Now Hiring:

Youth Facilitator & Leader ​

APPLICATION INFORMATION
Application Deadline: 12pm – Wednesday 6th July
Interview date: All Day Thursday 14th July

All applicants will be informed if they have been shortlisted for interview on Thursday 7th July.

All shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview face to face at The Place Bedford on Thursday 14th July. This will be a full day series of short interviews with stakeholders from across the organisation. Running from 10am – 5pm.

Shortlisted applicants will be paid a fixed fee of £100 to produce a short creative presentation. Details of this will be in the invitation to interview.

For more information about the role download the documents below

We ask applicants to produce the following:

  • A CV detailing your relevant experience for the role.
  • A 1-2 page Cover Letter. (If you would prefer, you can record a short video introducing yourself to us. This should be no more than 3mins. Don’t forget to add the original video file, or link to an online hosting site (eg Vimeo) where we can find the video, within your email before you send it.)
  • Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. (attached)
  • If available, we would love to see a portfolio of creative work you have made.

Please send your application to: jobs@theplacebedford.org.uk with ‘Youth Facilitator – BRAVE’ in the subject line.

If you have any further questions about the process, or clarification about the role you can email: sh@theplacebedford.org.uk before Monday 4th July. We will be unable to offer any further guidance after that time.

The successful applicant will be expected to attend our summer auditions for BRAVE.

These are:

Saturday, July 30th, 2022
1:00 – 3:00pm [ages 5-11]
3:30 – 5:30pm [ages 11-16]
Saturday, August 13th, 2022
1:00 – 3:00pm [ages 5-11]
3:30 – 5:30pm [ages 11-16]
Saturday, September 3rd, 2022
1:00 – 3:00pm [ages 5-11]
3:30 – 5:30pm [ages 11-16]

These days will be paid work, and confirmed with the successful applicant at the time.

The full term of activities will commence on Tuesday 13th September, 2022.

We have tried to make the application process as simple and flexible as possible to encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and levels of experience.

We want the theatre & cultural industry to reflect the diversity of our area, and the wider  UK. We are very keen to receive applications for these roles from the widest of backgrounds,  and especially welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian or other non-white backgrounds, or those traditionally under represented in the cultural industries.

We work to the social model of disability which says that society disables people through its poor and unequal services, through systemic barriers and prejudices, and through the attitudinal, physical, psychological, sensory and neurotypical obstacles in all areas of life. 

The umbrella of disability generally includes a very wide range of conditions, sometimes referred to as impairments, as long term health problems, mental health, chronic health conditions, neurodivergence, sensory conditions including being a blind or visually impaired person or a d/Deaf or hearing impaired person, and learning disabled people. Our current overview includes anyone who may be either discriminated against or excluded on the basis of such a condition. 

We understand that the term disability has traditionally been regarded as a negative term because it has been medically and economically loaded with descriptions around deficit. We challenge those narratives and reclaim the term disabled as a political act to describe the inequality we experience. The deficits lie in society and the way it is organised.