Current Vacancies

Community Arts Project Facilitator and Coordinator (closes 27 Feb 2023)

 (Part time – 12 hours a week)

About this role

This employment role will run for a one year contract, which we aim to continue beyond a year funding dependent. It is part time (12 hours a week). 

The main task of this role will involve coordinating and facilitating three of our community arts projects based in Leeds:

  • Creative wellbeing for asylum seekers and refugees 
  • Generation Squad (a creative drama and arts group for people of all ages)
  • Creative Carers (for unpaid carers to explore creative activities to boost wellbeing).
  • Some coordination and creative sessions as part of Leeds 2023 in summer.

To get an idea of our past projects with these groups, please visit our website. We usually have between 6 – 12 attendees per group. 


These community arts projects will involve working with local people in the Leeds community, supporting them to access the arts, and trying different creative activities and fun games. The successful candidate will plan and deliver the creative sessions, tailoring the activities to suit the group’s preferences and their feedback, and planning the overall shape of the groups’ activities with support from the line manager.

You will be fostering a safe, friendly environment for people to form new friendships and support one another, as well as building their confidence and wellbeing. 

For six weeks in June/July, you will provide support for interested community members to be involved in a short community performance on the theme of ‘Mother Nature’, to be shared as part of Leeds 2023. During three weeks in summer 2023, you will be supporting and coordinating local people to perform ‘pop up’ arts events in Seacroft, Leeds and as part of Leeds Playhouse Open Season. 


The coordination will largely involve marketing of the groups (e.g. attending other local groups to spread the word, newsletter/social media posts  or running a taster session), gathering impact such as photos and feedback, and finding props and costumes. It will also involve applying for some small grants with support from the line manager to enable the groups to continue. There may be occasions where we wish to support a group member to attend a new creative group elsewhere in Leeds. 

 This is a great role for someone who enjoys coordinating all aspects of a project, enjoys facilitating small groups and is passionate about empowering others to engage in the arts and build their wellbeing and confidence.

Contract Details

Contract type: One year contract, with a view to extend.

Pay: £8000 (£25, 000 pro rata)

Length: This contract will run from 23rd March 2022 – 23rd March 2023.

DBS Needed: An enhanced DBS check is required for this role.

Working patterns:  Part time: 12 hours a week.

The groups usually run for 2 hours a session, and most sessions will run in Leeds.

Remaining hours are flexible and can be done from home or from our shared offices in Seacroft as preferred. There may be occasional weekend work.

There may be future opportunities to run sessions in Bradford and increase hours if desired.


How to apply:

 Closing date is February 27th. We aim to respond to applications by 10th March. 

Interviews will be held on 17th March 2023.  Induction will take place on 23rd March. 

Please email Sarah – to receive further job details and an application form. 


Role Tasks 

  • Prepping and facilitating the drama and creative wellbeing sessions for the three main groups.
  • Supporting with the creation and co-ordination of the summer community performances in Leeds centre and Seacroft.
  • Marketing to and recruiting new group members (and volunteers as needed)
  • Coordinating the practical running of the groups, including booking taxis, liaising with venues, booking interpreters and communicating with our partner organisations.
  • Communicating regularly with the line manager and updating on progress
  • Purchasing small resources as needed for both projects and managing a small budget
  • Completing ongoing monitoring and evaluation of both projects with assistance from the line manager
  • Sharing positive updates on the project on social media and our website
  • Applying for some small grants to continue / expand the projects (if wanted by groups) with support from the line manager.
  • Where there is a need, occasionally supporting group members to attend other local groups or performances.


Skills needed


  • Demonstrate ability to facilitate small groups, including managing different personalities and creating a safe space for people of all backgrounds and abilities to feel able to contribute
  • Demonstrate understanding of equality and diversity and safeguarding adults
  • Demonstrate ability to coordinate community projects from start to finish
  • Demonstrate knowledge of drama/arts and creative techniques (e.g. improvisation, games and warm up exercises) for use in community group facilitation
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills, active listening and time keeping skills
  • Demonstrate ability to use technology, including word, excel and email, to basic level
  • Demonstrate ability to build trust and form positive relationships with people from different backgrounds


  • Nurturing, supportive, welcoming and assertive when needed
  • A positive, determined attitude, particularly during a challenge or difficulty
  • Adaptable and able to coordinate different projects alongside each other
  • Passionate about using the arts to improve people’s mental health and confidence


  • Experience running similar community or drama projects
  • Hold a current DBS check and basic First Aid knowledge
  • Demonstrate ability to support and coordinate small scale arts events.
  • Experience writing small grants and managing small budgets
  • Experience of supporting or coordinating a community arts performance. 
  • Knowledge of working with a range of people in the community (e.g. range of ages, backgrounds, cultures).


How to apply

Please fill in the application form provided. We suggest you copy each of the essential criteria (and desirable too where possible) and write how you match each point underneath. 

Please send your completed application and references to:  

Closing date is 27th February. We aim to respond to all applications by 10th March.



Any questions please get in touch –

Equality and diversity

We want our job opportunities to be as fair and inclusive as possible. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve this, please do get in touch via the email address provided.

Next steps

Closing date is February 27th. We aim to respond to applications by 10th March. 

Interviews will be held on 17th March 2023.  Induction will take place 23rd March.