Participation Manager (maternity cover)

Contract: fixed term (9-12 months)
Hours: 32 hours per week, part time
Start Date: Monday, 2 September 2024
Job Reference: CY11/016
Location: The Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR
Salary: £23,182 (for 12 months)
Closing Date: 12 noon on Tuesday, 28 May 2024
Interviews: Wednesday, 5 June 2024 (interview plus delivery of a short workshop on a children’s story of your choice aimed at KS2 pupils)

The Courtyard is seeking a hardworking, organised and experienced manager to co-ordinate and help maintain the participatory activities relating to its young people and adult work, schools projects and in-house classes. The post-holder may be required to deliver occasional schools and youth theatre sessions.

The role will support the Associate Director of The Courtyard in his role as Head of Education and Participation department and Programmer for the organisation by managing the Education Officers & Youth Theatre Leaders on a weekly basis as they deliver sessions in schools, at The Courtyard and at its venues in the communities of Ledbury, Bromyard and Ross. This is a key role that will help see to the delivery of The Courtyard’s in-house classes (for both young people and adults) by building good relations with the freelance practitioners and monitoring the number of attendees.

A confident manner and ability to work alongside people, build a good rapport and manage effectively are essential to this role, as well as a keen understanding of the current set up of the arts in relation to schools and young people. The post holder will be coming into a well-established and supportive team and so being able to hit the ground running is also vital. The post holder will also be responsible for reporting back to the Associate Director and supporting them on any future projects.

This role can be done over 4 or 5 days and job sharing is possible. It is a requirement of this role that the post holder has an Enhanced DBS check.

The job description and person spec, which you should read before applying, can be found on the downloads tab.

To apply for this role complete and return the online Application Form on the previous page by the closing date.

 The Courtyard is committed to being a diverse and accessible venue and welcomes applications from people from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.