Young Person's Programme Manager

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Young Person's Programme Manager
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a full time job position
Job Duration: 
2 years
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Hours:  Usual working hours are Monday–Friday, 10.00am–6.00pm with some occasional out of hours work (e.g. evenings and weekends)

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Lambeth and Southwark
Job Description: 

The Theatre is seeking a Young Person’s Programme Manager to develop and manage the efficient delivery of a number of youth engagement projects offered by the Education and Community team, including our current FrontLine and Summer School schemes.

The Team

The Education & Community department is led by the Head of Education & Community and also includes the Education Manager and the Education & Community Intern. This team is also supported by a network of freelance artists and administrators.

Our Work

Each Year the Education and Community team work with over 2000 people through our innovative and engaging programmes; we aim to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds and open up our Theatre to everyone.


Purpose of Job

As Young Person’s Programme Manager, you will lead on the administration and development of The Theatres current youth engagement projects including Front Line and the Theatre's Summer School and the creation, administration and development of a new communications project. You will also be working with the HR team on work experience opportunities.

These projects will serve particular strategic objectives as defined in The Business Plan. You will also contribute to organisation wide initiatives from an Education and Community perspective.


Areas of responsibility

Programme Content

  • To oversee current Front Line and Summer School activity, ensuring that it is meeting its objectives and reviewing this regularly
  • To develop future strategic youth engagement activity, to include a new communications project
  • To support work experience opportunities at The Theatre, working with the HR team
  • To maintain strong relationships with all stakeholders from participants to supporters to professionals involved in the department’s activity
  • To use digital platforms to share outputs from youth engagement projects, building engagement and providing the work with a wider reach


Staff Management

  • To recruit and supervise appropriate freelancers to deliver our youth engagement projects
  • To manage freelancers ensuring they are contracted and paid accordingly in collaboration with HR


Specific Project Delivery

  • To project manage and develop existing youth engagement projects; Front Line and Summer School
  • To work with the Head of Education and Community to develop the content for a new communications project and other youth engagement work
  • To oversee the administration of all projects ensuring targets are met and that agreed outputs are delivered on time and to budget


Operational Activity

  • To manage the budgets for our youth engagement projects
  • To lead on external communications for youth engagement projects, including copy, images and promotion
  • To work closely with The theatre's Design Studio to create marketing material for our youth engagement projects, in line with branding guidelines
  • To support annual reporting through provision of data and interpreted evaluation reports
  • To support the Development Department to ensure supporters’ needs are met, that information is available in a timely and appropriate fashion and that projects meet their targets
  • To evaluate our youth engagement projects activity throughout the year, gathering requisite data, producing evaluation materials independently and in conjunction with external evaluators
  • To maintain an awareness of best practice in Education arts settings
  • To maintain a detailed knowledge of changes to the current education system and practical understanding of the effects on schools

Company-wide Activity

  • To attend Development events as requested
  • To contribute to regular all staff meetings, sharing information and connecting staff with activity across our projects
  • To represent the theatre at various events and ensure its reputation is maintained


Person specification and Experience required: 

Our working culture at is open, proactive and collaborative. As an organisation we prize creativity and the bravery to be led by that. We all bring passion and an entrepreneurial spirit to our roles. We work hard and take a ‘can do’ approach, and we have as much fun as we possibly can in the process.

For this role, we are looking for someone who has significant experience of devising and delivering high quality participatory arts projects with young people. They must have excellent organisational and project management skills, a clear head under pressure and proven experience of working with young people from diverse backgrounds.

We are looking for candidates that offer experience of facilitating participatory arts workshops and of managing artists and facilitators, solid skills in budget management, excellent written and verbal communication skills and an energetic, thorough and creative approach with a good eye for detail.

Successful candidates will demonstrate a robust understanding of best practice and new developments within a theatre educational context, have proven experience of evaluation design, analysis and reporting and experience of writing copy for content and marketing materials.

Candidates may have a degree in the creative arts (or equivalent experience) and will have, or be willing to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check certificate.

It would be desirable for candidates to have knowledge of digital media and experience of supporting online learning processes , events management as well as previous experience of working with young people with additional needs.

It is helpful though not essential for candidates to have had some experience of working within a theatre building and to be First Aid trained.

This is a truly inspiring place to work. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person to join a landmark institution at an exciting time in its history and be part of its future.

The theatre welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.




The closing date for completed applications for this role is: 5pm, Sunday 27 August

Interviews will be held from Monday 4 September

Second interview dates are to be advised.

To apply for this job please email us a cover letter and your most up-to-date CV.

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