Head of National Programmes, Learning and Participation, London

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Royal Opera HouseLondon

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £50,000 per annum
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

£50,000 per annum, permanent contract

Full-time (40 hours per week)

Ballet and Opera capture the deepest human emotions. The Royal Opera House wants to share these life-changing art forms and their power to thrill, move and excite, with as many people as we can. Three principles stand the test of time and guide us today – Excellence, Theatricality and Curiosity.

The purpose of ROH Learning and Participation is to encourage participation and deepen learning, offering people of all ages the chance to discover and question and create their own responses to ballet and opera. http://www.roh.org.uk/learning.

Our Learning and Participation strategy to 2021 focuses on widening engagement through developing a trailblazing national programme in schools and colleges to reach the next generation in all its diversity. Especially at a time when the arts are squeezed in schools, we want to advocate for the value of the arts and promote the learning opportunities around opera and ballet. We want to ignite a passion in our art forms, open up opportunities to diversify the future talent pipeline and build a culturally literate and creative nation.

Working closely with the Director of Learning and Participation, this role will lead the National Programmes, building a network of external partners, overseeing quality standards and supporting work across three strands:

  • National schools programmes inspired by our artistic programme with curriculum-relevant projects for teachers to lead in their classroom using digital resources;
  • Learning and Participation, Thurrock;
  • ROH Bridge working across Essex, Thurrock, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and North Kent.

The successful candidate will have substantial experience working as a senior leader in the education/cultural sector with evidence of making impact and demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of good practice in the teaching and learning of arts in schools, particularly music and/or dance.

We actively encourage BAME and disabled applicants and value the positive impact that difference has on our teams.

The role involves regular travel across the country and work outside of standard office hours, including some weekend and evening work. A time off in lieu system is in operation.

A full job description and information on how to apply for this position are available on our website http://recruitment.roh.org.uk/vacancyView.php?requirementId=3004. Please contact the Human Resources Department on hr.recruitment@roh.org.uk or +44 (0)20 7212 9631 if you have any access requirements or queries.

Closing date for the receipt of applications: 8.00 am, Wednesday 18 April 2018.

Interviews will be held in Covent Garden on 25 April 2018.

Applicants must have work authorization for the UK.



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