Creative – Maternity Cover Vacancy

Unique Voice is a nationally accredited social enterprise working frontline in schools and communities across the South West. We deliver creative programmes using the arts as a medium to make a positive and long-lasting social impact.

CREATIVE, EDUCATIONAL & ASPIRATIONAL PROGRAMMES:

We create programmes and films designed to enable young people to learn, develop and grow in all aspects of their social emotional development. We provide topical and engaging programmes on subjects such as mental health, achievement and belonging, crime and anti- bullying with much of our work aligned to safeguarding and early intervention based services through performance, film and workshop programmes.

TARGETED HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES:

Unique Voice provides creative and stimulating funded holiday programmes across Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Working with a trauma- informed approach we provide a safe space for children to participate in performing arts, games, art and creative activities whilst delivering information on healthy eating and providing a locally cooked healthy lunch each day.

Our work has a strong reputation for unlocking young people’s potential, ideas and aspirations. It’s never afraid in its approach to embrace new communities and empower systematic and social change in our communities.

Job Title

Creative – Maternity Cover Vacancy

Contract type

Part time maternity cover

Hours

19 hours per week (2 x 8 hour days + 3 buffer hours). One day must be Wednesday

Pay rate

£27,448.57 pro rata – SUBJECT TO PAY REVIEW JULY 2024

Location

Office based at Unique Voice Head Office, St Bonaventure’s Business Centre, Friary Road, Bristol BS7 8AF.

Expected start date

July/August

Job Role

The Creative at Unique Voice plays a key role in developing ideas, creating content, and designing programmes for a wide range of projects. No two days are the same; one may be spent attending creative meetings and writing content from our office hub, the next could be facilitating • workshops, running rehearsals, or filming on location. Juggling multiple projects at a time, the Creative could find themselves writing scripts for theatre shows, planning workshops tackling key social issues, attending holiday programmes for targeted young people, or presenting ideas to project funders and stakeholders.

Whether on zoom or in office, creative meetings at Unique Voice are full of inspiration and passion; the Creative plays a pivotal part in coming up with fresh ideas and ensuring the work produced is always original, exciting, and front-line in its field. The nature of this role requires an individual who is versatile and adaptable, ready to problem solve and take on different responsibilities to suit each project’s needs. Working with children and young people is central to all aspects of the Creative’s work, from facilitating workshops to planning youth programmes. A true passion for the social and emotional development of children is vital for this role.

As a member of a hard working and passionate team, the Creative is responsible for personal workload management and planning to ensure that deadlines are met. The varied nature of Unique Voice’s work makes this role ideal for someone ready to jump into exciting new concepts and approach each project with curiosity, passion and creativity.

Unique Voice is committed to supporting staff members to meet the needs of service users, offering regular opportunities to take part in CPD trainings and coaching. The Creative sees projects from the start to the finish of their lifecycle and works to review and improve at every opportunity.

Characteristics & Responsibilities

  • Develop and create creative content for current and future Unique Voice projects including, but not limited to, classroom delivery, holiday services, activity packs, film projects
  • Write project overview, workshop material and project material based on your research, ideas and creativity to create lesson plans and content to ensure successful execution/ delivery
  • Direct delivery/facilitation of projects as required, e.g. workshops, CPDs, training & filming sessions
  • Take a leading role in the ongoing development and support of the Mental Health Toolkit (online subscription based PSHE tool) including delivery of external training/support to participating schools and promotion to potential new users
  • Undertake admin tasks to co-ordinate delivery of services
  • Liaise with partners and undertake research to ensure content is in line with demand/ service requirements
  • Work in association with other Unique Voice team members in developing new services
  • Write or host training sessions to inspire other members of the UV team to strengthen their role
  • Write termly newsletters for the Unique Voice community
  • Write marketing material for current and future Unique Voice projects

Safeguarding

Due to our position of trust in our sector and the nature of our work with children and young people, all employees employed directly with the Company will be required to complete the Company Application Form to a required standard, provide suitable references, and will be required to undergo DBS checking at the appropriate level; as required by Keeping Children Safe In Education (KCSIE) protocol.In the process of collecting references, we will request information regarding whether or not you are considered suitable to work with children and young people.

You will be required to bring identification and processing documents with you to interview; you will be provided with a list of suitable documents once you have been shortlisted.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Unique Voice CIC is committed to actively encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce and throughout the services we deliver. Our aim is to eliminate unlawful discrimination of all kinds and provide equality, fairness and respect for all in our employment, whether temporary, part time or full time.

If you wish to receive this information in an alternative format, or you wish to discuss the vacancy, application or interview process more fully, including adjustments which can be made to remove any barriers to your application, please contact a member of the recruitment team through any of the following methods:

Email: theoffice@uniquevoice.org
Phone: 0117 428 6240
Mail or in person: St Bonaventure’s Business Centre, Friary Road, Bristol BS7 8AF

Application Details

Please apply using the following link: Application Form

All areas of the form should be completed in full in order to comply with our KCSIE. For any applicants not yet in employment, please complete the details of your current or most recent tutor as a referee where asked for current employer.

If you require additional support to complete the form or would like an informal chat before making your application, please contact Kate at kate@uniquevoice.org or 0117 428 6240

Closing Date

Application closes Thursday 4th July 9am, with interviews the following week *See below for further information

Interview Arrangements

*Candidates may be called for interview following receipt of a suitable application form and it is possible that the contract may be awarded prior to the closing date. Please contact kate@uniquevoice.org if you wish to receive an update on the current position prior to making your application.

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