Learning and Participation Officer - Thurrock

Tuesday 4 December 2018

£15,288 p/a (£25,480 FTE), part time (24 hours per week), Fixed Term until August 2020.

Ballet and opera capture the deepest human emotions. The Royal Opera House wants to share these art forms, and their power to thrill, move and excite, with as many people as we can. Our Learning and Participation team offers people of all ages the chance to discover and question our artforms, and to create their own responses to opera and ballet.

The Royal Opera House has been delivering learning and participation activities in Thurrock since 2007. In 2014, Thurrock Local Authority commissioned ROH L&P Thurrock to deliver a new programme for schools, Thurrock Trailblazer. The programme uses involvement in the arts to inspire and engage young people, raise aspiration and improve educational attainment.

We are now looking for an experienced Officer to work closely with the Head of Learning and Participation (Thurrock) and other team members to deliver the Thurrock Trailblazer programme and other projects as required, providing administrative, logistical, financial and practical support. The position requires some weekend and evening work. It is based at the High House Production Park (HHPP), Purfleet, Thurrock with a requirement to occasionally work in Covent Garden.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with project planning, scheduling and evaluation: undertaking research, leading or participating in meetings, preparing agendas and meeting notes, updating and monitoring project budgets, compiling project descriptions, reports and questionnaires.
  • Preparing and delivering events and learning activities at HHPP, other venues across Thurrock and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
  • Ensuring all activities adhere to all compliance requirements.
  • Supporting the design and administration of evaluations, collecting and analysing feedback and assisting in the preparation of reports for funders and management.


This is a fantastic opportunity to bring your experience of arts administration and logistics to one of the UK`s busiest theatre. We actively encourage BAME and disabled applicants and value the positive impact that difference has on our teams.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Commitment and knowledge in arts education, gained through work experience, academic study or personal development.
  • Experience of working with schools and an understanding of cultural and creative learning in a schools context.
  • Experience of project management including planning, scheduling, project administration and processing and recording financial transactions.
  • Experience of organising events.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders in a range of settings, both internal and external.
  • An ability to undertake a varied workload in a busy environment, balancing competing priorities.


A full job description is available here.  

Closing date for applications: 08.00, Tuesday 11th December 2018

Interviews will be held the week commencing 17th December 2019 in Thurrock.

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK.

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