New Part Time Role (0.6)
Our Leader of Learning will be a first class educator with the creative drive to inspire our young team. We’re looking for someone who loves working in a small team and is able to work on their own initiative and without supervision. They would enjoy taking risks and will be excited for the challenge of expanding our training provision whilst maintaining high standards of teaching and learning. They will understand the importance of the day to day operations of a small training school and the welfare issues that come with working with young actors.
Peer Productions’ vision is to use theatre to change young people’s lives. Founded in 2006, Peer Productions is an award winning, youth arts charity specialising in combining high quality arts practice with peer education. We run a small training school were we deliver a free one year level 4 course in performing arts. 83% of our cohort go on to Drama school and we have a wide range of alumni continuing to work in the creative industries.
We have developed a unique approach whereby young people are at the centre of every stage of the creative process. We use peer education and theatre to empower three separate groups of beneficiaries: young peer educators, disadvantaged project participants and young audience members.
Purpose of the job
To develop and deliver a holistic and inspiring programme of work for our young actors (aged 17-23 years) which will enable them to develop the skills they need to be industry or drama school ready whilst also fulfilling the needs of our exam board.
To mark our cohort’s work and act as leader of assessment supporting colleagues as our provision extends.
To provide pastoral support for our young actors.
To lead on the strategic development of new courses to provide more young people with access to high quality arts education.
To support the recruitment of new learners to Peer Productions’ Programmes.
To liaise with our internal verifier, partner college and exam boards as required.
The Charity is committed to equality and diversity and the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Applicants for any of the positions available at Peer Productions must be willing to undergo a number of safeguarding checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, reference checks with previous employers and, where applicable, a Barred List, Prohibition and EEA check.