We operate a bilingual policy. All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

Creative Officer (Dance/Theatre)

Closing date: 01/10/2023

Reference: REQ104927

37 hours / Temporary

27,344 - 29,439 *


*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

Do you have a passion for creativity and the community? Do you have arts, theatre and dance skills to develop and deliver a participation programme for children, young people and adults Theatr Felinfach is at the forefront of bilingual community arts. We are looking to appoint a Creative Officer (Dance and Theatre) until October 2024, to contribute to the realization of our goal of developing and delivering community participatory programmes to promote:

  • Social, creative and performance skills
  • Use of the Welsh language and culture
  • Confidence and social cohesion
  • Bilingualism

We want to see people participating and enjoying creativity and art at a local, national and international level. We want people to value the arts in terms of wellbeing, identity, language and culture, the economy and education and career paths.

The Creative Officer will be responsible for coordinating and developing a community theatre and dance programmes including running and developing specific projects with various groups, for example:

  • Toddlers and their parents (0-3 years)
  • The Foundation Phase
  • Primary and secondary schools
  • Youth groups and organisations
  • ALN Groups
  • Day Centres

The Creative Officer will work as part of the theatre’s creative team, also contributing to other projects within the participatory arts programme e.g. Drama Clubs, Performance School, Youth Theatre Projects, Welsh Pantomime etc.

We are looking for a creative, bilingual person with:

  • Arts skills: dance, drama / theatre
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Excellent time management ability
  • Good organisational and co-ordination skills
  • Relevant IT skills and experience
  • Full driving licence and use of a car

We are open to consider applications for job-sharing or part-time basis.

In return for your skills and commitment, we will offer you a range of employee benefits including flexible hours, a competitive annual leave allowance and a generous pension contribution scheme. More information on our wide range of employee benefits can be found here. In addition, we are committed to developing our people and will not only provide support to enable you to take ownership quickly and confidently of the key areas of responsibility of this role but we are also committed to supporting your development so that you can progress your career with us.

For more details, pleasecontact: Dwynwen.lloydllywelyn@ceredigion.gov.uk

Job Description and Person Specification

Note: We reserve the right to extend the application closing date.

Safeguarding and protecting adults at risk and children are key priorities for us. We aim to support adults at risk, children and young people to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be.  We acknowledge their right to protection and will take action to safeguard their welfare. Each member of staff and volunteer is expected to share this commitment, and we will require an Enhanced Check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly CRB before appointing to this post.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Schools and Culture

We offer appropriate challenge and support to our schools, to help them deliver first class education to all pupils, across the age and ability range. Our primary functions are as follows: 

  • School Improvement: Leadership; Support and Challenge, Teaching and Learning; Digital Literacy; Literacy and Numeracy; Welsh in Education
  • Additional Learning Needs: Provision for pupils with Additional Learning Needs, Inclusion; Attendance; Educational Psychology
  • Pupil Wellbeing:Counselling; Welfare; Anti-Bullying, Pupil Voice
  • Education Governance: Data ; Governor Support, Policy support
  • School Admissions
  • Culture: Music Service; Cered; Felinfach Theatre; Museum
  • Infrastructure and Resources: Planning School Places; Modernisation and Twenty First Century Schools Programme; Buildings; Grants
  • Catering: Day Centres; Primary Schools; Residential homes.
  • Childcare Unit: Childcare Sufficiency Assessment; Childcare & Play Grant; Childcare Offer; Out of School (After School Clubs and Holiday Playschemes); Day Nursery, Cylch/Playgroup & Childminder business support and staff training
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