Outreach Programme Manager in Dance

Preston, Lancashire (GB)
£35,550 - £41,212 pro-rata
16 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

UCLanDance is engaged in developing an outreach programme which supports applications of dance and somatic movement practices, through workshops, performances, conferences and research events. As a national resource, it aims to support students and staff to build on existing partnerships, and work alongside our local community.

The Outreach Programme Manager will be part of UCLanDance, which encompasses the undergraduate and postgraduate dance courses and the UCLan Dance and Somatic Practice Research Group (DSPRG) - the successful post holder will have a pivotal role in realising the Outreach Programme's potential.

We are looking for an experienced dance artist who has vast experience of producing and managing high quality work in multiple dance settings with a sophisticated understanding of the relationship between dance facilitation and creative practice, especially within a community dance context.

The successful post holder will have a Good Honours degree (or equivalent experience) and knowledge of the community dance sector, agencies, local councils and the Arts Council. DBS clearance is required for this role and should be in place prior to appointment.

We also require the successful post holder to devise and run a continuing professional development programme, to contribute to the development of the postgraduate curriculum and to write or co-write funding applications intended to continue the work of the programme, DSPRG and other initiatives.

The successful post holder will have excellent presentation & communication skills and be IT literate with knowledge of Microsoft and social media apps.
This post is situated in the School of Journalism, Media and Performance (JMP); JMP is a large and diverse school with a portfolio of 32 courses offered from foundation-entry (HE level 3) to professional doctorate (HE level 8) - all courses within the portfolio are practice-based and focus on developing employability skills with the cultural and creative industries. A project from within the School won the THE Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts in 2016; other projects have been nominated for this award by the University in 2017 and 2018. Colleagues within the school return in REF UoA 32, UoA 33 and UoA 34.

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.

Please apply online via or by contacting Human Resources on 01772 892324 and quoting the reference number. CVs will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed application form.

School/Service: School of Journalism, Media & Performance
Hours: Part Time (22.2 Hours per week 0.6 FTE)
Basis: Fixed tem contract until 31/08/2019
Interview Date: TBC