensive outreach and education programme involved 13,500 people.

Current Vacancies

Development Officer

Working closely with the Development Director, we require a highly organised, articulate, self-motivated person who has excellent communication and written skills, has comprehensive knowledge of CRM systems and is passionate about providing excellent donor stewardship at all levels.

The ability to engage with a wide range of individuals at all levels is an advantage as is an understanding of fundraising in the cultural/charity sector.

Download the job description and post specific information.

Salary £18,000 - £20,000 dependant on experience.

To apply: 

Please download and complete the: 

and send these together with a covering letter explaining why you are suitable for this position to jobycroft@watermill.org.uk

or by post to:

Jo Bycroft
Development Director
The Watermill Theatre
Berkshire RG20 8AE

Applications must be received by: 4 August 2017 @ 12noon.
Interviews will be held: w/b 7 August 2017

If you would like to discuss this role, please call Jo Bycroft on 01635 570928.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The Watermill is a registered charity no.261430

Distribution Assistant 

The Watermill Theatre is looking for a motivated, reliable and efficient Distribution Assistant to join their friendly team. You will support the work of the Marketing Department in reaching new audiences and promoting their events and activities by distributing printed material including brochures, flyers and posters within Newbury and the surrounding areas.

5.5 hours per week which may be worked flexibly, subject to negotiation. Rate of Pay: £8.78 per hour.

Download the job description here.

To Apply

Please download and complete:

Rosie English c/o Julie Pearson, Administration Secretary admin@watermill.org.uk

Watermill Theatre and Restaurant, Bagnor, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8AE



Assistant Housekeeper 


The Watermill Theatre are looking to recruit an Assistant Housekeeper to join it’s happy, hard-working Housekeeping team on Thursdays.

Duties include the cleaning and servicing on the theatre, restaurant and admin areas; as well as the on-site accommodation.

4 hours per week on Thursdays (7:00 – 11:00am)

No experience is necessary, just a keen eye for detail and a “can do” attitude.
If you are interested, please email housekeeping@watermill.org.uk or call 01635 46044 and leave a message for Chris, our Head Housekeeper.

Assistant Catering Manager

An experienced hands on Assistant Catering Manager, with strong leadership and excellent customer service skills, is required to work alongside our Catering Manager in running our small, professional, friendly team.

Download the job description here
Download the person specification here
Download an application form and equal opportunities form

To apply please send your completed application form and equal opportunities form to Julie Pearson, admin@watermill.org.uk or The Watermill Theatre and Restaurant, Bagnor, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 8AE


Kitchen Porter

We are looking for a hard-working and reliable Kitchen Porter to join our team. The ideal candidate will be used to a busy kitchen environment, will work collaboratively with our small friendly team and will have their own transport. Working hours will be 40 hours per week on a flexible rota basis but mainly afternoon and evening work. An evening meal is provided when on duty.

For further information and to apply, please call Sharon or Clement on 01635 570920 or send a copy of your up to date CV to admin@watermill.org.uk, The Watermill Theatre and Restaurant, Bagnor, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 8AE


We are committed to equality of opportunity and access for all irrespective of their age, gender, class, marital status, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, religious belief or sexual orientation. We aim to create a working environment which values and respects the variety of life styles and cultures found within theatre and within our local community.

We are dedicated to ensuring that no employee, audience member, or any other person connected to the work of The Watermill Theatre, experiences unlawful or unfair discrimination or harassment. We are committed to equality of opportunity in which individuals are selected for employment and treated on the basis of their relevant merits.