Head of Year One - BA (Hons) Acting Accelerated Degree

London (Greater) (GB)
£35,000 - £38,000
Monday, 7 June 2021
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 24 June 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Fourth Monkey is recruiting an experienced, passionate and talented Head of Year One – BA (Hons) Acting to join the team at their North London centre. Working closely with the student body and responsible for the day-to-day management of the student learning experience and development, the Head of Year One – BA (Hons) Acting will be the primary point of contact for all students within the first-year BA (Hons) Acting cohort at our London training base and will work with the Director and Head of Training as part of their management team to ensure the course meets all industry needs and fulfils accreditation requirements.

The successful candidate will play a vital role in helping Fourth Monkey achieve its organisational objective of revolutionising the arts through innovative actor training, performance excellence and collaboration. They will be both an inspirational leader for the student body and a collaborative team player with a demonstrable experience of working within the Higher Education sector.

The role of Head of Year One - BA (Hons) Acting will suit a confident and driven arts professional with an educational background, excellent communication and motivational skills, an ability to build and develop strong relationships, a keen eye for detail and a strong and generous team player. This is a fantastic role for a manager with a passion for student learning who is looking to work within a supportive and collaborative working environment as part of the core team alongside the Director of Training and Head of Training.

Key aspects of this new role within the Fourth Monkey team include:

  • Course Development in support of Head of Training to manage Quality Assurance processes for the BA (Hons) Acting course, plus ensuring course content responds to both industry and student intake needs
  • Student Development to assist with the development of bespoke learning plans for each student with clear learning and production goals, monitoring and evaluating student achievement and being the primary point of contact for all Year One students on the BA (Hons) Acting Accelerated Degree
  • Practitioner Liaison and Management, including overseeing student warm-ups once a week and sharing feedback with Heads of Movement and Voice as necessary to ensure a managed student warm-up procedure, plus preparing training materials and individual student information for all practitioners and in support of the Academic team.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum 2 years experience of working in an HE Course Leader role (preferred), experience of working in an arts educational establishment and working with experienced teaching and arts professionals in a variety of disciplines.

An experience of providing pastoral support to young adults and students is desirable, as is a technical understanding and experience of teaching acting, movement or voice practices to professional / drama school level.

The Head of Year One - BA (Hons) Acting will have excellent communication skills, a knowledge of actor training courses/training institutions, knowledge of the accreditation process, assessment and reporting plus a passion for inclusivity within the arts sector and an interest in being part of an organisation welcoming and celebrating the individual within a collaborative and often diverse learning environment. A full Job Description plus Person Specification can be found in the "Supporting Documents" attached to this listing.

How to Apply

All applications should be submitted by email to Fourth Monkey's CEO & Artistic Director, Steven Green. Applicants should send an up-to-date CV (including details of two referees, only be contacted with applicant's consent), plus a covering letter detailing how you feel you meet the Person Specification for the role. This covering letter should be a maximum of 2 pages long and should draw particular attention to any previous experience, plus skills and knowledge relevant to the role. 

Please note; the closing deadline for all application submissions to Fourth Monkey is 5pm, Thursday 24th June 2021. 

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview on Monday 28th, Tuesday 29th or Wednesday 30th June 2021, or Thursday 1st July.   

If invited to interview, you will be asked to prepare and deliver a presentation, perform some tasks designed to test your suitability for the role and answer a series of questions. 

When answering these questions, you should always seek to substantiate your response with examples from your own experience. You should allow approximately 1.5 hours for the whole interview process.

About Fourth Monkey

Fourth Monkey Actor Training Company is a drama school, arts organisation and registered charity, located at a dedicated training base in Finsbury Park, North London and established in 2010. The organisation has evolved rapidly over the last decade and, since marking our ten-year anniversary in 2020, Fourth Monkey's drama school offering has experienced significant growth - our two-year training course has received accreditation from our degree-awarding partner, Falmouth University, to become the BA (Hons) Acting Accelerated Degree, and we have added the newly accredited CertHE Acting & Theatre Making and MA Collaborative Theatre courses to our training provision. 

As Fourth Monkey head further into our second decade as a leading drama school, arts organisation and registered charity, we are now recruiting for a variety of new opportunities to support our ongoing growth and evolution and to join the collaborative, dynamic staff team based at our North London centre. 

Fourth Monkey is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment in which everyone can thrive, where every voice is heard and every voice is celebrated. We welcome applications from those who are currently under represented in our workforce - in particular those who are ethnically diverse.  

Fourth Monkey is committed to equal opportunities in recruitment and employment and opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination. We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings to an organisation and ensure that no job applicant or employee receives unfavourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.