Job Opportunities

Equality and Diversity Officer

Part Time – Salary- Holiday –

20 hours a week – Freelance £12 Per hour
17 Days plus Bank Holidays

PPA is a Performing Arts Higher Education College based in Guildford, Surrey our aim is to develop a nurturing and supportive environment in which every single student and employee is valued as an individual. Our BA Hons Degree courses in Acting for Stage and Screen and Performance in Musical Theatre are validated by De Mont Fort University. We also offer a 3 Year Diploma in Musical Theatre Course and a One Year Intensive Course in both Musical Theatre and Acting.

PPA is a recognised contender amongst its competitors, offering the very best teaching across all disciplines.

The Role

PPA are recruiting a Equality and Diversity Officer. We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative, and creative individual who can provide strong leadership alongside excellent pastoral care. To provide and implement solutions to complex equality and diversity challenges within the framework of relevant legislation and to ensure the provision of a high standard of advice, support and delivery across the College on the equality policies. The post holder is expected to deliver expert advice and guidance, develop and implement strategic policies, practices and action plans.

Reporting to the Vice Principal the role is primarily in place to provide advice, guidance and a support service to students with SEND and any equality and diversity concerns from enrolment through to graduation. As this is a new role at PPA the successful candidate will be responsible for implementing, developing and delivering an effective support system for students on both our Acting for Stage and Screen and Performance in Musial Theatre BA (hons) Courses in line with equality legislation.

Key Duties

  • To be responsible for the maintenance of accurate administrative records for the Disability and Welfare support service in line with PPA and DMU’s University policy and the Data Protection Act.
  • To ensure that Inclusive learning and support plans for students are created and shared with the relevant staff across the College to enable the institution to fulfil its legal responsibilities towards disabled students in line with the Equality Act (2010).
  • To work closely with the Safeguarding Officers to ensure the College wide support is accessible to all students, ensuring confidentitality is respected at all times.
  • Provide and implement equality and diversity advice and guidance, covering staff, students and visitors’ needs with reference to relevant legislation.
  • Researching, developing and delivering strategic E+D plans, taking responsibility for key end results and ensuring that the plans support the College’s mission and vision.
  • To conduct disabled student 1-2-1’s to help and advise them, assessing students’ needs, determining and implementing support arrangements, assisting with funding applications, and monitoring progress.
  • To liaise with staff across the College, medical professions and external agencies to ensure the effective implementation of support for disabled students.
  • To work with staff across the College to promote inclusivity and to facilitate equal access to the curriculum and College facilities.
  • In conjunction with relevant colleagues to plan, develop and deliver training on general disability awareness, specific disabilities and inclusive practice.Essential:
  • BA Degree in a relevant field or extensive experience working in a relevant field
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral
  • At least 2 years experience of working with young adults in an educational setting
  • Commitment to working with young people in the pursuit of excellence in their chosen field
  • An understanding of key concerns in supporting students’ professional and academic development
  • Ability both to lead and work as part of a team using initiative to manage workload and meet agreed deadlines
  • Proven organisational, administrative and IT skills, including the use of relevant software to further learning practical familiarity with the demands of the university sector and relevant statutory bodies, specifically Quality Assurance ManagementThe successful candidate’s employment is conditional to the provision of a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Certificate of a level appropriate to your position.Do you have the knowledge, experience, passion and skills we need? We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated professional to lead this exciting development. Please apply with your CV and covering letter to andrea@ppacademy.co.ukCLOSING DATE – 1st July 2020

Wardrobe Manager Flexitime

20 hours per week. A minimum of 10 hours to be worked per week. Time carried over to other weeks on flexitime must be authorised.

Salary
£12 per hour for a 12-week contract Holiday
No holiday pay included

PPA is a Performing Arts Higher Education College based in Guildford, Surrey our aim is to develop a nurturing and supportive environment in which every single student and employee is valued as an individual. Our BA Hons Degree courses in Acting for Stage and Screen and Performance in Musical Theatre are validated by De Mont Fort University. We also offer a 3 Year Diploma in Musical Theatre Course and a One Year Intensive Course in both Musical Theatre and Acting.

PPA is a recognised contender amongst its competitors, offering the very best teaching across all disciplines.

The Role

PPA have an exciting opportunity to appoint a Wardrobe Manager. Reporting to the Principal the Wardrobe Manager at PPA will be a key member of the Production department. Responsible for all aspects of making, sourcing and maintaining costumes and supervising the costume requirements for all in house College productions.

The college will perform around 10 shows in the theatre or in a London theatre per year and several smaller projects/shows over the course of the academic year.

The post requires some irregular hours including weekends.

Key Duties:

  • Making and sourcing all required costumes for College productions
  • Ensuring the facilities and equipment in the costume department are in a good, safe workingcondition at all times
  • Ensuring all costumes are maintained, unpacked and returned, cleaned when appropriate
  • Providing creative ideas for all productions working closely with the Principal
  • Attend all necessary production meetings
  • Attend technical and dress rehearsals when appropriate
  • Undertake any necessary costume alterations throughout productions
  • Provide all costume maintenance throughout college productions including laundry
  • Work as a dresser and supervisor on all College productions if neededPERSONAL SPECIFICATION:Essential:
  • BA Degree in a relevant field or extensive experience working in a relevant field
  • Experience of working on live performance essential
  • Proven high standard of sewing, dressmaking and machine skills
  • Creative costume design skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability both to lead and work as part of a team using initiative to manage workload and meet agreed deadlines
  • Proven organisational, administrative and IT skills and experience of working with production budgetsDesirable Skills• Full clean driving licence.
    • Computer literate on all Microsoft Office applications. • Enthusiasm for and an interest in theatre.
    • First Aid training.
    • Health and Safety knowledge.
    • Experience working in a producing theatre.The successful candidate’s employment is conditional to the provision of a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Certificate of a level appropriate to your position.Do you have the knowledge, experience, passion and skills we need? We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated professional to lead this exciting development. Please apply with your CV and covering letter to andrea@ppacademy.co.ukCLOSING DATE – 4th July 2020

Technical Theatre Manager Flexitime

20 hours per week. A minimum of 10 hours to be worked per week. Time carried over to other weeks on flexitime must be authorised.

Salary
£12 per hour for a 12-week contract Holiday

No holiday pay included

PPA is a Performing Arts Higher Education College based in Guildford, Surrey our aim is to develop a nurturing and supportive environment in which every single student and employee is valued as an individual. Our BA Hons Degree courses in Acting for Stage and Screen and Performance in Musical Theatre are validated by De Mont Fort University. We also offer a 3 Year Diploma in Musical Theatre Course and a One Year Intensive Course in both Musical Theatre and Acting.

PPA is a recognised contender amongst its competitors, offering the very best teaching across all disciplines. The Role

PPA have an exciting opportunity to appoint a Technical Theatre Manager. Reporting to the Principal and College Director the Technical Manager is responsible for all aspects of the technical operation of PPA’s in house Eve Lyons Studio Theatre. S/he provides technical expertise and support to all users, hirers and artistes performing at the theatre and is responsible for the efficient, safe and economical use of resources and staff. The position requires a comprehensive knowledge of, and experience in, technical theatre operations as well as good inter-personal and communication skills. The college will perform around 10 shows in the theatre or in a London theatre per year and several smaller projects/shows over the course of the academic year.

The post requires some irregular hours, although the post-holder is not expected to be present at every performance.

Key Duties

  • To plan and manage all aspects of the theatre’s technical operation within the theatre’s technical operations budget.
  • To ensure that the technical operation of the theatre is always safe and complies with current legislation and industry standards.
  • To liaise and plan in advance with visiting freelance stage managers and creatives working on the college shows, projects and events.
  • To lead or assist as required with pre-rigging, get-ins and get-outs.
  • To supervise and direct the work of backstage volunteers, ensuring that all volunteers are adequately trainedand/or supervised for the work they are carrying out.
  • To liaise with other users of the PPA building and any other agencies where needed.
  • To maintain and develop as appropriate Health & Safety, Risk Assessment and Fire logs.
  • To provide technical support and guidance, including Stage Management, LX and Sound as required, to visiting professional creative technicians
  • To maintain all areas of the theatre including scenery dock, props store and dressing room areas
  • To provide technical support, guidance and supervision to theatre hirers.
  • To undertake general building and facilities maintenance as required.
  • To ensure that the theatre’s equipment is properly maintained in good working order, that equipment isregularly tested, and that replacement equipment and stock is ordered as needed.
  • Undertaking other duties of a similar level and responsibility as may be required in keeping with thetheatre’s community role, e.g. assisting with open days and extra activities e.g. Rock Night, Comedy Night
  • To attend fortnightly management team meetings, end of term meetings and compulsory training whereapplicable.PERSONAL SPECIFICATION:Essential:
  • BA Degree in a relevant field or extensive experience working in a relevant field
  • Hold a recognised Electrical Qualification
  • Previous experience as a Technical Theatre Manager or leading a team in a Theatrical setting
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral
  • Commitment to working with young people in the pursuit of excellence in their chosen field
  • An understanding of key concerns in supporting students’ professional and academic development
  • Ability both to lead and work as part of a team using initiative to manage workload and meet agreed deadlines
  • Proven organisational, administrative and IT skills, including the use of relevantDesirable Skills• Full clean driving licence.
    • Computer literate on all Microsoft Office applications. • Enthusiasm for and an interest in theatre.
    • First Aid training.
    • Health and Safety knowledge.
    • Experience working in a producing theatre.The successful candidate’s employment is conditional to the provision of a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Certificate of a level appropriate to your position.Do you have the knowledge, experience, passion and skills we need? We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated professional to lead this exciting development. Please apply with your CV and covering letter to andrea@ppacademy.co.uk

    CLOSING DATE – 1st July 2020