Lewisham Youth Theatre Programmes Manager opportunity

Thursday 22 June 2017

LEWISHAM YOUTH THEATRE SEEKS 'STEP UP PROGRAMMES MANAGER' to deliver our programme using drama as an intervention tool with young people aged 16-24 who are not in education, employment or training.

Lewisham Youth Theatre (LYT) provides participatory drama programmes to young people aged 3-24 who live or learn in Lewisham.  All programmes are free to young people.  Participation is based on commitment rather than ability, and participants must not currently take part in other out of school drama activity. LYT provides a universal service, but targets recruitment at young people in need across a range of disadvantages. You can read more about LYT's work and its impact in our recently launched BIG Impact report: http://www.lewishamyouththeatre.com/2017/05/17/big-impact/


This demanding position gives the post holder a unique opportunity to lead a key component of LewishamYouth Theatre’s programme.  The Step-Up project engages young people who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) or who are otherwise at-risk, in LYT’s core youth theatre activities.  The post involves:

  • Managing the programme of work, including recruiting participants, planning & evaluating projects in line with LYT’s core objectives 
  • delivering targeted drama sessions and forum theatre projects in the community
  • building partnerships with local services for NEET and at-risk youth
  • delivering in LYT’s core youth theatre activities, working alongside LYT’s Programmes Manager, Participation

Salary:  £25000 to £27000 p/annum, pro rata (dependent on experience)                              

Hours: 24 hours (3 days) per week. 
Ideal Start:  week of 4th September 2017


For more information and application instructions, download a full application pack from: http://www.lewishamyouththeatre.com/get-involved/work-for-us/


Closing Date: 10am Monday 17th July 2017
Interviews: 1st & 2nd August 2017