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Head of Children and Young People

Date Added
17 January 2023
Chichester Festival Theatre
£38,000 - £40,000 (depending on experience)
Job Specification
The role of the Head of Children & Young People’s (CYP) Programme is to manage the development of 
work for children and young people, as a beacon of inspiration and excellence for the region. They will be 
fully committed to facilitating and developing innovative projects and inspiring young people to realise 
their full potential through the arts. Work will include leading on Chichester Festival Youth Theatre (CFYT), 
which includes groups in eight locations across the county, groups for young people with additional needs, 
Technical Youth Theatre and specialist groups; as well as developing youth outreach programmes, 
projects and activities. 
The Head of CYP will strategically develop a programme of work in consultation with the Youth & Outreach 
team, and as part of LEAP’s broader strategy in accordance with the direction of CFT’s revised mission, 
vision and values.   
The Head of Children and Young People's Programme will deputise for the Director of LEAP where relevant, and in connection with all CYP associated matters. 
Full details of the role can be found by visiting our website 
Closing date for applications - Monday 6 February midday 
For more information about working at CFT please download our job pack from our website 
CFT is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people we work with. As 
such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal 
records and vetting checks. We ensure a range of policies and procedures are in place which 
promote safeguarding and safer practise across our organisation. 
All appointments are made subject to satisfactory reference and proof of eligibility to work in the UK.
Application Details
Please apply by submitting your CV and covering letter to 
Within the covering letter (maximum 1 page) please detail your experience of working with children 
and young people within theatre in both a practical and strategic sense.
Closing Date
05 February 2023
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