Participation Producer

Strike A Light

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12 November 2023

We are looking for an ambitious, experienced and capable Producer/Practitioner to coordinate the administration of our weekly participation offer and to be a lead practitioner in our Youth Theatre in Gloucester.

They will work closely with, and be managed by, our Director of Participation – Charlene Olaleye.

We currently have one Youth Theatre and two Dance Companies. From 2024, we will be increasing our youth theatre offer and require someone to lead a new Youth Theatre group who has experience in co-creating work with young people as well as directing for public performances across our youth theatres.


To plan, coordinate and ensure the smooth delivery of our weekly sessions, dance residencies, schools and group workshops, develop youth audiences and additional youth projects as required.

This role will of course evolve as much as the organisation evolves and is not static and there will be room for growth but it is imperative that the candidate will be able to operate in both artistic delivery and administration.


  • To work with the Director of Participation to oversee the weekly groups and plan and devise participation activity
  • To recruit freelance tutors and workshop leaders and ensure relevant administration e.g. contracts, DBS checks etc are completed to a high standard
  • To ensure all requirements for delivery are booked and sourced e.g. room hire, equipment etc.
  • To recruit and engage with young people to encourage them to take part in activities, with a particular focus on young people from Global Majority and harder to reach young people
  • To work alongside the Director of Participation to develop platform events and youth showcase
  • deputise for Director of Participation when appropriate To work with the Strike A Light team to create marketing materials- print and online- for participation activity.
  • To build mutually beneficial working relationships with schools, youth groups, community leaders and other partners
  • To increase Strike A Light’s profile in the community and amongst young people in our key areas of the city, in particular Barton and Tredworth.
  • To ensure the smooth day-to-day running of activities, working to health and safety and child protection best practice including registers, media release, accident and incident reporting, staff briefings.
  • To be the first point of contact for parents/ carers, young people, tutors and others regarding Strike A Light’s weekly participation activity.
  • To facilitate a positive, professional and creative atmosphere for young people taking part in participation activities
  • Where appropriate, to deliver sessions for young people as part of projects and classes.
  • To ensure activities remain in budget and working with the Strike A Light General Manager and Director of Participation to ensure that financial procedures are followed and income and expenditure recorded. To update and report to the Strike A Light team, and funders where required, regarding the weekly participation activity.
  • To undertake robust, creative evaluation of participation projects and classes
  • To observe and implement Strike A Light’s policies and procedures including equal opportunities, health and safety and child protection and safeguarding.
  • Any other responsibilities the role and participation programme reasonably requires.

Fee: £12,000 PT (£30,000 FTE) depending on experience. We anticipate that this role will equate to approximately 2 days per week.

Contract: This role is offered as PAYE contract and is offered on a fixed term basis that has been funded until January 2027.

The person undertaking this role will be responsible for the administration of the weekly participation groups and growing the opportunities within them.

The participation strand is closely linked to a large percentage of our programmed work and we would expect the post holder to be present at some of the performances and support young people to engage as audience members on trips and workshops.

The post holder will need to manage their time and split their responsibilities between office based work and leading off site delivery. Termly evening working will be required.

The team currently work in the office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and remotely for the rest of the week. Working patterns can be discussed at interview.

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