Youth Leader

Progress Theatre are looking for an enthusiastic Youth Leader to run their Saturday morning classes for Birdies (School Years 3, 4, & 5) and Parcans (School Years 6, 7 & 8). The classes run on Saturday mornings from 9:30 – 11:00 and 11:30 – 1 pm.

Remuneration: £15 / hour for 4 hours (including preparation time).



  • To plan and deliver weekly drama workshops covering a range of topics including improvisation, devising, character development, physical theatre, mime, voice work, masks, text work. We are particularly interested in the appointed leader developing areas of his/her interests and expertise.  Workshops are run on Saturday mornings
  • To support Open Workshops/Informal Productions, incorporating themes for the term
  • To engage and inspire the Students to participate in games, exercises and activities to develop confidence and drama skills



  • To ensure that all weekly sessions and any additional one off projects undertaken are of the highest quality within the given resources
  • To communicate effectively with the Progress Theatre Management Committee (MC) via the Youth Liaison Officer and the Youth Administrator
  • To ensure that all sessions are safely managed; notifying the MC of any complex or high-risk activity
  • To be a positive advocate for the work of the Progress Youth Theatre with young people, parents/carers and external partners
  • To liaise with and feed back to parents/carers  
  • To follow guidelines, procedures and policies provided by the charity, including Child Protection
  • To be aware of, and comply with, the rules and legislation pertaining to Health and Safety at work
  • To be key holder for the theatre, and abide by duties and responsibilities associated with this
  • Ensure development and participation of all students within sessions and productions




  • Experience in facilitating practical drama workshops with young people aged 7 – 10 yrs & 10 – 14 yrs
  • Flair for progressing young people in theatre making skills
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Skills in planning, organising and prioritising work
  • Self-starter and team player
  • Discretion in handling matters of confidentiality
  • Reliability
  • Updated CRB/DBS enhanced disclosure (or agreement for us to seek one on the candidate’s behalf)
  • Current Public Liability Insurance cover


  • Driving licence and own transport
  • Experience of working with young people with special educational needs/disability
  • Experience in directing theatre pieces with young people


For any questions or to apply for this role, please email