West Yorkshire Playhouse

Older People's Programme Manager

Location: Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7UP
Salary: £23,000 - £26,000 per annum
Terms: Fixed Term Contract – 22 months (with possibility of extension)

The role is a key Head of Department in the award-winning Creative Engagement team

We have an exciting opportunity for an organised and creative individual to develop our newly formed Older People’s Programme at West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Building on the long-running success of Heydays (a weekly project for people aged 55+ which currently has over 250 members) and our pioneering work for people living with dementia, the new Older People’s Programme Manager will bring their vision and skills to benefit older people throughout the Playhouse’s redevelopment period and beyond.

The post-holder will have solid experience of working with older people, project management skills as well as a strong track record in engaging older people in creative arts activities. The role is a key Head of Department in the award-winning Creative Engagement team and will manage freelance artists and support staff, as well as working closely with our Theatre and Dementia Research Associate, to ensure that all the work is of the highest quality and the high profile of the programme is maintained.

To Apply:

Please download a full job decription and application forms

To apply for the role please send across a completed application forms alongside our equal opportunities monitoring form to recruitment@wyp.org.uk by 9am Monday 03 July.

Closing date: 3 July
If shortlisted for interview you will hear from us by Thursday 6 July
First Interviews: will be held at West Yorkshire Playhouse on Tuesday 11 July
Second Interviews: will be held at West Yorkshire Playhouse on Tuesday 20 July

The Playhouse is committed to reflecting the diversity of the city region in all the work we do. As such, we actively encourage applications from individuals from underrepresented backgrounds, particularly those who identify as BAME or as disabled.

In line with the Playhouse’s Safeguarding Policy, any appointment will be made subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.