Female Generation Girls Project Co-ordinator

Job title: Female Generation Girls Co-ordinator*

*Peer Productions is an equal opportunities employer. This role is exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 Part 1.

Salary: £11,200 pro rata. £28,000 per annum.

Start Date: From September 2019 

Duration of contract: One year fixed term contract with a view to extend if funding is forthcoming. 

Working Hours: 2 days per week – Flexible but almost exclusively during school hours. 

Location: South East – Based at South Hill Park Arts Centre but delivering in schools in Surrey/Hampshire/Berkshire. 

Responsible to: Artistic Director – Nina Lemon

Responsible for: Freelance workshop leaders and volunteer peer educators. 

Application Deadline: 15/06/19

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Generation Girls

Generation Girls is a 10-week empowering drama programme for autistic girls and girls with learning disabilities (aged 11-19 years). Led by female facilitators and supported by trained female peer educators (aged 18 – 21 years) the programme explores those issues that matter most to young women and is delivered in a safe and supportive environment. Topics included self esteem and body image, healthy relationships and mental health. The programme is designed to reduce the risk of sexual exploitation. 

With funding from Children in Need and The Community Foundation Surrey, Peer Productions are delivering the project in secondary schools for students with moderate learning disabilities in the South East. 

What we’re looking for

We are looking for an energetic, engaging, open-minded female creative facilitator to lead our Generation Girls Programme in 2019/20. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the co-ordination of the project whilst also leading a team delivering workshops with teenage girls who are autistic or/and have moderate learning disabilities. 

You will be organised and approachable with excellent verbal and written communication skills and a commitment to empowering women and girls. 

JOB DESCRIPTION 

Main duties and responsibilities

To ensure the smooth running of the Generation Girls programme in academic year 19/20. 

To act as central point of communication for partner schools, facilitators and peer educators.

To deliver engaging, dynamic & empowering drama sessions for participants.

To support the monitoring & evaluation of the programme & reportage for funders.

To support the development of funding applications to further develop the project.

To work with the Artistic Director to develop a facilitators’ pack for dissemination. 

To work with the Artistic Director to support the recruitment & training of facilitators & peer educators. 

To ensure Peer Productions’ Safeguarding policy and procedures are adhered to. 

Person Specification 

Essential 

  • Experience delivering drama workshops with vulnerable young people.
  • Commitment to empowering women and girls.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good IT skills – email, word-processing, Apple working systems etc.
  • Experience managing creative projects. 
  • Willingness to undergo an enhanced DBS check.
  • Ability to work on own initiative. 
  • An understanding of best safeguarding practice.

Desirable

  • Experience working with students who are autistic and/or have learning disabilities.
  • Experience delivering relationship and sex education content.
  • Experience developing funding applications and reporting to funders.
  • Experience developing and producing educational resources. 
  • Experience liaising with schools.
  • Experience managing freelance staff. 
  • A degree in a relevant subject to the role – e.g drama, theatre, community arts, youth work. 
  • A full clean driving licence and access to a vehicle.

Application Process

To apply, you will need to send a CV and detailed cover letter to nina@peerproductions.co.uk. Your cover letter should explain how you meet the criteria required for the job – this information is available in the job description for the role. 

Deadline – 15th June 2019 – We will contact all candidates to let them know the outcome of their application. This could take a couple of weeks, so please bear with us. 

All applicants must be either EU nationals or hold a current permit that will entitle them to work in the UK – you must provide proof of this right to work before starting the job. 

Applicants received after the closing date stated will not be considered. 

Interview 

Successful candidates will be invited to interview on 27th June 2019. This will include a formal interview, scenario based test and a brief administrative task.

If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role prior to application please email nina@peerproductions.co.uk with your number and details of your availability and she will call you back.