Fixed Term Contract to 28 July 2023
A great theatre needs great people. We can only thrive by having the right team on board in a fast-paced, constantly changing, creative workplace.
Birmingham Hippodrome is committed to placing inclusion at the heart of all we do, making it central to our decision making.
Since we opened our doors in 1899, we have existed to enrich the cultural life of our city. We believe arts and culture has the power to bring people, friends and families together, and as we continue to align ourselves to the future ambition of Birmingham, our vision is clear. We are creating a world-class cultural scene for our region with the Birmingham Hippodrome at the centre stage.
As an independent charity, we are proud of our wide-ranging and varied programme of theatre, dance, festivals, education and community activities that help make life-long memories, create opportunities and improve the lives of our diverse communities.
To achieve our vision, we need the best people on board who are passionate and committed to take us – and Birmingham – on the next phase of our exciting journey.
About the Role
As Head of Community & Talent Development, you will be responsible for leading a relevant, inspiring and dynamic programme that delivers opportunities, impact and benefit for the young people of our city region: at the Hippodrome, in communities and digitally.
This will involve working hand in hand with young people, colleagues and partners to develop a refreshed Participation programme and a Hippodrome Apprenticeships offer.
You will work with the Head of Learning and Director of Artistic Programme to ensure connectivity across our programmes in schools, communities, digitally and at the Hippodrome, building pathways for young people to achieve their ambitions.
We will look to you to generate ideas, secure resources, manage budgets, initiate projects and develop new partnerships and audiences.
You will also have knowledge of safeguarding best practice and key considerations when working with children and young people. You must possess or be willing to achieve a clear DBS check; and to become a Designated or Deputy Safeguarding Lead for the organisation.
If you have the desire and commitment to work at scale and the expertise to support young people to progress towards their ambitions, increasing the profile of the Hippodrome as you do so, you can enjoy a new stage for your skills by visiting our website here: https://recruitment.birminghamhippodrome.com/displayjob.aspx?jobid=175
Recognising under-representation in our workforce of Black, Asian and global majority people, and those with disabilities, we particularly welcome applicants from those backgrounds, identities and experiences.
Deadline for applications is Friday 23 April 2021.
Interviews will take place on Friday 30 April 2021.